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Date:   April 19, 2022  

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Position Title: Coordinator of Student Life

FLSA:   Exempt

Department:  Student Life and Activities

Job Type:  Full-Time, 12 months



Under the direction of the Assistant Provost for Student Life, the Coordinator of Student Life is responsible for coordinating and administering an innovative and comprehensive student life program that supports the mission of Northern New Mexico College. Quality service is essential in this public relations position to establish positive first impressions and expectations of continued quality service. It is therefore imperative that the Coordinator of Student Life impart the College’s core values of service and school spirit.


Student Life/Student Activities

  • Provides vision and leadership for innovative, engaging student activities.  Plans programming for students in a wide range of activities on week days and weekends.  Plans programs to encourage social connections, student involvement, and to raise awareness of social and cultural issues.
  • Organize and provide overall direction to new student orientation programs.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to provide campus programs including, but not limited to, Welcome Week, Family Day, “Heritage Months” (i.e. BHM, WHM, etc), Healthy Relationships Week, as well as create and implement a robust campus student leadership curriculum.
  • Serves as advisor to the Student Senate (ie Student Government). Duties include weekly one on one meeting with the Student Senate President, attending meetings of officers and senate, training officers, monitoring spending, fostering leadership, maintaining the standards of the College’s values, policies, and the Student Senate constitution.
  • Coordinates the Welcome Weekend Activities Fair to encourage student involvement on campus by introducing new students to club and organizational involvement opportunities.
  • Oversees student clubs and organizations, including coordination of club registration/recognition and activity reports, regular communication with club and organization advisors and officers, and offers advisor and officer training.
  • Provides training for all Club and Organization Treasurers.
  • Participates in the organization and evaluation of student leadership opportunities on campus, including collaborating with other advisors for recruiting, selecting, and providing on-going training and formation opportunities for student leaders.
  • Manages budget for areas of responsibility by planning and monitoring spending for activities/events programming.
  • Oversee the processing of Student Club and Organization account expenditures and student organization risk management practices.
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing the Intramurals program.   Hires, trains, and supervises Intramural facilitators.  Works closely with Athletics to schedule space for Intramurals and Open Gym recreation.
  • Oversees the daily operations and management of the Food Pantry and Clothing Closet.


  • Develop, implement, and assess a department strategic plan to support the institution’s mission, goals, and strategic plan.
  • Contributes to the development of students, faculty, and staff by presenting workshops and trainings, as necessary.
  • Contributes to the life and culture of the College and represents the Student Affairs Division by serving on committees as assigned including governance committees, task forces, and participating in other professional development activities.
  • Contributes to College long-term and strategic planning efforts, including accreditation, as needed.
  • Updates web sites for areas of responsibility.
  • Effectively communicates with students in person and using multiple modalities including technology, social media, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • An associate’s degree.


  • Two years’ experience in student activities, orientation, and residence life or in events planning at the undergraduate or graduate level.


  • Two or more years of related experience in student affairs at the professional level; prefer two years additional years of experience in Student Affairs as a graduate assistant and/or experience as a student leader in areas related to student activities, student government, with related experience, also considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of best practices in student activities, orientation, or student leadership; a genuine interest and enthusiasm for working directly with students; excellent managerial, advisory/supervisory, team-building, and communication skills; ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently; and desire to work in a high-traffic, fast-paced environment. Experience related to Title IX and/or student conduct.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with diverse groups
  • Ability to motivate and inspire
  • Ability to plan innovative activities and to creatively market and promote activities and positions
  • Able to be flexible and to balance many tasks simultaneously and work well both independently and cooperatively with others
  • Enjoys spending significant amounts of time with people, especially college-aged students and student leaders.


  • Requires some night and weekend hours throughout the academic year.


  • Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer;
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.


  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
  • Frequently work with unscheduled interruptions.
  • Must be willing to


A complete application must include:

1)  A letter of interest

2)  Resume

3)   Names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three references.

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

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



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