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New Mexico International School is an APS-authorized K-6 charter school in Albuquerque.

We are an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the Primary Years’ Programme, as well as a dual language Spanish/English immersion model.

NMIS is an equal opportunity employer. Equal opportunity is assured to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, ethnicity, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin,ancestry, or age.

Bilingual Classroom Teacher

New Mexico International School is looking for Classroom Teachers to join our team! 

Summary of position:  This employee is responsible for the planning, developing, evaluating and delivering of direct instruction in the subject areas assigned annually for the students on the employee’s roster, as well as the safety and wellbeing of all students on campus. 

FLSA Status:  Exempt (professional)

School Personnel Act Classification:  Licensed

Immediate supervisor:  School Director

Compensation:  Salaried, according to placement on NMIS Teacher Salary Schedule.  See Salary Schedule. Bilingual Education Teacher Stipend available for properly endorsed teachers servicing children in Spanish.  See Appendix 3.

Hours: Full-time employees must be present on campus M-F from 8:10am – 3:30pm, minus 30 minute lunch, per dates shown on annual NMIS Instructional Calendar.  However, duties may extend beyond required on-campus hours.  Part-time employees will have varied on-campus required hours/days proportional to their full time equivalency as agreed upon between administrator and employee.

Standards of Performance Review:  NMTEACH Evaluation

Receives Paid Personal Leave under NMIS Policy:  Yes

Certification/Educational Qualifications:

  •  Be appropriately licensed and endorsed with current New Mexico PED-issued license and endorsement(s) for specific annual assignment, in accordance with NMPED’s annual Staff License Requirement document.
  • Current trainings in accordance with this Employee Handbook and GC Policy (e.g. Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.) 
  • Current background check in compliance with school policy
  • Familiarity with International Baccalaureate program and teaching methodologies and continual professional development in IB.

Physical/Mental Qualifications

  • Be able to lift and carry 30 pounds.
  • Be able to stand for 30 consecutive minutes.
  • Be able to safely and effectively supervise groups of students in varied conditions, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Be fluent in English and Spanish, if placed in bilingual assignment
Job Duties

Essential functions:  Classroom Teacher must do the following, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  1. Be physically present on campus according to work schedule.
  2. Provide direct, daily instruction, in line with school’s mission and vision.
  3. Abide by all NMIS school policies procedures, NMIS Employee Handbook, and relevant sections of New Mexico Statute (NMSA) and code (NMAC).
  4. Enforce all NMIS student policies and community policies and directives found in Family Handbook.
  5. Maintain confidentiality of student and family information.
  6. Maintain a standard of care appropriate for the maturity level of students under supervision.
  7. Provide Tier 1 instructional services by directly instructing students individually and in groups, effectively utilizing a diverse array of teaching techniques (e.g. lecture, discussion, inquiry, experimentation, etc.) in order to maximize all students’ academic and personal outcomes.   
  8. Create lesson and unit plans in accordance with International Baccalaureates’ (IB) Primary Years’ Program (PYP) guidelines and requirements, and align instruction with Common Core or New Mexico Instructional Standards for all subject areas relevant to the grade level(s) assigned.
  9. Establish clear objectives for all lessons and evaluate extent to which students attained these objectives.
  10. Effectively shelter instruction to students who have limited/no proficiency in the language of instruction.
  11. Provide Tier 2 instructional services by adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and provide intervention support to students identified as needing support in small groups or individually.
  12. Physically attend and participate in all SAT, IEP and 504 meetings for students on teacher’s roster, as directed by school administration.  Such meetings may extend beyond on-campus required hours.
  13. When applicable, monitor and direct student activity in accordance with a student’s Individualized Education Program, 504 Plan, Behavior Intervention Plan, and/or Student Assistant Team determinations, and the school’s policies and procedures.
  14. Plan, schedule, conduct and be physically present for at least two parent/teacher conferences per year for each child rostered according to the parent/teacher conference dates in the annual calendar.
  15. Administer assessments required by State regulations and school policies, including bilingual assessments if working in bilingual assignment.
  16. Assist in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments as directed by school administration.
  17. Maintain accurate records of students’ progress.
  18. Regularly analyze student achievement data to make instructional decisions.
  19. Be proactive and diligent in classroom management strategies, in accordance with school discipline policies.
  20. Maintain a positive and effective learning environment that is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  21. Provide cultural experiences for students in accordance with school’s international focus.
  22. Display desire to work with students and responds to students as individuals.
  23. Participate regularly in and be physically present for grade level and staff meetings. Such meetings may extend beyond on-campus required hours.
  24. Successful completion of  school-provided professional development sessions, as directed.  Such sessions may extend beyond on-campus required dates and hours.
  25. Communicate regularly with families regarding student progress and classroom activities via articles in the school weekly newsletter and additional methods at the teacher’s discretion.  
  26. Provide detailed lesson plans and class schedule to substitute teachers when absent.
  27. Have prepared and maintain at least 3 days of emergency substitute plans for unforseen absences, and store these plans in accordance with direction from school administration. 

Additional functions:  Classroom Teacher is expected to do the following additional functions to adequately complete the duties of the position.

  1. Attend NMIS community events as directed by school administration, that may be on- or off-campus and may extend beyond on-campus required hours.
  2. Plan and coordinate at least four field trips per semester to age-appropriate locations related to in-class topics of study, in accordance with field trip planning procedures.
  3. Placing orders, as necessary, for classroom materials and supplies for current year and subsequent year and in accordance with NMIS policy.
  4. Work collaboratively with all staff members.
  5. Supervise and evaluate educational assistants (if assigned to your room) on how best to support instruction.
  6. Provide safe and effective supervision of students before, during, and after school in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors.
  7. For teachers who are not new to NMIS, being the ‘mentor’/first point of contact for new grade level teaching 
  8. Successfully and satisfactorily complete additional leadership duties if under a Level III license.
  9. Other duties as assigned by school administration.

This position is subject to the completion of a background check in compliance with school policy.

Interested candidates send letter of interest/resume to

Building Custodian

New Mexico International School is looking for a building custodian to join our team! This person would report to the Head Custodian and be jointly responsible for cleaning and assisting in maintaining the entire school grounds as part of a team of three custodial staff. We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work in keeping a building clean, sanitized and something the school community is proud of! The square footage to be cleaned for the upcoming year is approximately 55,000 square feet. (Square footage, time, and total pay are subject to increase in future years.)  
Duties include:

● Thorough cleaning and sanitizing of assigned areas of the building per a stated schedule (see sample cleaning schedule).
● Minor building repairs/maintenance as requested and able.
● Notify supervisors of repairs needed.
● Complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
● Knowledge of or ability to learn how to safely use cleaning solutions and cleaning supplies and
● May include supervision of students during lunch.
● Work with contracted cleaning services when necessary.
● Work hours may occur after regular school hours/on weekends periodically as needed

Required qualifications:

● Great attention to detail.
● Ability to manage your time efficiently.
● Work well when supervisors are not present.
● Independent thinker and problem solver.
● Ability to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
● Light computer skills- ability to check emails and schedules using a school-issued laptop, on a
daily basis.
● Literate- able to read warning labels and instructions.
● Pass a background check.
● Ability to provide proof to legally work in the United States.
Preferred Qualifications:
● General knowledge of minor building repairs and maintenance.

● Knowledge of or ability to learn how to maintain cleaning equipment.

This is a part time position (20 to 35 hours a week) to start July 20, 2020 and runs through early June
with extended school breaks and five weeks off in the summer Retirement benefits included. Work
hours are to be determined, an AM or PM shift between the hours of 6am and 6pm. Pay starts at $12
an hour, based on experience.

To apply for this position send your resume to

Operations Assistant

New Mexico International School is looking for an Operations Assistant to join our team!  This is a full time, non-exempt position with benefits.
  • Primary role is to oversee the effective operation of two programs in a school setting: After School Classes and the School’s Before and After School Daycare Program.
  • In addition, the position will provide general administrative support to the Operations Manager and indirect supervisors.
  • Minimum high school diploma/equivalent plus 2 years’ experience working in an office or school setting;
  • Administrative/office certificate or Associate degree preferred.
Key Skills a qualified candidate should possess:
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional appearance
  • Detail oriented and ability to follow directions
  • Ability to multitask
  • The willingness to learn and implement and also a self-starter and innovative in working toward making processes most effective.
  • Responsible individual who can maintain confidentiality of student and family information
  • Ability to supervise daycare assistants and manage after school class vendors
  • Dependable with a great work ethic
  • The normal work day for this position is 7:45am to 3:45pm with occasionally needing to substitute for Before and After School Workers if substitutes are not available.  This position is on the NMIS administrative schedule with time off in the summer and school winter and spring breaks.  The hourly rate starts at $14/hr, dependent on experience.

This position is subject to the completion of a background check in compliance with school policy.

Interested candidates send letter of interest/resume to

Substitute Teacher

New Mexico International School is always looking for Substitute Teachers to join our team! Substitute Teachers perform the instructional and classroom management processes for teachers who are absent for a day or longer periods of time. Candidates need to be flexible in their availability.

Substitute Teacher Responsibilities:
  • Read teacher plans to know if someone in their class has allergies.
  • Adhere to the curriculum and lesson plans assigned by the regular teacher.
  • Follow procedures and achieve lesson goals.
  • Assign and explain homework.
  • Oversee students outside of the classroom including in the pickup line, hallways, play yard, park, drop off and cafeteria.
  • Comply with all school regulations and policies at all times.
  • Take attendance and document daily notes.
  • Ensure classroom and work is kept clean and orderly.
  • Oversee the normal classroom rhythms and activities.
  • Compile a report for the teacher for when he/she returns.
Substitute Teacher Requirements:
  • High School Diploma.
  • Minimum 60 college credit hours for teachers; Level 3A Educational Assistant license for EA’s.
  • Education requirement may be waived under extenuating circumstances
  • Bachelor’s Degree/teaching certificate, highly desired.
  • Valid New Mexico Substitute Teaching license
Knowledge, skills and abilities: The minimum expectations for this job are as follows:
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and coordinate the work of others.
  • Knowledge of New Mexico International School policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect.
  • Knowledge of all laws, regulations and guidelines affecting teachers and students.
  • Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and staff.
Working Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an incumbent encounter while performing the essential functions of this job:
  • The Substitute will work with other New Mexico International staff members in a team environment, which may include the administrative staff, parents, students, and advocates.
  • Frequent interactions with people in person and/or on the phone as necessary.
  • Functions are primarily indoors and outside in a normal school environment.
  • The Substitute will also meet with and escort students outdoors and will perform the essential functions of this job in a variety of locations.
Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds of supplies which requires bending stooping and/or lifting.
  • The employee must be able to use a variety of instructional materials in the classroom.
  • The employee must be able to use hands and arms to manipulate objects.
  • The employee must use keyboards, audiovisual, tools and other controls.
  • The employee must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
  • The employee must have normal vision and hearing with or without aid.
  • The employee must be able to move about the campus area unaided during the day.

The normal work day for this position is either a full day, 8am to 3:30pm or a half day, 8am to 11:45am or 11:45am to 3:30pm.  The hourly rate is $16.

This position is subject to the completion of a background check in compliance with school policy.

Interested candidates send letter of interest/resume to

7215 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 503-7670