Date: May 8, 2020
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position Title: Program / Career Services Professional for Radiation Protection
Job Type: Regular/Full-Time (continued employment is contingent upon contract funding)
Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience
SUMMARY: The Program / Career Services Professional for the Radiation Protection (PCSPRP)) will assist with the recruitment, advisement, cohort building, and professional development of radiation protection students. This position will attend career/recruitment fairs, work with New Mexico Workforce Solutions and high school counselors, and attend media and outreach events to recruit students into the radiation protection program. Once students are admitted into program, the PCSPR will create cohorts of students, advise students, create student schedules, advise faculty on section offerings, and implement strategies for student retention and graduation from the Radiation Protection program. This position will also coordinate/offer soft skills workshops, professional development workshops, resume/cover-letter workshop, and work with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recruiters/personnel to help Radiation Protection students obtain internships/student positions/full time positions at LANL post-graduation. This position will work directly with BCES (Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science) chair and faculty to complete duties and obligations of the LANL contract.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Works closely with BCES faculty and staff, NNMC faculty and staff, select LANL personnel, high school staff, and postsecondary education administrators and staff, and other community partners.
• Maintains a working knowledge and expertise regarding college admission requirements, the Radiation Protection program, and financial aid programs.
• Assists with ongoing outreach and recruitment of traditional and non-traditional students and helps represent the Radiation Protection program at school and community events.
• Assists the BCES chair and faculty with general oversight and coordination of daily Radiation Protection program activities.
• Participates in all program planning, identifies need for changes and recommends improvements in the program.
• Offers career services, soft skill training, and informal education for RDPR students to ensure student retention, graduation, and job placement post-graduation.
• Monitors students’ academic progress.
• Works with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software programs to include computer work, reporting and maintaining files.
• Works off-campus at individual high schools in order to work with participants.
• Works occasional evenings and Saturdays.
• Other job-related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Associate’s Degree in any field and two (2) years of experience mentoring, advising, and/or tutoring high school and/or college students.
• Bachelor’s degree in any field may be substituted for experience.
• Bachelor’s degree in in Behavioral or Social Science, Education, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Business or other human relations discipline.
• Two (2) years or more experience working with low-income high school students and potential first-generation college students.
• Bilingual (English and Spanish)
• 2 years’ experience in promoting programs, marketing, teaching, advising and/or presenting information to large and small groups, and working with diverse populations.
• Understanding of economically and educationally disadvantaged populations and at-risk students 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, presentation media including laptops and Mondo pads, and using Banner software for student registration and advisement.
• Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License;
• Must be willing to travel;
• Continued employment is contingent upon contract funding.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of FERPA and other privacy/confidentiality regulations.
• Knowledge RDPR curriculum and college admissions, including financial aid.
• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs, including google docs.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication
• Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively.
• Ability to work under pressure to meet established deadlines.
• Ability to provide quality customer services.
• Ability to drive NNMC vehicles to travel to schools and other sites (in the local area).
• Must have transportation for conducting outreach activities.
• Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement cohorts of students.
• Ability to work with faculty, staff, and diverse populations.
• Develops student support plans, materials, and other interventions.
• Provides regular support, counsel, and advocacy for program participants.
• Knowledge of scheduling and following up with complex calendar events.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of school administrations, college and community personnel.
• Maintains confidential student records and assists with data collection and entry for required contract reports.
• Ability to provide individual advising for prospective students and their parents
• Communicate well—in writing and orally.
• Learn the requirements of RDPR program and LANL employment.
• 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.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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