Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Albuquerque, NM
Full Time
The Arc of New Mexico
Senior Executive

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 The Arc of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico


The Arc of New Mexico has served people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1955. The mission statement maintains “The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.” Throughout its history, The Arc has continued to support this philosophy by focusing on legislative priorities, developing programs, and implementing new ideas for ensuring these rights are upheld.

The Arc serves over 2,000 individuals annually through a current revenue budget of $1.93 million and 27 employees. Five major program areas address the mission:

  1. Guardianship – Guardianship services are provided through a contract with the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Council (NMDDC). A staff of professional guardians is available to assist individuals with developmental disabilities with decision-making.
  2. Representative Payee – The Arc of New Mexico is a Social Security Administration approved Organizational Payee to assist individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are unable to manage their own benefit funds. As payee, The Arc of New Mexico is responsible for paying for individual’s basic needs (housing, food, clothing, medical needs) from their benefit checks.
  3. Master Trust – The Arc administers two special needs trusts which provide financial planning options for people with disabilities and their families. Trusts allow individuals to maintain eligibility for government benefits such as SSI, Medicaid and Waiver programs.
  4. Public Policy & Legislative Action - The Arc New Mexico monitors national, state, and local legislation and regulations which impacts individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is involved in advisory committees and coalitions which impact change and progress, and sponsors events and participates in conferences which encourages public advocacy and actions from self-advocates.
  5. Advocacy and Education - The mission of the Arc NM A&E Education Program is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families by developing and disseminating essential skills, knowledge, and values through research, teaching, and service. The program will do this by preparing competent professionals and citizen advocates to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, seeking new knowledge that will lead to improvements in the education and lives of individuals with disabilities, and impacting research, policy, and practice at the university, local, state, and national level.

The CEO works from the office of The Arc in Albuquerque. Established in 1706 on the banks of the Rio Grande, Albuquerque is the state’s largest city with a total metro area population of 942,000. Situated in the high desert at 5,300 feet, people in Albuquerque enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. Perhaps best known for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. Sitting at the crossroads of New Mexico's major highways (Interstates 40 and 25), Albuquerque has long attracted new residents with its favorable economy, artistic atmosphere, and quick access to outdoor recreation. The Rio Grande that flows through the city center is a playground for kayakers, and miles of walking and cycling trails wind through its wooded banks.

Position Summary

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the key management leader of The Arc of New Mexico, responsible for overseeing administration, programs, public policy and advocacy, and executing the organization’s strategic vision. The CEO will ensure The Arc of New Mexico’s relevance to the communities it serves, provide inspirational action-orientated leadership to continually enhance the organization’s capacity to carry out its mission, and ensure accountability of the organization to its diverse constituents. General responsibilities include administering board support, developing and sustaining financial strength, enhancing organizational operations including infrastructure, human resources, program efficiency and effectiveness, and optimizing external and internal communications and partnerships. The CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors and will engage in other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate for this position possesses (in addition to the required qualifications):

  • Knowledge of New Mexico politics, statutes, state agencies, and the diversity in New Mexico’s regions and communities.
  • An empowering, accessible, servant-leader style that supports an experienced management team.
  • Creative, future-focused leadership abilities with program growth experience to apply toward “what’s next for The Arc.”

Key Responsibilities & Position Outcomes

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for The Arc NM
  • Advance the mission to ensure the support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Advance the strategic vision and leadership by establishing and executing the organization’s objectives and priorities
  • Work in partnership with the Board of Directors and the leadership team to expand the influence and effectiveness of the organization
  • Plan and execute the annual conference
  • Build, maintain, and energize relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop, motivate, diversify and manage the organization’s team and recruit new talent

Desired Position Outcomes

Goal 1. Board Administration:  To work with and support the board to achieve their governance responsibilities over the organization, mission, vision, and guiding principles.

Goal 2. Develop and Sustain Financial Growth:  To oversee, maintain, and effectively manage the annual budget and develop resources sufficient to ensure and sustain the financial health of the organization.

Goal 3. Organization Operations:  To oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization including infrastructure and human resources are appropriate.

Goal 4. External Communication and Partnerships:  To enhance the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

Required and Preferred Qualifications


  • Successful, demonstrated achievement in a leadership role as an executive or management position
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members, staff, volunteers, and constituents
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, multicultural environment

Non-Profit Management

  • Sound knowledge and experience of non-profit administration principles and management concepts, including budgeting, board management, resource allocation, auditing, asset management, marketing/public relations and program management
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors or other governing body structure that works with policy, operational, and fiduciary authority and responsibilities
  • Minimum of three (3) years of fundraising experience including individual donor cultivation, grant proposal writing, corporate sponsorship cultivation and special events management
  • Working knowledge and experience in the utilization of technology to improve efficiency of services, fundraising, and providing innovative support to the disability community

Disability Community Experience

  • Considerable knowledge of the function, philosophy, and advocacy of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; at least 5 years related professional experience and/or personal life experience with disability required.


  • Master’s Degree in a human services-related field or management-related field (Public Administration; Business Administration; Human Services; Social Work; Public Law, etc.) OR equivalent experience required.


  • Up to 25%, mostly in-state.


The annual salary range for this position is $90,000 - $120,000, in accordance with the background and experience of the selected candidate. The Arc currently provides a health plan, disability and life insurance plus contributions to an IRA. Vision and dental plans are available to purchase.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of The Arc of New Mexico to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran. The Arc of New Mexico prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Application Process

To apply for this position, submit resume and cover letter to Bruce Scott, The Moran Company, through the link below. Within your cover letter or resume, please be sure to provide a description of your qualifications related to the Position Summary and “ideal candidate” traits.


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