Social Studies Teacher SY 24/25 Signing Incentives – $10,000 - $20,000; Relocation Expenses $2,500 - $4,500 Please see additional information for details

Job | Posted 16 days ago
Position Areas
Business Education


Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Must possess or be able to obtain a Secondary License with a Social Studies Endorsement. 

Must be able and willing to work in person, on site. 

Hiring Incentive Program for 2024-2025 School Year


Eligibility Requirements for the 2024-2025 signing/relocation incentives

  • You must be a new employee who has not been employed in any certified capacity by Carlsbad Municipal Schools during the 2024-2025 school year(s). 

  • The position hired must be a certified teacher or head principal.

  • Alternatively licensed employees do not qualify. 

  • Administration will provide processes and administrative clarification decisions for specific situations that involve these incentives. 


Incentive Amounts

  • Level III License (Masters and 6 years of experience or more OR NBCT Certification)    $20,000

  • Level II License  (BA/BS and 4 years of experience or more)                     $15,000

  • Level I License   (BA and 0 to 3 years of experience)                     $10,000

  • Reciprocity- Those applying for reciprocity will automatically receive a Level 1  incentive amount. Once a NM teaching license is issued, the amount will be adjusted and back pay will be reimbursed to the employee.


Incentive Payment 

  • ¼ on the first paycheck of the school year (August 15, 2024)

  • ¼ on the second semester paycheck (January 15, 2025)

  • ¼ on the end of year contract paycheck (June 30, 2025)

  • ¼  at the beginning of the 2025-2026 school year (August 15, 2025)


Relocation Incentives

  • Employees living within a 50 mile radius from Carlsbad will be considered for the relocation incentive. 

  • Up to 100 miles   $2,500

  • 101 to 299 miles  $3,500

  • 300 and above    $4,500

  • You must provide proof of your current address in order to receive a relocation incentive. We will accept a mortgage statement or a utility bill dated within the last 30 days.


Prorated Incentives

Any hires made after August 1st, will not be eligible to receive a full incentive amount. All incentive payments will be prorated based on the number of contract days worked by the new hire. 


Failure to Complete Terms of Contract: Failure to complete the terms of the employment contract in either of the two school years (2024-2025 and 2025-2026) will result in forfeiture of the entire signing/relocation incentive. The employee will be required to reimburse Carlsbad Municipal Schools for the amount received.



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Carlsbad Municipal Schools

408 N. Canyon Street , Carlsbad, NM 88220

At the following locations

Alta Vista Middle School

301 Alta Vista Street , Carlsbad, NM 88220