Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hiring Soon

Position: Full-time, exempt, Approximately 40 hours per week, Reports to Executive Director


GLOBAL SANTA FE is an education-based non-profit that ignites dialogue around critical world issues. Our intellectual and cultural leadership empowers our members, educators, students and communities to be more informed and engaged. We do this through three interconnected program areas: Dialogue and Diplomacy, which includes our celebrated Under Fire series, Cultural Exchange with international visitors, and inspiring Student Engagement.


Global Santa Fe is at an exciting juncture with the recent launch of our new name, brand identity and website, representing years of organizational transformation. The Program Officer for Education manages High School and College Education programs. This individual coordinates and implements core education programs that serve hundreds of high school and college students in Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico. 


1) Program Development and Management (70%)

  • Plan, implement, evaluate, and support the High School Fellowship Program, including recruiting Fellows, researching speakers, coordinating meetings, and developing ongoing activities and projects. The Fellows are central to Global Santa Fe’s mission and community profile. 
  • Oversee the Fellows Fund and make specific expenditure recommendations.
  • Manage all Fellowship paperwork, including permission slips, media release forms, emergency contact forms, and medical information with confidentiality and careful file management. 
  • Engage with High School Fellows on a regular basis, including email communication, resolving issues, and writing letters of recommendation for students.
  • Design and implement NextGenSim policy simulation, including developing an overarching scenario, conducting background research, writing 50-75 unique character cards, and designing run-of-show documents.
  • Coordinate with teachers and schools to schedule NextGenSim and arrange for students to attend from visiting schools. 
  • Create and provide resources for teachers and gather feedback about desired programming.
  • Develop potential new student programs with broader reach, including middle school programs, summer programs, and collaborative events with partner organizations.
  • Coordinate speaker visits to local classrooms, including Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, International Visitor Leadership Program participants, and speakers from the Global Santa Fe stage.
  • Promote cross-over of education programs into other Global Santa Fe program areas by undertaking projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Gather and evaluate data and feedback about all student programs, making changes where necessary.

2) External Relations (10%)

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with high school teachers, with a particular emphasis on Albuquerque, Española, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe.  
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with speakers, members, and donors. 
  • Participate in Global Santa Fe events where and when appropriate, including public speaking and networking on behalf of student programming.
  • Recruit members and coordinate meetings of the Education Advisory Committee composed of educators and Global Santa Fe directors.

3) Intern Management (10%)

  • Advertise college and/or high school internships, interview all finalists, and provide an orientation to Global Santa Fe. 
  • Develop a work plan for the entire duration of the internship, manage internship paperwork. Provide guidance on all internship projects and be available to answer questions and assist interns through uncertainties. 
  • Coordinate professional development activities for interns, including a résumé workshop, mock interviews, and meetings with Global Santa Fe members aligned with interns’ interests. 
  • Write letters of recommendations for interns, when requested. 

4) Grants (5%)

  • Research potential grants to support funding for education programs. 
  • Draft grant applications and work closely with the  Executive Director and staff on application revisions and supplemental materials. 
  • Maintain careful records of all grant applications and devise data management strategies to complete final report requirements.

5) Website Maintenance (5%)

  • Maintain and update the Student Programs on the Global Santa Fe website, ensuring links are active and correct, updating information, and uploading applications.


Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth, preferably high school students
  • Interest in international affairs and global education
  • Ability to initiate and maintain relationships and partnerships with teachers, schools, administrators, and other nonprofit organizations in a helpful and professional manner
  • Desire to think creatively about new and existing student engagement, with willingness to adapt to community needs, organizational growth, and student/teacher feedback
  • Ability to assist with other programs and organizational needs, such as IVLP and events
  • Familiarity with Santa Fe and northern New Mexico
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility, excellent problem-solving skills
  • Cultural competence skills
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven experience designing, implementing, and evaluating nonprofit or educational programs 
  • Experience with and knowledge of public education, preferably in New Mexico
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Intern management experience
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Canva, Mailchimp, and WordPress or similar software applications


The salary range for this position is approximately $40,000 – $50,000/annum depending on experience; an annual performance evaluation will determine compensation including salary, and any financial incentives, as available. Benefits include the following:

  • Ten days paid vacation, five personal days, and five sick days. These are accrued on a monthly basis. All federal holidays observed, plus the Friday after Thanksgiving and the business days  between Christmas and New Year’s Day depending on when the federal holidays occur in any given year.
  • Health reimbursement account that allows for up to $441.67/month to be reimbursed to the employee, tax-free. 
  • Cell phone stipend of $25/month, tax free. 
  • Global Santa Fe contributes to a Simple IRA.


Send your cover letter and resume to The post will be open until filled. For any questions related to the post, please contact Lisa Ellis, Executive Director, at Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please reference the job title in the subject line.