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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7051 / Univ Accreditation Director
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 oversees the development, implementation, and administration of the University's accreditation, assessment, and program review processes, in support of the University's core mission and education goals. Monitors and coordinates the University's compliance efforts, ensuring that all compliance activities are effectively integrated and in support of the general accreditation objectives of the institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops, implements, and oversees the administration of processes and systems that support the University's core curriculum, to include outcomes assessment, curriculum review, and delivery process review.
  2. Develops, implements, and oversees the processes and systems that support the University's regional accreditation, to include the Academic Program Review process.
  3. Guides and collaborates with faculty, administrators, and departmental staff representatives in accreditation compliance activities related to the University core, the State core, and transfer articulation.
  4. Monitors, reviews, and advises academic units across the University to ensure consistent compliance with the on-going regional accreditation requirements and outcomes standards of the institution; advises and supports compliance efforts for programs that have, or seek, professional accreditation.
  5. Advises and supports all institutional academic units regarding on-going requirements and outcomes standards related to Academic Program Review.
  6. 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.
  7. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  8. Oversees the development and production of publications and materials related to the University's accreditation compliance, outcomes assessment, and program evaluation efforts.
  9. Plans, organizes, and oversees site visits designed to support program review and accreditation requirements.
  10. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  11. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  12. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  13. 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

  • Integrated knowledge and understanding of higher education accreditation and program review practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accreditation planning and assessment methodologies and tools.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Strategic planning and performance measurement skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.
  • Skill in financial planning and fiscal management.

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