Southwest Creations Collaborative Overview

Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC) is a 22-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, To the University Overview
Hacia, To the University is Southwest Creations’ proven 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 98% high school graduation rate and 88% college attendance rate and we are growing to serve New Mexico families’ urgent educational needs.

Position Summary
The Hacia Facilitator is a full-time position reporting directly to the Hacia Project Director. The Hacia Facilitator will bring an energetic presence to the 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 and the Hacia tutoring mentoring program. 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 Southwest Creations’ 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, To the University 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, Prezy, 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, reliable transportation, and drivers insurance

Salary and Benefits
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)

Application Process
Applications accepted through July 17th, 2016. No phone inquiries, please.

Interested candidates should submit:

  • A one page cover letter
  • A resume
  • A mock letter addressed to Hacia la Universidad families in which the candidate introduces herself/himself. The letter should be in English and Spanish and no more than 1 page.

Please submit all materials to Hacia Project Director, Prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview. The position is estimated to begin summer 2016

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