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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D1007 / Faculty Affairs Consultant/HSC
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

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.


Provides faculty-related human resource practice consultation, guidance, and support to constituent departments within the University Health Sciences Center including supervision of staff. Provides advice and assistance to client constituents on faculty policies, regulations, and procedures to include equal opportunity/affirmative action, employment, recruitment and hiring options, contract administration, compensation, promotions and tenure, disciplinary procedures, employee benefits, and training. Provides consultative direction to constituents on best HR practices in specific situations, and coordinates and facilitates timely response to constituent needs, as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as consultant and subject matter expert to senior HSC management and administration on all issues related to tenure and promotion, faculty contracts, compensation, and payroll.
  2. Provides guidance and technical support to senior departmental faculty and administration in the resolution of day-to-day problems associated with faculty hiring, faculty contracts, letters of academic titles, paid and unpaid leave, promotions, sabbatical leave requests, and tenure decisions.
  3. Provides day-to-day consultation and support to departmental faculty and staff with respect to compliance with established faculty policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as Federal and State employment laws and medical regulations.
  4. Participates in the development and delivery of in-service and other formal training to client faculty and staff with regards to human resources policies and best practices as they relate to faculty members.
  5. Provides guidance and consultation for faculty searches conducted by the HSC to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, policies, and procedural guidelines, as well as all State and Federal EEO/AA laws and regulations.
  6. Provides consultation and support in the establishment of job classifications, salary levels, total compensation, and benefits for individual faculty members, and assists in the resolution of faculty compensation issues within policy parameters.
  7. Participates in the planning and promotion of faculty benefits programs; provides information and guidance to faculty on benefits issues and serves as advocate and liaison to UNM Human Resources on individual benefits issues.
  8. Assists in the handling and administration of legal issues pertaining to faculty within the HSC.
  9. Provides operational leadership and administrative coordination in the management of various processes in the office, along with various integrated systems within the University.
  10. Monitors, verifies, and authorizes routine personnel actions and requests pertaining to existing and newly hired faculty, in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  11. Undertakes research and participates as appropriate in the development or revision of operating policy and procedures; analyzes and prepares recommendations to management on specific policy-related issues, as assigned.
  12. Supervises personnel which includes recommendations for hiring, performance evalution, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; 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

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of faculty governance issues and processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of faculty recruitment and hiring principles, procedures, and standards.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills gained within a complex, demanding work environment.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in human resources applications.
  • Integrated knowledge and understanding of human resources concepts, practices, systems, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and institutional practices specific to the human resources management of medical school faculty.
  • Knowledge and understanding of employee benefits principles, practices, procedures, and documentation.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Knowledge of medical faculty compensation administration principles and practices.
  • Ability to provide professional advice and consultation to practitioners in areas of expertise.
  • Ability to utilize and manage automated payroll and/or human resources information systems.
  • Demonstrated operational and technical knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, such as SCT Banner.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to lead, train, and functionally supervise staff and/or student employees.

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