Farmworker Advocate

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) seeks a part-time Farmworker Advocate to work on a year-long project with agricultural workers to identify major issues affecting the community and advance campaigns to protect rights and improve economic opportunities. This person will also assist with coordinating the New Mexico Coalition of Agricultural Workers and Advocates (NM CAWA), a large farmworker-focused coalition in the southern part of the state.

NMCLP is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in impact litigation and policy advocacy to advance the health, economic, and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education, and media. To learn more about NMCLP, please visit our website at

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and conduct community events, meetings, and gatherings that provide outreach to agricultural workers and identify leaders within the community.
  • Gather leaders within the agricultural worker community to discuss workplace issues and potential solutions using policy advocacy and potential litigation strategies.
  • Provide and assist with developing Know Your Rights presentations, resources, and factsheets to build awareness of workplace rights and how to connect with attorneys, agencies, and organizations that can help resolve issues.
  • Support leaders within the agricultural worker community to identify priorities for policy change and participate in campaigns to publicize and advance these goals.
  • Develop a good understanding of the farms and dairies in New Mexico, mapping them as needed to develop outreach and advocacy strategies. 
  • Serve as a liaison for farmworkers when meeting with the State or other organizations. 
  • Create space and times for community leaders to engage with NM Coalition of Agricultural Workers and Advocates (NM CAWA) and its member organizations.  
  • Assist with coordinating the NM CAWA coalition by organizing its community event series and managing committees that focus on different projects to support and uplift farmworkers. 

Required Characteristics:

  • Passion for advocacy and advancing economic and racial justice in New Mexico’s communities. 
  • Highly organized and capable of managing several projects with different deadlines simultaneously.
  • Well-connected (or willing to connect) with agricultural workers throughout the state and New Mexico-based organizations that represent and serve agricultural workers.
  • Willing to work early mornings and late evenings to connect with agricultural workers throughout New Mexico, primarily southern New Mexico.
  • Willing to and capable of going out to fields, dairies, and other locations where agricultural workers labor.
  • Collaborative mindset and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in teams and in close partnership with attorneys, advocates, and community members
  • Fluent in both Spanish and English.

Things to know about the job:

  • This is a part-time position of 25-30 hours per week and temporary for one-year, with further employment subject to the outcomes of the project and availability of resources.
  • Hybrid in-person and remote work, with travel within the state
  • Annual salary ranges from $37,500 to $48,500 for a part-time 25 hour week, depending on experience, and a robust benefits package including vacation leave, holidays, sick days, and health insurance and retirement plan options.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a healthy, collaborative, and inclusive work environment for a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Native, and indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and New Mexicans and individuals of multiple backgrounds and identities.

Email your resume and cover letter that describes why you are interested in working in this position with NMCLP to

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