Job Announcement: New Mexico Worker Collaborative Coordinator

Position: Coordinator
Location: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or Las Cruces, New Mexico
Type: Part-time, contract

New Mexico Worker Collaborative

The NMWC is a collaborative effort made up of six community and legal organizations throughout New Mexico that bring capacity and geographic breadth to further good policy and organizing, both grassroots and legal, to low-income workers throughout the state. Those groups include Organizing in the Land of Enchantment (OLÉ), Somos Un Pueblo Unido, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, Communities in Action & Faith (CAFé), NM Center on Law & Poverty, and Center for Civic Policy.

These organizations have won minimum wage increases, wage theft cases, and lawsuits that have expanded worker protections. Through the Collaborative, these organizations now intend to leverage the power they have built, as well as their experience and analysis of opportunities at hand, to further strengthen protections for workers.

To find out more about the organizations that make up the collaborative, visit:,,,, and

Coordinator Position

The NMWC is seeking a highly-skilled, experienced, and dedicated Campaign Manager to manage the collaborative and help us make a greater collective impact on the health and well-being of low-wage workers in New Mexico. Although the collaborative’s policy and legal campaigns will be carried out through our existing organizations, the Campaign Manager will help the organizations coordinate their work, clarify organizational roles and responsibilities, learn from each other, document the impact of our work, and raise resources to expand our capacity in the years to come. The position will include policy analysis, fundraising, communications, strategic planning, pace-setting, and evaluation of the program.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • providing leadership in strategic planning for NMWC activities, including convening and facilitating regular meetings of the NMWC,
  • creating and growing relationships between the NMWC and targeted community partners, including institutions and community-based organizations in the public and private sector,
  • compiling and maintaining collaboration contact roster and listserv that includes all partners’ contact information,
  • serving as the primary contact for the NMWC for community partners and the public,
  • providing periodic updates on activities to all partners,
  • participating in media and advocacy efforts highlighting the activities of the NMWC,
  • pursuing grant opportunities and coordination of proposal submissions,
  • overseeing centralized internal resource web system for training materials, calendar of events, referrals, media materials, and on-line resources,
  • fiscal oversight of grant(s),
  • working with partner organizations as the evaluator to realize the measurable and realistic short and long-term goals as well as benchmarks for the NMWC,
  • developing a Project Level Evaluation Plan using a formative evaluation process to provide feedback on project implementation. This includes assessment of project framework, partner engagement and monitoring of progress towards stated goals and objectives,
  • creating reporting systems and evaluation tools to measure collective impact,
  • ensuring that data collection systems are integrated to provide data for local and national partners, and
  • developing and disseminating reports to funding organizations and Steering Committee members.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven track record running a campaign.
  • Experience with Voter Action Network (VAN).
  • Experience with fundraising from private foundations and individual donors.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • A strong commitment to social justice.
  • Background in community, labor or electoral organizing.
  • Ability to develop large-scale strategies as well as to develop, implement, and track day-to-day campaign activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in diverse faith communities, communities of color, and low-income and working class communities.
  • Spanish language fluency a plus.
  • Reliable transportation required.

This is a contract position, and hourly compensation will be determined based on experience. The position will require approximately 25 hours per week, which may fluctuate based on need.

Reporting Structure
This position will report to a steering committee of the six organizations’ executive directors. As a collaborative network of organizations working with a wide range of immigrant and ethnic communities, we strongly encourage applications from people of color.

Application Procedure
To apply, please email the documents below in PDF format to Melanie Aranda at

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position
  • A list of 3 references, including telephone numbers and email addresses

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, contact Melanie Aranda at the email address above.

Deadline: Position open until filled. Interviews will begin immediately.