Come Work With Us!

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 25 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 that contractors and temporary positions are not eligible for staff benefits.

Open Positions:

Management/Administration

Environmental Justice Program

Program Assistant +

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.

Status: Non-exempt, Regular Part-time (25 hours per week)

Pay rate: $18/hour

To apply: Send cover letter and email to: talavi@tewawomenunited.org

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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 Monday.com 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 when 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).

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, Monday.com, 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

 

Reproductive Justice Program

Health Equity and Policy Coordinator +

Location: Espanola, NM
Employee Status: Non-exempt, Regular Part-Time (25 hr per week) (on occasion, might include evenings and weekends)
Salary: $20/hour 

To apply: Send resumé and cover letter to wendolyne@tewawomenunited.org

Position Summary

The Health Equity and Policy Coordinator under the Reproductive Justice (RJ) Program will
promote a reproductive justice framework to increase choices and access to the full spectrum of
reproductive healthcare for people in New Mexico. This role’s primary focus will be on advocacy, research, and developing strategies as needed for the RJ Program.

Primary Duties

  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies for policies that promote health equity in
    Northern New Mexico
  • Research health disparities and their underlying causes and utilize and present information to inform policy recommendations
  • Create and disseminate high-quality reports and additional materials for            programmatic work
  • Collaborating with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups to develop and implement policies that address health inequities
  • Providing education and training on health equity and policy issues to healthcare
    professionals, policymakers, and community members
  • Analyzing health data to identify disparities in health outcomes and access to care and using this information to inform policy decisions
  • In collaboration with the RJ team, develop and implement classes to address health
    disparities and promote health equity
  • Engage and involve communities to understand healthcare needs and priorities and ensure their voices are represented in policy decisions
  • Quarterly evaluation of the effectiveness of health equity policies and programs and make
    recommendations for improvement as needed
  • Compile and present annual data and reports on health disparities and the impact of health equity policies to stakeholders and decision-makers at the end of each fiscal year
  • Maintains confidentiality of individuals seen at TWU and through the RJ Program

 

Communications, Engagement, and Base Building
● Practice and build solid and authentic relationships with Tewa Women United community,
supporters, staff, and other stakeholders
● Engage practices of base building, political education, communications, grassroots
community organizing, and alliance-building to further Tewa Women United’s work in our
northern Indigenous and diverse communities and the state of New Mexico
● Provide updates to Google Calendar and Monday.com on a daily/weekly basis
● Provide RJ Project updates at monthly TWU staff meetings

● Participate and attend weekly supervision, monthly staff meetings, community meetings,
events, and training as required. Provide weekly reports on RJ news, events, and
opportunities to social media sites and the TWU Communications Coordinator
● Develop a resource booklet for RJ Program regarding safe spaces for clients
● Collaborate on maintaining consistent messaging in distributing materials for outreach,
presentations, and social media to describe RJ Program alignment with the Reproductive
Justice framework
● Prepare and participate in speaking engagements with the Reproductive Justice Program
Manager on TWU’s behalf as assigned
● Assist with planning and participation in new and ongoing community-based initiatives as
assigned
● Commitment to anti-oppression/ anti-racism work with a focus on racial equity and
reproductive justice; focused on but not limited to birth justice

The duties and responsibilities outlined above do not comprise a comprehensive list but are
intended to provide a representation of the general nature and level of work performed by an
employee in this capacity. Tewa Women United maintains the right to augment or delete duties and responsibilities as business dictates.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or a related field .and/or a minimum ofthree (3) years’ experience in public health, social services, or classroom based educationprograms required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may besubstituted, as long as it directly relates to the essential duties and responsibilities
  •  1 -2 years of demonstrated experience in reproductive health, family support services, orrelated fields, with a strong understanding of reproductive justice principles.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services related to reproductive health, family planning, and sexual health.
  • Demonstrated ability to set clear goals and objectives, effectively plan and organize activities and projects, and exhibit strong negotiation skills.
  • Proven track record of working independently and collaboratively within a team environment, demonstrating sound judgment in decision-making processes.
  • Proficiency in clear written and oral communication, with the capability to engage with individuals at various levels of responsibility.
  • Proficient use of computer equipment, software, and electronic devices to efficiently carryout tasks. Familiarity with tools such as Google Suite, Monday.com, Microsoft Word,Excel, PowerPoint, and database management software is desirable.
  • Experience in creating spreadsheets and flyers is essential.
  • Experience working in BIPOC communities, cultural humility to the needs and distinct tribal and cultural ways of life and willingness to complete cultural competency training and/or undoing racism training.
  • Willingness to participate in cultural competency training and/or Anti-Racism training to enhance further understanding and effectiveness in working with diverse populations.

Employment Screening and Compliance

  • Employees must comply with drug and alcohol-free work environments.
  • Employees may be required to complete a background check.
  • The employee must maintain a current and valid driver’s license and insurance to perform duties, as the position requires activities involving motor vehicle travel.

Environment Work Conditions

  • Most essential duties are performed in an office environment (in-person or virtual pending Covid restrictions) with exposure to various business equipment and other pertinent materials normally found in this work setting.
  • Work is generally performed in an area permitting partial to total privacy.
  • As a condition of employment, a person may work from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm except for events/training offered outside these hours. 
  • Work may occasionally require lifting of various materials and equipment over 20 pounds.
  • Travel may be required.

Family Support Services Coordinator +

Location: Espanola, NM
Employee Status: Non-exempt, Regular Part-Time (30 hr per week) (on occasion, might include evenings and weekends)
Salary: $20/hour 

To apply: Send resumé and cover letter to wendolyne@tewawomenunited.org

Position Summary

The Family Support Services Coordinator will be responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing programming that supports families in various aspects of their lives. This role involves coordinating family support services and developing classes that uplift parents and caregivers. This role requires a solid commitment to reproductive justice principles, cultural competence, and collaboration with community partners.

Primary Duties

  • Provide direct support and assistance to individuals and families accessing reproductive health services, including counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Conduct intake assessments to understand clients’ needs and preferences and develop personalized support plans accordingly
  • Serve as a resource to connect clients with adequate resources and professional support.
  • Offer emotional support through support groups conducted by professionals once a week.
  • Conducts guidance to clients navigating reproductive health decisions and challenges by developing an organized booklet of resources for participants
  • Supports Health Equity and Policy Coordinator by sharing policies and initiatives that promote reproductive justice and address systemic barriers to access and equity
  • Stay informed about current trends, research, and best practices in reproductive health and justice to inform the RJ Program Manager and RJ team.
  • Maintains confidentiality of individuals seen at TWU and through the RJ Program

Additional Duties

  • Updates and maintains weekly Google Calendar and productivity tools with program activities.
  • Completes monthly evaluation snapshots to provide an overall reflection of the project activities, accomplishments, and challenges
  • Provides project updates, data, and reports in collaboration with the RJ Program Manager and Grant & Compliance Director as needed
  • Meets and participates in scheduled meetings with funders, evaluators, and other entities as necessary
  • Attend and serve as a TWU representative at events and community meetings to build and maintain supportive relationships with key decision-makers, community members, and organizations, including local, municipal, state, national, and tribal entities and/or advocacy groups.
  • Organize, document, and maintain records of all GJ activities carried every month 
  • 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
  • Actively coordinate and collaborate on community engagement efforts, including strategy development and implementation, with GJ or other TWU staff as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested by TWU Executive Director, Associate Director, and/or RJ Program Manager.

Communications, Engagement, and Base Building

  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions, program activities, and outcomes, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with privacy regulations.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and grant proposals to secure funding and communicate program impact to stakeholders.
  • Assist in budget management and resource allocation for support services programs.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are outside of a comprehensive list. Still, they are intended to represent the general nature and level of work an employee performs in this capacity. Tewa Women United maintains the right to augment or delete duties and responsibilities as business dictates.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or a related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years experience in public health, social services, or classroom-based education programs required.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted as long as it directly relates to the essential duties and responsibilities
  • 1 – 2 years of demonstrated experience in reproductive health, family support services, or related fields, with a strong understanding of reproductive justice principles.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services related to reproductive health, family planning, and sexual health.
  • Experience working in BIPOC communities, 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.
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus (Tewa, Spanish, or other native languages)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with diverse populations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrates creative thinking, is a skilled communicator, and is passionate about building strong, resilient families
  • Commitment to cultural competence, inclusivity, and social justice, particularly regarding issues impacting marginalized communities
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency in Monday.com, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and data management systems
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed for program events and client support

Employment Screening and Compliance

  • Employees must comply with drug and alcohol-free work environments.
  • Employees may be required to complete a background check.
  • The employee must maintain a current and valid driver’s license and insurance to perform duties, as the position requires activities involving motor vehicle travel.

Environment Work Conditions

  • Most essential duties are performed in an office environment (in-person or virtual pending Covid restrictions) with exposure to various business equipment and other pertinent materials normally found in this work setting.
  • Work is generally performed in an area permitting partial to total privacy.
  • As a condition of employment, a person may work from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm except for events/training offered outside these hours. 
  • Work may occasionally require lifting of various materials and equipment over 20 pounds.
  • Travel may be required.

Gender Justice Program

Community Engagement Coordinator +

Location: Espanola, NM
Employee Status: Non-exempt, Regular Full-Time (30 hr per week) (on occasion, might include evenings and weekends)

To apply: Send resumé and cover letter to jamie@tewawomenunited.org

POSITION SUMMARY

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for developing plans and coordinating resources for monthly events, including book clubs, skate park events, and youth-focused activities. Our prevention-focused programs cultivate consent culture through education, engaging projects, and the creation of inclusive community spaces.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary Duties

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for monthly events aligned with the organization’s goals.
  • Research and identify suitable venues for events, considering accessibility and community preferences.
  • Coordinate logistics such as permits, equipment rentals, and catering services.
  • Collaborate with the community and youth council to develop engaging and relevant programs for book club meetings, skate park events, and youth activities.
  • Create a diverse range of activities to cater to different age groups and interests within the community.
  • Implement strategies to involve youth council members and youth apprentices in the planning and execution of events, promoting leadership and empowerment.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers, contractors, and partner organizations for various tasks related to event planning and execution.
  • Conduct training sessions for volunteers to ensure smooth event operations.
  • Develop marketing materials to promote monthly events through various channels (social media, community bulletin boards, etc.).
  • Develop and manage budgets, with the support of the Program Manager, for each event, ensuring cost-effectiveness and financial sustainability.
  • Seek sponsorships or partnerships to offset costs and enhance community support.
  • Use community feedback to make improvements and adjustments for future events.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local businesses, organizations, and community leaders for potential collaborations.
  • Seek opportunities for partnerships that can enhance the impact and reach of events.
  • Ensure events are inclusive and representative of the diverse community, considering cultural and demographic factors, with a special focus on highlighting the contributions of indigenous women and girls.
  • Implement strategies to attract participants from different backgrounds and age groups.
  • Work with the Program Manager to develop contingency plans for unforeseen circumstances and emergencies during events.
  • Coordinate with relevant authorities and personnel to ensure the safety of participants.
  • Attend community meetings and events to promote upcoming activities and gather input.
  • Actively engage with community members to understand their preferences and needs.
  • Implement innovative ideas and strategies to enhance the impact and success of monthly events.

Administrative Duties

  • Collects feedback from community members and participants to assess the success of each event.
  • Provides project updates, data and reports in collaboration with the GJ Program Manager and Grant & Compliance Director as needed
  • Meets and participates in scheduled meetings with funders, evaluators and other entities as necessary
  • Maintains detailed records of each event, including attendance, expenses, and feedback.
  • Processes and completes all timesheets, the necessary paperwork for expenses, and other finance requests (i.e invoices, credit card purchases, and reimbursements) on a biweekly basis
  • Completes necessary paperwork for expenses made and other finance requests
  • Updates and maintains weekly Google Calendar and productivity tools with program activities /events/training 
  • Attends and provides updates at monthly TWU staff meetings/ trainings, weekly program staff meetings, supervision meetings, and other meetings/events/trainings as directed 

 

Additional duties 

  • Support GJ program manager develop, deliver, and coordinate trainings and other educational opportunities/learning pathways for staff and programs that advance 1) understanding of GJ within the context of their area of work and 2) ability to apply an GJ lens to their work
  • Coordinates and supports other TWU Programs as needed and indicated in the scope of work with supervisory pre-approval
  • Assist in implementing TWU’s prevention education and culture of consent campaign(s)
  • Attend and serve as a TWU representative at events and community meetings to build and maintain supportive relationships with key decision makers and community members/organizations, including local, municipal, state, national, tribal entities and/or advocacy groups
  • Actively coordinate and collaborate on community engagement efforts, including strategy development and implementation, with GJ staff or other TWU staff as needed
  • Perform other duties as requested by TWU Executive Director, Associate Director, and/or GJ Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree in a related field or a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in communications or marketing, community engagement, event planning, or related areas. 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 coordinating and supervising events, particularly those involving youth.
  • Ability to set goals, plan/organize activities, and demonstrate good negotiation skills.
  • 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
  • Utilize computer equipment, software and other electronic devices to perform work effectively and efficiently are 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
  • Experience working with youth, child/youth development experience and/or gender justice background are highly desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, 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, Monday.com, Google and database management software is desirable
  • Strong group management skills
  • Multilingualism is preferred – Spanish, Indigenous/Tribal languages
  • Comfortable discussing topics such as gender justice, sexual violence, sexual harassment, consent, sexual assault, etc.

Internship Program

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

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