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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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This page was last updated April 6, 2022.

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Recent Postings

Position NumberWorking TitleWhy This Job ExistsManager
122999Multi-Layered System Support SpecialistNew Mexico’s Multi-Layered System of Supports (MLSS) is a holistic intervention framework that guides educators to intervene quickly when students need additional supports. The MLSS Specialist facilitates and supports a statewide strategic plan for the NM MLSS framework. The Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering on going professional learning for New Mexico educators to ensure the MLSS framework, including interventions and gifted education and the use of the NM Instructional Scope, are successfully implemented across the state. The Specialist 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, the Specialist will be responsible for implementing statute and developing/maintaining NMAC rule related to MLSS by engaging agency leadership, New Mexico stakeholders, and national partners to ensure ongoing alignment to research and national trends including Accelerated Learning.Jacqueline Costales
122380Educator Growth & Development LiaisonThis position for the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), Educator Growth and Development Bureau directs
compliance monitoring and technical assistance to all New Mexico districts and charter schools in the implementation of federal
funds to support preparation, training, and recruiting high quality teachers and principals (Title IIA) and all other bureau
initiatives. This position monitors and directs districts and charter schools in meeting state guidelines for implementation of
evaluation, support of teachers, and effective, evidence based professional development as outlined in the Every Student
Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Candice Flint
122833Project Literacy SpecialistThis sponsored term funded position for the Public Education Department (PED) will serve as Project Literacy Specialist for federal literacy grants. This position will be providing planning and coordination of all state-level activities associated with federal literacy grants through September 30, 2024. The goal is to improve the preliteracy skills of children under age five and significantly increase the percentage of elementary, middle, and high-school students to meet the state¿s language and literacy proficiency standards. Specifically, the project will: * Support early language and literacy skills from birth to age 5. * Ensure that children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. * Boost reading proficiency for students in grades 4¿12 * Improve pre-literacy and literacy outcomes for disadvantaged/traditionally underserved children across the birth to grade 12 educational continuum. This position was approved thru the application process submitted to the US Department of Education (Federal Award ID Number ¿ S371C190015) and is fully funded through this award.Severo Martinez
122937Licensure ConsultantThis position for the Public Education Department, Educator Quality, Professional Licensure Bureau is responsible for determining qualifications and issuing licenses to teachers, administrators, and other instructional personnel in New Mexico. In addition, this position provides technical assistance to individuals seeking licensure and to local school officials who must hire licensed staff. This position may also assist with entering backgrounds.Jessica Green
122944Director of Math and ScienceThe Director of the Math and Science Bureau is responsible for supporting districts, schools, and educators in the content areas of
science, technology, math, engineering, computer science, and outdoor education. Director manages all bureau staff and serves
as a member of the Curriculum & Instructional Leadership team at PED.
Jacqueline Costales
122697Education-Administrator-AdvancedThis position exists to support compliance requirements associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B, State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 17.  Indicator 17’s focus is on improving math and reading literacy outcomes for K-3 students with disabilities in struggling New Mexico schools.  This position is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of curricula and instruction and developing and improving curricula to improve literacy outcomes for students with disabilities.  Twenty five percent (25%) of the Education Administrator Advanced (Curriculum Specialist) position will be dedicated to General Supervision IDEA-B requirements in support of the Special Education Division’s core compliance monitoring responsibilities.Tim Crum
123389Farm to School AdministratorThe Farm to school position enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. This includes coordinating the development of a district level nutrition program and develop statewide nutrition education for school districts and school food authorities in regards to Farm to School and its important work across the State of New Mexico.

Continue the development of a uniform programs across all agencies, including the administration of state appropriated monies, on-boarding and verifying of farmers, and trainings/professional development for nutrition providers

Organize an annual NM Grown Trainings to solicit community feedback on program expansion (adding additional products, increasing funding request from legislature, and more)

Provide technical assistance to school food authorities that are having difficulties meeting the requirements, procuring locally grown farmers and assisting with the process of helping farmers getting funding for their produce.

Ensure compliance and work closely with Governor’s Office to ensure program is meeting State requirements.

Providing technical assistance to over 225 school food authorities.

Michael Chavez
123142Operational AdministratorThe incumbent will be responsible for supporting daily and long-term operations within the agency and work closely with senior management to meet organizational objectives. This position will staff the Operations Bureau support the agency to improve functionality and communication so that PED will improve outcomes for our stakeholders and PED staff. This will allow PED to have qualitative, meaningful, and tangible results.Scott Wright
23308Health Education CoordinatorThis position for the Public Education Department (PED) Health Education Coordinator for the Safe & Healthy Schools Bureau serves as liaison and technical consultant for the 89 school districts and charter schools regarding health education, the Coordinated School Health Model, and the adherence to the PED Contents Standards with Benchmarks and Performance Standards for Health Education and Physical Education as graduation requirements. This position also provides evaluation and technical assistance on the formation and implementation of wellness policy for entities that receive the National School Lunch Program, and other rules and regulations related to school health.Anne Marlow-Geter
23478Statistician SupervisorThe 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 StatisticianThe 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 AnalystThe 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
21504Administrative Assistant to the Director of Options for Parents and Families DivisionThis 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
10106478Executive AssistantThe 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) SpecialistNew 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
21441Policy AnalystThis 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
10113239Non-Public School Liaison AssociateThis 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 AssociateThis 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
70076Tribal ConsultantThis 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
10113881Literacy CoachThis 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
21548Fund AnalystThis 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
10113270Fund AnalystThis 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/AuditorThe 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
21498IT Database Administrator IINew 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 IIThis 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
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