Executive Director


 Posted: June 1, 2022

 Location:  Las Cruces, New Mexico

 Salary: Commensurate with experience

 Type:  Full Time

 Required Education:  4-year degree or equivalent experience



New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau (NMF&LB) is the state’s largest agriculture advocacy association and is recognized as the trusted voice for New Mexico agriculture.   NMF&LB represents approximately 21,000 family members across the state.  Founded in 1917, NMF&LB has a long history of working with many stakeholders, government agencies, and elected officials at the state and federal levels.  Through advocacy and education, NMF&LB works to strengthen and serve agriculture to enrich the lives of all New Mexicans.

NMF&LB is a 501(c)(5) organization with 11 professional staff members. NMF&LB also has a 501(c)(3) foundation that focuses on K-12 agriculture education.  Each respective 501(c) has its individual board which works with volunteers to advocate for New Mexico agriculture.


Executive Director Profile

An ideal candidate for this position will be a dedicated leader who embraces change and is highly motivated to create a social, political, economic, and cultural landscape that's conducive to staff and member success. She/he will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the association including:

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to articulate our mission and goals to members, stakeholders, and the community; communicate directly and clearly with staff and volunteers, and active listening skills
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to build (recruit and retain), lead, and motivate an effective team of staff, volunteers, and leadership
  • Understanding the importance of strategic planning and the ability to execute and implement an annual work plan to achieve the association’s goals and objectives
  • Financial leadership and understanding of sound financial management practices
  • Respectful, honest, transparent, and ethical leadership style
  • Respect for and ability to promote diversity with the Board, staff, and members
  • Progressive, innovative, thoughtful leadership


 The Executive Director is committed to the organization’s mission and vision and should have proven leadership experience. Concrete, demonstrable experience, and other qualifications including:



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and be persuasive and passionate as a communicator
  • Reside in Las Cruces, NM, or be willing to relocate
  • Minimum five years of leading and managing a team to achieve strategic goals and objectivates
  • Proven expertise in financial management in a non-profit organization, including budget preparation and implementation
  • Ability to travel to state and national meetings
  • Understanding of legal and ethical concerns



  • Agricultural background and strong interest in the NMF&LB mission
  • Experience maintaining a presence with public and elected officials
  • Proven track record of working successfully with a board of directors
  • A record in growing organizations from a revenue and value perspective






For consideration, please mail your resume and cover letter to:

New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Attn: Executive Committee

2220 N. Telshor Blvd.

Las Cruces, New Mexico  88011


All applications must be received by July 1, 2022.