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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H7004 / Mgr,Health Education
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

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.


Under general supervision, develops, manages, and presents health education programs and activities for a clinical unit or program-based initiative, in order to promote awareness of specified medical and health issues. Administers and supervises training, education, promotion, and public relations related to specified health care fields; assists in developing policies and procedures for provision of health education programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops, prepares, evaluates, and presents or oversees presentation of health education programs and activities focusing on wellness training, prevention strategies, and/or risk awareness and targeted to a specified community population.
  2. Identifies primary medical and health issues of the target community and designs programs to provide and promote timely and appropriate educational opportunities.
  3. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  4. As appropriate to position objectives, serves as project leader in the development and implementation of special programs, to include grant preparation, budgeting, program administration and/or research.
  5. 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.
  6. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  7. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  8. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master'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

  • 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 maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of health and wellness educational concepts, strategies, methods, and techniques.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging health and wellness issues affecting a specified target population within the community.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to provide professional leadership and guidance to professionals, paraprofessionals, and/or lay persons in area of expertise.
  • 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 develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Professional licensure/certification in a health or related discipline may be required in individual cases.

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