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.
Plans, implements and manages education projects and community outreach activities for a large multifaceted, self-funded unit. Supervises education/community outreach personnel and establishes goals and objectives for the unit. Seeks and develops outside funding sources, serves as principal point of representation and liaison with individuals, businesses, organizations, and agencies on education and community outreach matters.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and implements a strategic plan for educational services and community outreach activities.
Serves as principal point of liaison for education/community outreach projects; works with community agencies in the negotiation and administration of contracts, and in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs and outreach activities.
Supervises personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Prepares grant proposals and manages contracts and grants for various projects.
Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
Develops annual operating budget and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
Monitors and administers program/project revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program.
Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings; promotes new and existing programs.
Oversees the development and production of education content and outreach materials (brochures, pamphlets, PowerPoint presentations) for distribution on the website, in workshops, and at events.
Develops and implements objectives as well as short- and long-range planning for education/community outreach activities.
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 manage and facilitate education/community outreach activities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Knowledge and understanding of learning principles, and a broad range of training methods, techniques, and formats.
Program planning and implementation skills.
Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
Strategic planning and advanced leadership skills.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity.
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.