Job Title: Full-time Substitute Teacher-Licensed
Sign on-bonus $2,500 / mileage stipend

Position Purpose: The Substitute Teacher supervises students in the event that their regular teacher is unable to lead class. Their duties include managing classroom behavior, quickly interpreting lesson plans and creating reports to inform the students’ permanent teacher of their success.


• Manage the classroom effectively to encourage student participation, minimize distractions and
maintain a positive learning environment
• Adapt teaching methods to fit the needs of each individual student
• Supervise students in and out of the classroom, including in the halls, on the playground and in the
• Provide in-class and at-home assignments based on the available lesson plan
• For long-term substitutes: develop lesson plans and assignments consistent with the regular teacher’s
past lesson plans
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s Degree in Education
• Current New Mexico teaching certificate in specified field
• Current endorsements dependent upon specific positions may be required
• Additional requirements may be applicable for specific positions or temporary waiver
• Valid Level 1 New Mexico Education license

• Keres speaking
• Three years’ experience in a school setting
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
• Flexibility, organization, decision making and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and staff

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Substitute Teacher will endure during working conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate.

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an Substitute Teacher to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. There may be periods of sitting, standing, walking, keyboarding, reading, as well as driving or riding
in transport vehicles with groups of students. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with students, coworkers, parents and community members.

The Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education has implemented an Indian Preference Policy. It is the
policy give preference to any qualified person who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe.
The application of Indian Preference is not automatic. Applicants requesting consideration for Indian
Preference must provide valid Tribal enrollment documents certifying his/her Indian blood quantum.
Aside from employment preference as provided in this section, the Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education
shall not discriminate because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
marital status, medical disability or political affiliation.

Confidentiality: All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality to the fullest extent. This
position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles will be grounds for immediate termination. An employee will be asked to sign a confidentiality statement upon hire.

Background investigation:
This position is subject to a criminal history background check, a suitability background check and/or a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) check. In addition, the position is subject to a 101-630 background check in an effort to ensure compliance with Public Law 101-630 “Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.” Candidates must be able to successfully pass all required background checks to qualify for this position.
Current valid Driver’s License. Candidates must be insurable through the school’s Automotive Insurance Carrier to qualify for this position.

Drug screening: All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to beginning employment and may be subject to random drug testing.

Disclaimer: The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

To apply, email the Department of Education human resources at All applications will be given
consideration, however not all applicants will be called for an interviewed or contacted. Haak’u Community
Academy is a drug free workplace.

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