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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D8011 / Dir,Employee & Org Devt
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 17

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.


Directs and coordinates the development and implementation of multiple organizational change programs aimed at improving individual and organizational performance University-wide. Manages and directly provides organizational diagnoses, planning, and problem solving, and oversees consultation with organizational groups seeking consensus. Oversees the initiation and completion of large-scale instructional, systems, and operational change management and development projects, and manages the design and development of associated educational and training programs. Manages and supervises the work of a diverse team of professional, technical, and administrative support staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides professional leadership and oversight to Human Resources Development and Wellness Consultants and support staff; coordinates and reviews the day-to-day activities of staff, ensuring compliance with the overall objectives and service quality standards of the unit.
  2. Prioritizes, coordinates, and allocates work assignments to staff; provides training, hires, and resolves day-to-day staffing problems and issues.
  3. Develops operating goals and objectives for the unit; implements and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations, as appropriate to the unit.
  4. Designs, develops, and implements large system organizational development and University-wide change initiatives; serves as project leader as appropriate for large-scale human resources initiatives.
  5. Provides consultation to University leadership in the execution of organizational analyses; designs, develops, coordinates, and facilitates organizational development activities such as strategic planning, team building, process consultation, and management coaching.
  6. Conducts needs assessments to identify and evaluate individual and/or group training requirements for employees University-wide.
  7. Plans, designs, develops, and delivers individual and/or group training and instructional programs, using instructor-led, electronic/web-based, and/or multimedia training methods and formats.
  8. Serves as subject matter expert to the University in management, leadership, and organizational development; writes and publishes articles and newsletters, and designs and delivers presentations to the University and to professional organizations on related topics.
  9. Assists in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
  10. Maintains departmental reports and records; collects statistical data for administrative and/or quality improvement purposes.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 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

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training plans, curricula, and methodology.
  • Program planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of organizational development theory and practices.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of web-based training programs and familiarity with web tools.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in human resources applications.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in an interior/office or workshop environment.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Light physical effort; requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 lbs or some standing and/or walking.

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

Revised Date: 03/20/2017