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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H7009 / Mgr,Visual Resources Library
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

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 minimal supervision, directs and coordinates all aspects of the planning, establishment, development, operation, and administration of the Bainbridge Bunting Memorial Slide Library, which provides a range of visual and digital media support to art educators and students in the College of Fine Arts, the School of Architecture, and the community at large. Provides direct input into and participates in directional decision-making at the college level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Directs and coordinates all aspects of the day-to-day operations and administration of the facility.
  4. Directs and oversees the planning, development, and installation of the facility's visual resources collection, to include both library management and curatorial aspects.
  5. Oversees and directs the establishment and development of digitally-based visual resources projects, programs, and initiatives; oversees and coordinates the development and implementation of computer applications programming and supporting website.
  6. Plans and implements capital and operating budgets for the library and its programs; performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  7. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  8. Represents the university to various institutional divisions as well as externally to the media, governmental agencies, prospective funding agencies and individuals, prospective vendors, and/or a range of constituencies within the community at large.
  9. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  10. 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of library management principles, systems, and procedures as applied to visual resource collections.
  • Knowledge and understanding of curatorial principles, methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Knowledge of arts and architecture research tools and methods.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of international copyright issues as related to academic visual resources.
  • Knowledge of visual information management systems and applications.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of photographic/imaging technology as related to visual resources.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring 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