Job Description

Sr Student Program Advisor

Requisition IDreq6562
Working TitleSr Student Program Advisor
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is seeking to hire a detail oriented, flexible, highly motivated and efficient person to fill their Sr Student Program Advisor position. The primary focus consists in working primarily in the field identifying and recruiting adult participants for the EOC program, and must be willing to travel throughout the Bernalillo, Valencia, Socorro and Torrance Counties, as well as, have a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of program participants, including working evenings and weekends. Thus, the successful candidate must have an ample understanding of target communities.

EOC is under the College Enrichment & Outreach Programs Department (CEOP) at The University of New Mexico (UNM) - is a federally funded, five-year, discretionary grant from the US Department of Education. The goal of the EOC program is to assist low-income, 1st generation (potential) college students get into post-secondary education.

Funding is available for this position on a yearly basis through 08/31/19; continuance beyond such date is subject to the department's operational needs and continued funding from the Department of Education as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee classifications.

Primary functions and responsibilities:

  • Plan and design a curricula and methodologies to fulfill the EOC Grant’s Objectives and Goals.
  • Develop formats and approaches to reach out into the community, and in a team effort, identify and recruit 1000 qualifying participants for the EOC program by the end of the grant year.
  • Develop and execute strategies to motivate primarily low-income and/or potential first-generation college adults to enroll in post-secondary.
  • Manage and facilitate workshops to assist participants with completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as well as locate and apply to additional scholarships.
  • Manage and facilitate workshops to assist participants with the admissions and application process to the college of their choice.
  • Build and coordinate community partnerships with high schools, adult basic education programs, high school equivalency programs and other community organizations, which serve a similar population as EOC.
  • Schedule visits to designated community organizations to provide EOC services on site.
  • Market the EOC program and its services through the creation and distribution of informational material, educational public presentations and various media outlets throughout the target counties.
  • Follow-up with EOC participants to determine unmet needs and monitor educational status/progress.
  • Provide career, financial literacy and academic general advisement.
  • Recruit and provide educational resources to US veterans and active duty military individuals, including to their immediate family members.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of intake paperwork for all program applicants.
  • Attend weekly, bi-weekly, monthly meetings related to grant activity.
  • Write, edit and coordinate the development of print and/or electronic promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals and/or other materials appropriate to the program.
  • Assists with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the EOC program.
  • Maintain records and database on participants and program activities, materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Assist participants with referrals and/or registration to special educational programs.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as necessary, to fulfill the EOC grant’s objectives and goals.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year 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
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must pass UNM & APS background check.
  • Must be able to travel throughout Socorro, Torrance, Valencia and Bernalillo counties to recruit participants. Knowledge of local neighborhoods, neighborhood association leaders and educational-based collaborative partnerships in Socorro, Torrance, Valencia and Bernalillo counties.
  • On occasions, must be flexible and able to work as early as 6:30 am or in between 5 pm to 10 pm, as necessary to cover outreach/recruitment events
  • Must have the capability and willingness to assists non-traditional students, including but not limited to veterans, at risk youth and adults, homeless and former inmates at their respective male/female facilities.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and across gender, racial and cultural boundaries.
  • Ability to present at large groups.
  • Must be fluent in English/Spanish.
  • At least one-year experience in TRIO or educational-type program counseling low-income and first-generation students in mid or high school settings; or have been a participant in a TRIO (or similar) program.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and related equipment and software (e.g., Word, Power Point, Excel, Adobe, etc.).
Additional RequirementsThis is a grant funded position and continuation of the program is contingent upon receiving the funds and fulfilling all objectives associated with the grant.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentSpecial Programs (429F)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date8/31/2019
Pay$13.62 - $20.43 hourly
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 StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date10/4/2018
Application InstructionsFor best consideration, please attach a Resume, Cover Letter, List of 3 Professional References and proof of educational degree(s).

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.

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