Career Opportunities

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.

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


The governance of NMIS is vested in the Governing Council (GC). The purpose of the GC is to govern NMIS in accordance with the terms of its charter, in compliance with the NM Charter Schools Act. Roles of the GC include assisting in developing educational and operational rules and policies, implementation of the annual budget, and overseeing Parent-Led Committees with the goal of attaining the goals and objectives set out by the NMIS charter approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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