Jobs

Position: Northern New Mexico and Tribal Engagement Specialist

Supervised by: Director of Outreach, Department of Community Outreach

Purpose: To support Appleseed’s work with tribes and communities in Northern New Mexico to identify pressing issues that can be addressed through increased access to services and/or better policies.  Main issue areas are child hunger, family homelessness and child maltreatment.

Qualities: New Mexico Appleseed seeks “A” players who are ambitious, creative, research-focused, detail oriented and collaborative. The ideal candidate must be both independent and able to work in groups. A demonstrated history of success bringing an idea from creation to implementation.  Passion for social justice, sense of humor and innate kindness a must.

Duties include:

Building and maintaining partnerships with community leaders, school officials and community members though regular site visits and check-ins.

Working closely with school-based homeless liaisons on developing strategies to better identify children and create methods for smaller school districts to emulate.

Conduct outreach to school nutrition directors, principals, superintendents, and teachers about underutilized Federal Nutrition Programs such as, Breakfast in the Classroom, At-Risk After School Meals, and Summer Meals.

Collaborate with school staff to ensure successful implementation and encourage growth in school meals.

Collaborate with community leaders in building hunger task forces to identify and address local issues.

Explore new opportunities for collaborations that support NM Appleseed’s mission and goals.

Assist in developing a statewide advocacy partnership centered around child hunger and child homelessness.

Research programming possibilities, investigate best practices, and coordinate meetings with potential partners.

Maintain a high visibility in the community by participating in appropriate community events and functions.

Travel to attend meetings, conferences, seminars and other outreach activities that may happen in evenings or on weekends.

Identify community and philanthropic partners.

Participate in strategic planning and evaluation as part of a team and across national agencies .

Requirements:

Graduate degree in related field preferred but an undergraduate degree in a related field with multiple years of experience in community outreach or advocacy will be considered

Experience in non-profit work

Previous experience doing outreach

Experience leading or directing a team or group

Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research, compiling findings, and presenting findings

Strong verbal, written, and reading skills

Demonstrated success collaborating with other working groups or organizations

Strong public speaking and presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts to a lay audience

Bilingual Spanish or in Native Language(s) a plus

Experience working in native or rural communities a plus

Knowledge in legislation and/or public education is a plus

Interest in supporting solutions to poverty in New Mexico

Must be able to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently

Must be self-motived and adept at developing project without heavy direct supervision

Native Americans and Northern New Mexico natives strongly encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to jramo@nmappleseed.org. Note: Northern New Mexico and Tribal Engagement Specialist in the subject line.

Appleseed promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.


Position: Major Gifts Officer

New Mexico Appleseed seeks an experienced part- or full-time in-house Major Gifts Officer who will be responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with special focus on five figure multi-year gifts to support New Mexico Appleseed’s anti-poverty work. This position has direct impact on the organization’s reputation in the community, as well as impacts the financial and operational performance of the organization.

Applicants must bring an excellent work ethic, a substantial donor network of their own, a passion for social justice, a serious sense of humor and a palpable joie de vivre.  Great pay and excellent office environment.

Essential functions and core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Operating Responsibilities

  1. Identify, build, cultivate, solicit, close, steward and manage a portfolio of qualified major gift ($2,500 +) donors and prepare leadership or other influencers involved in donor relationships.
  2. Create individual goals and cultivation plan for each donor in the portfolio taking into account the donor’s interest, motivation, giving pattern and ask preferences.
  3. Convert current one-time/event donors with high capacity to make major, multi-year investments
  4. Set up and conduct effective face-to-face meetings with donors, identifying philanthropic interests, sharing giving opportunities, and closing, retaining, and upgrading gifts.
  5. Meet quarterly fundraising goals
  6. Work with Board members to implement additional giving initiative including hosting cultivation events at their home or office, participation in the solicitation of new and existing donors, introducing new potential donors to Appleseed
  7. Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategy to significantly expand the base of support from high net worth individuals
  8. Maintain confidentiality of all donor-related information
  9. Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  2. At least 5 years of fundraising success with an emphasis on major gifts
  3. Significant existing philanthropic relationships.
  4. Demonstrated experience and success in soliciting and securing major gifts
  5. Excellent writing and presentation skills with the ability to clearly discuss complex issues with diverse audiences and energize listeners
  6. Effective in independent and team work with the ability to work harmoniously with others
  7. Proficient in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and donor management software
  8. Demonstrated capacity for strategic leadership and vision to work with senior leadership on fundraising priorities and to use moves management and metrics to ensure accountability
  9. Strong execution and follow-up
  10. Highly self-motivated, accountable, and able to make decisions independently
  11. An unshakable belief in the potential inherent in all children and the power of relationships
  12. Willing and able to use personal vehicle for local travel on Agency business; with valid NM driver’s license and proof of insurance
  13. Willing and able to work irregular hours and have a flexible work schedule when necessary.

Physical Requirements

Applicants who are, or become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions and meet basic job qualifications either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

The above information reflects the general responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. Other duties may be assigned that are not listed in the above job description and the organization may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

Compensation & Benefits:

For Fulltime:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package includes healthcare, dental and 403(b).
  • PTO: Five weeks PTO in first year of employment

Part-Time:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package includes healthcare, dental and 403(b).
  • PTO: Five weeks PTO in first year of employment

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to jramo@nmappleseed.org. Note: Major Gifts Officer in the subject line.

Appleseed promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.