Development Associate

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is hiring a Development Associate to join our fundraising team. 

NMCLP is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in impact litigation and policy advocacy to advance the health, economic, and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education and media. To learn more about NMCLP, please visit our website at


  • Prepares clear and persuasive grant reports on legal and policy advocacy to keep funders apprised of NMCLP’s accomplishments and activities.
  • Assists with the writing and editing of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and other ancillary materials.
  • Manages existing grants through internal reporting systems.
  • Drafts, designs, and shares other informational and fundraising materials.
  • Manages NMCLP’s donor database, including donor profiles and donation records, and produces donation reports.
  • Supports the fostering of relationships with current and prospective funders, including individual, corporate, and community donors and foundations.  
  • Conducts research on new funder prospects and works with the Development Director to prepare and implement plans for cultivation and solicitation of new foundations.
  • Produces, designs, and sends solicitation and acknowledgement letters to donors.
  • Helps coordinate internal activity reporting and evaluation among the program teams.
  • Engages in strategic planning with the Development Director and Executive Director to grow and diversify NMCLP’s income sources.
  • Helps plan and coordinate NMCLP fundraising events as needed.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed.


  • Strong commitment to advancing social, economic, and racial justice in our communities.
  • Superb writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and convey complex information clearly and persuasively for a variety of audiences.
  • Highly organized with careful attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to track and manage multiple grants and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft software, including desktop publishing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that foster a collaborative, positive and mutually respectful team based culture.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree; related education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated development and/or communications experience preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary, excellent benefits including full health, dental, and vision benefits, retirement account, and ample vacation and sick leave.

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to Application materials will be accepted through July 1, 2022. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a healthy, collaborative, and inclusive work environment for a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Native, and indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and New Mexicans and individuals of multiple backgrounds and identities.