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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H0014 / Education Specialist
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

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.

Summary

Plans and coordinates public, professional, or community non-health related educational programs. Develops curricula, prepares relevant presentations and materials, and organizes and delivers and/or facilitates classes, workshops, seminars, and other training services. Provides student advisement and associated services as appropriate. May research and prepare grant proposals or promotional material.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and designs curricula for educational programs; researches and defines educational goals, objectives, and methodologies to meet program goals.
  2. Determines formats and approaches to achieve program and budget objectives; defines needs of target populations; researches trends at the national and state level, as appropriate to the position.
  3. Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
  4. Manages and facilitates program activities, to include classes, trainings, conferences, seminars, and/or other special projects.
  5. As appropriate to the nature and objectives of the individual role, provides student advisement and support services, coordinates curriculum, and serves as a student liaison and advocate with faculty and staff.
  6. Monitors and administers program/project revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program.
  7. Writes, edits, and coordinates development of course catalogs, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program.
  8. Purchases equipment and/or services, as necessary, and ensures the proper usage and maintenance of materials and equipment relevant to unit activities.
  9. Assists with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities.
  10. Develops and maintains records and databases on student and program actvities, materials, equipment, and supplies.
  11. Coordinates student registration for special educational programs.
  12. May lead or guide the work of lower graded staff and/or student employees.
  13. May serve 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 3 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

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of academic and/or vocational education curricula.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data and findings.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to manage and facilitate educational programs.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures related to student advisement and/or related services.
  • Advanced writing and editorial skills.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control 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