Mesalands Community College is seeking a full-time Coordinator for Career Services. This leadership position is responsible for working
strategically and collaborating cross-functionally, breaking down institutional silos, to provide career planning and serve as the key
resource to students, faculty, and the community on developing a career plan, understanding the educational or training requirements for the
chosen career, to provide assessments and testing to assist an individual with a career that matches their interests and satisfactions, and
to maintain a directory of career and job opportunities. The Coordinator is expected to collaborate and make data driven decision to best
focus career decision making efforts. The Department of Enrollment Management at Mesalands Community College encompasses admissions,
registrar, advising, recruitment, and career services to provide a seamless strategic enrollment pipeline. Beyond the initial lead for those
seeking a career pathway, the Coordinator works with the Enrollment Management Team and faculty to assist students into the strategic
enrollment management pipeline, prevent inappropriate career choices, lower student debt, increase student completion, and reduce the time
consumed by a major change. The Coordinator serves as a resource to students, the campus community and its stakeholders, the Center for
Workforce and Economic Development, and the community at large for emerging or open jobs and careers. Enrollment Management develops and
enacts strategies that lead to the campus’ viability. We do this from the perspective of enhancing the experience of our students from the
point of recruitment through graduation and into a career. Under the direction of the Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management,
the Executive Director of Admissions and Registrar, and the Coordinator must be fully embracing of a learner-centered culture and the
President’s Vision for the future of Mesalands. The Coordinator plans and executes comprehensive and timely strategies that advances
MCC’s mission and strategic goals with College stakeholders informed by the College’s core values: integrity, excellence, empowerment,
inclusiveness, collaboration, and stewardship.
All employees have competitive salaries, excellent benefits and potential for
The Coordinator for Career Services is accountable for the following duties:
Minimum Qualifications: The
successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal
skills a must. Ability to read and interpret texts related to the discipline; documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions; and procedure manuals. Ability to write required reports and correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present
information to individuals and groups of students and others from within Mesalands Community College and out in the community.
Ability to perform basic mathematical functions.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical
problems. Technology skills: Computer Competency; Capable of applying and maneuvering within various software packages including but not
limited to Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. The employee is required to walk, stand, sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, and controls; reach with
hands and arms; stoop, kneel, and lift; and talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally
lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, depending on the discipline area.
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. The noise level in the work environment from low to high. Job performed indoors in a classroom and studio environment with adult
About Mesalands Community College:
According to CNBC, Mesalands is the 9th best
community college in the nation and is organizationally active with the American Association of Community Colleges, American Community
College Trustees, and the League of Innovation as well as a number of state and local organizations. MCC is ranked in the top 2.9% of all
community colleges in the US, 11th most affordable community college in the US, and 2nd best community college in New Mexico. Mesalands is
fully-accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the MCC staff includes members of the HLC Peer Review Corps.
Community College is in Tucumcari, New Mexico nestled among the beautiful mesas of eastern New Mexico on Interstate 40 between Albuquerque,
NM and Amarillo, TX and along historic Route 66. Outdoor opportunities abound with lakes, hiking, and mountains. Historic Tucumcari is a
small, rural, affordable town with mid last century accents, top ranked local restaurants, and a small-town friendly charm. Mesalands is a
small comprehensive community college where everyone works as a team for student success and access and is a residential institution
attracting, not only local students, but students from across the nation and abroad. MCC is home of the North American Wind Training and
Research Center, the Center for Innovation for Renewable Energy (wind, solar, and stored energy), the wind energy training program is ranked
in the top 3 in the nation, the agricultural programs are ranked in the top 10 in the nation, a vibrant paleontology program, ranked
3rd nationally, hosts the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum of finds from local excavations. In addition to a range of associate of arts
degrees, ideal for transfer, MCC offers numerous occupational/technical associate of applied science degrees in a wide range of areas
including cowboy arts, silversmithing, agribusiness, Farrier, and ranch sciences embrace the southwestern culture. MCC hosts the Mesalands
University Center where, through partnerships with Universities, students may begin at Mesalands, earn a microcredential, certificate, or
degree, and transfer on-campus into the University Center where they may complete bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees without leaving
the Mesalands campus. Mesalands is a member of the NJCCA Athletic Conference for golf and cross country and NJCCAE for eSports. MCC is the
proud home of nationally-ranked rodeo. MCC is a Hispanic Serving and Rural Serving Institution, a member of Excelencia in Education,
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and a leader in student success and access through guided pathways.
The position is open until filled with first review of applications will begin
Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3) a completed
Mesalands Community College Employment Application; 4) unofficial copies of college transcripts. References and former employers will be
contacted. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview. Search may be extended if additional candidates are needed.
Mailed or fax applications will not be accepted. Use the following link to complete the Mesalands Community College Employment
Application and attach required documents.
Mesalands Community College (MCC) is committed to creating and sustaining a community that celebrates individual differences and diversity. We are dedicated to improving access to equal opportunities to all persons. MCC is dedicated to eliminating discrimination and prohibits discrimination against any person based upon their race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth, condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, physical or mental disability, serious medical condition, or veteran status in violation of the law, in its educational programs, activities or employment