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Higher Education Initiatives Coordinator

Posted: May 1, 2018

Location: New York, New York US

The Hispanic Federation seeks a Higher Education Initiatives Coordinator to manage its higher education focused initiatives and assist with the development of programmatic and advocacy efforts that seek to support Latino students and families. The Higher Education Coordinator will report to the Federation’s Assistant Vice President for Programs to build and expand the organization’s local and national education portfolio. The Coordinator will lead the following efforts:

CREAR Futuros
Hispanic Federation launched the CREAR Futuros project that aims to significantly improve Latino college success. The national program annually targets 800 students and is currently operating in eight colleges across four states including New York, Florida, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The project pairs outstanding first-generation juniors and seniors with incoming freshman and assists students on academic success, financial aid, campus involvement, among other subjects. Specific tasks and goals include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Help provide culturally and linguistically competent educational and training workshops to participants, covering issues and topics which encourage college retention and college success
  • Provide needed support to CREAR student mentors and college staff through ongoing “check-in” sessions
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with CREAR mentors and provide guidance regarding mentee assistance
  • Link CREAR students with HF’s comprehensive network of Latino social service agencies
  • Help recruit Latino professionals from nonprofit, government and private sectors to serve as career mentors and support Leader Day events
  • Secure summer internships and employment opportunities for participating CREAR students
  • Leverage partnerships with local community-based organizations, higher education institutions, elected officials, and media to support systemic educational change and Latino student achievement

Minimum of a BA/BS degree and at least two years of professional experience, preferably in education program management.

Strong knowledge of the City University of New York system and an understanding of higher education institutions. Candidates must also have a strong ability to think strategically, develop and follow work plans, manage budgets, set deadlines, oversee multiple projects and duties simultaneously, and prioritize assignments. Excellent, well-developed verbal, writing and presentation skills are essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills, ability to travel and a demonstrated commitment to Latino community are necessary. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to Jessica Guzmán Mejia, HF’s Assistant Vice President for Programs, at