Southwest Creations Collaborative
HACIA: Toward the University

Southwest Creations Collaborative Overview
Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC) is a 24-year-old women-driven contract manufacturing social enterprise with a mission to alleviate poverty and build economic and educational opportunity across generations.  Using a holistic and family-centered approach, SCC provides dignified employment, while also improving access to education for youth and adults.

HACIA: Toward the University Overview
HACIA: Toward the University is Southwest Creations’ proven Pre-K-12 college readiness strategy which engages and inspires whole families in navigating the educational pipeline to college. With a long-term commitment to working families, we focus on equipping all types of students with the tools for success. SCC’s holistic, family engagement model has achieved a 93% high school graduation rate and 81% college attendance rate and we are growing to serve New Mexico families’ urgent educational needs.

The Program Facilitator is a full-time position reporting directly to the HACIA: Toward the University Project Director. The HACIA Facilitator will bring an energetic presence to the HACIA program, and will engage students in a friendly, professional manner. The candidate will work primarily with students in a one-on-one setting, and will be trained intensely to facilitate family workshops. The candidate will be expected to maintain and expand SCC’s community resource network.

·      Facilitate, prepare and follow up for college readiness and family engagement workshops 

·      Recruit, engage and reengage families in college-bound success planning 

·      Link families to existing academic, social, and health-related resources  

·      Manage family data for the purposes of case management and program evaluation

·      Document and institutionalize the “SCC Way” of HACIA – creating training processes and materials with team

·      Build upon and formalize SCC’s referral network of schools, community organizations and service providers

·      Commit to SCC’s professional values and personal accountability by consistently following a work plan

Candidates for the HACIA Facilitator position must possess:

·      Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to and passion for the HACIA mission

·      Ability to problem solve and think critically and strategically

·      Ability to manage confidential information from families

·      Strong facilitation and community outreach skills

·      Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

·      Ability to work towards project goals individually and with team support

·      Excellent communication skills in technical writing, reporting and public speaking

·      Fluency in English and Spanish (both written and spoken)

·      A Bachelor’s degree and experience in the UNM or CNM systems

·      Tutoring/Mentoring experience

·      Fluency creating PowerPoint, Prezi, and working with Microsoft Word/Excel

·      Ability to work in flexible, high energy environment

·      Schedule flexibility and the ability to work on Saturdays and evenings

·      The ability to make a 2 year commitment to the organization

·      The ability to pass an APS background check 

·      A valid NM driver’s license and reliable transportation

SCC is a proud equal opportunity, family-friendly employer that simultaneously promotes work-life balance and accountability to our community and mission. The salary for the HACIA Facilitator is competitive and based upon experience. Benefits include:

·      10 days of paid personal leave

·      5 days of paid sick leave

·      5 paid holidays

·      Monthly Health insurance stipend

·      On-site childcare for $.25 per hour (based on availability)

·       Salary: Up to $35,000

Applications accepted through July 21st. Interested candidates should submit:

·      A one page cover letter

·      A resume

·      A mock letter addressed to HACIA: Toward the University families in which the candidate introduces herself/himself.  The letter should be in English and Spanish and no more than 1 page.

All materials should be submitted to HACIA's Project Director, Sasha Pellerin:

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

The position is estimated to begin Fall 2017