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Date      July 11, 2022                

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Position Title:    Coordinator for Community Engagement and Partnerships

Job Type:     Regular/Full-Time

FLSA:  Exempt

Reports to:    President

Salary Range:     Commensurate with education and experience

Develops and implements influencing communication strategies and partnerships to increase awareness and support for the college’s programs and services on both campuses.


  • Identifies, builds, and maintains relationships with the College community (both at El Rito and Espanola Campuses) and other external stakeholders to enhance competitiveness, leverage existing resources and create new resources, —interfaces with college-wide efforts toward public outreach and engagement with the ultimate goal to assist the institution with its mission (The mission of Northern New Mexico College is to ensure student success by providing access to affordable, community-based learning opportunities that meet the educational, cultural, and economic needs of the region).
  • Build and maintain relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including civic and community leaders, funders, policy-makers, and alumni. Also, representing NNMC to El Rito and Espanola Campuses.
  • Assesses community needs, defines opportunities, and develops relationship-building strategies—plans to implement collaborative community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement initiatives to maximize regional community resources.
  • Responsible for coordination of NNMC facilities requests from external stakeholders or members of the community.
  • Responsible for coordination of NNMC housing at El Rito.
  • Responsible for the project management of the El Rito’s Strategic Plan implementation.
  • Collaborates when requested with the lobbying efforts of the Office of the President as well as the governmental relationships.
  • Facilitate community input in the development of convening’s, continuing education, and community engagement initiatives and possess the ability to resolve conflict among stakeholders.
  • Works with the leadership of five school districts part of the Branch Community College district for joint initiatives, including dual credit.
  • Collaborates with the office of the Major Gifts Office for relevant partnerships
  • Directs community engagement efforts, including strategy development, implementation, and supervision to align external community needs with internal strategic plans.
  • Develops and maintains tracking and monitoring mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of community engagement initiatives. Builds and maintains a partnership knowledge base that documents ongoing partnership projects and measures of success and impacts.
  • Engages in academic department and student services initiatives and partnerships with the community impact.
  • Oversees community engagement budget.
  • The position will work 1-2 days on El Rito, Campus, and 1-2 days in Espanola, Campus, as assigned by the President.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of relevant experience in community engagement and relationship development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state. Ability to work irregular shifts and extended hours, including weekends and holidays.



  • A current New Mexico Certified Chief Procurement Officer preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in procurement contracts and grant compliance.


  • Familiarity with project planning and strategic planning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to write reports, grants, business correspondence, and manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all critical stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in diverse situations
  • Ability to develop relationships necessary in the building of a community program.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently while paying close attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop relationships and communicate with a wide variety of diverse people.
  • Experience in program development and implementation.
  • Understanding and experience in critical multicultural practice.
  • Strategic thinker and collaborator


WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is normally performed in a typical office environment.  Limited remote work may be allowed.


APPLICATION PROCEDUREA complete application must include:  1) a cover letter, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

Candidates who are invited for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

A background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

Required application materials should be sent to:  humanresources@nnmc.edu.



Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.