United Way Of Northern New Mexico Serving Los Alamos And Rio Arriba Counties Seeks Executive Director


The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM), serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, is seeking a full-time energetic and results–oriented professional to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of UWNNM administering, coordinating, and directing its day-to-day operations.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the overall administration and management of UWNNM in achieving its mission and strategic goals. The Executive Director manages, either directly or through staff, contractors and volunteers, the fundraising, community building, fund distribution, program management and communications activities of UWNNM toward the development of a responsive, integrated local health and human service system in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties. 

The Executive Director manages financial resources of UWNNM in a cost-effective manner, including developing and meeting budgets, developing and implementing strategic plans, and insuring that the most money possible is going to local agencies. 

This position is a leadership position in the regional community and requires developing and implementing innovative solutions to intractable challenges and gaining the support of all stakeholders in the solutions. 

The Executive Director is responsible for assisting in attracting the highest level of volunteer leadership for all functions of UWNNM and developing and maintaining significant, impactful relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and volunteer sectors.

Applicants must be able to develop and implement strategic plans and achieve strategic goals, including fund-raising plans and objectives; possess exemplary leadership skills and be able to manage and inspire staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present to large groups and in one-on one situations effectively; have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as a proven ability to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously; possess strong computer and technical skills; and have sound financial management experience, including financial and tax reporting, audits, grant writing and the development of budgets.


The ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or relevant field and have a minimum of five years successful and progressive experience in fundraising, fund distribution, and non-profit and/or foundation management. Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred.

This position requires flexible working hours including some evenings/weekends and some travel throughout Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.

UWNNM is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principal of diversity.  We therefore:

  • Support equal opportunity employment hiring in all United Way activities.
  • Value, champion and embrace diversity in all United Way activities.
  • Recognize the distinct differences of individuals and organizations and utilize the strengths of each.

If you would like to further explore this exciting opportunity, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference to: DPrice@enterprisebank.com

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021 close of business.