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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7041 / Assoc Dean,C/E & E/U Bus Ops
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

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 manages the business, fiscal management, and commercial services functions for the Division of Continuing Education/Extended University, a major university service entity. Provides leadership and direction to the division's budgeting and financial management activities. Plans, oversees, and coordinates capital and operating expenditures and fiscal systems, and provides recommendations for the generation and development of revenue sources for facility and programmatic operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and oversees the planning, development, and administration of all business/commercial activities, programs, auxiliary enterprises, inventory control, and services of the organization.
  2. Manages and coordinates the financial/fiscal operations of the organization, to include the development and administration of capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures, and the establishment and management of financial control systems.
  3. Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports; presents recommendations for programmatic and fiscal changes.
  4. Recommends possible revenue sources for the unit.
  5. 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.
  6. Interacts with Dean and other managers, providing consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations; assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operation of the divisional programs.
  7. Manages and oversees the establishment and administration of contractual arrangements with external vendors, concession operators, and/or suppliers; oversees instructor contracts.
  8. Oversees the operations of the UNM continuing Education Conference Center, which schedules clients, coordinates support staff, and maintains and upgrades the existing facility.
  9. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  10. Assists and directs internal departments of the division with all aspects of human resources administration; provides liaison with Human Resources Department.
  11. Supervises personnel associated with the organizational responsibilities of this position; handles hiring, training, performance evaluation, work allocation, and problem solving; makes independent judgments regarding delegation and execution of duties within these units/programs.
  12. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  13. Responsible for fiscal coordination of contract and/or grant proposals, interim progress reports, final reports and other information as it may relate to main campus entities and funding sources.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor'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

  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles, techniques, systems, and standards.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial operating principles, practices, and procedures within area of business specialty.
  • 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 analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and administer financial information and control systems.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Accounting experience in an academic setting.
  • 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 identify and implement creative revenue-generation plans, programs, and initiatives.
  • Ability to perform budget forecasting on revenue generating programs.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting, control and reporting principles, methods, techniques, and standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UNM human resources procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards, and 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