We are looking for someone who balances heart and relationships with detail oriented excellence. You will work on a mighty team of two and collaborate to support over 20 AmeriCorps members and site supervisors at multiple schools across New Mexico. Making a program like ours run smoothly and efficiently requires some serious behind the scenes wizardry, and that’s where you come in. Still interested? Here are the details.


The NACA Inspired Schools Network transforms Indigenous Education by engaging communities, building networked schools of academic excellence and cultural relevance, and serving Indigenous students from early learning to adulthood so that they are secure in their identity, healthy, and holistically prepared as lifelong learners and leaders in their communities.

The Indigenous Educator Corps (IEC), established by NISN in 2016, is an AmeriCorps program delivering additional community-based school support for our network schools in New Mexico. Our program places members in a full or part time service experience and provides a living allowance, education award and multiple real-time and relevant opportunities to learn about the education field.


Title: Indigenous Educator Corps Coordinator

Full-Time Position

Salary: $40,800 to $55,200

Benefits: NISN offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; over 30 company holidays; up to 10 days of paid time off and 5 days of cultural leave; and a 401(k) plan with an automatic 3% employer match.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico preferred (possibility for locations close to school service sites such as Shiprock, or Gallup)

Closing Date: Open until filled

Preferred Start Date: ASAP

Headline: The Indigenous Educator Corps Coordinator ensures the program runs smoothly and effectively, maintains excellent records, and provides clear and consistent internal and external communication.

Areas of Responsibility

Member Recruitment

Develop a member recruitment plan and outreach materials.
Coordinate recruitment activities with school sites and help identify site supervisors.
Recruit high-quality candidates resulting in full enrollment.
Support the Indigenous Educator Corps Director in the selection process.

Program Requirements

Manage member entrances and exits.
Ensure all member files are complete and meet or exceed AmeriCorps policies.
Serve as NISN’s expert on member onboarding requirements, including (but not limited to) required paperwork and background checks.
Conduct background checks on members and relevant staff.
Develop, collect, and maintain files for all site paperwork, such as MOUs, member files, performance measurement data, timesheets, attendance, and service days.
Train members and site supervisors in prohibited activities and review timesheets to ensure compliance.
Support site supervisors in addressing any compliance issues and in implementing corrective action plans.

Grant Requirements

Attend required training and program calls hosted by Serve New Mexico.
Collect and compile data for progress reports; develop and submit Grantee Progress Reports.
Prepare for all AmeriCorps audits and site visits.
Keep technology systems current, including eGrants and OnCorps.

Operational Support

Ensure smooth logistics for all member training and professional development.
Support members and staff in providing required documentation (receipts, timesheets, etc) for any AmeriCorps related activities.
Partner with the Indigenous Educator Corps Director to develop a database and plan for connecting with alumni.

The Approach

High volume, high efficiency: We’re pretty busy here, and your job is to make it easy for our team members to do their jobs. You maintain systems for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. You’re able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. You get back to people in a timely manner and take pride in providing clear, helpful information.
Attention to detail: You aim to leave things better than you found them. You notice and fix errors that others might overlook. When mistakes happen (which they will!), you address them quickly and look for ways to prevent similar errors.
Relationship-building: Part of your job is connecting with people from many different backgrounds. You find (and even create) opportunities to deepen connections and build authentic, mutual relationships with members, site supervisors, and staff across lines of difference, such as race or other identities. You truly welcome viewpoints that differ from your own, and you’re able to “sit with” discomfort when people express themselves in ways that aren’t familiar to you.
Initiative and ingenuity: You leverage resources creatively to solve problems and dive right in to take a concept from idea to implementation. You often consult with others, but you can also propose solutions in the best interest of the program and sites and get things rolling without much guidance.

Prior Experience: Program management and/or experience with AmeriCorps service preferred.

Commitment to Diversity: NISN seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position, particularly those with a demonstrable and deep commitment to Indigenous communities and students. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

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