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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, serves as executive director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, a state agency charged with the development and analysis of criminal and juvenile justice policy, contracting with the UNM Institute for Social Research for administrative and research purposes. Provides professional representation and expertise in criminal and juvenile justice policy and legislative issues, provides strategic leadership in the establishment and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and programs, and manages all administrative, financial, and contractual functions associated with the agency's activities..
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides strategic direction and administrative leadership to the Council in the establishment, implementation, and promotion of overall goals, objectives, policies, and programs.
Represents the Council or acts on its behalf to the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of state government, the University, external agencies, and the general public.
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.
Provides expertise and leadership in the development, implementation, and reporting of strategic plans and performance measures, as required under the Accountability in Government Act.
Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
Oversees the development of policy proposals, as directed by the Council.
Organizes and attends meetings of agency council or commission members; participates in related local and statewide interagency working groups.
Manages all administrative and financial aspects of the contract between the University and the Council.
Maintains broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Master's degree; at least 5 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.
Knowledge of legal issues surrounding criminal and juvenile justice policy development in the state of New Mexico.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Knowledge of management principles and practices.
Ability to make complex administrative/procedural decisions and judgements.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Employee development and performance management skills.
Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
Knowledge of legislative and state government relations practices and issues in the state of New Mexico.
Strategic planning and performance measurement skills.
Ability to exercise sound judgement in appraising difficult situations and in making appropriate decisions.
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.