Espanola Pathways Shelter, Inc. Seeks Executive Director

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The Española Pathways Shelter, Inc. (EPS), a newly forming non-profit emergency homeless shelter in Española seeks a part to full-time energetic and results–oriented professional to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of EPS and is responsible for administering, coordinating, and directing day-to-day shelter operations.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for the establishment, administration and management of EPS in achieving its mission and strategic goals to develop a responsive, integrated homeless shelter in collaboration with a local, comprehensive health and human services system. The Executive Director manages, either directly or through staff and volunteers, the start-up and implementation of the homeless shelter, which includes the following tasks:  program development, implementation and oversight; staff and volunteer supervision; financial operations, including fundraising; and community and government relations. The Executive Director manages financial resources of EPS in a cost-effective manner, including developing and meeting budgets, establishing a funds development plan, and ensuring that the most money possible is going directly to service provision. 

This Executive Director will serve as a leader within the community and requires the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions to intractable challenges, while including stakeholder input throughout the process.  The Executive Director is responsible for assisting to recruit the highest level of volunteer participation for all functions of EPS, and developing and maintaining significant, impactful relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and volunteer sectors. Strong interpersonal skills are required.

In collaboration with the EPS Board, applicants must be able to develop a solid strategic plan and take concrete steps toward implementation of strategic goals, activities and initiatives.  Applicant must possess exemplary leadership skills and be able to manage and inspire staff, board members, volunteers, and community stakeholders. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, and applicant must have the ability to present professionally and effectively to large groups, as well as in one-on one situations.

Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are a must; applicant shall possess strong computer and technical skills and have sound financial management experience, including financial and tax reporting, audits, and the development of budgets.  Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.


The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Business Administration, Social Work or relevant field and have a minimum of five years successful and progressive experience in program, non-profit or foundation management.

This position requires flexible working hours, including some evenings/weekends, as well as travel throughout Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties. 

If you would like to further explore this exciting opportunity to be of service to individuals in a strong and resilient community within Northern New Mexico, please submit resume by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 to Marisol Atkins at