Job Opening



Thornburg Foundation

Position:  Policy Officer – Water, Thornburg Foundation

Reports to:  Executive Director

Based:  Thornburg Foundation Office, 2300 Ridgetop Road, Santa Fe

Hours:  Full-Time


The Thornburg Foundation is seeking applications from qualified candidates to establish and lead a new Water Initiative at the Foundation. The Water Initiative will focus on advancement of policy reforms, planning efforts, research and data, and other work to modernize and transform water management in New Mexico.

The Initiative will be driven by collaborative approaches and informed by community needs. Partnerships with Tribal and Hispanic communities will be particularly important for this work. As this is a new initiative area, the position will lead the development and establishment of the Foundation’s strategic plan for the Water Initiative; once the plan is approved by the executive director and board of directors, the Water Policy Officer will then be chiefly responsible for developing and managing a multi-year grantmaking portfolio consistent with the strategic plan.

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To Apply:

No phone calls.

Please submit a cover letter that specifically addresses how your expertise and background match the job description requirements, your resume, and contact information for three references (two must be former or current employers) by January 5, 2021.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three References
  • Deadline January 5, 2021

Email applications to and include “Water Policy Officer” in the subject line.

We plan for first-round interviews for this position to be conducted remotely between January 11-22, 2021. The target start for the position is March 2021.

The Thornburg Foundation believes that diversity and inclusivity are vital to positive long-term success for our strategies and the foundation’s outcomes.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. The Foundation now reports to the board of directors on diversity and inclusivity and continually works to bring awareness to the importance of this issue.