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NMFN has the following positions available:

1. Executive Director

Position Title:

Executive Director

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Board of Directors

Position Status

Part time

Last Revised

February 13, 2014


August 12, 2011

Position Summary

The New Mexico Family Network (“Agency”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides information and assistance to families of children and adolescents with neurobiological, emotional and behavioral differences (“Clients”) through a variety of programs and advocacy efforts throughout New Mexico. In addition to directly serving Clients, the Agency seeks to make individuals and families who are not yet Clients (“client population”) aware of the Agency and services it provides.

The Executive Director is the senior manager of the Agency with overall responsibility for accomplishing the goals and objectives set for the Agency by its Board of Directors (“Board”). The Agency has limited staff and no management hierarchy so the Executive Director must wear “many hats” including: Management, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Fundraising, Community and Public Relations, and Program, Product, and Service Delivery.

The ideal candidate will have a “can-do” attitude, wide range of experience in non-profit or similar organizations across as many of the functional areas noted above as possible, understanding of the needs of the Agency’s client population, and experience and knowledge of the programs and services needed to effectively and efficiently serve the Agency’s Clients.

Essential Functions

  • Build relationships with funding agencies and granting entities, develop public relations and related programs that will meet the Agency’s fundraising needs, and increase the Agency’s visibility to its client population, federal, state and local agencies that assist the client population and the general public.
  • Determine the needs of the Agency’s client population, identify gaps in services for those needs and communicate such information in writing and/or verbally to the Board, funding agencies and granting entities that can help the Agency address such needs and gaps in service..
  • Work closely with the Board to develop overall goals and objectives, budgets, and a strategic plan that will accomplish the goals and objectives set by the Board within budgetary constraints.
  • Establish the organizational structure and business processes needed to implement the strategic plan set by the Board.
  • Develop programs and processes for recruiting, training, and retaining qualified staff to deliver the Agency’s services to its Clients and educate the Client population.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all Agency activities.


  • Obtain funding and develop new funding sources to support Agency operations and ensure financial viability of the Agency on a continuing basis.
  • Work with leaders of funding agencies, grant providers and the state and local agencies that interact with members of the client population to raise awareness of the Agency and the needs of its client population.
  • Develop programs for recruitment, training, and retention of qualified staff as needed.
  • Obtain and grow the technology infrastructure needed to accomplish the Agency’s goals and objectives.
  • Develop, implement and improve business processes that enable Agency staff to effectively and efficiently provide services that are needed by Agency Clients.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a records management system and related processes needed for provision of services and regulatory/legal compliance.
  • Overall management of day-to-day operations of the Agency and its employees as needed to accomplish goals and objectives set by the Board.
  • Prepare regular reports as required or needed by the Board.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board and/or that further the goals and objectives of the Agency.

Position Requirements

  • At least three years of general management experience and/or senior management experience in at least three of the following business functions – Management, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Fundraising, Community and Public Relations, and Program, Product, and Service Delivery.
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining funding for a non-profit organization through grants, fundraising activities and other funding sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop organization wide budgets and manage an organization within budgetary limits.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively speak in public and make public presentations.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish in spoken and written communications.
  • Valid New Mexico driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Undergraduate degree.

Desired Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Three or more years of experience in a non-profit organization providing services to families and individuals needing assistance.
  • Graduate and/or professional degree in counseling, therapy or related education.
  • Ability to recruit, train and retain employees who can provide services needed by the Agency’s Clients.
  • Existing relationships with key state agencies including the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (“CYFD”).

2. Family Education Coordinator

Reports to the Executive director

 Qualifications: The Program Analyst should have effective mediation and negotiation skills.  Attentive listening with an open mind.  Constructive interaction and work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.  Capacity to manage and work on several tasks simultaneously.  Capacity to work under pressure.  Flexibility to adapt to change and willingness to learn new skills.  Commitment to children’s mental health and support for families with children with neurobiological, emotional, or behavioral differences. Knowledge of the special education process. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Personal or professional experience accessing systems of care. Ability to travel statewide.


  • Grant/Project Coordination Responsible for coordinating grants and projects
  • Develops system for data collection
  • Reporting criteria and grant records
  • Researches and compiles statistics and data for grants/projects
  • May assist in writing narratives for grant proposals
  • Monitors grant/project timeline
  • Reviews grant letters
  • Creates, monitors and maintains audit files for program compliance
  • Designs and implements procedures to fulfill grant/project objectives and criteria
  • May prepare memorandums of understanding for agencies; works with agencies to resolve concerns and issues
  • Prepares Board agenda items; prepares reports including statistical summaries and comparisons; trains,
  • Coordinates, and reviews work of project staff/student assistants
  • Assists in monitoring revenue and expenditures for grants/projects
  • Assists in marketing and presentations
  • Planning, analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of the operating programs.
  • These positions utilize a high degree of qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in analyzing, evaluating, and improving the effectiveness of the operations.
  • The major duties of this position include employing advanced qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of organizational programs
  • Establishing study methods and techniques and analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of complex program operations
  • Communicative directives from Executive Director to the Staff during her absence
  • Hold weekly staff meetings
  • Provide information to families and providers.
  • Attend meetings with families as necessary.
Other duties as assigned. 

Please send your resumes to Paola Santana at

Thank you!



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