Upward Bound Student Success Coach | Northern New Mexico College

Date: November 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Title: Upward Bound Student Success Coach
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Upward Bound
Job Type: Full-Time - (continued employment contingent on grant funding)

Pay Range: Commensurate with education and experience

SUMMARY: This position assists with the development and implementation of all TRIO Upward Bound program activities and services for low-income and potential first-generation college-bound high school students. This position: provides daily case management, advocacy, and social/academic support for participants; plans and facilitates college preparation workshops and classes; provides transportation and oversight of high school students in a variety of settings; and, maintains detailed and accurate records of program activities. This position requires working closely with high school students and families, as well as staff from high school and post-secondary institutions.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides daily and intensive case management for all UB participants.
• Develops student support plans, materials, and other interventions.
• Develops, coordinates and implements educational workshops, college preparation classes, cultural/social enrichment activities, field trips, and other program events for students and families.
• Provides regular support, counsel, and advocacy for program participants.
• Provides transportation and supervision of high school students in a variety of activities, including afterschool, weekends, and overnight trips.
• Maintains confidential student records and assists with data collection and entry for required grant reports.
• Works closely with high school staff and parents, and postsecondary education administrators and staff, and other community partners.
• Maintains a working knowledge and expertise regarding college admission requirements, academic programs, and financial aid programs.
• Assists with ongoing outreach and recruitment of high school students and helps represent the program at school and community events.
• Assists the Program Director with general oversight and coordination of daily program activities.
• Participates in all program planning, identifies need for changes and recommends improvements in the program, and works closely with all other program staff.
• Participates in professional development and regional and national TRIO-related association events.
• Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Associate’s Degree in any field and two (2) years of experience mentoring and/or tutoring high school and/or college students.
• Bachelor’s degree in any field may be substituted for experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in any field.
• Two (2) years or more experience working with low-income high school students and potential first-generation college students.
• Experience with TRIO or similar college access programs.
• Bilingual (English and Spanish)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License;
• Must be willing to travel;
• Continued employment is contingent upon grant funding.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of FERPA and other privacy/confidentiality regulations.
• Knowledge of high school curriculum and college admissions, including financial aid.
• Knowledge of best practices in youth development and college access advising.
• 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• No or very limited physical effort required;
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work requires flexible hours including regular evenings and weekends.
• Periodic travel (in and out of state) is required.
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required or preferred 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.

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

NNMC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.