Coordinator of Automotive Technology Program - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States


Detailed Job Description

Internal Applicants Only

This position is responsible for directing the college’s Automotive Technology program. Designated as a 12 month position.

This position will also have instructional duties. Instructional duties will comprise approximately 60% of this position and Coordinator duties will comprise approximately 40% of the position.

Duties & Responsibilities


• Ensures program compliance with all federal and state safety regulations; monitors students’ use of tools and equipment.

• Supervises the work of program instructors; ensures that instructors have needed materials and equipment.

• Supervises and participates in the recruitment of program students.

• Ensures program compliance with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation requirements; maintains Toyota CEED accreditation.

• Performs required co-op visits.

• Supervises tool room inventory, tool conditions, and shop supplies; supervises the work of the Tool Room Attendant.

• Coordinate the scheduling of program courses; creates and approves catalog course dates, times and descriptions.

• Coordinates the maintenance of program facilities.

• Manages the training vehicle fleet; coordinates vehicle donations and disposals.

• Forecasts future equipment and supply needs; generates annual budget requests; balances and appropriates funds.

• Develops course curriculum; plans course content and methods of instruction; determines student training needs; prepares outlines of instructional programs and training schedules; establishes course goals; selects accredited industry-approved books, materials, and supplies.

• Reviews and evaluates required student co-op documentation and reports grades.

• Schedules ASE testing.

• Maintains contact with industry representatives.

• Serves on assigned college committees.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of automotive service and repair principles and practices.

• Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in automotive service and repair.

• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

• Knowledge of program policies and requirements.

• Knowledge of student advising principles.

• Knowledge of curriculum development principles.

• Knowledge of effective teaching strategies.

• Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance principles.

• Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

• 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.


The Dean, School of Trades and Technology assigns work in terms of program goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of program activities.


Guidelines include Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, NATEF standards, ASE standards, and program and college policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops program guidelines.


• The work consists of varied instructional, management and supervisory duties. Strict regulations and the variety of tasks to be managed contribute to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to direct the Automotive Technology program. Success in this position results in the efficient and effective provision of instruction to students and to compliance with accreditation standards.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, representatives of accreditation and professional agencies, vendors, representatives of professional associations and groups, service managers, dealership general managers and owners, high school counselors and teachers, industry professionals, and members of the general public.

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


• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and utilizes the sense of smell.

• The work is typically performed in an office, garage, or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position has direct supervision over School Recruiter (1), Tool Room Attendant (1) and program faculty.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. • 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 experience or service. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

All offers of employment subject to criminal background investigation.

Keyword Phrases

  • Coordinator of Automotive Technology Program
  • Inspire and Support Life Long Learning
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Commitment to Excellence
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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