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Project Assistantship

Position Description

Seeking a Project Assistant for the UNM-Educational Opportunity Center (EOC-TRiO) for the 2018 Fall semester.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists participants with completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as well as locate and apply to additional scholarships.
  • Assists participants in completing college admissions applications to the college/university of participant’s choice.
  • Follow-up with EOC participants to determine unmet needs and monitor educational status/progress.
  • Provide general career, financial literacy and academic advisement to potential college students.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of intake paperwork for all program applicants.
  • Perform other duties, as necessary, to fulfill the EOC grant’s objectives.

Position Qualifications

  • Valid NM driver's license.
  • Ability to travel (with EOC Staff) throughout Torrance, Valencia, Socorro and Bernalillo counties to assist participants.
  • Must be flexible and able to work from 20 to 30 hrs. per week and able to work at least two days from 8 am to 5 pm, after 5 pm and on occasions on Saturdays.
  • Must have the capability and willingness to assists non-traditional students, including but not limited to at risk youth and adults, homeless and former inmates at their respective male/female facilities.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and across racial, gender and cultural boundaries.
  • Ability to present at large groups.
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred.


To apply please email:
Marcial Martinez (

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) – under the College Enrichment & Outreach Programs Department (CEOP) at University of New Mexico (UNM) – is a federally funded, five year, discretionary grant from the US Department of Education. The goal of the EOC program is to assist low-income, 1st generation (potential) college students get into postsecondary education.