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Wednesday, November 8


STUDENT PRGMS SPECIALIST The University of New Mexico has established branch colleges to serve the citizens of New Mexico and to provide the highest quality of education for students pursuing post-secondary education at different locations throughout the state. Branch colleges respond specifically to the unique needs and multicultural backgrounds of their respective communities by offering community education programs, career education including certificate and associate degree programs, and transfer programs that prepare students for upper division entry into colleges and universities. TRIO/Upward Bound at the UNM Gallup campus is a dynamic and diverse program seeking a highly motivated Student Programs Specialist to join a team of professionals dedicated to creating pathways for college preparation and access for secondary school students. TRIO/Upward Bound is a federally funded program focused on providing opportunities for first-generation and low-income students, and students with disabilities to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The success of the population served requires the Student Programs Specialist to be proficient in planning and implementing student success initiatives designed to accomplish goals and objectives as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the project, including service delivery, special programming, staff supervision, fiscal management, and federal reporting. Dedication to student academic, personal and social success, along with advanced verbal and written communication skills, the ability to network, recruit and endorse, and demonstrated experience collaborating and interacting with diverse groups are critical elements of this position. The selected candidate will manage and oversee the administrative and daily operations of the TRIO/Upward Bound program under indirect supervision; design, coordinate and oversee program activities and special programs including instruction in academic core areas, tutoring, summer programming, advisement in secondary and postsecondary course selection, preparation for college entrance exams and postsecondary admission, assistance in applying for federal aid and scholarships, and financial and economic literacy; ensure overall program objectives are being met; coordinate the collection of program data; submit required reports or updates to the institution and the funding agency; collaborate and coordinate with other divisions, departments and programs across campus and throughout the UNM system; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures specific to the Upward Bound program. See the Position Description for additional information. Conditions of Employment Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree; at least 3 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 Master’s degree in education, administration, counseling, or related field. Experience working with TRIO and traditionally underrepresented populations or economically disadvantaged populations. Record of successful grant writing. Experience developing and administrating budgets. Please apply at: