Job Description

Education Specialist

Requisition IDreq10717
Working TitleEducation Specialist
Position Grade11
Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

CDD’s Family and Community Partnerships Division Mi Via Program is seeking to hire multiple individuals to provide education and consultation to program participants. The individuals hired for this position will help participants navigate through all Mi Via processes. They will provide assistance and guidance with eligibility, certification, pre-planning, service and support plan development, implementation, and revisions as part of their assigned caseload.

The individuals hired will be responsible for providing education and training to participants served including participation in the development of training aids and guides. The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic team of professionals to meet the needs of Mi Via participants throughout New Mexico.

This position requires regular statewide travel, a background check and fingerprinting.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

**Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**


  • working with and supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • accessing state and community systems, services and resources for persons with disabilities and their families.
  • with self-directed supports and person centered planning tools leading to the development and implementation of goals and activities.

Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

Strong analytic, problem solving and writing skills.

Skill in the use of computers and navigating multiple software programs.
Additional RequirementsDOH Background Check and Fingerprinting required. This position also requires state wide travel.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date6/30/2020
Pay$2,596.53 min to $3,894.80 mid
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date9/26/2019
Application InstructionsTo be considered for this position: * Complete the official application; you must include all prior work experience and hours worked per week. * Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References.* Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications.Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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