Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with a satellite office in Albuquerque, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values guide our decision-makers and public policies. CVNM connects New Mexicans to their political power to protect our air, land and water by mobilizing voters, winning elections, holding elected officials accountable and advancing responsible public policies. CVNM Education Fund engages New Mexicans in protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.


The Donor Relations Manager works in a collaborative environment to support a robust and growing development program that complements the organization’s overall fundraising strategy, determined in conjunction with the Development Director.

Reports To: Development Director

Activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Develop and implement a leadership giving program for donors in the $1,000-24,999 range
    • Create a program brand, case for support and impact statements.
    • Develop an engagement, communication and solicitation calendar.
    • Draft donor stewardship materials, such as impact reports and donor surveys.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of our mission, goals and programs.
    • Manage and visit with a pool of 50-75 leadership annual giving donors.
    • Keep detailed records of donor contacts.
  2. Manage fundraising and donor stewardship event program
    • Plan and implement a growing calendar of events around the state.
    • Work collaboratively with volunteer host committees and board members to develop tailored event programming and outreach strategies.
    • Recruit individual, organizational and business event sponsors.
    • Ensure that our events provide an inclusive space for our diverse audiences.
    • Collaborate with Development Assistant on event materials and logistics.
    • Build event budgets and track costs
  3. Support the major gifts program (defined as gifts over $25,000)
    • Conduct thorough donor research.
    • Identify and qualify potential major donor prospects.
  4. Participate in department and organization-wide planning and activities
    • Develop annual goals, metrics and work plans
    • Assist with building the budget for the department
    • Participate in staff meetings, strategic planning and retreats
    • Participate in conferences and trainings with national partner, the League of Conservation Voters
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Qualities we’re looking for include:

  • Commitment to CVNM’s vision, mission andvalues.
  • A self-starter, comfortable working in a teamenvironment with colleagues in both shared and remote field offices.
  • Ability to work effectively on diverse teamsand with a diverse range of people, including volunteers and donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicationskills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and orientation tocustomer service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusionand diversity.
  • Motivation to build and strengthen our developmentprogram.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability tomanage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel periodically for staffmeetings, events and conferences.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years previous nonprofit development orrelated experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual candidates welcomed and encouraged.

Salary Range and benefits:

Salary negotiable.

Health/dental/vision insurance; generous vacation and sickleave, paid holidays, sabbatical and life leave policies.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to with “Donor Relations Manager”. No phone calls please.

CVNM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proudto be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will beconsidered regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, nationalorigin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information,sex, marital status, disability, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other legallyprotected category.

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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