Program Associate

Santa Fe, NM 87506

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Office/Administrative Job Number: 7477

Job Description

A leading state-wide organization dedicated to public education is seeking a Program Associate to provide comprehensive administrative and organizing support. This role is pivotal in supporting our organizing and communications programs through the development and maintenance of data systems, updating our website, and enhancing our communications platforms. You will also be instrumental in providing capacity-building support to our leaders, members, and staff, fostering a collaborative environment.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $33 - 50K Compensation is based on a negotiated collective bargaining agreement and is determined based on experience.  

- Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability, and life insurance.

- Liberal vacation and sick leave policies.

- Defined contribution retirement benefit and 401(k) plan.



- Provide administrative support to professional staff and manage multiple projects with shifting priorities.

- Maintain accurate membership records and process applications using our Interactive Membership Services system.

- Assist in the planning and implementation of leadership development trainings and events.

- Update and maintain the organization's website and social media platforms.

- Offer creative and critical feedback to improve team output and campaign effectiveness.

- Support extensive organizing and capacity-building initiatives across the organization.


Desired Profile:

- Exceptional communication skills and proficiency in a Windows-based PC environment.

- Experience with content management systems, basic website design, and database maintenance.

- Strong event planning skills and the ability to engage effectively with team members and leaders.

- Capable of handling the physical demands of the office, including lifting materials weighing over 60 pounds.


Desired Qualifications:

- Familiarity with Interactive Membership Systems (IMS) and Voter Activation Network (VAN).

- A proactive approach to professional development and skills enhancement in organizational roles.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), Adobe Design Suite, WordPress, Citrix.

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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