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Central Region Educational Cooperative

Employment Opportunities

If you’re the kind of person who feels joy when children succeed because of your contributions, then you’re the kind of person who belongs with an organization like ours. We invite you to apply for a position with CREC where you’ll become part of the solution to improving the lives of children in New Mexico.

Job Postings

Early Childhood Instructional Coach

This is a full-time position with the salary ranging from $60,000 to $72,000 per year.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a related field such as early childhood education - birth to grade 3. A minimum of ten years experience in an early childhood classroom or in a special education early childhood classroom.
  • Level II PED license or higher, special education endorsement preferred.
  • Dynamic individual with the ability to inspire teachers, staff, and build collaborative partnerships utilizing the practice-based coaching (PBC) model.
  • Ability to develop research-based training material and programs designed to improve teacher practices while meeting the FOCUS: Essential Elements of Practice and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to facilitate training based on adult learning principles.
  • Ability to implement new concepts/programs/practices in diverse environments.
  • Ability to present information to various audiences.
  • Ability to work in a flexible, cooperative, and professional manner while projecting excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work out of a home office with some travel to assigned school districts.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team while prioritizing tasks and utilizing effective time management skills.
  • Superior problem solving and reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on the ability to train and support other staff to promote effective performance.
  • Motivated to serve the best interests of students, meet goals, and produce quality work.
  • Experience with computer word processing, databases, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Comfortable with video conference technology.
  • Valid New Mexico driver’s license and ability to provide own transportation.

Please see our early childhood instructional coach job description for more information, and send a resume and letter of introduction to Sandra Coleman via email.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Educational Diagnosticians for the 2021–2022 School Year - Part Time/Full Time

CREC provides support services to seven New Mexico rural school districts and four state-supported programs that include related services, early childhood programs, pre-employment transition services training, technology assistance, administration support, grant administration, and more. Our positions require the ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting and on a multi-disciplinary team, with an additional stipend offered to those who are bilingual.

We offer the following employee benefits:

  • Salary ranges from $45,000 to $63,920 depending on years of experience and PED license level
  • Employees assigned to sites outside of Albuquerque are paid for drive time and receive the state rate for mileage (currently $0.46 per mile). Employees use their own vehicles for travel.
  • Up to 20 years of experience accepted.
  • Benefits provided for both part-time and full-time employees
  • Retirement plan through the Educational Retirement Board
  • Full-time employees are granted nine sick leave days and two personal days per year
  • Services provided to four-day and five-day per week school districts
  • Our member districts include: Estancia, Jemez, Laguna, Magdalena, Mountainair, Quemado, Vaughn, Children’s Psychiatric Center, Juvenile Justice, NM Corrections Department, and Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Facility
  • We currently provide outside contract services to Albuquerque Public Schools, the Public Academy of Performing Arts, and Reserve

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure with the appropriate New Mexico Board or eligible to apply for license (Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board)
  • Licensure with the NM Public Education Department or eligible to apply for license
  • Although school-related experience is preferable, beginning OTs/SLPs and those new to the education environment will have access to experienced, supportive staff to enhance their success in the position

Please respond with a letter of interest, resume, and copies of licenses to Vicky Fuessel or Mandy Thrasher, related service coordinators reachable at (505) 889-3412.

SLPs, PTs, OTs, Social Workers, and School Psychologists (to develop a CREC pool) 

  • The CREC provides services for rural school districts and state-supported schools throughout central New Mexico. For related service positions, you will need to use your own vehicle for travel. These positions require the ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting and on a multi-disciplinary team. Bilingual skills preferred. 
  • The CREC offers a competitive salary, benefits, mileage reimbursement, payment for travel time, and education retirement. 


  • Must be licensed through NM Public Education Department with school related experience (preferable) 
  • Respond with a letter of interest, resume, and copies of licenses to: Vicky Fuessel, related services coord.
    Email |(505) 889-3412 

Regular Education Teachers and/or Special Education Teachers

Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center is immediately hiring for two full-time regular education teachers and/or special education teachers. This teacher will be responsible for 8th through 12th-grade students with a maximum class size of nine. We are seeking a dynamic educator with regular education and/or special education experience. We offer 32 days paid non-teaching days with ten paid federal/state holidays.

Teacher responsibilities:

  • Coordinate delivery of instruction for students as required under individual learning plans
  • Foster a collaborative environment that is conducive to learning and student growth
  • Ensure a sustainable relationship/connections with students, school personnel, and members of the facility by communicating in a confidential, polite, and refined manner
  • The special education teacher will be able to understand and administer the IEP process and required documentation


  • Teaching license from the state of New Mexico
  • Prior teaching experience preferred
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Ability to create an effective working relationship with school and facility personnel
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and coordinate details with others
  • Demonstration of effective classroom management techniques

Please send a resume and letter of introduction to Carmela Sandoval, administrator, Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center and Rick Morrison, education director, SATC. Phone number is (505) 222-0325.