Mesalands Community College is seeking a full-time Public Communication and Social Media Specialist. The College is hiring an
accomplished Public Communication (Writer/Reporter) and Social Media Specialist as a member of the Creative Team reporting to the Vice
President for Communication and Public Relations. The Public Communication and Social Media Specialist must exhibit imagination and
innovation and competent to work creatively with the College brand. In collaboration with the Vice President of Communication and Public
Relations and Director of Marketing, Advertising and Graphic Design, the Specialist will be responsible for preparing written media
releases, writing and reporting on College events for the media and the website, preparing and formatting handbooks, manuals, and text for
advertising and marketing, and maintaining a vibrant and robust presence of the College across several social media platforms. The Designer
must be experienced in working under pressure and with tight deadlines and collaboratively within a Creative Team that includes the Vice
President for Communication and Public Relations, Director of Marketing, Advertising, Webmaster, Public Communication and Social Media
Specialist, and Graphic Design. The Specialist will plan and execute 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 growth.
The Public Communication and Social Media Specialist is accountable for the following duties:
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must meet the
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
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.
The work 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 students.
About Mesalands Community College:
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
Mesalands 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 immediately.
Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter to also
include the names of the various social media platforms with which you are accustom and use; 2) a resume; 3) a completed Mesalands Community
College Employment Application; 4) unofficial copies of college transcripts, and 5) A two-page (double spaced) writing sample describing
Mesalands Community College. 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