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Dual Credit Coordinator

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Dual Credit Coordinator

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

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Position Summary

The Dual Credit Coordinator assesses the needs of school districts and leads the development and implementation of programs, instructional projects, and courses in response to those needs. Serves as the primary liaison between high schools, districts, and university offices such as Enrollment Management and academic departments while ensuring compliance with state and other standards. Supports wider school district strategic efforts as the relate to the Dual Credit Program and potential Early High School initiative.

Contacts with stakeholders include college faculty and administrators, students, parents, counselors, school-to-work coordinators, school administrators, and admissions coordinators. The Coordinator plays a critical role in the development of dual credit agreements for the college and high schools.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the development, expansion and administration of NMHU’s dual credit program in accordance with guidelines and standards established by the State of New Mexicio PED Dual Credit and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships ( NACEP ).
  • Seeks opportunities to create additional accelerated credit opportunities and leads multi-stakeholder development efforts, negotiating with and coordinating the efforts of relevant parties including school district superintendents, principals, other district leaders, teachers and NMHU personnel including administrators, admissions, and faculty.
  • Works out solutions that comply with all applicable accreditation requirements, secures approvals, and determines how to move forward within NMHU administrative, educational, and financial systems.
  • Leads accreditation process and ensures adherence to national and state standards and accreditation requirements; determines, catalogues, tracks, maintains, and updates necessary compliance documentation.
  • Coordinates NMHU faculty to complete required assessment paperwork and support activities, verifies completion of duties to ensure compensation of NMHU faculty for these efforts as appropriate.
  • Plans, presents, and facilitates collaborative learning events in accordance with New Mexico Dual Credit Standards.
  • Establishes professional learning communities, and other professional development opportunities as identified by NMHU, partner school districts, the New Mexico Public Education Department, Higher Education Learning Commission, and the CTE Regional Coordinator.
  • Leads, organizes, and coordinates program review and evaluation processes including negotiation of the official agreement for partnership between NMHU and high school programs; securing signatures; informing students and teachers of the registration process and recording of grades; preparing student participation reports. The NMHU Provost Office reserves all signatory authority with Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Analyzes high school, college, grant program requirements, and other overlapping factors and provides clear and concise information to constituents.
  • Works independently and cooperatively with admissions, marketing, deans, and other university staff to develop and implement effective recruitment and marketing strategies related to the Dual Credit Program, including assistance with web content, preparation of publications, distribution of brochures and catalogs, and in-person promotion at off-site events.
  • Works directly with students and cooperatively with NMHU registration, enrollment, financial aid, and advising staff to ensure that special assistance is provided for dual credit students, including visits to area high schools in a timely manner to collect admission and registration materials to meet specified registration deadlines.
  • Leads retention efforts as appropriate.
  • Participates in equity, inclusion, and other district strategic efforts and conversations related to the Dual Credit program and makes recommendations.
  • Participates in and recommends program vision and goals.
  • Contributes to the achievement of the university’s recruitment and retention goals by identifying new dual credit courses, locations, and deliveries, working closely with high schools to respond to their needs, collaborating with the offices of admissions, registration, computer services, and enrollment management, and encouraging dual credit students to consider attending NMNHU upon graduation.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues including but not limited to attending statewide meetings, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/ or courses as appropriate.
  • Analyzes cost requirements and makes recommendations for fee structures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience working in a university, community college or high school in one or more of the following areas: Administration, teaching, counseling, or student services.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in an area related to education, social work, counseling, public or business administration or management.
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Related regulations and standards including FERPA guidelines;
  • Dual credit programs at either high school or community college levels;
  • Educational needs of diverse populations;
  • Trends and best practices in accelerated credit on a state and national level;
  • Education reform in New Mexico;
  • Monitoring and evaluating programs;
  • Curriculum development;
  • Project coordination;
  • Operating computers and software such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint;
  • Work Independently;
  • Plan and schedule work to meet deadlines;
  • Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of high school and community college students and staff;
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form;
  • Operate a variety of office equipment.
Physical Demands
  • Minimal physical exertion is generally required. Most job time is spent sitting with occasional walking and lifting of boxes and materials for distribution at meetings.
Working Environment

Work is performed in an office environment with frequent travel to meetings throughout the region of the NMHU Dual Credit Program or for required state meetings or conferences. Occasional work outside standard business hours may required (e.g., early morning or evening meetings).

Pay Rate

Work Location/Campus Center
Multi Campus/Center Locations

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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Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  5. Curriculum Vitae
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