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Assistant Coordinator Position Summary

Graduate Assistantship (GA)



List of Open Assistant Coordinator Positions:
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Position Summary

Assistant Coordinators are graduate students employed as GAs, with health benefits and up to 9 credits of tuition waiver, (Standard tuition only. No differentials. No fees.) by the University of New Mexico's Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS). Assistant Coordinators hold a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication.

Assistant Coordinators work closely with the CAPS staff to support the programming and tutoring services offered to UNM students. In collaboration with the supervisor of the Writing and Language Center, STEM Tutoring Program, Online Tutoring Program, Supplemental Instruction/Learning Strategies Program, or the Student Resource Representative Team, an Assistant Coordinator performs the following responsibilities:

  • Assists in management of CAPS peer education services, participates in implementing a vision for the program
  • Creates and oversees a schedule for CAPS student employees within a program
  • Works with full-time staff members on assignments and projects as needed
  • Mentors student managers and student employees
  • Plans and facilitates pre-semester and weekly trainings for CAPS student employees
  • Assists with data analysis and reporting
  • Creates outreach materials in a variety of media for CAPS and CAPS programs
  • Disseminates accurate information to students regarding services and programs offered by CAPS
  • Presents to student groups, organizations, and classes on CAPS-related services
  • Uses a range of digital resources including computers, tablets, and social media platforms to enhance learning at the University of New Mexico


Requirements for Consideration
  • Be a graduate student in good academic standing, enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a post-baccalaureate program at the University of New Mexico
  • Be available to work during  Spring 2018 (January - May) and Fall 2018 (August - December)
  • Be able to work 20 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Be available for occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Attendance at Friday training meetings from 2-5pm during the semester


Preferred Qualifications
  • Scholarly background and professional goals in alignment with the position
  • Excellent oral, written, electronic, and interpersonal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, ability to work independently, and enthusiasm for learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse team of peers and professionals
  • Ability to communicate with and value people with diverse academic skills, cultural backgrounds, and approaches to learning
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office -Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in digital environments, including but not limited to social media platforms, learning management systems (such as UNM Learn), virtual chat rooms, etc.