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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A7059 / Assoc Dir,NMGEC
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under minimal supervision, plans, directs, and administers the integrated activities of the New Mexico Geriatric Education Center (NMGEC), a multi-faceted grant-funded entity established to provide geriatric/gerontologic education to healthcare professionals engaged in caring for American Indian elderly. The role provides both professional and administrative management and leadership to the center, and participates directly in the development and implementation of program objectives, workscope, and funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with internal and external agencies and community groups in the planning, development, implementation, and coordination of educational and training activities, both on-site and off-site.
  2. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  3. Serves as the Center's principal community and outreach representative, and source of expertise to Native American communities, government agencies, national aging networks, other University entities, and the general public.
  4. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  5. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating revenues for the various services and initiatives of the programs; plans and directs major grant initiatives.
  6. Collaborates with University departments, the Indian Health Service, and community organizations to enhance and consolidate resources.
  7. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate integrated geriatric education programs for health care professionals.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of American Indian culture and traditional values, with emphasis on Southwestern tribes.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of grant preparation and government agency program, contract, budgeting, and procurement requirements.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017