Chief Executive Officer


TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Posting open November 2, 2021. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Applications received after closing will not be accepted.


La Casa, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides shelter, advocacy, case management, outreach and housing programs to families experiencing domestic violence, including victims and children and the accredited Batterer’s Intervention program for those with a history partner abuse, either self-referred or court mandated. La Casa, Inc.’s mission is to support those affected by domestic violence while striving to prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships among individuals and families. La Casa, Inc. envisions a community without domestic violence and we value compassion, equity, purpose, continuous improvement, and communication.

La Casa, Inc. is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of 215,579 residents. It is an international community with vibrant culture, family-friendly activities, exceptional weather, agriculture and education. Located near the historic Rio Grande River, Las Cruces neighbors the larger metropolitan communities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez Mexico. These three cities are referred to as the Paso del Norte. Combined, this region constitutes the largest bilingual and binational work force in the Western Hemisphere.


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides leadership and direction in fulfilling and advancing La Casa, Inc.’s mission. The CEO is responsible for leading La Casa, Inc. in its achievement of its operational and strategic goals including service delivery, fiscal management, grants and program operations, board relations, human resources management, community relations and administrative matters. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors.

Hours: Flexible

Reports to: Board of Directors Employment


Program Administration, Development and Evaluation

  • Ensures that client needs are met in all programs
  • Conducts ongoing program evaluation, needs assessments, and client satisfaction activities
  • Develops new programming and seeks appropriate funding
  • Works with staff to identify and address successes and issues with the programs
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge of best practices within the domestic violence and victim services field, attending seminars and professional training activities as appropriate
  • Oversees the successful implementation of the accredited Batterer’s Intervention Program that supports adult men and women with a history of partner abuse, either self-referred or court mandated

Human Resources Management

  • Ensures agency compliance with Board-approved Policies and Procedures
  • Establishes supervisory hierarchy and chain of command for agency and ensures that employees are aware of it
  • Hires, supervises, manages, and terminates staff
  • Establishes goals for directly supervised staff in order to ensure smooth operation of agency
  • Works with Board to improve staff benefits and working environment
  • Ensure that employment policies are enforced and in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and La Casa, Inc. policies

Grants and Fundraising

  • Oversees all fund development and fundraising activities including grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event planning, and identifying new sources of donors
  • Maintains positive relations with La Casa funders and constantly seeks to maintain/increase existing funding streams
  • Develops winning private, city, state, and federal proposals
  • Ensures compliance with all grant contractual obligations
  • Works with Board to identify new funding opportunities and a sustainable asset base

Financial Management

  • Oversees the preparation and management of the annual budget with Board Treasurer and agency fiscal staff for presentation to Board
  • Operates agency within approved budget
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, federal and grant requirements

Community/Public Relations

  • Networks with community providers; law enforcement; judiciary; city, state and federal legislators; churches; businesses; schools; and professional and community groups
  • Works with Board and staff to publicize La Casa activities and domestic violence issues to media

Board Relations/Development

  • Attends regularly scheduled Board meetings
  • Plans agenda for meeting in conjunction with Board Chair
  • Reports regularly to Board on agency activities
  • Works with Board Nominating Committee to identify new Board members
  • Serves on standing and ad hoc Board committees
  • Works with Board to ensure that all agency activities are in line with Mission Statement

Legislative Advocacy and State/National Networking

  • Communicates goals, needs and vision of La Casa to local legislators
  • Serves on Board of Directors of New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and/or Membership and participates regularly in state and National legislative advocacy activities
  • Serves on advisory committees at state and national level that deal with domestic violence, victim services, homelessness, mental health and children’s issues

Knowledge and Skills

  • A demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the work of domestic violence, social justice and community philanthropy
  • A determined commitment to serving as a leader in organizational ethics and diversity
  • A minimum of 7 continuous years of senior-level management experience with bottom-line Profit & Loss responsibility
  • Demonstrated leadership and personal success in fundraising through cultivation of donors and successful grant proposals
  • Desire to be, and ease serving as, the public face of La Casa, Inc. to the community
  • Knowledge of effective nonprofit governance practices and first-hand experience with non-profit organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of investing, asset allocation and fund accounting
  • A desire to work alongside highly engaged community volunteers
  • Excellent public speaking skills and articulate written communication abilities
  • Hiring, leading and delegating staff as a cohesive and competent team of professionals
  • Project management skills that demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Master’s degree or higher preferred but not required
  • Bilingual preferred but not required


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

COVID-19 considerations:
Safe Work Practices policies in place, masks indoors, sanitizing/disinfecting all areas, social distancing and weekly testing for unvaccinated staff.


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • continuous senior-level management: 7 years (Preferred)
  • bottom-line profit/loss responsibility: 7 years (Preferred)


  • Bilingual/Spanish/English – preferred (Preferred)


  • Drivers License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Job Location: Las Cruces NM

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