New Mexico Children’s Alliance Director

Summary: The New Mexico Children’s Alliance (NMCA) Director administers and implements the goals, objectives, and policies of the NMCA, which serves as the leading resource within the state for children’s advocacy centers (CACs). The Director will work in partnership with NMCA member programs and the Advisory Board to increase visibility of and support for the Alliance and CACs while also promoting awareness about child abuse and the children’s advocacy center model. General responsibilities include member and committee relations, implementation of the strategic plan, fiscal management, fund development, systems advocacy, public policy, public relations/communications, member program support, and governmental relations.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Oversight and implementation of the NMCA strategic plan in collaboration with the NMCA Advisory Board and NMCA member programs. 

Fiscal oversight of the NMCA including management of the annual program budget, long-range fiscal reporting and projections, fund development, contract preparation, and administration of subcontracts with sub-grantees/member programs 

Develop and maintain working relationships with key individuals (i.e. legislators, lobbyists, law enforcement, child protective services, district attorneys, state and federal agency representatives, and collaborating organizations), provide legislative advocacy, and research model policies in order to make institutions and systems in New Mexico more responsive to the needs of abused children 

Implementation of a statewide public relations campaign including outreach with other organizations and partnering agencies, and preparation/distribution of organization materials 

  • Coordinate, plan, and facilitate all quarterly NMCA Advisory Board meetings and provide direct oversight, support, and management of all sub-committees  Maintain and support a strong Advisory Board and ensure they remain fully informed on the condition of the alliance and important factors influencing its performance or productivity 
  • Maintain the state chapter’s accreditation with National Children’s Alliance (NCA) 
  • Monitor the capacity of emerging and existing CACs’ abilities to meet the NCA Standards of Accreditation for CACs and assure adherence to the NMCA program standards among members 
  • Provide training and technical assistance to CACs in the state pursuing accreditation or membership with NCA 
  • Research and write grants; prepare and complete all grant reporting 
  • Collect, analyze, and distribute statewide member program statistics 
  • Organize productive forensic interview peer reviews for member programs 
  • Represent the NMCA with the media, in public forums, and on state, regional and national levels

Skills and Specifications 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Effective management skills 
  • Working knowledge of the social service delivery system and public policy as it relates to child abuse 
  • Experience in the child abuse field, non-profit management, working with children’s advocacy centers and familiarity with legislative process preferred 
  • Self-motivated and independent with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a culturally diverse environment 
  • Marketing, public relations and public speaking skills desirable 
  • Knowledge of and ability to employ sound administrative and financial practices Education and Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree, with preference for a Master’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years direct, related experience preferably working in a nonprofit capacity.
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted as long as it directly relates to the essential duties and responsibilities. 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience as an administrator 
  • Ability to travel within the state with own means of transportation required 
  • Ability to travel out of state twice per year, at minimum, required 
  • Current Valid NM Driver’s License 
  • Must pass local, state, and federal criminal background checks Salary/Benefits 
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience. 
  • Full-Time = 30 hours per week 

Reports to: Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (NMCSAP)

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Contractor may perform other related duties as deemed necessary by the NMCSAP Executive Director and the NMCA Advisory Board.

To Apply: Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References to Kim Alaburda at