Community Relation Specialist/Facilities Rental Coordinator
Full Time/Part Time
The Community Relation Specialist will plan, develop, implement,
and analyze community relations campaigns, marketing efforts, and
related events to increase public awareness of New Mexico Highlands
University and build relationships with the Las Vegas community
public officials, business, organization and general public via
public presentations, events and outreach meeting.
The Facility Rental Coordinator oversees the scheduling of
facilities for the university and community groups.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responds to rental inquiries in a timely, effective, and proactive
manner in person, via phone and email
Processes, approves, and tracks requests with various campus
departments and community groups
Maintains multiple scheduling calendars
Prepares, submits, and tracks event set up work orders with
Invoices and tracks rental payments in coordination with the
Provides venue tours as requested
Build and maintains relationships with members of the
Plans, develops, implements, and organizes events and volunteers to
advance Highlands University’s mission and goals.
Organizes community outreach programs and coordinates special
events that will influence public opinion or promote products,
services or ideas of the university.
Uses social media to coordinate community relations.
Drafts and distributes/publishes various content pieces that
promote Highlands, as well as individual or groups within the
Selects positive publicity materials and distributes them through a
variety of channels.
Responds to inquiries from community members and other interested
parties; when needed, recruits a knowledgeable spokesperson or
information source to assist.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in any field.
At least 2 years of in customer service, hospitality or events
related management. A demonstrated track record of community
participation on boards, committees, or other community
Familiarity with Highlands and surrounding communities
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Responsible, detail-oriented, proactive and with the ability to
represent Highlands University in a friendly and enthusiastic
Accurately multitask, under pressure, with multiple events from a
variety of university and community members
Ability to work independently without supervision
Flexible, problem solver
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software, Excel,
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as
part of a team.
Ability to evaluate cost of a program and compare it to the
benefits for the organization.
Excellent persuasion skills.
Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or
controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time
Work is in an indoor/office setting;
Work with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced work
Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus
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.
For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email
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action and equal opportunity:
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Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- How many years of experience do you have in this type of
- Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
- Are you available to work weekends?
- How many years of experience do you have working in an office
- Please describe any previous experience you have working in a
customer service enviornment
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree