The Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition is seeking an Executive Director to lead a two-year project  to create systems change in the affordable housing policy landscape. 

Who We Are:

The Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is a broad-based community coalition dedicated to expanding the accessibility and affordability of quality housing options in Santa Fe through systemic change that benefits all residents. The Coalition has come together to address the many issues currently impeding the accessibility of housing for all who want to live in Santa Fe by organizing, convening, educating, and mobilizing stakeholders to advocate for more community-responsive housing and land use policy. We are looking for a Coalition Director to join us in this important cause!

The Santa Fe Action Housing Coalition strives to build and support a diverse and inclusive culture and community. Our goal is to empower our team to help tackle one of New Mexico’s biggest challenges for the betterment of our local society. Join us at the Santa Fe Action Housing Coalition where we’re helping connect people with quality, affordable housing in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Position:

As the Coalition Director you will be reporting directly to the SFHAC Leadership Council and providing staff & meeting support to the aforementioned council, the Steering Committee and other subcommittees. You will be providing strategic guidance, managing day-to-day operations, engaging the Coalition, community, and public entities on prioritized housing issues, monitoring housing issues at the state and local level, and ensuring the operational and financial management of the organization. You will also manage required third-party funding obligations in support of the Coalition’s operational needs.

Your Impact:

  • Oversee all SFHAC activities; manage and support the implementation of SFHAC’s housing policy agenda, provide the Leadership Council with any necessary information for effective organizational management
  • Establish and maintain the SFHAC’s position as the lead advocacy voice on housing issues in Santa Fe
  • Implement a strategic plan to address local and state policy initiatives
  • Lead a concise public campaign to create a permanent funding source for the City of Santa Fe Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Educate, engage, and mobilize area citizens and organizations in support of positive public policy-making to increase housing
  • Build relationships with local community leaders, corporations, foundations, service-providers, stakeholders, and the government
  • Oversee all administrative needs of SFHAC
  • Manage contractual agreements between SFHAC and vendors or partner agencies
  • Assist the Leadership Council and Steering Committee in  the development of an annual budget
  • Monitor the collection of any financial support for SFHAC
  • Provide oversight of third-party fund management in regards to recordkeeping and bookkeeping
  • Coordinate and prepare month and annual reports as directed by the Leadership Council
  • Provide staff leadership on SFHAC’s housing policy initiatives
  • Establish an effective communications program to meet Coalition development and public policy goals
  • Assist in recruitment and development of an inclusive and effective Leadership Council
  • Market SFHAC to existing and potential stakeholders to recruit new members
  • Build stakeholder and community knowledge of housing issues through an inclusive, non-judgemental approach
  • Provide support to local organizations and community efforts to improve housing resources and effective policy initiatives
  • Represent the Coalition’s view to the press, it’s members, and the general public

Who You Are:

  • A proven leader
  • Deep commitment to social and racial justice
  • A track record of building strong connections within a community
  • Extraordinary vision derived from rich interaction and collaboration with leadership teams
  • Values deeply embedded in diversity, respect, collaboration, high ethical standards, and passion to make a difference

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or other relevant education or hands-on experience
  • 3+ years increasing responsibility in public policy, public service, housing, or community development
  • Experience working with councils, committees, donors, community partners, and state, regional, and national organizations
  • Commitment to community-led social justice work
  • Significant, successful experience in leadership, public policy, management and coalition development (preferably in the nonprofit sector)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing networks and productive working relationships with diverse constituencies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic planning and management skills
  • Significant experience with non-profit budgeting and financial management; demonstrated ability to provide accurate financial reporting

How To Apply:

  • Submit a resume and cover letter to:
  • Deadlines for applications: February 28th, 2020
  • Cover letters and resumes should address the following topic(s):
    • Experience and skills in successfully advancing public policy initiatives
    • Instances of leadership, strategic planning, management, and coalition development
    • Examples of when you’ve developed productive working relationships with diverse constituencies and what skills you needed to do so
    • Your commitment to community-led social justice work generally, and housing in particular
    • An overview of your skills in communications
    • Experience and skill as it relates to financial management
  • If your application is selected you will be contacted no later than: March 9th, 2020


  • This position is grant-funded for a 2-year period and will be hired through Homewise
  • The salary range is $75,000 – $110,000 / year. Salary is commensurate with experience and leadership at other similarly situated nonprofit organizations
  • Benefits are included and entail: 20 days PTO, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 403b retirement

SFHAC embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We welcome applicants without regard to membership of a protected class. All are encouraged to apply!