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Educational Asst

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

NMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, O’Loughlin House, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY) (8/2017 version)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Tom Dean
Department Contact Phone 575-646-2584
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700565S
Classification Title Educational Asst
Position Job Title Educational Asst
College/Division Cooperative Extension Service
Department 313250-Admin and Pgm Unit Grant Cnty
Position Number 719522
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 0.50
Reports To Position Title Ext Home Econ
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 10.10
Pay Level 03
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary


New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Help provide 4-H and Agricultural Programs to the community while working in conjunction with County office Nutrition Educator and Ag Agent. Will assist with extension outreach through various events such as fairs, community events, school events and 4-H events around the county.

Required Education

Associate’s degree in a related field

Required Experience


Classification Summary

Under general supervision responsible paraprofessional work an education program. Performs duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Classification Standard Duties

Plans, organizes, schedules and conducts classes for youth and/or adults. May supervise indoor and outdoor activities of children; assist in feeding children; assists in planning and scheduling programs; may make referral reports; may organize and participate in various activities related to the educational program; attends staff meetings, in-service training sessions and other work related functions as necessary; May direct children in eating, resting and toileting; may be responsible for the care of infants; assists in keeping areas tidy; maintains discipline and guidance; may assist in keeping accounting and other records; assists with teacher/parent conferences; may administer pre and post assessments; may deal with student/parent concerns; may record behavior; may monitor records; performs related work as assigned.


Knowledge of techniques and procedures required in teaching techniques and skills.


Communication and basic teaching skills


Ability to establish and maintain a congenial working relationship with children, associates and the public; follow oral and written instructions; establish effective relationships as a teacher; work in a self-contained or team teaching situation; supervise subordinates; deal with children one-on-one and in groups.

Equivalency Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5), Shift: Other Shift
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

Hours may vary depending on schedule.

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico GR-Grant
Work Site 2610 North Silver Street Silver City, NM 88061
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 11/14/2017
Closing Date 11/28/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or Volunteer work does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have an Associate’s degree or higher level education in Child Development or closely related field.
    • Yes, Certification (CDC or CDA) plus 2 years of directly related experience in an early childhood classroom working directly with children 0-5 years old.
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
  2. Other Document