Working at CNM

Information on working at CNM including rankings, location, mission, benefits, and employee testimonials.

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If you feel connected to the CNM vision, we invite you to explore our culture and career opportunities to find a job that's right for you.

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As the institution with the largest undergraduate student body in New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) provides affordable education to over 30,000 students and offers rewarding career opportunities to over 2,000 faculty and staff.

Despite our large size, we still think of ourselves as the "CNM Family." Our diverse community of leadership, faculty, and staff work cohesively and collaboratively to make a positive difference in our students' lives, while always exploring ways to improve the institution.

Top-Ranked College

CNM has consistently ranked among the top five among community colleges in the country for the number of associate degrees and certificates awarded to both Hispanics and Native Americans, and consistently ranks among the top 10 for total degrees and certificates awarded.

Optimizing Student Success

With nine locations across Albuquerque and key initiatives like our STEMulus Center and WORKforce Training, CNM offers a wide variety of educational opportunities to its students and local citizens. Our mission is to help individuals in the community learn new skills, achieve big goals, and realize their potential.

Strengthening Our Community

Regardless of your role, whether you're faculty, administration, or support staff, you'll play a pivotal role in instilling students with integrity, leadership, and compassion. Qualities that bring forth capable, confident, and productive citizens who want to make a change for the better.


CNM staff is our most important resource for achieving our vision of Changing Lives, Building Community. For employees, this vision translates to a comprehensive benefits package that helps them thrive in the workplace and at home. Review our summary of benefits.

Traditional Benefits

CNM offers a wide range of competitive benefit plans to meet the needs of its employees and families, including:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plans and Savings
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 16 Paid Holidays

Educational Benefits

We support our staff and their families to continue their education, whether at CNM or other educational institutions, through our CNM tuition waivers and tuition reimbursement benefits.

Professional Development

Our future success depends on internally developing our employees' leadership and professional skills. CNM is committed to providing quality professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis

What Our Employees Say

Still not convinced? Read what our co-workers have to say about CNM:

"The leadership, staff, and faculty at CNM are simply dedicated to doing well, whether that means providing the best physical space, the best curriculum, or the best sense of community I’ve ever seen. The students feel valued and subsequently become that much more committed to their own education." Chris O'Donnell, MBA/HCM, MSN, RN, HWPSA Nursing Facility

"During my past six years at the school, CNM has given me the opportunity to grow professionally as an instructor and I have gained a lot of confidence in my abilities. I look forward to exploring my future career development with CNM." — Fang Chen, Presidential Fellow

"I love witnessing the stellar growth within our students, and within the challenges, we face as educators. I love that we have the ability to affect change. We get to watch our students graduate from incredibly difficult programs and realize their lifelong dreams." — Jodi Lynam, RN-BSN, Adjunct Nursing Faculty Member

"I have come to understand and embrace the role and mission of the community college. The term is practically synonymous with "second chances." We are at the leading edge in anticipating the needs of our local industries and then innovating creative educational solutions." — Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., CNM Faculty and Workforce Training Center Instructor

"I stay at CNM because the culture of the workplace is so different from other institutions for which I have worked. It's more than just rules and regulations. It’s a positive culture that makes it easier for everyone to get their jobs done well while exploring ways to improve the institution." — Ari Senghor Rosner-Salazar