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Ed Fellow (Educational Assistant)

William W. & Josephine Dorn Community is currently seeking to fill their open Ed Fellow position.

Job Overview

Job Description

This is an opportunity funded through the state for individuals to work as an Educational Assistant in a public school while at the same time pursuing a degree in Education. This Ed Fellows program provides an additional stipend (on top of hourly wage) of $1,000 per semester for up to 4 semesters to go towards tuition, fees, or any other educational expense. It is required that the Ed Fellow be enrolled in at least one course per semester in an accredited university and has declared a major in Education. Work hours can be flexible around an individual's school schedule; however, Dorn needs a commitment to work at least 24 hours per week at the school, but has the funding to pay a full time 40 hour per week position.

Candidate must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Works with individuals and small groups in the classroom to reinforce material introduced by the teacher.
  • Serves as a model in developing students’ language and behavior. Supporting the classroom teacher with data collection if needed for academics, social-emotional, or behavioral health documentation.
  • Supports the classroom teacher in implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Collects, prepares and arranges resource material for use by certified personnel.
  • Operates support equipment and monitors testing or make-up work by students.
  • Maintains classroom records, prepares reports as requested by the classroom teacher or principal, scores tests, processes books, manages supplies and classroom equipment as needed.
  • Monitors student activities in classrooms, school grounds, hallways, lunchrooms, field trips, bus loading areas, etc.
  • Provides support for non-instructional classroom duties such as monitoring snacks, restrooms, clothing areas, etc.
  • Providing coverage for the class as a substitute teacher should the need arise.
  • Responsibilities include working with individuals and small groups in the classroom to reinforce material introduced by the teacher; collecting, preparing and arranging resource material for use by certified personnel; and maintaining classroom records, preparing reports, scoring tests, processing books and managing supplies and classroom equipment as needed.

Required Skills

All candidates:

  • must have a High School Diploma or equivalent,
  • must be at least 18 years of age, and
  • must meet the NMPED highly qualified requirements – NMPED requirements are: 48 college credit hours OR Pass the Paraprofessional Test to get an EA license.
  • Preferences include experience with educational equipment, effective communication skills, both verbal and written; flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem-solving skills; and interpersonal skills with diverse populations.

Application Process

Send resume to and complete an application (pick up at 1119 Edith Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102).

Contact Information

Paloma Aranda, Director, Email: