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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7074 / Mgr,Student Svcs/Law School
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.


Manages, coordinates, and administers all student services and academic support activities and programs of the UNM Law School. Provides direct academic advisement and counsel to students and graduates. Directs and manages the activities and operations of the Accessibility Services function of the Law School.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, develops, and implements creative, integrated programs and initiatives dealing with student services.
  2. 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.
  3. Collaborates with providers in the specified community to assist in their support efforts and to promote the academic success of the school's or college's graduates and students.
  4. 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.
  5. Provides coaching, guidance and mentorship to students and graduates in applying for positions within their specialty; provides information regarding external opportunities such as fellowships and externships.
  6. Provide guidance and mentorship to students and graduates in promoting student activities and academic success.
  7. Provides leadership to the school or college administration, faculty, and staff in the design and implementation of creative programs that connect students with student services or other opportunities within their specialty.
  8. Oversees the development, administration, and coordination of the computer and library resources of the Student Services office.
  9. Manages and administers all aspects of the Student Services office, to include budgets and fiscal management, staffing, and operating systems and procedures.
  10. Assists main campus Accessibility Services Department to plan, implement, and direct programs, policies, and services for law students with disabilities.
  11. Coordinates law school efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled students.
  12. Advises and coordinates student needs with county, city, and state agencies including the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Commission for the Blind.
  13. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  14. 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

  • Program planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of graduate and undergraduate academic advisement principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of student services practices and opportunities within a specified community.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Academic advising, guidance, and mentorship skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.

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