NEA-NM, National Education Association of New Mexico

National Education Association of New Mexico

Communications Program Associate

Based in Santa Fe, NM


The National Education Association of New Mexico is a member driven labor union that represents educators across New Mexico. NEA-NM is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Associate Staff position to provide communications and administrative support. The selected individual will function as support for communications programs; develop and support data systems; update and maintain the website and other communications. The successful applicant must assist in design solutions (organize ideas visually to convey a message) and follow through with implementation, process membership in the association’s database answer the phones and perform various clerical tasks. This position is based in Santa Fe, NM.  


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to gather and organize information, develop report formats, etc.
  • Proficiency in various computer technologies in a Window-based PC environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective records maintenance skills
  • Ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to complete multiple projects with shifting priorities and to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide support to professional staff and/or manager as required by the assignment
  • Event planning skills
  • Demonstrated experience with content management systems and basic website design
  • Experience updating and maintaining databases or other data systems
  • Ability to engage with and quickly learn new systems
  • Comfort and ability interacting with member-leaders as both a resource and coach
  • Willingness to and comfortable with providing creative and critical feedback to colleagues to enhance the team environment
  • Commitment to the overall organizational vision and creating campaigns that support and enhance that vision
  • Ability to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Ability to regularly lifting 60 plus pounds of supplies and materials.


  • Provide administrative support to the assigned professional staff and manager(s)
  • Process member applications and maintain accurate membership records
  • Work with professional staff, leaders and other Association staff to plan and implement leadership development trainings and events
  • Support the communications program including updating and maintaining the website and social media
  • Provide support to member/leader groups as assigned
  • Provide data and technology support for the Unit and programs
  • Review materials and messaging created by members, leaders, and other staff to provide feedback for improvement/enhancement
  • Provide support for other duties as assigned.


  • PC and MAC
  • Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Acrobat
  • Citrix
  • Voter Activation Network (VAN)
  • Any other specialized software related to functional area


  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Strong customer service and de-escalation skills.
  • Be flexible.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics.
  • Honesty and integrity

This position is a full-time, bargaining unit position. Compensation is dependent on experience in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the National Staff Union of New Mexico and the NEA-NM. Benefits include paid life, health, vision, and dental insurance; paid vacation, sick, personal, and holiday pay; employer paid pension, and a 401k match.

To Apply:
Email letter cover letter, résumé, and two writing samples to ebrycelea@neanm.org. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Edith Brycelea, Deputy Executive Director of Operations
NEA-New Mexico
2007 Botulph Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

NEA-NM is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at NEA-NM are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or disability.

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