a lively & rewarding place to work.

Careers at Adelante

We are always looking for caring and capable people who are excited about the possibility of making a difference in their community while they make a living. Adelante is among the largest and most diverse nonprofit agencies in New Mexico, and has plenty of opportunities for advancement. 

A majority of our employees work directly with people with disabilities and seniors. As a relatively large organization, there are lots of other jobs such as HR, marketing, fundraising, IT, business operations, management and more. 

Explore Current Job Openings

Our Work Culture

At Adelante, we enjoy working together to improve our community. We are known for innovation and quality and appreciate employees that do, too. We have quarterly staff meetings when great work is recognized with Employee of the Quarter and Superstar of the Quarter and organization news is shared (see below for some of our current news).

Adelante offers employees a great benefit package which includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement savings account with a company match, employee assistance program, wellness benefits and more.

We also offer perks like free tax help, education scholarships, discounts at our thrift store, discounts on cell phone service, low-cost computers through DiverseIT and more through the ACE initiative, which stands for Adelante Cares for Employees.

For convenience, our team can view their pay stubs and other key information on a mobile app.


Sheila A. Moore & Jim Bullard Scholarships

Sheila Moore and Jim Bullard were both long-term Adelante employees that valued the professional development of our team members. They not only started programs at Adelante, they nurtured the next generation of leaders for many, many years. Upon their retirements, Adelante began scholarship programs to honor Jim and Sheila and to support the educational and professional growth of employees.

The Sheila A. Moore Scholarship Fund is for current employees (working 20 or more hours a week) and their legal dependents. The funds support all professional and continuing education tracks including college tuition and books.

Sheila A Moore Scholarship Fund Application

The Jim Bullard Technology, Facilities & Project Management Training Fund is for current employees (working 20 or more hours a week) only.  This professional development funding is focused on the fields of technology, facilities, skilled trades and project management.

Jim Bullard Training Fund Application

Adelante values our staff members and encourages people to apply. For further questions about criteria or to verify receipt of an application, please contact Lorna Diwayan, the Benefits-Wellness person on our Human Resources team. Email: LMDiwayan@GoAdelante.org or office phone (505)341-7153.

Employee News

Bargain Square Thrift Store is Open Again!

Bargain Square Thrift Store is Open Again!

Bargain Square opened again on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The new store is located at 19554 NM-314 S, Belen, New Mexico 87002, between Los Lunas and Belen. The store is open 10 am to 5 pm daily. Adelante bought the former Sears retail site just north of Belen after...

Helping Seniors Get Food & Benefits During COVID-19

Helping Seniors Get Food & Benefits During COVID-19

With COVID-19, now, more than ever, seniors need help in getting food. Adelante's community resources are here for them. You may know that we serve meals to seniors at several senior centers in Doña Ana County, near Las Cruces. Like many food services, we had to...

How You Can Support Adelante During the Pandemic

How You Can Support Adelante During the Pandemic

Lots of caring folks have asked how they can support Adelante during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, we are sharing a few of our ideas with you. We thank you for caring about our mission and nonprofit work across New Mexico! 1. Support our businesses that are...

Lots of Ways to Work

Working as direct support staff is a rewarding job that can involve supporting someone at work, an a community setting, or in their home. Adelante has an innovative way of hiring wherein candidates actually tryout the position before being hired to see what it’s like. You might be surprised what direct care looks like. Check out this video on Facebook.

You can also work on the administrative teams at Adelante including HR, IT, fundraising, marketing and more.


Basic Requirements

Because we work closely with people who are vulnerable and their care is our primary concern, all of our positions require a background check and drug test. Though experience is appreciated, it is not always required. Adelante provides all of the state-required trainings to our incoming staff members so they can work safely and effectively. Many positions require employees to drive for the agency, and for those positions a good driving record is required. More specifics are listed on the individual job openings. To apply, click on the “apply” button at the bottom of each job listing.


Have a Disability? We can help you find a job!

At Adelante, we are actively working to help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace. Our primary objective is to help you find competitive employment in the community and we offer that service through EmployAbility or Ticket to Work.

Adelante also likes to demonstrate that people with disabilities are great employees, so we actively hire for our organization. Feel free to browse the job openings.

If you have a severe disability and would like to work in a more supported position, or if you are a case manager or guardian for someone who does, contact us to arrange a tour or find out about jobs available through Adelante Enterprises. No experience is necessary and there are opportunities for advancement.

Call 505.341.7144 or email ExplorePrograms@GoAdelante.org