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Three (3) Current Job Openings:

1. Executive Assistant and Advancement Associate

2. K-12 Program Coordinator

3. Early Childhood (EC) Associate Director


1. Executive Assistant and Advancement Associate

Application deadline: OPEN Until FIlled

Position Overview and Purpose of the Role

The LANL Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that focuses on learning and human potential in seven Northern New Mexico Counties.  Celebrating its 25th year, the Foundation makes grants, runs innovative programs, collaborates with multiple partners and communities, advocates and manages a large scholarship program. 

The Executive Assistant and Advancement Associate is the key support to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (75%of time). This position is the liaison between the CEO, Board of Directors and Staff. This position also maintains all legal records for the Board.  The Executive Assistant and Advancement Associate also assists the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Scholarships (VP of IA and Scholarships)(25% of time).

This position plays a critical role in enabling the President and CEO to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders to fulfill her commitments to the LANL Foundation’s Board of Directors, staff, partners, and funders. This position is responsible for the quality of support processes for all Board and committee meetings including the development and maintenance of a Board Orientation Manual.  This position is important to help maintain a positive, supportive, inclusive, respectful and fun culture at the LANL Foundation and will work closely on this with the CEO while also serving as the lead on projects and programs to promote this culture.  A great sense of humor is important!

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

For the VP of IA and Scholarships:

Eligibility Requirements:

Key Desired Qualities:

Compensation and Benefits:

Equity and Inclusion

The LANL Foundation values a diverse and inclusive work environment.  The successful candidate will be passionate about education and the students, children and families of Northern New Mexico.  We actively recruit a diverse workforce.

To Apply

Email resume and letter of interest to by May 13, 2022, with “Executive Assistant and Advancement Associate” in the subject line. Full job description here:


2. K-12 Program Coordinator

Application deadline: May 23, 2022

Responsible To: Education Enrichment Director

Job Summary:             

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation K-12 Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position that leads individual projects, coordinates project management, and maintains a comprehensive project portfolio for the K-12 department while also supporting general office operations.  This position also supports other departments within the organization as required.  The Coordinator is a person who finds value in both helping coordinate calendars for meetings and logistics for events while also leading individual projects and supporting shared initiatives.  A successful Coordinator enjoys having a variety of tasks and projects to manage.  The Coordinator understands the K-12 public education sector and the unique contexts and assets of Northern New Mexico, including a dedication to improving opportunities for children throughout the region.  

Job Responsibilities:

Program Coordination and Management Responsibilities

  • Manages a portfolio of projects in a collaborative environment working closely with Education Enrichment Director, external partners, stakeholders, and outside vendors 
  • Prepares project schedules and identifies necessary milestones
  • Continually monitors and communicates all aspects of project performance to expected/planned requirements and takes immediate corrective action if necessary
  • Ensures deliverables are completed in a timely level, to an excellent level of quality with the appropriate level of reviews completed
  • Leads the LANL Foundation’s National Board-Certified Teacher program which includes navigating multiple years of grant funding, coordinating with national and state partners including the Public Education Department, providing administrative support to candidates, and other tasks
  • Coordinates with communications contractor to ensure all social media, promotional materials, and website needs are met for the K12 Department
  • Coordinates and plans events including professional development workshops, conferences, administrator meetings, and trainings as needed
  • Coordinates and supports project planning and management for K-12 programs and as needed, other departments within the organization, including integration, scope, cost, quality, resources, communication, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management by furnishing expertise on project management methods and tools


  • Supports the Education Enrichment Director in coordinating calendars and facilitating meetings with colleagues and external partners
  • Collaborates with the Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) Manager to distribute quarterly ISEC newsletter
  • Submits quarterly update memos to Education Enrichment Director to be sent to the Board of Directors
  • Coordinates K-12 Program project meetings and prepares agenda for distribution.
  • Supports logistics for meetings, events and professional learning workshops, including making copies, ordering supplies, and setting up food
  • Maintains current regional teacher and district personnel database
  • Maintains up-to-date website presence
  • Creates, updates, and maintains organized files and record for K-12 programs and projects
  • Oversees and actively manages the K12 calendar
  • Provides administrative support to Education Enrichment Director, K12 team, and other staff as needed
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Organizational Support

  • Takes part in organizational equity work as required and is open to discussions about racism and its impact in education
  • Supports project evaluation with data organization
  • Participates in organizational strategic planning as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 2-3 year’s experience managing or coordinating projects or programs
  • Creativity, humor, kindness, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute assigned job responsibilities with minimal direct supervision, proactive and goal oriented
  • Knowledge of project management tools and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, work across, and celebrate diverse cultural settings with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office and Google suites
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Must have a sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or certifications
  • Experience in K-12 education
  • Project Management Professional certification


Salary range is from $52,000 to $65,000 commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.  Other benefits include working in an office friendly and team oriented environment. LANL Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 

To Apply: 

Send a letter of interest and résumé by May 23, 2022, to

Start date: June 15, 2022 

For more information about the LANL Foundation and its programs that strengthen education in Northern New Mexico, visit   

3. Early Childhood (EC) Associate Director

Application deadline: June 3, 2022

Job Summary: The Early Childhood Associate Director position is a is a full time, exempt position requiring strong leadership, communication, supervisory and critical thinking skills to work in partnership with a committed early childhood team whose focus is advocacy, education and collaboration.  The Associate Director provides support to the EC Vice President and leadership to the EC team reflecting the groups strengths, values and goals helping to define the direction of the EC program promoting and strengthening the health and wellbeing of children and families in the communities served, and is well-versed and in planning and monitoring progress, as well as competent in assuming delegated duties.  The collaborative work is done in an equitable and culturally responsive manner. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with state-wide stakeholders respecting multiple perspectives, creating and nurturing effective communication.
  • Works with VP of EC in coordinating and supervision of daily operations of the Early Childhood Education Program.
  • Works with VP to recruit, train, mentor, supervise and evaluate employees, as well as delegating tasks to team.
  • Supports the VP of EC and the team to plan and develop strategies; design initiatives, timelines and budgets; track progress and evaluation processes. 
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the early childhood early care and education system in NM
  • Demonstrates effective project and staff management skills to lead and facilitate established collaborative(s) by the ECP (i.e. Pueblo Outreach Advisory committee, Rio Arriba County Early Childhood Collaborative) and form new collaborative(s) deemed necessary by the Vice President of ECE.   
  • Writes and/or edits documents, memos, reports and white papers or briefs.
  • Prepares grant applications, proposals, reports and assists in identifying new sources of funding.
  • Works with the Vice President of ECE to monitor and maintain the monthly status of the EC budget.
  • Prepares grant applications and identifies new sources of funding.
  • Works with the Communications Team, in alignment with the Vice President of ECE to develop and implement effective marketing and outreach strategies to serve the community.
  • In alignment with the Vice President of ECE, establishes strategies for building and maintaining community partnerships to strengthen and maintain membership of various Collaboratives the EC Program works with.
  • Maintains knowledge regarding national and local legislative issues and positively represent EC education.
  • Demonstrates understanding of state Early Childhood Systems, and understands the state EC Strategic Plan.


  • MA/MS in related field preferred, with a minimum of 1-3 years supervision and administrative experience.
  • Experience working with private, public, non-profit organizations; funders; public/policy leaders and Tribal communities.
  • Experience in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; solid computer skills, Microsoft Office suite, Excel.
  • Good organizational and management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and work across multi-cultural settings and with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the diverse needs of ALL families.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation depends on experience.
  • Generous benefits packet includes health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, retirement, vacation and sick leave. Other benefits include working in a friendly and team oriented office environment. LANL Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: 

Send a letter of interest and résumé by June 3, 2022, to

For more information about the LANL Foundation and its programs that strengthen education in Northern New Mexico, visit