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Career Resource Coord

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application. This position is funded by Carl Perkins Funding.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Mack Adams
Department Contact Phone 575-527-7552
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700459S
Classification Title Career Resource Coord
Position Job Title Career Resource Coord
College/Division DACC Dona Ana CC
Department 940830-DACC Workforce Development Unit
Position Number 749916
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Reports To Position Title CC Dir, Career Devt/Placement
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 36,000
Pay Level 07
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment Summary

Dona Ana Community College (DACC) is a comprehensive, learning-centered community college dedicated to a diverse population of learners in support of student success, workforce and economic development and lifelong learning. Established in 1973 at the request of the Gadsden, Hatch and Las Cruces school boards, DACC continues to meet the educational needs of county residents by providing instruction leading to associate degrees and technical certificates as well as community and adult education opportunities. As the second largest community college in the state, DACC offers accessible and affordable higher education opportunities to more than 18,000 students annually with eight learning sites county-wide. As part of New Mexico State University, DACC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly training faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Network with local industry and employers. Regularly attend DACC CTE department advisory committee meetings. Support an extensive experiential learning program for CTE students. Collaborate with CTE faculty who teach experiential learning. Coordinate an employment tracking program of DACC CTE students and graduates. Collaborate with NM Workforce Solutions and other entities to provide employment/placement services for DACC CTE students and graduates. Collaborate with DACC CTE academic programs to be the conduit between students and industry.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Advises students about employment opportunities and careers. Encourages employers to recruit NMSU graduates. Conducts individual and group sessions to inform students of services, policies, and procedures and to provide assistance in resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Serves as liaison between employers and students; administers activities associated with the campus interview program. Coordinates production of job opportunities bulleting and refers students to prospective employers.

Classification Standard Duties

Coaches and prepares students and alumni on finding suitable employment by developing job-search skills, effective presentation skills, and understanding of all services available in the Career Services Office through individual advising and group and class presentations. Coaches and assists students and alumni to seek desired employment opportunities. Coaches and assists student and alumni to gain experience through student activities, community service, student employment, research projects, cooperative education, internships and other creative opportunities. Creates and manages the link between alumni, employers, and professional organizations who will provide opportunities for students and alumni to develop professional interests and competencies, integrate academic learning and work, and to explore future career possibilities. Works with faculty in order to develop understanding of the curriculum and corresponding job market to build potential employer contacts. Provides office hours to assigned college areas to advise students and deliver employment services information. Utilizes available computer technology to design and deliver presentations, design and edit office publications, and maintain required statistical information. Develops the personal, internet and print resources necessary to accurately and professionally advise students, alumni and employers. May lead and guide other staff, either same or lower level, or student workers.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise. Knowledge of career counseling, career testing, resource library utilization, on-campus recruiting, job postings resume referrals and career fairs. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Proofreading and editing skills.


Ability to advise students/alumni with regard to resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Ability to identify and develop employment opportunities at the internship, co-op and full time levels. Ability to foster a cooperative environment to work within the department, as well as with constituencies in other organizational units. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.

Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License

May require a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Certificate within six months of hire into this position.

Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements

A valid drivers’ license and ability to travel throughout Dona Ana County.

Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site Workforce Development
Contingent Upon Funding Not Applicable
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 09/14/2017
Closing Date 10/14/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
This position is funded by Carl Perkins Funding.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree plus 3 years of professional (post degree) experience
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree plus 1 year of professional (post Bachelor degree) experience
    • Yes, I have a Doctorate degree
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document