The American Indian Graduate Center seeks a Director of Development

Director of Development

Position Summary

The Director of Development reports to the AIGC Executive Director and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of AIGC’s fundraising, including major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director of Development will be responsible for cultivation and stewardship of tribal, corporate, foundation, individual donors, and alumni.

The Director of Development will serve as liaison between AIGC and national, and regional American Indian organizations, creating communications strategies, products and services for development and donor relations. The Director will also serve as staff support and liaison on the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and report to the Board on development activities. The Director of Development will lead the work of the Board of Directors, Executive team and Development team to identify, cultivate and generate proposals for individual, tribal, corporate and foundation gifts in the range of $1,000 to $5,000,000.

The Director of Development will be based in AIGC’s office in Albuquerque, and the position will require regular travel throughout the United States.


A strong candidate will have experience of ten or more years in development and marketing, with a successful track record of directing and securing significant gifts from a variety of private sources, including commitments of $1,000,000 or greater. A Bachelor’s Degree required and a Master’s Degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge database is a plus.

Pay Range

Starting Salary $77,000-90,000 DOE.

To apply, please submit your letter of interest and resume to For more information, visit