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We partner with educators, communities, and families to ensure that ALL students are healthy, secure in their identity, and holistically prepared for college, career, and life. If you would like to be part of a dynamic, collaborative, mission-driven team working in service and support of New Mexico’s public schools communities, check out the opportunities below and apply today!

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Position NumberWorking TitleWhy This Job ExistsManager
21382Assistant General Counsel This position for the Public Education Department (PED), is responsible for numerous areas of state and federal law such as: ESSA, FERPA, federal Impact Aid law, Inspection of Public Records Act, Open Meetings Act, State Procurement Code, State Personnel Act, Per Diem & Mileage Act, Public School Code (e.g., laws related to statutory duties of the PED and PEC, bilingual education, truancy, capital outlay, public school funding, school personnel, and Indian Education). Additionally, this position involves reviewing state contracts, civil litigation, and drafting/editing agency rules.Aaron Rodriguez
21576Assistant General Counsel The attorney in this position, for the Public Education Department’s (PED) Office of General Counsel (OGC), is responsible for advising on numerous areas of state and federal law, including the Public School Code, Public School Finance Act, Public School Personnel Act, State Personnel Act, Inspection of Public Records Act, Open Meetings Act, State Procurement Code, Per Diem & Mileage Act, ESSA, FERPA, IDEA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ADA, FMLA, Fair Labor Standards Act, and federal Impact Aid law. In addition to education law, areas of practice may include contract law, employment law, general litigation, and special education law. The attorney in this position will be asked to learn and gain competence in additional areas of law as needed by the PED. The attorney in this position may be asked to represent the PED in complex and sensitive matters and will be expected to apply a mastery of the law, PED programs, and PED operations to achieve agency goals. Three writing samples are required with your application.Aaron Rodriguez
23478Statistician Supervisor The Statistician Supervisor for the Public Education Department (PED) provides high-level technical support to the Research, Evaluation, and Accountability Bureau in collecting, extracting, validating, and preparing assessment, enrollment, attendance, college/career readiness, survey, graduation, and student/school performance data. This position manages the calculation of growth measures and value-added models used in the determination of school/district grades and educational program evaluation (e.g., English learner language acquisition, Priority Schools identification). The position must ensure that the state’s accountability system meets all requirements in state and federal statute, including the transition to the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Additionally, this position oversees all public and federal accountability reporting activities. This position supervises the work of senior data analysts and statisticians.Alexis Alvarez
21496Education Statistician The Education Statistician serves as an integral member of the Public Education Department’s Bureau of Research, Evaluation, and Accountability. As a member of this collegial team, this position helps implement New Mexico’s highly visible system of school, district, state and federal accountability by accurately analyzing and reporting K-12 education data from multiple sources. This position supports multiple state and federal accountability systems as well as internal and inter-agency programs that measure the effectiveness of schools and districts in increasing student proficiency in academic content, school attendance, high school graduation, enrollment in college, and completion of college credits. This position conducts and analyzes simple and complex statistical models including but not limited to growth models, designs evaluation methodologies, and performs analyses using large data sets. This position designs and implements graphical representations of statistical data including interactive displays. The position provides technical and statistical support for program evaluation activities, responds to multiple data queries, and contributes to written documentation and reports.Alexis Alvarez
21449Senior Data Analyst The Senior Data Analyst serves as an integral member of the Public Education Department’s Bureau of Research, Evaluation, and Accountability. As a member of this collegial team, this position helps implement New Mexico’s highly visible system of school, district, state and federal accountability by accurately analyzing and reporting K-12 education data from multiple sources.Alexis Alvarez
10101826School Transportation Specialist Provides oversight, technical assistance and training in all aspects of public school bus operationsAntonio Ortiz
73318PreK Program Specialist This position provides technical assistance to schools, districts, organizations, and individuals involved with New Mexico PreK programs, including implementing the FOCUS Quality Rating and Improvement System. Assistance to schools will include early literacy best practices, developmentally-appropriate, academically-challenging instructional strategies, and strategies to promote the social-emotional development of children. This person will assist special education directors to implement inclusive early childhood programs in public schools.Brenda Kofal
71542Managing Editor Collaborate with communications and strategic outreach teams to develop and implement workflow of all NMPED communications collateral, including but not limited to electronic newsletters, publications, and website, and helps maintain editorial quality of all communications materials that flow throughout the NMPED. This key position on the comms team helps to strengthen the accuracy, grammar, and clarity of materials and to codify processes within the agency, furthering the mission, vision, and goals via its various channels that reach a variety of constituents. It also assists constituent services team with high quality, timely, and consistent responses to constituent inquiries and provides regular reporting as needed. The position provides oversight on the quality of its communications materials and branding and helps accomplish the communications team’s overall goal of promoting transparency and conveying a positive image for the agency, which establishes the NMPED as a primary source of information about education in New Mexico.Carolyn Graham
10108046Public Relations Coordinator Collaborate with communications and strategic outreach teams to develop and implement social media strategy and PR strategy to help reengage families and educators with NMPED. This key position on the Communications team helps to convey and further the mission, vision, and goals of the agency via its various channels to reach a variety of constituents in order to promote transparency and convey a positive image for the agency and to establish the agency as the primary source of information about education in New Mexico.Carolyn Graham
10110472Options for Parents and Families Coordinator This position for the Public Education Department (PED) Options for Parents Division is required to administer processes regarding charter school authorization and authorizing practices. This position will collaborate with team responsible for implementing the Charter Schools Act, including participating in the administration and ongoing improvement of the division’s charter authorization procedures, standards and policies for monitoring, evaluation, renewal, suspension and revocation. This position will liaise closely with other PED divisions and Charter Schools Division team members to ensure charter schools are prepared, during their Implementation Year, to open the school in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.Corina Chavez
61758Deputy Director Charter Schools This position oversees State Charter School performance oversight monitoring and technical assistance work, including implementation of the annual site visit process, generation of annual performance reports; ensures quality reviews and recommendations of charter school proposals, renewal applications, and the implementation year requirements for state-charter schools; ensures high-quality technical assistance and training for prospective applicants, governing board members, and charter leadersCorina Chavez
21447Authorizing Administrator This position is required to administer processes regarding charter school authorization and authorizing practices. This position provides oversight, monitoring and technical assistance to charter schools in regards to the academic, organizational, and financial performance.Corina Chavez
21504Administrative Assistant to the Director of Options for Parents and Families Division This position for the Public Education Department (PED) will provide high level administrative support to the Director of Options for Parents and Families by conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, managing complaints and submissions of related to work with charter schools. The position performs clerical functions such as preparing correspondences, scheduling meetings, routing documents for signature, supporting the onboarding of team members. Additional duties may include processing travel documents, coordinating to endure information technology issues are resolvedCorina Chavez
21418Alternative and Dispute Resolution Coordinator This position administers implementation of IDEA Part B alternative dispute resolution processes under supervision of Chief Counsel for Special Education Division, to support work of Chief Counsel and Associate General Counsel for Special Education DivisionDebbie Poulin
40750Advanced Placement Coordinator The purpose of the position is to plan, direct, evaluate, coordinate and provide oversight for College and Career Readiness Initiatives, especially Advanced Placement. The incumbent will provide leadership, technical assistance, training and direction to school districts, community organizations, and other educational entities, in relation to accelerated learning options; and coordinate and conduct leadership events, technical assistance, and training to school and school districts in related areas of college and career readiness education.Elaine Perea
21560School Improvement Specialist This position exists to provide guidance, monitoring and technical assistance on Federal and State regulations to New Mexico Districts and Schools as related to ESSA, NM Vistas and the work of leadership development to support struggling schools and districts. The position is paid to participate in program design, produce tools and materials, develop resources, and provide and support professional development related to supporting schools, districts, and other team members. In addition, this position requires knowledge of NM PED – Priority Schools Bureau initiatives (RISE, Thrive, Lead, Achieve Excellence Rising, NM DASH, and School Improvement, Supports to CSI schools, etc.) and be able to accurately discuss and supportElisabeth Peterson
21458Education Administrator This position for the Public Education Department (PED), Student, Schools, and Family Support Bureau, will provide general support and assistance, leadership and direction, for grants that the bureau manages as directed by bureau chief. This position serves as a liaison between federal requirements and real time implementation in the field of grants the bureau manages. This position will assist the state in appropriate use of grant funds the bureau managesGabe Baca
10112135Education Administrator This position for the Public Education Department (PED), Student, Schools, and Family Support Bureau, will provide general support and assistance, leadership and direction, for grants that the bureau manages as directed by bureau chief. This position serves as a liaison between federal requirements and real time implementation in the field of grants the bureau manages. This position will assist the state in appropriate use of grant funds the bureau manages.Gabe Baca
10113271Education Data Administrator This position for the Public Education Department (PED), Community School Students Bureau, will provide general support and assistance, leadership and direction, for grants that the bureau manages as directed by bureau chief. This position serves as a liaison between federal requirements and real time implementation in the field of grants the bureau manages. This position will assist the state in appropriate use of grant funds the bureau manages.Gabe Baca
10106478Executive Assistant The position exists to provide high level administrative and fiscal support to the Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. The person in this role is responsible for all administrative support for the Deputy Cabinet Secretary. This support would include but not be limited to: proof reading all communication prior to distribution, calendar management, drafting correspondence, taking meeting minutes, responding to calls and emails on behalf of the Deputy Cabinet Secretary, and working closely with the Governor’s Office and Legislators. Additionally the person in this role is responsible for the management of all contracts, budgets, and invoicing for the Deputy Cabinet Secretary including obtaining quotes from possible vendors, assisting in negotiation, writing and routing all contracts as well as timely reimbursement all invoices and tracking of budgets to ensure monies are spent as allocated. The person in this role interacts on a daily basis with the Executive Leadership, Division Directors, Bureau Directors, division staff, district superintendents, charter school leaders, the Governor’s Office, and Legislative staff.Gwen Warniment
10113285Multi-Layered System Support (MLSS) Specialist New Mexico’s Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS) is a holistic intervention framework that guides educators to intervene quickly when students need additional supports. These positions exists to lead and maintain the statewide strategic plan for the NM MLSS framework. They are responsible for planning, developing, and delivering on going professional learning for all New Mexico educators to ensure the MLSS framework and other interventions, such as gifted education, are executed with fidelity across the state. They will also develop and implement ongoing technical assistance for all New Mexico educators including technical assistance manuals, a monitoring process, and putting a coaching network in place. Additionally they will be responsible for developing and implementing statute and rule related to MLSS by engaging agency leadership, legislative representatives, New Mexico stakeholders, and national partners to ensure ongoing alignment to research and national trends.Jacque Costales
21422Cloud Adoption Analyst The Cloud Adoption Analyst is needed to generate broader adoption of cloud technologies within the department. COVID-19 safe practices has resulted in remote working conditions for most Public Education Department staff and, consequently, driven the need to use cloud technologies to conduct mission critical work. Cloud tools and technologies offer flexibility and functionality that work well for staff working remotely and on site. Mission critical work streams that are facilitated by cloud-based tools include: Local Education Agency (LEA) collaboration, electronic approvals, department data collection and data analysis. These new tools and others will affect future work processes going forward into the future beyond the workplace restrictions of COVID The Cloud Adoption Analyst position will ensure that investments made in cloud technologies will be used by department staff in the most effective manner for mission critical work streams. The Cloud Adoption Analyst will work with department programs to understand their business needs and present solutions available from tools and technologies that have been or are anticipated to be purchased by the department. The Cloud Adoption Analyst will gather requirements, design solutions, integrate and/or configure various tools if needed, conduct testing sessions, train staff and document resulting solutions. In some cases, a formal project may need to convene with additional resources to provide complex solutions. The work of the Cloud Adoption Analyst will leverage investments in cloud technologies and work to prevent on site siloed work streams.Jean Wood
71541Policy Analyst This position will contribute to policy-making aligned with the department vision of providing a culturally and linguistically responsive education. It will assist in the coordination of all rule making for the department, including drafting in collaboration with program and leadership teams, managing the process according to regulation, ensuring and facilitating stakeholder engagement, receiving and tracking public comment, and publishing rules related to public education. The Policy Analyst also coordinates rule hearings, including selecting a hearing officer, properly posting notifications, and then finalizing and filing the rule. Further, this person conducts bill analysis during the legislative session and supports the policy division’s director and deputy director with additional tasks as assigned.John Sena
21441Policy Analyst This position will contribute to policy-making aligned with the department vision of providing a culturally and linguistically responsive education. It will assist in the coordination of all rule making for the department, including drafting in collaboration with program and leadership teams, managing the process according to regulation, ensuring and facilitating stakeholder engagement, receiving and tracking public comment, and publishing rules related to public education. The Policy Analyst also coordinates rule hearings, including selecting a hearing officer, properly posting notifications, and then finalizing and filing the rule. Further, this person conducts bill analysis during the legislative session and supports the policy division’s director and deputy director with additional tasks as assigned.John Sena
10111738Bilingual Multicultural Education Program Specialist To ensure accountability of and provide support to language programs within the Language and Culture Division. The Language and Culture Division is committed to supporting districts and charter schools with how to better serve language learners and implement the Bilingual Multicultural Education Act and Title III of ESEA.Kirsi Laine
10111739English Learner Specialist To ensure accountability of and provide support to English Learner programs within the Language and Culture Division. The Language and Culture Division is committed to supporting districts and charter schools with how to identify, serve, and exit English learners and implement language programs which provide culturally and linguistically responsive, rigorous instructional programming.Kirsi Laine
10113239Non-Public School Liaison Associate This position for the Public Education Department (PED) will provide general support and assistance, leadership and direction for the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program (EANS). This position serves as a liaison between federal requirements and real time implementation in the field. This position will assist the state in appropriate flow and use of grant funds the program manages. This position will provide professional advise and assistance to Non-Public Schools (NPS) and regional agencies for planning and development of programs, facilities, and equipment. This position will prepare and disseminate educational informationLouie Torrez
10113240Non-Public School Liaison Associate This position for the Public Education Department (PED) will provide general support and assistance, leadership and direction for the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program (EANS). This position serves as a liaison between federal requirements and real time implementation in the field. This position will assist the state in appropriate flow and use of grant funds the program manages. This position will provide professional advise and assistance to Non-Public Schools (NPS) and regional agencies for planning and development of programs, facilities, and equipment. This position will prepare and disseminate educational informationLouie Torrez
21523Assessment Project and Data Manager The Assessment Project and Data Manager oversees the rostering of student data, data validation and public reporting of assessment data. Assessment reporting criteria must meet federal peer review quality and criteria as required by the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)Lynn Vasquez
74051Information Technologies Project Manager This position will lead mission critical Public Education Department (PED) IT Projects to ensure successful completion within scope, schedule, budget, quality, and customer satisfaction metrics. Working collaboratively with PED management, this position will ensure project management practices adhere to Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Project Certification Committee (PCC) requirements, DoIT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) IT Contract requirements and DoIT procurement requirements.Mary Montoya
10109223Deputy Chief Information Officer Working in collaboration with PED CIO and the PED IT Management Team, the Deputy CIO sets the technical vision and direction of the IT Division, identifies strategic objectives and ensures that work assigned to staff and contractors and business case justifications for projects are aligned to the identified strategic objectives. This position sets the PED Technical Architecture and IT Roadmap. The Deputy CIO performs the dual role of Chief Technical Officer and as such performs technical reviews of all projects and initiatives to ensure technical alignment going forward.Mary Montoya
10109737Application Developer III This position for the Public Education Department (PED), is necessary for analyzing user requirements, documenting business procedures and problems, designing options, recommending solutions, project management (analysis, design, development, testing, production, maintenance and documentation), building web applications/interfaces, designing strategies for data migration and data re-characterization.Mary Montoya
73315Human Resource Administrator This position is responsible for providing and supporting a broad scope of human resource activity for the Public Education Department (PED) with an emphasis on customer service and operational consistency.Miranda Garcia
70075Navajo Nation Specialist This position will have a specific focus on outreach with the Navajo Nation to encourage cooperation among the educational leadership of the Navajo Nation to address the unique issues of educating students in Navajo communities that arise.Rebeca Reyes
70076Tribal Consultant This position will have a specific focus on Tribal Consultation to provide meaningful consultation to school districts and Tribes in developing, monitoring, and evaluating policies, procedures, and educational practices that are culturally responsive and strengthen tribal identity and educational achievement among Native American StudentsRebeca Reyes
21364Auditor This position performs compliance and other types of audit or project reviews – as assignedRosemary Whitegeese
10107960Assistant Director of Educator Quality The Assistant Director of Educator Quality will lead and manage all Department objectives that are associated with the preparation, pipeline, and recruitment of individuals to the education profession in New Mexico.Seana Flanagan
10113882Literacy Coach This position for the Public Education Department (PED) will serve as Literacy Coach (k-12) including for the NM Structured Literacy and Dyslexia Screener Statewide Initiative. This position requires skills in job-embedded coaching, professional development, planning, modeling, and supporting research-based strategies in reading instruction and the science of readingSevero Martinez
10113881Literacy Coach This position for the Public Education Department (PED) will serve as Literacy Coach (k-12) including for the NM Structured Literacy and Dyslexia Screener Statewide Initiative. This position requires skills in job-embedded coaching, professional development, planning, modeling, and supporting research-based strategies in reading instruction and the science of readingSevero Martinez
10113880Structured Literacy Project Manager This position for the Public Education Department (PED) will serve as Structured Literacy Manager for the NM Structured Literacy and Dyslexia Screener Statewide Initiative. Project manager will develop a strategic project plan for short- and long-term implementing and coordinating of Structured Literacy throughout the state of New Mexico; including projecting budget allocation based on available resources. The project manager would collaborate with other contracted service providers and agency stakeholders to coordinate Structured Literacy professional learning opportunities across the state including a plan for the support of district coaches and, if applicable coaches at the REC &/or state level in which the project manager would oversee. Support and coordinating the review of all LEA and Charter Literacy Plans, including providing feedback to NMPED and LEAs/ charters regarding their efforts to ensure students who are having difficulty learning to read, write, spell, understand spoken language or express thoughts clearly receive appropriate classroom interventions through Structured Literacy. Project Manager will oversee, collaborating with other relevant bureaus, guidance to LEAs and charters on the English Dyslexia Screener options and acquire a Spanish Dyslexia Screener for the state that is research based and proven effective and working with NMPED team (ex. / Information Tech Bureau, Literacy Bureau, etc.) to develop system for schools to report first grade screener data in STARS (or applicable system). Project Manager will also oversee literacy coaches who will provide technical assistance to all LEAs specific to this initiative. In addition, position will provide guidance for secondary schools in the science of reading, aligned to information above but as developmentally appropriate for the levelSevero Martinez
21453Humanities Program Specialist The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide professional leadership, consultation and support to LEAs/Charters related to the arts (dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts), social studies, culture, and humanities with focus on applied learning through policy development, technical assistance, and professional, learning to support teaching, building student success by teaming across the agency, community and life-long learning. This position provides direction and leadership for the overall administration and coordination of the Social Studies and Humanities, programs for grades K-12 and ensures the effective implementation of CCSS NM Standards, NM Core Arts Standards, K-12 National Arts Standards, and the New Mexico Instructional Scope. The position develops, implements, and monitors the K-12 Social Studies and Art programs in LEAs/Charters. This position requires skills in job-embedded coaching, professional development, planning, modeling, and supporting research-based strategies in areas related to the Humanities.Severo Martinez
21548Fund Analyst This position serves the Public Education Department (PED) to monitor and review budget adjustments and requests for reimbursement pertaining to multiple, complex federal and state grant sub-awards issued to public school districts, state charters, postsecondary institutions, Bureau of Indian education institutions and contractually based organizations. This position primarily services capital funds related to statewide and direct appropriations.Susan Lucero
21486Financial Specialist This position for the Public Education Department (PED) is primarily responsible for preparing purchase orders and payable vouchers in the State of New Mexico SHARE system. This requires processing of information from spreadsheets and reports, transferring data from SHARE accounts payable into the PED’s Operating Budget and Management System (OBMS) subsidiary ledger; and preparing documentation for submission to the Department of Finance and Administration. A major emphasis of this position requires accurate data entry for various grants, capable of processing large volumes of data with high accuracy, ability to provide attention to detail, and effectively handling written and verbal communication with school entities, contractors and internal personnel.Susan Lucero
10113269Fund Analyst This position for the Public Education Department (PED) is responsible for reviewing and approving budget adjustment requests and reimbursement requests through the PED Operating Budget Management System (OBMS) from school districts, charter schools, Bureau of Indian Education entities, postsecondary institutions and contractually based organizations. Position must be able to decipher various financial reports and documents for compliance with federal and state regulations and exercise independent decision-making.Susan Lucero
10113270Fund Analyst This position for the Public Education Department (PED) is responsible for reviewing and approving budget adjustment requests and reimbursement requests through the PED Operating Budget Management System (OBMS) from school districts, charter schools, Bureau of Indian Education entities, postsecondary institutions and contractually based organizations. Position must be able to decipher various financial reports and documents for compliance with federal and state regulations and exercise independent decision-making.Susan Lucero
10112190Accountant/Auditor The Accountant Auditor position will be responsible for processing budget actions and reimbursement requests resulting from the United States Department of Education award of $108M to the NM Public Education Department sourced from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Security Act), Public Law 116-136).Susan Lucero
21485Fund Analyst This position for the Public Education Department (PED) is responsible for reviewing and approving budget adjustment requests and reimbursement requests through the PED Operating Budget Management System (OBMS) from school districts, charter schools, Bureau of Indian Education entities, postsecondary institutions and contractually based organizations. Position must be able to decipher various financial reports and documents and exercise independent decision-makingSusan Lucero
21426Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretary This position for the Public Education Department (PED) provides high level support and administrative functions for the Director of the Special Education Division (SED) and the State Deputy Director as needed.Tim Crum
21498IT Database Administrator II New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is responsible for the collection, storage, and reporting of PreK-12 education data for the State of New Mexico. The purpose of the Database Administrator II position is to ensure that NMPED maintains a healthy and sophisticated IT database environment. The incumbent will utilize their expertise to ensure secure high quality and efficient database performance across NMPEDs Federal Programming databases, including but not limited to those utilized with Title I and Title IV.Tomas Aguirre
74049IT Network Administrator II This position will be responsible for prioritizing limited technical resources to address complex high-profile situations and competing / conflicting advanced technical issues. Makes significant, autonomous decisions that impact a wide range of multiplatform integrated systems under broad supervisory guidelines. Operates within broad strategic guidelines. Decisions have a significant enterprise-wide operational impact that can span multiple agencies and may be difficult or impossible to reverse (i.e., mistakes would create extensive damage and require significant rebuilding and restoration.) Many decisions rendered in unique, unplanned, and unpredictable circumstances with a significant, complex engineering, planning, and integration at the cutting edge of new technology. Involves comprehensive, highly specialized technical research, policy interpretation, and discerning the intent of high-level regulatory guidance.Tomas Aguirre
10106707Youth & Community Liaison The purpose of this position is integral to the operations of the agency and in direct support of the strategic outreach team and execution of the agency’s strategic plan. This position exists to engage in meaningful communications regarding key initiatives, solicit youth and community feedback, and to develop and execute a youth engagement program in support of the agency’s strategic outreach efforts. This position also exists to plan, coordinate, and execute events to promote engagement with target audiences, in collaboration with the other liaisons on the engagement team. This position will also serve as a liaison to stakeholders and build a coalition on key issues, supporting civic and legislative engagement across New Mexico’s school communities.Zach Chavez
21540Deputy Director of School Budget Bureau Compiles and administers the state aid, education funding formula, manages oversight of school district and charter school finances, manages the Operating Budget approval process, represents the Director in his absence, supervises staff with similar oversight and approval functions and many other duties as assigned.Eileen Marrujo
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