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Community Relation Specialist/Facilities Rental Coordinator

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Community Relation Specialist/Facilities Rental Coordinator

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type

Position Summary

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 facilities staff

Invoices and tracks rental payments in coordination with the business office

Provides venue tours as requested

Build and maintains relationships with members of the community.

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 university.

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 engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

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 manner

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, and Word

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 professionalism.

Physical Demands

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time

Working Environment

Work is in an indoor/office setting;

Work with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced work environment.

Pay Rate

Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM 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.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

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Close Date

Open Until Filled

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. How many years of experience do you have working in an office environment?
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • More than 10
  5. Please describe any previous experience you have working in a customer service enviornment

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
Optional Documents

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