Position Title:Coordinator of Hispanic Outreach
Reports To:Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
Purpose of Position
Responsible for the recruitment of Hispanic/Latino students both in Texas and out of state. Assist in the creation and development of relationships and partnerships with community and civic leaders as well as educational personnel and staff to promote Texas A&M University-Commerce as a school of choice for the Hispanic/Latino population. The Coordinator of Hispanic Outreach is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of outreach services to the Hispanic population in accordance with the President‚??s initiative and the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan which established a goal of attaining a 25% Hispanic enrollment by 2011. The Coordinator provides assistance to the Office of Hispanic Outreach and Student Programs in coordinating outreach activities, conducting research, and providing support to existing Hispanic students, families, faculty/staff and student groups on and off campus. The Coordinator of Hispanic Outreach collaborates with other office staff to build, sustain and strengthen a safe, inclusive, and open environment for students, faculty, staff to build, sustain and strengthen a safe, inclusive and open environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and guests of Hispanic/Latino background. The Coordinator reports to and assists the Director of Hispanic Outreach and Student Programs with the design and implementation of various Hispanic outreach activities, new student orientation, transition and educational programs in an effort to enhance the University‚??s diverse enrollment.
- Collaborates with Enrollment Management staff in scheduling and conducting recruitment visits and special campus events for Hispanic/Latino students.
- Communicates information knowledgeably to parents, students, community partners and advisors/counselors at K-12 school and community colleges about University major/degree options and general college enrollment requirements. Provides information about degree requirements, financial aid, and social/community opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students. Communicates information individually, in small groups or formal large group settings.
- Advises prospective Hispanic/Latino students, visiting the University campus, on the college application and admission process as well as financial aid. Provides information about academic department programs and locations, student support services, collegiate social and honor organizations, and University heritage and mission.
- Assists with arrangements for various events sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Outreach and Student Programs and the Division of Enrollment Management.
- Conducts outreach programs intended to raise a greater awareness on the importance of higher education among groups and individuals at high schools, community colleges and in the general community with a special focus on Hispanic students and the Hispanic community.
- Assists in the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of the Orientation and Hispanic Outreach office student staff.
- Participates in collaborative Student Access and Success division projects that complement and support the academic mission and goals of the department, unit, division and strategic priorities of the University.
- Serves on department/divisional/university committees as appointed.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires Bachelor‚??s Degree, Master‚??s Degree preferred. Two (2) years experience working in higher education setting. Requires ability to write and speak in Spanish, fully bilingual in English/Spanish. Experience in public speaking to high school and college student and parent audiences as well as working with university student organizations is required. Knowledge of undergraduate admissions, financial aid and scholarships, academics and student services is preferred. Familiarity with the Texas A&M-Commerce campus, its historical landmarks, points of interest and location of both academic and non-academic offices is preferred. Requires frequent work after hours and on weekends. Demonstrated excellence in communication, presentation and writing skills. Knowledge and understanding of relevant issues in working with Hispanic students, family and community is required. Knowledge of Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs preferred.
Supervision of Personnel