Job Description


Requisition IDreq27351
Working TitleAcademic Coordinator- Communication and Journalism
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The Department of Communication and Journalism is seeking to hire a coordinator that will serve in many different capacities: Graduate Advisor, Scheduler, Internship Coordinator and Ambassador Coordinator.

This position will work closely with the Department Administrator and the Graduate Directors to provide guidance on day to day programmatic tasks related to graduate student success. These tasks include but are not limited to assisting faculty and graduate students with the implementation of policies and procedures supporting graduate student processes.

This position will coordinate the recruitment, intake, andprovision of administrative services for the departmental Graduate Program andwill provides associated support services to faculty and staff.

Scheduler- serve as the lead for department scheduler. This position leads and works closely with the Department Chair and DA in entering courses in the department scheduler and is familiar with Department Enrollment Status Report (DESR) on a semester by semester basis and working with the College to follow budget guidelines.

Internship Coordinator- responsible for all components associated with internships. Will ensure proper documentation is properly filled out, will ensure students applying for Internships meet minimum requirements. Will establish and maintain Internship relationships with firms in the greater Albuquerque community. Will directly work with faculty mentors to make sure students are successfully meeting requirements.

Ambassador Coordinator- serve as the liaison between C&J student Ambassadors and the greater Albuquerque High School community to schedule and coordinate presentations as a means of outreach and recruitment for future prospective C&J students.

Will serve as back up for the fiscal administration for the department, including but not limited to budgets, funding contracts and grants, payroll and purchasing, and reimbursements. Coordinate and serve as backup with all fiscal planning. Will serve as time entry for the department.

This position requires excellent communication and problem-solving skill and the ability to collaborate as a member of a team while serving a wide range of internal and external constituents.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong ability to multi-task and manage completing priorities while meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to plan, organize and facilitate special events;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems independently;
  • Experience and familiarity with graduate student policies and procedures;
  • Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in higher education working with faculty and students as well as members of the general public;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCommunication Journalism (839A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
PayHourly: $18.26-$20.19 DOE
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementAs a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/8/2023
Eligible for Remote WorkNo
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application consists of a cover letter and an updated resume.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online