Job Opportunity:  Public Relations Coordinator for GEAR UP New Mexico

Stephanie Montoya
Job Opportunity:  Public Relations Coordinator for GEAR UP New Mexico

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Job ID: 116948
Location: Santa Fe

Posting End Date: 06/03/2021
Agency: Higher Education Department
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Sponsored Term


$16.21 - $28.21 Hourly
$33,720 - $58,673 Annually
This position is a Pay Band 65


This position assists with statewide GEAR UP New Mexico campaigns, writing and distributing newsletter and other media, maintains a GEAR UP presence in social media, assists all GEAR UP state and partner district staff to educate community stakeholders, and increase community partnerships to support GEAR UP outcomes.

Job Responsibilities 
  • Create and manage an engaging social media presence for GUNM via the platforms of Facebook, lnstagram, and Twitter, manage the NMHED website, and maintain the GUNM photo library.
  • Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with university-based TRIO services, promote Student Success Agency (SSA) and mentorship opportunities for first-year college students, and ensure all first-year college students have access to SignalVine services.
  • Oversee all media and advertising for national GEAR UP campaigns, including: National GEAR UP Week, FAFSA, and College Signing week.
  • Participate in NMHED staff meetings, statewide GEAR UP meetings, and regional or national conferences as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing and two (2) years of experience in journalism, advertising and and/or marketing.
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Experience in special event development and promotion
  • Experience in College Access or Higher Education
  • Refined written skills and articulate public speaking ability
  • Exemplary organizational acumen with well developed multi-tasking skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Adobe Creative Suite Programs

Substitutions apply. See Substitution Table below.

High School Diploma  6 years of experience
Associate's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification 4 years of experience 
Bachelor's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification2 years of experience 
Master's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification0 years of experience 

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification within six (6) months of date of hire as a condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage. Some sitting, standing, bending and reaching may be required. Must be able to lift 60 pounds and operate computers and photography equipment.

Agency Contact Information:

Dr. Corine Frankland

Phone   Email

This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.