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Executive Director

Santa Fe, NM 87500

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Management/C-Suite Job Number: 7473 Compensation: $80-110K

Job Description

Join this nationally respected and locally impactful non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through innovative housing and employment support. We are on the lookout for an Executive Director to lead our Santa Fe operations. This position offers a unique opportunity to drive change, enhance lives, and lead a team committed to excellence in service delivery within the disability support sector.

This key leadership role oversees a range of programs, including residential homes, day programs, and employment services, that aim to provide person-centered support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your strategic vision and operational expertise will guide our local operations in compliance, development, budget management, and workforce development, ensuring alignment with our overarching mission and values.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $85-110K negotiable, Commensurate with experience and the leadership responsibilities of the role.

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Starts on Day 1, including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.

  • Retirement Planning: 403b plan with employer matching contributions.

  • Professional Development Opportunities: Access to prestigious management and leadership training.

  • Generous Leave Policies: Including paid holidays and a special birthday holiday.

  • Employee Incentives: Enjoy a variety of incentive and discount programs.

  • Career Advancement: Opportunities for significant career growth.


  • Manage daily operations, ensuring adherence to state licensing and organizational standards.

  • Develop strategies for resource expansion and improved service delivery, including the establishment of an advisory board.

  • Lead fundraising and public relations efforts to enhance the organization's visibility and mission impact.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of office procedures, programs, and services.

  • Implement robust personnel practices, managing recruitment, evaluations, and compensation strategies.

Who We Are Looking For:

  • Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree and five years of relevant experience

  • A dedicated professional with a proven track record of leading teams and an evident commitment to supporting people with disabilities.

  • Strong communicative and organizational skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment. This role requires frequent local travel within Santa Fe, NM

  • Flexibility for on-call duties and responsiveness to operational needs is essential.

Employment Type:

  • Full-time with the flexibility to be on call for emergencies

Meet Your Recruiter

Abby Dietz

Originally from Pennsylvania, Abby Dietz moved to Santa Fe from Northern Virginia/DC Metro area in 2011.  She joined The Hire Firm in a temporary role but fit the culture so well we decided to keep her!  Her strong background in sales, customer service, and executive administrative skills was the perfect blend for a staffing and recruiting professional. Abby has a fantastic ability to quickly understand clients’ needs and match those needs with talented candidates. She now focuses on managing the firm bu still recruits because she enjoys it so much.  


Abby is a living success story for temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities and has obtained three long-term, rewarding positions in her career that started as temporary or temp-to-hire. She believes in what we do and knows first-hand how being open and flexible can lead to great opportunities. She would love to share her story with anyone who is curious about it!


When she’s not working, she enjoys recharging on backpacking trips, spending time with family, friends, and fur babies, and taking classes on whatever is currently of interest to her!  Her pronouns are she/her and she invites you to share yours. 

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