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.
Under general supervision, plans, develops, markets, manages, and administers the various non-credit community education programs offered by an autonomous academic branch or unit of the university. Interacts with business and community leaders to assess needs, and develops and delivers appropriate responsive services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assesses community needs, and plans, coordinates, and facilitates a range of customized/specialized training and development programs for general community populations and/or specific business, industry, and/or government agencies.
Organizes, develops, and facilitates a range of non-credit community education courses and/or workshops; recruits, selects, oversees, and evaluates the activities of faculty engaged in community education programs, and makes appropriate adjustments.
Develops training curricula and/or recommends vendor programs which meet instruction and/or community services goals and objectives.
Evaluates the effectiveness of all community training and instructional programs; plans and implements improvements, enhancements, and modifications, as appropriate.
Plans, develops, and implements a range of marketing strategies, programs, and supporting communication materials to promote the branch's training and education programs, both on a general and on a specific basis.
Oversees, coordinates, and administers the activities of the program; interacts with community and business representatives to assess business needs, and develops a range of responsive programs and services.
Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
Oversees and coordinates all administrative activities, operating systems, equipment, and facilities associated with community training and education, distance education, and/or cultural activities and programs.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
High school diploma or GED; 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
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to plan, develop, organize, and facilitate community training programs, seminars, and workshops.
Knowledge and understanding of business operations and management requirements.
Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
Ability to consult with community members and to analyze and interpret educational, training, and in-service needs.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
Ability to recruit, train, coordinate, and supervise faculty for community education programs.
Knowledge of distance education and training concepts, principles, systems, and procedures.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Ability to evaluate and modify educational, training, and instructional programs.
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.
Ability to interpret business needs and to develop effective programs in response to needs.
Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
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.