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Part-time Development Coordinator

Overview: The Santa Fe Indigenous Center is hiring a PT Development Coordinator to manage fundraising strategies through fundraising events, online campaigns and identify new donors while maintaining existing relationships. Additional duties include grant writing, grant reports & grant research. This is a Part-Time remote  and occasionally in-house position. Position is open until filled.

Location: Santa Fe Indigenous Center Office, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM

Start Date: Immediately

Hours: Negotiable

Pay: Negotiable

Supervisor: SFIC Director


Santa Fe Indigenous Center (SFIC) is a organization that provides services and programs to the Native community of Santa Fe County.  Founded in 2008, the SFIC has grown its programs to include family & cultural events, distributions of food and clothing, youth programs, Emergency Financial Assistance, lectures & movies, fundraising events, resource referrals and more.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing our current programming includes bi-weekly distributions of food, care bundles and serving as a resource center. SFIC offers emergency financial assistance for those currently facing financial hardships. In-house programing and events are expected to take place in the near future.


The PT Development Coordinator is responsible for writing grants, completing grant reports, creating grant budgets and grant research. Organizing fundraising efforts through events and bi-annual appeal campaigns. Maintain relationships with existing donors/sponsors while developing new partnerships. Assist the Director with developing fundraising goals and meeting those goals. Maintain fundraising calendar. Work with Admin. Staff to advertise and market fundraising efforts through our website, social media and newsletter. Soliciting donations in the form of products, monetary donations, gift certificates for auctions, sales, and raffles. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable and confident in representing the local Native American Community of Santa Fe County.
  • Must have a successful track record of fundraising and grant writing.
  • Must be able to negotiate with donors and possess interpersonal skills that allow him or her to interact with potential donors and the general public.
  • Must demonstrative creativity in creating fundraising opportunities and executing events successfully.
  • Must have good writing skills.


Prior experience working the Native American communities.


Resumes will be accepted by email only:  Phone: 505-660-4210.

When emailing, please include the wording “Resume – Development Coordinator” in the subject line. 

KRQE, Apr 22, 2021
KRQE, Oct 23, 2020
October 12, 2020
The Santa Fe Indian Center (SFIC) is excited to announce that on Indigenous Peoples’ Day of this year, 2020, it will officially change its name to the Santa Fe Indigenous Center.

Why the Name Change from Santa Fe Indian Center to Santa Fe Indigenous Center?

The name change was decided by unanimous vote of the Santa Fe Indigenous Center board. We prefer the word “Indigenous” to better describe the communities we aim to serve – those whose ancestors lived here since time immemorial. The term “Indigenous” is inclusive to those who refer to themselves as something other than Indian. Because the label “Indian” is one that was imposed upon us, it can never truly reflect our identities as the first peoples of this land. We recognize the use of the word “Indian” among our own communities as appropriate in many contexts. By identifying as Indigenous, we assert the power to define ourselves on our own terms.

Terminology can be a complicated, and at times, contentious issue, but we believe that this change in renaming the center is a small but important step in reclaiming who we are as the first peoples.

Further, the term Indigenous is more in line with national and international efforts for the liberation and expansion of the inherent sovereignty of our peoples, here and elsewhere. The United Nations Doctrine on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is but one example of this:

Diné (Navajo) artist and SFIC board member, David Sloan, designed the Santa Fe Indigenous Center’s new logo.  The Southwestern Plant, Tsa’ahzi’, or Yucca, was chosen because it is an Indigenous medicine and material used to promote good health and life.

KRQE, June 5, 2020

Santa Fe Indian Center to Hand Out Care Packages
Santa Fe Reporter, April 9, 2020

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