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SWEEP Outreach Coordinator

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SWEEP Outreach Coordinator

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type
Term Appointment

Position Summary

The SWEEP Outreach Coordinator assists with the development and oversight of outreach activities of the Title-V SWEEP (Social Work Educational Enhancement Proposal) grant that supports increased enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of Hispanic and low-income social work students. The Outreach Coordinator assists the SWEEP project team with enrollment management, specifically outreach to prospective students, community outreach, student support services, measuring student outcomes, and enhancing the student experience with a focus on Hispanic and low-income social work students. This position reports to the SWEEP Project Director with oversight from the Dean of the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. The position will be based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for implementation and management of grant activities, including:

Under the direction of the SWEEP Project Director responsible for the development, implementation and management of programs and support services as identified in the SWEEP grant to provide outreach activities to prospective students, specifically those who identify as Hispanic and/or low-income;

Develops and implements a state-wide community outreach initiative at high schools, community colleges, other educational institutions, and within the community, to promote the profession of social work to prospective students, specifically Hispanic and low-income students;

Develops and works with School of Social Work site teams across the State of NM (Las Vegas, Farmington, Santa Fe, Albuquerque/Rio Rancho) to generate an outreach plan in each location;

Organizes and implements career-oriented presentations by professional social workers and employers of social workers to promote the profession of social work to prospective and current students;

Develops and implements family outreach and engagement activities for prospective students at all School of Social Work sites;

Assists with the development and maintenance of materials that support the goals of the grant and the School of Social Work, specifically, the development of outreach materials for the School;

Assist in the development and monitoring of metrics that track social work enrollment of all School of Social Work students by semester, specifically Hispanic and low-income students, in response to report requirements (such as USDEd and External Evaluator);

Assist with preparation of annual reports on all SWEEP project activities and associated spending which will provide data for reports to USDEd and to External Evaluator;

Assist SWEEP team with developing a sustainability plan to support successful activities initiated by SWEEP that can continue past the duration of the grant period;

Responsible for exploring ways to collaborate with disciplines/departments across the University, in order to share successful SWEEP initiatives for possible replication;

Work closely and collaboratively with the SWEEP team including the Project Director, Special Projects Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Assistants, students, and other constituents to accomplish grant goals and objectives;

Supervise and/or provide direction and guidance to administrative assistant, student workers, and/or graduate assistants, as needed;

Take an active role in supporting the School’s mission and priorities and align these with the SWEEP grant’s goals and objectives;

Build positive working relationships with SWEEP constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and other institutional and community partners;

Periodic travel/driving to the various School of Social Work locations across New Mexico to engage with site teams, students, and community;

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work ( MSW ) degree from a CSWE -accredited program

Experience: Three (3) years post- MSW experience working with community, state or educational institutions.

Work effectively in a multicultural environment with community partners, students, faculty and staff

Periodic travel/driving to social work program locations and to community partners throughout New Mexico to provide outreach activities

Ability to work a flexible schedule that might include periodic evening or weekend activities

Preferred Qualifications

At least 3 years experience in non-profit sector and/or human services, and/or higher education (preferably in social work);

At least 2 years working in an advisory capacity with high school, community college or university students, especially Hispanic and/or low-income students;

Bilingual (Spanish-English or other languages indigenous to NM and the US Southwest)

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to build relationships with and interact positively and effectively with students, School and University staff and faculty, and community partners (educational institutions and employers of social workers)

Ability to develop, implement, promote and evaluate outreach activities

Strong coordination and organizational skills

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to facilitate and manage group dynamics

Comfortable with public speaking

Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality assurance

Works well with others from diverse backgrounds with a focus on resolving conflict, maintaining confidentiality, listening to others, remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit

Ability to organize and prioritize multiple issues/tasks

Knowledge and/or familiarity of the educational, social and emotional needs of Hispanic and low-income students

Skill and expertise in working with higher education faculty, staff, and students

Strong technical and computer skills and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and online media tools, to support data integrity and reporting requirements, and to promote grant activities;

Physical Demands

Working Environment

Pay Rate

Work Location/Campus Center
Albuquerque/SW Campus

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

For more information regarding the position, you may contact SWEEP Project Director, Valerie Valles-Pedroza at

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. License/Certificate
  5. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
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