Education Assistant - Kha’p’o Community School

Location: Santa Clara Pueblo, Espanola NM

Position Start Date: ASAP

Point of Contact: Principal


Kha’p’o Community School (KCS) is a Tribally Controlled Grant school serving the Santa Clara Pueblo. KCS will open in August 2016 and serve approximately 100 K-6 students.

Our Vision:

The graduates of Kha’p’o Community School are strong, caring and respectful stewards of our Tewa language and culture. They are empowered to bridge the Kha’p’o and non-Native worlds. They are on the right path to succeed in school and work to fulfill their responsibilities as future leaders and members of our community

Our Mission:

It is the Mission of the Kha’p’o Community School to nurture our children in a Kha’p’o-minded, community-engaged, academically-challenging and enjoyable educational environment that enables them to speak our Tewa language and sustain our culture, supports their physical and emotional well-being, and inspires their love of learning.


The Education Assistant is responsible for supporting KCS students and staff throughout the school day.  Though the position works primarily with primary grades, the Education Assistant may also sub for different classes and conducts lunch duty daily.  The Education Assistant at KCS is excited to work in a rapidly changing environment and to support teachers in lesson plan preparation and execution. This position works in large and small groups and feel comfortable receiving direction from the classroom teacher.  The ideal candidate enjoys working with students, is a positive team member, and is interested in continuing their education. This person is patient with students. This is an hourly, 190 day position.

Duties and Responsibilities







COMPENSATION: $12.00 - $17.00 per hour, DOE

INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligible that are not currently employed in the Federal Service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority (Schedule A).  Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (status or reinstateable) in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligible.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION LANGUAGE: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this agency.  The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.