Why Work at CNM?

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CNM is an exciting and challenging professional environment. We offer a pleasant atmosphere of service, growth, and fulfillment.

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Changing Lives, Building Community

As the largest institution of higher education 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.

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.

Award Winning College

In 2013, CNM ranked 11th in the country among two-year schools for conferring associate degrees and No. 2 for conferring associate degrees to Hispanics and American Indians. CNM also won the American Association of Community Colleges' Student Success Award and our President, Katharine Winograd, was named Western Region CEO of the Year.

Optimizing Student Success

With ten campus 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 help individuals in the community learn new skills, achieve big goals and realize their potential.

Strengthening Our Community

Regardless of your role here-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 competent, confident and contributing Albuquerque citizens, and individuals who want to make a change for the better.


The 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. See the complete list 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.

  • Faculty Learning Circles
  • Peer Coaching
  • Reflective Practice

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, Student Success Team Leader