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Date: May 25, 2022                                                                    Application Deadline: Open until filled


Position Title: Coordinator of the Native American Center                                  FLSA: Non-exempt


Rate: Commensurate with education and experience


SUMMARY:  The Coordinator of the Native American Center (NAC) under the direct supervision of the Director of the Native American Center is responsible for the coordination of the NAC’s student support operations (recruitment, retention, advising, programming, and other student support-related services) as related to the goals and mission of Northern New Mexico College.



  • Provide direct support to students who identify as Native American around recruitment, retention, advising, and programming through the NAC.
  • Coordinate and organize daily operations of the NAC’s student support operations to ensure open access for NAC students during the college open hours.
  • Maintain the NAC’s data tracking systems
  • Coordinate and implement the NAC’s Academic Support Programs (Supplemental Academic Advising, Tutoring Program, Peer Mentoring Program) and its related programming to promote Native American students’ retention, academic success, and path to graduation.
  • Manage program-related budgets and ensure college funding is spent in accordance with college accounting policies and procedures. Maintain program-related purchase tracking, submit statements with receipts, and utilize college Purchasing Procedure in accordance with college policies.
  • Serve as an advisor to Registered Student Organization (AISO) affiliated with the NAC, interpret and administer college policies and procedures, and manage event planning with registered student organizations.
  • Coordinate programs and events tied to Native Americans, and especially, our local Pueblo culture.
  • Implement and coordinate the NAC’s marketing of the NAC’s academic support programs and social programming across campus via social media accounts, posters, and newsletters.
  • Coordinate NAC assessment initiatives, connecting the NAC’s outcomes to divisional and institutional goals and managing the development of assessment and evaluation tools for programs and services. Maintain knowledge of analytics, student success collaborative, and other web-based tools that support assessment initiatives.
  • Create, develop, and foster collaborative, inclusive partnerships with college offices and departments to provide top-quality co-curricular involvement experiences for NAC students.
  • Assist in exploring possibilities for grant funding to support NAC-related programs and programming with approval by the Assistant Director, Sponsored Research, and Federal Relations.
  • Facilitate students’ personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship, and training.
  • Help develop and oversee the maintenance and oversight of the NAC’s website.
  • Support colleagues and actively contribute to a collegial work environment by demonstrating diplomacy and tact.
  • Professionally represent Northern New Mexico College and the Native American Center (NAC).
  • Facilitate students’ personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship, and training.
  • Provide appropriate referrals for students to college resources
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Two years of experience relating to student development and program planning



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related fields of Education, Counseling, Public Administration, Psychology
  • Previous experience in coordinating programs and events to a degree of technicality that involves knowledge of planning, implementing, and assessment of programs on a college campus
  • Previous experience working with students, staff, and faculty groups
  • Experience in project/program coordination/management



  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and files
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills, including word processing and data entry (i.e. Microsoft Office)
  • High motivation and commitment to Native American students and Northern New Mexico College
  • The ability to self-start, meet deadlines, work without direct supervision, be able to multitask, and problem solve
  • Ability to represent the Center and the College in a positive, professional manner
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule to accommodate occasional evening and/or weekend activities
  • Knowledge of tribal diversity of the Native American and Native/Indigenous populations both within our service area and within the greater area of the Southwest United States.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate computer and telephone equipment
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include:  1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume, 3) a copy of unofficial transcripts conferring required and/or preferred degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.


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


References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.


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








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