Job Opening for Program Assistant

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We need help!

EEANM logo box 250Thanks to a generous grant from the Albert I Pierce Foundation, we are able to contract with someone as our Program Assistant to help move our projects forward. This position will be a part-time, contract position, 10 – 15 hours per week, with compensation depending on experience. The Program Assistant will work with the Executive Director to develop the scope of work and timeline for activities as appropriate.


The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) is a statewide 501 (c) (3), and the New Mexico state Affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. Our mission is to provide, promote, and enhance quality environmental education by offering New Mexicans opportunities for professional development, communication, and partnership. The organization serves the shared interests of public agencies, businesses, teachers, community organizations and individuals providing and using environmental education materials and programs.

EEANM exists to elevate environmental literacy by providing professional development opportunities, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication and networking between our EE providers, supporters, and the public. Our programs include professional development trainings that utilize the Project Learning Tree and Project WET Programs, the development of an Environmental Education Certification Program, an annual conference, and the development of an Environmental Literacy Plan.

EEANM works to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education. EEANM does not discriminate because of race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, gender, religious beliefs, color, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or association membership.


  • Possess a solid understanding of EEANM’s mission and programs.
  • Experience in science and environmental education. Comfortable assisting with professional development workshops.
  • Proficient with MS Excel, MS Word, email, website, and online newsletter programs.
  • Value building an inclusive work atmosphere and environmental education community.
  • Above average ability to focus on small details and accuracy of records.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities and objectives and willingness to support various organizational projects that may be outside direct scope of position.
  • Self-directed and highly motivated with an interest for environmental education.
  • Able to work efficiently alone or with others as a team.
  • Work with EEANM partner organizations such as New Mexico Science Teachers Association (NMSTA) and the New Mexico Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NMCTM) on annual joint conference and with other partners on common projects.
  • Ability to travel statewide – car and overnight travel required approx. once per month.
  • Ability to lift of up to 40 pounds.

This article was originally published in EE Connections for Spring 2014 [PDF].