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Executive Director


Executive Director of Alb SANE Collaborative


The Director will oversee the development and implementation of all administrative, fiscal, and programmatic aspects of the non-profit Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Collaborative. The job requires experience with budget and financial management, grant writing and fundraising, and management of both program and staff. Financial acumen is a core function of the position. A full job description can be found here. Anticipated start date is summer 2023. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, and list three professional references to by Friday, April 14th.

Recruitment Notice

Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Collaborative seeks to hire an Executive Director who has the experience, skills, and visionary leadership to manage a community non-profit agency that provides medical and forensic services to patients who survive interpersonal violence.

The Executive Director reports to the SANE Board of Directors. SANE offers a benefits package that includes vacation and earned sick leave, holiday pay, a contribution towards health care, and a 3% employer match toward a simple IRA. Salary range is $82,500 to $92,000 depending on experience and is based on a 35 hours per week position. Occasional evening/weekend events.


Albuquerque SANE is a healthy, strong non-profit organization with 27 years leadership as the largest and oldest SANE program in New Mexico. We have a strong team of advanced trained nurses who provide 24/7 on-call coverage to help individuals who experience domestic or sexual violence. Alb SANE has two locations, one in Alb and the other in Los Lunas. We serve an average of 550+ patients per year. Alb SANE receives funds from the City of Albuquerque, the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the NM Crime Victim Reparation Commission as well as grants and donations.  Alb SANE works with the full continuum of programs who serve victims of crime, including advocacy, law enforcement, crime labs, prosecution/legal services, and counseling/mental health programs.


Position at Albuquerque SANE

Required experience includes budget and financial management, grant writing/fundraising, and management of both program and staff. Financial acumen is a core function of the position. Being an agile learner is an asset! Community collaboration, knowledge of the medical and/or criminal fields are a plus.


Individuals interested in working for Albuquerque SANE need to meet minimum qualifications:

  • Driver’s license and access to personal vehicle

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings

Applicants are encouraged to have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Minimum of a BA, with an advanced degree in related field preferred

  • Minimum of 4 years of management experience, with prior non-profit or healthcare program administration preferred

  • Prior fiscal management required with demonstrated ability to set, meet, and report financial statements and priorities

  • Grant writing and reporting, experience with fundraising

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills, which demonstrate sound decision making

  • Strong coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; abilities to persuade, negotiate, and resolve conflict

  • Demonstrated presentation, public speaking, and communication skills

  • Experience in staff hiring, management and retention

  • Familiarity and/or relationships with New Mexico funding and program agencies and the New Mexico legislative process would be helpful


We are seeking an energetic and stress-tolerant leader who is committed to supporting our team, spearheading the ever-changing work of providing trauma-informed victim services, and making our community safer. 



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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner


Forensic Nursing


A forensic nurse is a Registered or Advanced Practice Nurse who has advanced education and training in the specialized care of patients who are experiencing violence. Forensic nurses work in a variety of fields, including sexual assault (as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners or SANEs), domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, elder mistreatment, death investigation, etc. For more information about careers, educational opportunities, and the certification process for forensic nursing, visit the website for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) at


SANE Programs and SANE Training in New Mexico

The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs ( supports eleven SANE Programs in New Mexico. Many of the NM SANE programs also serve victims of domestic violence and/or child sexual abuse. The Coalition also provides the 40-hour New Mexico SANE training twice a year, usually in the Spring and Fall. This training meets the national standards outlined by the US Department of Justice in their National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations (Google it – it’s a great resource for someone interested in becoming a SANE!)


Job Openings at Albuquerque SANE

We are currently not hiring nurses, but if you are interested in becoming a SANE in the future, and if you can balance the requirements of the initial training and a part-time job in addition to your other work, home and life commitments, you are invited to send an email expressing your interest to Please attach your most current resume.


Individuals interested in working for Albuquerque SANE need to meet minimum qualifications:

  • A current RN licensure to practice in New Mexico

  • BLS certification

  • At least 3 years nursing experience

  • You are required to have individual malpractice insurance (1,000,000/3,000,000)

  • Be able to pass a criminal background check


We ask our nurses to work a minimum of three 12-hour on-call shifts per month one of which must be night shift; at least one holiday per calendar year; an ability to respond to pages within 5 minutes and ability to be on-site within 60 minutes of the first page.


Based on our staffing needs, we interview new candidates twice a year – usually a month or two before the Coalition’s SANE Training. The initial training and precept process (equipment competency, speculum skills, shadowing and being shadowed) can take 3 to 5 months before a new nurse can practice independently and receive pay.  Not for the faint hearted but if you are interested, send your resume to and we’ll get back to you.

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