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Located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico, Tewa Women United is a multicultural and multiracial organization founded and led by Native women.

Tewa Women United offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. The benefits package for employees working at least 20 hours a week includes generous paid time off; full employer paid health, dental, and vision; and an emphasis on work-life balance. Our intention is to co-create a work environment based on Tewa values, including A’Gin (respect for self and others) and Seegi ma vay i (loving, caring for each other).

Please note contractor and temporary positions are not eligible for staff benefits.

Open Positions:


Grants and Compliance Director +

Location: Espanola, NM
Employee Status: Full-time, exempt (on occasion, might include evenings and weekends)
Salary: DOE

To apply: Send resumé and cover letter to

Position Summary

Tewa Women United’s Grants and Compliance Director (G&C Director) will work under the supervision of the Executive Director (ED) and closely with the Finance Director and Associate Director. The G&C Director will be responsible for administrative activities, grant writing and reporting for all grants awarded to Tewa Women United. This will include coordinating financial and narrative reporting to funders, supporting contracts with subrecipients, monitoring finance and help support Program Managers in tracking expenses related to the funding sources and helping generating relevant finance reports. In addition, the G&C Director will be responsible for preparation of grant proposals, including support with generating budgets, collecting documentation from staff and collaborators, and providing administrative support for grant submissions in a timely and accurate manner.

Primary Duties

Grant Management for awarded funds: 

  • Provide support to the Program Manager with timely expense tracking, requests to the Finance Director for generation of finance reports and format for such reports, preparing and uploading submission of grant reports
  • Support accounting and finance activities including reviewing invoices, monitoring payments to sub-contracts and stakeholders, accounting and expense reporting, reviewing monthly expenses, supporting budget monitoring, and supporting annual financial audits as needed
  • Support the execution of contracts, including grant agreements, service agreements, and sub-recipient agreements
  • Maintain, accurately track and complete electronic and hard copies of grant and contract files
  • Support the Executive and Associate Director in efforts and activities to maintain continuous organizational compliance as well as any identified quality improvement initiatives
  • Gather data, records, reports, and other information relevant to grant initiatives
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of business related information
  • Support grant administration communication and maintain access to grant portals
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve any problems related to grant administration
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed


Support Grant Administration for applications:

  • Provide support in the coordination and communication to compile and format documentation required for grant proposals
  • Support grant submissions including the preparation of administrative sections of grant proposal, coordinating all required steps of the submission, and carrying out submission of the proposal
  • Maintain electronic files and track grant submission and results including via portals as applicable
  • Under the guidance of the Finance Director, support Grant Administration communications, maintain access to grant portals and points of contact for communications related to grant administration
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve any problems related to grant submissions
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed

Program Team support:

Under the guidance of the Associate Director, work closely with the Organizational Consultant(s) and Program Managers to support day-to-day activities of program teams as needed

  • Assist with budget monitoring for all grant awards by helping coordinating monthly meetings with all Program Managers and Finance Director
  • Maintain close communication with the Associate Director and Program Managers to ensure timely and accurate reporting, and achievement of milestones and work plan deliverables
  • Support planning, coordination, and carrying out site visits
  • Perform other relevant program support duties as needed

General duties

  • Obtain prior approval and update the ED regarding purchasing supplies, mileage reimbursements, and time accommodations
  • Collaborate and assist in general TWU fundraising strategy
  • Assist the organization by updating Google Calendar and with activities/ events/training
  • Conducted essential office duties, such as answering and directing calls & emails, making copies/scanning of documents, performing healthy communication with other TWU Admin staff
  • Attend and actively participate in Management & General meetings, TWU activities, supervision meetings, and staff meetings


Training and Classes

  • Participate in trainings/ classes for staff, service providers, and community on various topics including but not limited to Reproductive Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender Justice and TWU Organization
  • Commit to ongoing professional skill development and anti-oppression practice/ approach


Campaign – Movement Building and Connection

  • Support other TWU Programs as needed and indicated in scopes of work with supervisors’ pre-approval
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing TWU Campaign(s)

Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Required: Master’s Degree + 2 year relevant experience or Bachelor’s Degree + 3 years relevant experience; or 6+ years relevant work experience. 
  • At least 2 years of grant administration experience including managing a federal grant. 
  • Demonstrated track record in grant and finance management of similar programs and/or organizations. 
  • Strong and proven technical skills in grant management.
  • Leadership skills, reflected in the ability to listen to diverse perspectives, make sound judgment based on organizational priorities, and provide effective and transparent communication regarding the process and outcomes of organizational decision making. 
  • Detail oriented with the ability to quickly master subject matter and see it in the context of a broader operational framework. 
  • Ability to reflect TWU values and be a role model in positivity for partners and staff.
  • Knowledge of Tewa/ Pueblo culture and experience working in Tewa/ Pueblo communities. 
  • Prior experience in a complex, fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude, empathy, and strong work ethic. 
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn and receive constructive feedback. 
  • Demonstrates intellectual independence and ability to take initiative. 
  • Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work across a range of cultures, personalities, and competencies. 
  • Respect for the chain of command. 
  • Strong analytic, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Honesty, accountability, and transparency with a commitment to equity in Indigenous communities. 
  • Ability to manage uncertainty and challenges while maintaining positivity. 
  • Ability to work closely with staff across TWU’s programming to advance community driven work. 
  • Computer and database skills in Office 365, including Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, and Microsoft Word, Outlook, and knowledge of electronic accounting systems.
  • Professionalism, as demonstrated by impeccable confidentiality, tact, and the ability to lean into challenging situations with equanimity, humility, and respect. 
  • Must be able to work under pressure, and be flexible with last minute requirements and requests. 
  • Commitment to health and social justice. 
  • Favorable background check required. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Experience working for a non-profit. 
    • Experience supervising three or more direct reports. 
    • Ability to live in Espanola, NM, or the surrounding area, full-time.

Environmental Justice Program

Environmental Justice Advocacy Coordinator +

Employee status: Non-exempt, Regular Full-time (40hrs/week) ($20/hour)

Location: Espanola, NM 

To apply: Send cover letter and resumé to:

The Environmental Justice (EJ) Coordinator will have primary responsibility and oversight for coordinating and implementing projects and/or programming dealing with environmental justice issues (i.e., land, air, and water).
The Coordinator will work closely with cross-functional teams on research projects and regularly interact with members of the community, including staff, volunteers, and partner organizations from business, media, and community leadership to government officials, allies, and others. The EJ Coordinator will serve as the primary supervisor for contractors and volunteers. The coordinator will ensure that the EJ program engages in local, national, and international dialogue and community organizing to build powerful partnerships that support a shared vision of climate and environmental justice that protects Mother Earth and Father Sky.

Primary Duties

  • Lead and/or co-lead efforts to assess environmental justice nexuses and opportunities to improve justice and equity in TWU’s work in collaboration with Executive Leadership, the EJ program team, TWU staff, and subject matter experts
  • Communicates frequently with the EJ Program Manager in order to coordinate deliverables and develop EJ project implementation plans and strategies that include goals and metrics
  • Create, present, and facilitate EJ project workshops, activities/events, and trainings from a land-based and “Woman as the First Environment” perspective
  • Supervises, delegate tasks, and maintains timely communications with the project facilitators, supporting contractor(s) and volunteers within the coordinator’s project area  
  • Conduct, collaborate, and present research and evaluation initiatives in northern New Mexico by actively gathering, comparing, analyzing, and preparing educational materials, talking points, and briefings on EJ issues 
  • Document and maintain records of all EJ activities carried out while serving in this capacity with TWU
  • Help the EJ program manager develop, deliver, and coordinate training and other educational opportunities/learning pathways for staff and programs that advance 1) understanding of EJ within the context of their area of work and 2) ability to apply an EJ lens to their work
  • Process and complete all timesheets, the necessary paperwork for expenses, and other finance requests (i.e invoices, credit card purchases, and reimbursements) on a biweekly basis
  • Updates and maintains weekly Google Calendar and productivity tools with program activities/events/training 
  • Attends and provides EJ project updates at monthly TWU staff meetings/ trainings, weekly EJ staff meetings, supervision meetings, and other meetings/events/trainings as directed 
  • Perform other duties as requested by TWU Executive Director, Associate Director, and/or EJ Program Manager

Outreach/Community Building

  • Proactively address EJ issues in Northern New Mexico as a subject matter expert, focusing on outreach and engagement with communities disproportionately affected by environmental and public health issues.
  • Attend in-person and virtual events and community meetings as a TWU representative to build and maintain supportive relationships with key decision makers and community members/organizations, including local, municipal, state, national, and tribal entities or advocacy groups
  • Host, attend, and participate in coalition meetings, public meetings, legislative sessions, and conferences related to EJ
  • Participate in interviews as needed and write proposals for articles on environmental justice (i.e., water, air, and land)
  • Actively coordinate and collaborate on community engagement efforts, including strategy development and implementation, with EJ staff or other TWU staff as needed

Communications, Engagement and Base Building 

  • Coordinates and supports other TWU Programs as needed and indicated in the scope of work with supervisory pre-approval
  • Engage with network partners and community members for meetings, decision making, and the process of collaboratively designing the EJ research (i.e., land, air, and water) and data collection. 
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing TWU’s environmental education and climate crisis campaign(s)
  • Host, attend, and participate in campaign/protest events related to EJ
  • Revise, edit, and ensure EJ outreach information is accurate, updated, and available for outreach events and TWU website on a regular basis, in collaboration with the TWU Communications Coordinator



  • Associate degree in a related field (i.e Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, Environmental Justice, Environmental Management/studies, Natural Resources, Permaculture, Biology, Conservation, Toxicology, Hydrology, Agriculture, Forestry, Fire Science, Meteorology, Geography, Public Health, Sociology, Environmental Law, Public administration with an environmental emphasis, or a closely related field) 
  • OR a minimum of two (2) years’ training or work experience with environmental justice, civil rights, social justice within communities of color, tribes, immigrants, linguistically isolated communities, rural or low-income populations, and/or populations who experience environmental and/or health disparities, 
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted, as long as it directly relates to the essential duties and responsibilities 
  • Experience in development, implementation, and ongoing program coordination/management
  • 1-2 years of experience or knowledge building of environmental issues within northern New Mexico
  • Familiarity with environmental regulatory activities, State and/or National Environmental Policy Act, rulemaking, and the legislative process
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly establish goals and objectives, plan/organize activities and projects 
  • Demonstrates good negotiation skills, works independently, and demonstrates good judgment 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be ok with wearing masks inside the office and when necessary to prevent sickness from spreading

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills to effectively and respectfully work with a diversity of audiences and situations
  • Utilizing computer equipment, software and other electronic devices to perform work effectively and efficiently is desirable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point,, Google and database management software is desirable
  • Strong group management skills
  • Multilingualism is preferred – Spanish, Indigenous/Tribal languages
  • Knowledge and practice of collaborative problem-solving conflict resolution, participatory planning, and community-based research/assessment.
  • Comfortable discussing environmental and social justice, racism, and social and economic inequalities.
  • Experience supervising adult/youth facilitators with experiential learning and teaching styles, and working with diverse groups of youth 
  • Ability to interact with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers and colleagues, collaborative partners, board members, government officials, volunteers, customers, and constituents

Environmental Justice Program Assistant +

Employee Status: Non-exempt, Regular Part-time (25 hrs/week) ($18/hr)

Location: Espanola, NM 

To apply: Send cover letter and resumé to:

The EJ program is seeking a program assistant who can be responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing, and implementing of projects under the EJ program. This position will provide general office support and administrative assistance to all EJ program areas.


Primary Duties

  • Assist and support EJ Program in fulfilling project(s) goals and objectives, including but not limited to, the preparation of community engagement activities, research, and specialized projects
  • Conduct essential office duties, such as proofreading and making copies/scanning of documents, responding to emails and phone calls, and organizing office equipment/space, etc.
  • Relaying internal emails to staff
  • Prepare and maintain physical and digital files as requested by program staff
  • Assist in planning and organizing logistics for program training, sessions, and activities
  • Assist in managing online resources by updating Google Calendar, EJ Google Drive, and boards with program impending activities/ events/ trainings
  • Attend and participate in EJ weekly staff meetings and monthly TWU Staff Meetings by taking minutes and notes
  • Maintain and update contact listing and databases for the program
  • Reserving equipment and conference rooms for presentations and in-office meetings 
  • Acting as a liaison between different departments within TWU 
  • Maintain confidentiality of programming TWU and through the EJ Program
  • Participate in check-in meetings with the Program Manager on productivity, accountability, performance, and delegation on a regular basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned by TWU Director and/or EJ Program Manager


Outreach/Community Building

  • Assist in updating, creating, and distributing outreach materials and newsletters within social media outlets, websites, etc. 
  • Maintain supporting relationships among media, key decision makers, and community members/ organizations, including tribal and public schools
  • Represent TWU and participate in community events as assigned, which include both internal and external events 
  • Assist the EJ program/TWU by revising and distributing outreach information that is accurate and available for its intended purposes


Finance and Fundraising

  • Obtain prior approval and provide updates to EJ Program Manager regarding purchasing supplies, mileage reimbursements, input of expense form, budget support, and timesheets
  • Assist with proposal writing to develop additional funding as requested
  • Collaborate in general TWU fundraising strategy.


Training and Classes

  • Participate in trainings/ classes for staff, service providers, and community on a variety of topics, including but not limited to the Environmental Health & Justice Program and TWU Organization
  • Commit to ongoing professional skill development and anti-oppression practice/ approach.


Campaign – Movement Building and Connection

  • Support other TWU Programs as needed and indicated in scopes of work with the supervisor’s pre-approval. 
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing TWU Campaign(s).


Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Commitment to TWU’s mission and values
  • Must have a minimum of GED or high school diploma
  • Preferred the candidate to have an associate’s degree or two years of experience in administering or supporting nonprofit programming. A combination of school and experience can be considered 
  • Experience with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively interact with a wide range of people in social and professional situations; experienced interacting and working with a diverse population
  • Capability to communicate clearly in written and oral form
  • Ability to interact with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers and colleagues, collaborative partners, board members, government officials, volunteers, customers, and constituents
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,, Google, and database management software is desirable
  • Experience working with Native American communities/clientele, cultural sensitivity to the needs and distinct tribal and cultural ways of life, and willingness to complete cultural competency training and/or undoing racism training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Organized and able to multitask
  • Effective and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills

Internship Program

Tewa Women United provides semester or year-long internship opportunities for those interested in impacting the community.

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