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HEP Recruiter/College and Career Advisor

Central New Mexico Community College
Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

Compensation Type:

Non-ExemptEmployment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Community Outreach

Position Summary

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) funded program aimed at providing migrant and/or seasonal farmworkers the skills necessary to pass the High School Equivalency (HSE) Credential and subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training. The Recruiter/College and Career Advisor is responsible for outreach and recruitment, higher education and career guidance, and will assist students with their transition to post-secondary education, training opportunities, the workforce, or to the military. Will also provide administrative assistance to support program objectives.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and perform community outreach aimed at recruiting program participants.
  • Coordinate and deliver training and workshops related to college and career readiness.
  • Works collaboratively to develop and strengthen student recruitment, referral, and transition processes with college, workforce center, armed services and relevant businesses and community organizations.
  • Collaborates with the program coordinator to plan student orientation and leadership activities and events.
  • Collaborates with lead instructor/curriculum coordinator to organize transition services.
  • Advise and assist students in conducting career research and planning; workforce training; internship placement; job readiness and employment search; college planning and admissions; and financial aid processes.
  • Monitors student academic performance throughout the program.
  • Responsible for maintaining student transition data, records, and reports detailing student progress.
  • Advises students and their families on college entrance requirements, exams and preparation sessions for college entrance exams.
  • Assists students in the completion of college applications, scholarships, financial aid, and other admission materials.
  • Arrange visits with college representatives.
  • Maintains student portfolios with documentation that is relevant to each student’s specific goals.
  • Maintains and updates regularly a resource library of information on careers and college programs.
  • Conduct follow up with program participants and tracks transition status – provide advisement as needed.
  • Assists with the administrative duties of the department, including but not limited to supply and service quotes, travel requests, recording student enrollment and attendance logs, spring and fall class program calendars and term workshop and class schedules.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Associate degree and demonstrated ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree, one (1) year experience in a post-secondary institution, recruiting experience, and experience working with low-income minority students in rural communities. Bilingual in Spanish/English.


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


  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse population, both in and outside the department and college.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction and the ability to problem solve.
  • Commitment to professionalism and confidentiality in handling sensitive, confidential and operational information.
  • Effectively use internet to research careers, training, and job openings.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and balance a heavy workload.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a team environment.
  • High organizational and problem solving abilities, task-oriented, and flexible.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must maintain a strong background in postsecondary admissions process/requirements, financial aid, and academic programs.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to high school and college students.


  • 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 is normally performed in a typical office environment.

Best consideration date: February 26, 2024

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring the required or preferred degree, and 4) names, email 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.

Additional required application materials should be sent to:

EEO STATEMENT: NNMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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