Date: 12/10/2018
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Title: Outreach Academic Advisor
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Type: Regular/Full-Time (continued employment is contingent upon grant funding)

Salary Range: $33,208-38,570
Location: Santa Fe

SUMMARY: The Outreach Academic Advisor (OAA) works from Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) office located within the Santa Fe Higher Education building in Santa Fe, NM. Reports to the Connecting Academics with Student Success and Achievement (CASSA, Title V), Project Director. Outreach activities support student enrollment for all campus and distant learning degree programs.
The OAA conducts informal trainings, presentations, workshops, seminars about NMCC Academics to local student groups and provides one-on-one student academic advisement. The focus of this position is to reach out to first generation underserved students at high schools, community colleges and community to educate and assist them in enrollment and transfers into NNMC programs.
High school outreach conducted cover topics like college admissions processes and requirements, affordability, scholarships, financial aid applications, and student academic readiness needed for entering and successfully achieving an Associates and Bachelor degree at Northern New Mexico College.
The OAA provides case management and Academic Advisement; represent NNMC at various events; assist prospective students with college planning; work with underrepresented students, and work to maintain positive and meaningful relationships with CASSA, Title V internal and external program partners. Creates formal MOU partnerships and conducts informal activities with the Santa Fe school district, individual high school students in the district, and community college students.

• Provide college readiness efforts, outreach, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and support services to first-generation, underrepresented students in selected secondary schools in the Santa Fe, NM area to encourage college readiness and college access.
• Collaborate with high school staff, CASSA Project Director, and other NNMC faculty and staff members to offer coaching services and informal education for selected students who participate in a variety of programs that affect academic rigor and college readiness.
• Create outreach activities and integrated academic contacts at multiple campus sites and community colleges to foster a transfer-going culture that promotes two-year to four-year degree transfers.
• Work with two-year College students, and assisting them with successfully navigating the transfer process into a NNMC Bachelor degree program, including creating individualized transfer plans and degree plans.
• Monitor student’s academic progress.
• Follow up with students and parents to assist with college application process, scholarship, and financial aid applications. Bilingual language fluency is preferred.
• Work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software programs to include computer work, reporting and maintaining files.
• Work off-campus at individual high schools in order to work with participants.
• Work occasional evenings and Saturdays.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
• 2 years’ experience in promoting programs, marketing, teaching, advising and/or presenting information to large and small groups, and working with diverse populations.
• Degree in Behavioral or Social Science, Education, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Business or other human relations discipline.
• Understanding of economically and educationally disadvantaged populations and at-risk student’s college programs and degree options.
• Understanding of college resources & application procedures (application, registration, catalog, schedule)
• Experience working with computer database and software such as student information systems, Microsoft Office Word, Publisher and presentation media including laptops and Mondo pads.
• Bilingual English-Spanish language fluency
• Ability to work with other staff to implement other support efforts.
• Ability to work well with diverse populations.
• Knowledge of scheduling and following up with complex calendar events.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of school administrations, college and community personnel.
• Ability to provide individual advising for prospective students and their parents
• Communicate well—in writing and orally.
• Learn the requirements of NNMC departments, majors, and schools
• Work well under pressure.
• Maintain multiple projects and timelines.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include occasional evenings and weekends.
• Be able to utilize the college computer system (Banner, Degreeworks, presentation and word processing software) in developing tracking mechanisms to measure recruitment effectiveness.
• Drive to schools and other sites (in the local area).
• Must have transportation for conducting outreach activities.
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

• Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer.
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Sitting for extended periods and other times walking and standing for extended periods.
• Performance of work is in a typical interior/office work environment and at times outdoors, in school hallways, gyms, auditoriums and other community gathering places.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.
• Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License. Will be required to drive to different on and off-campus locations.
• Candidate will need to pass background check.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required 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:


Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
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.