Executive/Administrative Team Positions Open


Position Description

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Director of Development and Church Relations to secure financial and volunteer support for our faith-based, mission-driven organization. The Director of Development will set and achieve fundraising goals through the solicitation of donations, assisting with fundraisers, and preparation and timely submission of relevant grant applications.

This person will need to maintain knowledge of and relationships with the McCurdy Ministries Community Center Board of Trustees as well as church-related agencies in the country, the South Central Jurisdiction, and the New Mexico Annual Conference, as well as our grantors and fundraisers, fellow employees, former students, staff, and volunteers. General duties include being active in researching and writing grants, being a partner in fundraising events, undertaking relation-building trips, and maintaining a social media presence while representing God’s love and communicating the difference McCurdy Ministries makes in the Española Valley.

The successful applicant will build lasting relationships with those who care about McCurdy, and will be responsible for keeping them informed on how their prayers, financial gifts, and volunteer presence at McCurdy Ministries is helping to create hope and empower lives in the Española Valley. Preferred candidates will be self-motived, deadline-driven, multitaskers with a deep faith.


  • Under the direction of the Executive Director:

    • Collaborating with the Board of Trustees to develop, implement and maintain continue to fundraising and volunteers in mission strategies.
    • Collaborating with the Board of Trustees on strategic planning, community relations, and networking.
    • Collaborating with the staff to maintain ongoing communications, identifying needs, and executing fundraising strategies.
    • Furnishing the Board of Trustees with regular progress reports.
    • Collaborating with a network to identify and build relationships with new donors and non-profit funders.
    • Maintaining relationships with existing donors, churches and church agencies, and other non-profits.
    • Obtaining financial support from individuals and organizations.
    • Planning and managing fundraising and special events.
    • Generating development materials such as grants, final reports to funders, and thank you notes/presentations.
    • Managing the development software.
    • Interacting with the staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
    • Creating inspiring quarterly newsletters, monthly volunteer newsletters, and donor thank you letters.
    • Providing weekly devotions and other church-related services.
    • Communicate with the webmaster to keep our website updated.
    • Engaging with staff to ensure a welcoming, supportive and informative culture of donors, volunteers and visitors who come to the campus.
    • Providing guidance and assistance as needed for the fulfillment of the mission of McCurdy Ministries to create hope and empower the lives of children, youth, adults and families through education, life skills and faith-based programs in Española, New Mexico.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, non-profit management, or related field. United Methodist Clergy preferred.
  • Four or more years of grant writing or non-profit development experience.
  • Proficient with sponsorship solicitation.
  • Excellent writing and research skills embracing the 111-year history of McCurdy’s ministry and displaying sensitivity to the culture of Northern New Mexico.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications and the ability to utilize chosen computer applications.
  • Proficient with social media platforms.
  • Familiarity with The United Methodist Church.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work independently within a larger context supervised by the Executive Director.
  • Availability to travel and/or work weekends and evenings on and away from the McCurdy campus.
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable vehicular transportation.
  • Spanish language skills are a bonus.


To apply send an application letter, a one-page writing sample, a social media sample and a resume with three references to eromero@mccurdy.org by June 30, 2023.


Position Description

The Director of Project Cariño is responsible for oversight of all existing operations and development of expanding services to the children, youth, families, administration, faculty and staff associated with McCurdy Charter School and beyond.  The development of strong behavioral health with children and youth in their formative years is an urgent need within family  constellations, cultural opportunities and community life in the Española Valley of New Mexico.  Project Cariño has over 35 years of building personal and relational patterns of health that contribute to life-long well-being.  Further information about Project Cariño is available here.


  • TO PROVIDE ongoing service delivery, implementation, administration, assessment and evaluation of Project Cariño programs
  • To be available to provide individual, family, group clinical counseling and advocacy to all Pre-K through 12th grade students referred by McCurdy Charter School (MCS) principal, teachers, parents, or students themselves and to provide the same services through the MMCC Pre-K program
  • To provide psychological consultation with principals, teachers and parents concerning student needs
  • To provide training for staff on various social and emotional issues as requested by MCS administration
  • To provide information on various social and emotional issues during classroom presentations as requested by MCS teachers and principal
  • To coordinate and monitor OR designate a qualified intern to coordinate and monitor the School Buddies, Peer Mediators, Peer Counselors and Celebrate Survival (when these programs are in operation)
  • To provide group and individual generalist and clinical supervision for a New Mexico Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor(s) as well as bachelor and master level interns, once per week and monitor special programs and events as assigned by the Director
  • To collaborate with universities in providing competent and practical field experiences for Counseling Interns, Social Work Generalist Interns (SW) and Social Work Clinical Interns (MSW)
  • To directly provide best practice crisis prevention and intervention
  • To work closely with the nurse and health education staff at MCS and program directors that serve children and youth at MMCC
  • To participate with other staff members of MMCC to provide a cohesive team engagement that strengthens the various ministries of MMCC in the community of Española and the greater Española Valley
  • To plan with and oversee volunteers who assist with facility maintenance and programs as needed.

Job duties are for ten (10) months (August – May), five days per week by contract. Salary and benefits are intended to be congruent with the diverse qualifications and experience that the candidate would bring to the position of Director of Project Cariño in Española, New Mexico.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Clinical Counseling
  • New Mexico Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor
  • English/Spanish bilingual ability preferred.


To apply send an application letter, a one-page explanation of your qualifications and experience in alignment with the responsibilities of the Director of Project Cariño and your desire to serve in this capacity, and a resume including three references to eromero@mccurdy.org.  Position open until filled.

McCurdy Ministries Community Center
362A S. McCurdy Rd, Española, NM 87532



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