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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2876732
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 18, 2017

Job Description


 ECHS Liaison


Work Unit/Location:


Reports to:

ECHS Principal


Supervises: N/A


Contract Length:

184 days


Pay Schedule:

Per Salary Schedule

Overtime Status:



7:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.      


Union Status:






General Job Function:  

The Early College High School (ECHS) Liaison serves as the primary liaison between the instructional planning components of the College and the local independent School districts (ISDs) in order to support early college high school initiatives and other partnerships. Through this partnership , the students are able to earn college credits toward their associate degree while earning a high school diploma. AS part of this educational experience, the Liaison works with the college faculty and staff to develop non-credit bearing programs and events to support this goal. Working together with the college and school personnel, the Liaison seeks to maintain and develop collaborations that serve to better prepare students for college and careers while fostering mutual learning among the staff and students at the partnering institutions. The College Liaison is instrumental in facilitating students’ progress and success by ensuring that appropriate collaborative support mechanisms are in place, so it is highly recommended that this person have experience working with both high school students and adults (i.e. professors, teachers, parents and school leadership). The ability to develop and communicate with these interpersonal relationships needs to be combined with strong organizational skills around various administrative responsibilities.



An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Four (4) years of experience teaching, counseling, or other college experiences or a combination of high school and college experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience working with teams on collaborative projects


    • Master’s degree in education, public affairs, or related field and/or state teacher certification.
  • Experience working in dual credit or early college high school programs at a community college or independent school district.
  • Prior teaching experience in both public and community college settings.
  • Knowledge of the Colleague Student Module for admissions, advising and registration processes.




Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  1. Knowledge on guidelines and regulations such as Lower Division Academic Course Guide

Manual, Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education, Workforce Education and

Course Guide Manual.

  1. Operational knowledge of the New Mexico Public Education Policies and Rules.
  2. Coordinating federal-related rules and regulations regarding College Readiness Standards for college-level placement, dual credit, college courses, early college high schools, and technical credit articulation.
  3. An understanding of college admissions policies and procedures.
  4. Must be able to travel to area ISD campuses and off-campus college locations.
  5. Knowledge of State and Local technical articulation agreements and applicable regulations.
  6. An understanding of the New Mexico Essential Knowledge and Skills to compare to the curriculum of

college courses.

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  2. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  3. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the District and student success.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students,

college employees and the public; ability to be discerning and diplomatic.

  1. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and effectively

present information.

  1. High level of energy and good sense of humor with the capacity for extraordinary time and effort


  1. Demonstrated excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to work


  1. Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data.
  2. Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct, handle a large variety of details and to work

with all levels of organization.

  1. Ability to perform and excel in a high-tech all-digital environment.
  2. Dependable, resourceful, and self-motivated.
  3. Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation

software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and

communicate with others.


Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):

Calculator, computer, copier, fax and other equipment applicable to position


Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made

to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties

of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand;

walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb

or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must

frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,

peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Environmental Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee

encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the

duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally

exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develops and directs the plans and guidelines for the ECHS programs and services; researches
  2. and investigates appropriate modifications for ECHS programs.
  3. Develops and maintains programs, activities, and services which meet ECHS students' academicappropriate; and visits campuses, provides on-site support, and attends meetings on a regularly
  4. scheduled basis.
  5. needs; provides materials, guidance, and direction for teachers, campus staff, and parents as
  6. Works with high school counselors, in concert with College enrollment staff, to recruit and
  7. enroll ECHS students.
  8. Provides scheduling assistance for college course sections for ECHS programs, ensuring ECHSfaculty assignments.
  9. faculty/section correspondences and working with college departments to ensure continuity of
  10. Assists prospective ISD ECHS faculty candidates with information regarding the faculty hiringthe candidate.
  11. process, and serves as a liaison when necessary between the college academic department and
  12. Assists high school principals in providing support and participation, including serving on ISD
  13. ECHS faculty and staff hiring committees, as requested by the ISD.
  14. Ensures college faculties are in compliance with ISD requirements as well as college guidelines
  15. prior to teaching as an ECHS instructor.
  16. Provides all pre-enrollment services for ECHS students (admissions to graduation).
  17. Serves as a resource for ISD district guidance and counseling to facilitate student enrollment in
  18. ECHS programs.
  19. Assists in the coordination, implementation, and set-up for conferences, training sessions, and
  20. meetings to support college readiness, ECHS or other P-16 initiatives.
  21. Actively participates in appropriate partnership meetings, task forces, committees and councils
  22. to ensure successful program integration.
  23. Provides campus orientations and support services to college faculty teaching in the ECHS program.
  24. Develops and maintains ECHS handbook and webpage.
  25. Facilitates ISD faculty participation in college orientation and professional development

activities as well as connections of ECHS faculties with respective college faculties.

  1. Oversees provision of student support services, including the coordination of on-site academic
  2. testing.
  3. Oversees Assists high school staff with logistics related to college textbooks and other college materials.
  4. Guides collaborative efforts to support effective delivery of services.
  5. Communicates openly and effectively, and manages resources to support college and ISD
  6. district goals.
  7. Advises college on matters regarding assigned programs/services; and provides informationnecessary.
  8. including data sharing, advice, and documents to the staff, administrators, and others, as
  9. Coordinates assistance to requesting departments; represents the department in meetingsrequired reports/paperwork, maintains records, and monitors assigned budgets for the ECHS
  10. programs.
  11. involving district, community, or state/agency representatives as necessary; and completes
  12. Orients, trains, and evaluates assigned employees, and monitors and coordinates developmentinitiatives.
  13. of ECHS partnerships to continuously improve the overall operation and success of these
  14. Functions within the guidelines of the secondary and post-secondary academic policies and
  15. procedures.
  16. Serves on both ECHS Advisory Boards as well as hosts the meetings on the college campus.
  17. Attends ECHS Open Houses, National Honor Society inductions, parent/student meetings, and
  18. other ECHS-related events.
  19. Arranges and facilitates all ECHS and college meetings to discuss needs, facilities, MOUs, and
  20. any other pertinent issues that apply to the day-to-day operation of the early colleges.
  21. Attends both the high school and college graduations for all ECHS students.
  22. Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep
  23. up with the demands of the worksite.
  24. Completes duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies and
  25. guidelines.
  26. Promotes positive morale and teamwork within the functional unit and provides exceptional
  27. customer service to students, faculty and the community.
  28. Uses interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities
  29. are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and customers.
  30. Completes all required training and professional development sessions.
  31. Supports the values and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
  32. Assists with the process for systematic review and evaluation of the planning unit per the modelaction for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes and plans.
  33. adopted by the College, including the development and monitoring of outcomes and plans of
  34. Working hours may include evenings, holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements
  35. and special events.
  36. Performs duties and responsibilities within a high-tech all-digital environment.



Personal Accountability:

  1. Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.
  2. Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
  3. Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
  4. Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment.
  5. Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/special application,
  6. Protects the District’s resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.
  7. Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle strain/injury.
  • Position Type: Full-time

Contact Information

  • Beverly Coffeen
  • 714 Calle Don Diego
  • Espanola, New Mexico 87531

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