• Thank you for your interest. Current openings are listed below.

Executive Director


The Southwest Women’s Law Center’s new Executive Director will be a committed, charismatic, and visionary leader responsible for SWLC’s consistent achievement of its mission, programs, outcomes, administration, and financial objectives. This is an exciting opportunity for a thoughtful and experienced nonprofit leader to build on the organization’s work to support the needs of women and girls in New Mexico. This exciting stage in SWLC’s trajectory provides a unique, entrepreneurial opportunity for a dynamic leader to join a small but mighty team as SWLC’s Executive Director.


SWLC is a diverse and inclusive organization working to promote the health and well-being of women and girls in New Mexico. We consistently challenge structural racism, gender inequality, and discrimination based on ethnicity, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, economic status, physical ability, gender, immigration and immigration status. We seek to open channels of opportunities for those who are systemically denied.


The Executive Director works closely with the board of directors to set and execute the organization’s mission and goals. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the day-to­day administration and management of the Center and is responsible for ensuring the Center’s operation furthers the organization’s mission and goals. The following are the Executive Director’s primary job duties and responsibilities:

  • Applicants must have 5 or more years of related experience
  • Work with Board of Directors to develop strategies for implementing and achieving the Center’s public policy, legislative, advocacy, collaborative, and related program goals,
  • Work with Board of Directors to develop strategies for ensuring the Center’s long-term sustainability,
  • Identifies major public policies, legal developments, and trends that impact the Center’s mission within the arena of women’s rights, including gender bias, poverty impacts, and reproductive health, and identifies key local, state and national partners, experts and stakeholders for collaborative work,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Including the ability to persuade and influence a broad spectrum of constituents at all levels.
  • Ensures outreach efforts are made in communities impacted, or potentially impacted, by the Center’s work and solicits input about how to address their needs or concerns,
  • Designs and operates programs in a manner that results in measurable outcomes which demonstrate the Center’s mission and goals are being realized,
  • Establishes and maintains an effective and productive working relationship with the board of directors, organizations, collaborators, governmental entities, public officials, and supporters of the Center,
  • Oversees the development and implementation of strategic and comprehensive fundraising efforts to ensure adequate and timely funding for the Center’s operation and programs,
  • Operates and maintains the Center’s office and supervises staff,
  • Strong people, leadership and management skills. Hires and assigns staff consistent with the positions and salaries approved by the board,
  • Employs and maintains in house expertise in development and fundraising, and finances, substantive program areas, and that funding proposals are designed to further this goal,
  • Prepares or oversees the filing of amicus briefs and oversees the recruitment of voluntary cooperating attorneys to provide voluntary legal support to Center programs,
  • Salary range is $75,000 to $90,000 commensurate with experience


  • Committed to our work and mission
  • Can speak well in public forums
  • Able to work in a transparent manner with Board and Staff
  • Has knowledge of affinity groups and state organizations in NM and has experience working with some of them
  • Has previously managed a Not for Profit or other similar organization
  • Has experience managing employees, volunteers, contractors and professional staff
  • Has fundraising experience
  • Has Not for Profit grant management skills
  • Has legal background
  • Ability to use finance skills in a transparent way to inform board about the health of the organization
  • Understands social media and its uses in Not for Profit work
  • Has experience with strategic planning


Please send resume and letter of interest to jgetz@swwomenslaw.org

Applications will receive the best consideration if submitted by 12-31-18


Staff Attorney


The Southwest Women’s Law Center is seeking an attorney with 1-5 years’ experience who is passionate about advancing economic security and social justice issues for women and girls in New Mexico. Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to info@swwomenslaw.org or mail your documents to Southwest Women’s Law Center, 1410 Coal Avenue, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. The position will remain open until filled.