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Educational Assistant

Siembra Leadership High School is currently seeking to fill their open Educational Assistant position.

Job Overview

The mission of Siembra Leadership High School (SLHS) is to prepare academically underserved students for entrepreneurial careers that reflect the values and needs of the Albuquerque community through collaboration with entrepreneurs, and an emphasis on social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our goal is to prepare students to become young innovative entrepreneurs for both profit and nonprofit environments. Educational Assistant works with all students, typically in small group settings, to reinforce material introduced by the teacher. EA serves as a model in developing student language/behavior, supports students during transitions from learning spaces, supports students maneuvering in the downtown community during various class projects, and ensures students academic/social emotional needs are being met in the school setting.

We believe that relevant, project-based instruction, focused on students “learning by doing every day in every class,” teamed with high levels of care and concern, will produce exemplary graduation rates and ultimately an efficient use of public funds.

Position Description

At Siembra, all staff are trusted professionals who are committed to their own growth and development and we invest in their learning through systematic and ongoing professional development.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Project Teachers are chiefly responsible for carrying out the mission of the school based on the following duties:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Covid School daily wipe down
  • Provide support in the downtown area while students are engaged in projects or needing support outside the classroom.
  • 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.
  • re and concern, will produce exemplary graduation rates and ultimately an efficient use of public funds.


  • All candidates must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • must be at least 18 years of age
  • must meet the NCLB highly qualified requirements.

NCLB requirements are

  • 48 college credit hours OR Pass the Paraprofessional Test
  • Educational Assistant License
  • Pass a background check
  • Collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish language fluency preferred
  • Working in the special education department
  • Experience with Positive Youth Development and supporting the social and emotional needs of students
  • 1 year educational assistance experience

Application Process

For consideration, applicant(s) must submit the following materials directly to Brian VerPloegh, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at

  • Letter of interest demonstrating qualification and experience
  • Current resume
  • Copies of current license(s)

Contact Information

Brian VerPloegh, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Email: