Director of the Hispanic/Latino/ENLACE Programs - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating the operations and programs of the Hispanic Latino Center and Northwest New Mexico ENLACE.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Plans, implements and evaluates retention and recruitment; grant program, project development and coordination; regional networking; and grant management.

• Provides financial, academic and career advising to current college students and prospective students through workshops and one-on-one meetings.

• Plans and implements cultural events.

• Develops budget requests and manages assigned budgets.

• Advises student clubs; provides training to student club officers; develops leadership training for student club officers and members.

• Attends training, conferences and seminars.

• Maintains purchase card transaction records.

• Processes travel requisitions.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of issues relevant to Hispanic Latino students in higher education.

• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.

• Knowledge of budget management principles.

• Knowledge of program management principles.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


This position reports to the Vice President for Student Services at San Juan College, with strategic oversight provided by the Executive Director of New Mexico ENLACE. The Vice President for Student Services assigns work in terms of very general instruction s and spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedure s and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include Family Education Rights and Privacy Act regulations, federal student aid guidelines, student admissions processes, technical and professional contracts, and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied duties in the management of Hispanic/Latina Center and ENLACE program s. The variety of projects to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to direct Hispanic/Latino Center and ENLACE programs. Success in this position contributes to individual/family and student success.


• Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, and representatives of high school s, families, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.

• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

• The work is typically performed in an office.


This position supervises employed ENLACE personnel, student workers, and graduate interns. Project development and coordination includes assessing community needs; working with the college, community agencies and community leaders to plan and implement programs; overseeing existing programs, including supervising staff. Regional networking includes collaborating with public schools, parent organizations and regional service providers to coordinate services, easing transitions for service recipients, and publicizing services to ENLACE stakeholders. Grant management includes working closely with ENLACE statewide office, UNM Grants and San Juan College to oversee budget and professional development , to report usage and success data, to write reports and to request additional funding or assistance as needed. Transition project management includes developing and coordinating new services specifically related to high school to college transition. This position provides direct supervision to one full-time staff member (10 month) and indirect supervision to one full-time staff member (10 month) and one part­ time staff member (9 month). Regional and state travel is required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master’s Degree in Education or related field and three to five years of experience working with students and families in an educational setting, social services, or community resources is required. Bilingual required. The successful candidate should possess demonstrable leadership skill and sensitivity to adult and culturally-diverse learners. The candidate should also possess excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills, the ability to function effectively in a community college environment. • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

All Candidates are subject to criminal background investigation prior to employment.

Keyword Phrases

  • Director of the Hispanic/Latino/ENLACE Programs
  • Inspire and Support Life Long Learning
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Academic Administration
  • Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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