Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A6010 / Program Planning Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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.


Oversees, facilitates, and coordinates the establishment and support of major programs of a multi-faceted research, academic, and/or community services operating entity. Participates in the development and evaluation of strategic and operating plans, and evaluates programs for conformance to the overall goals and objectives of the entity. May develop, implement, and oversee a range of operational support programs, as applicable to the overall objectives of the entity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees, advises, and assists in the coordination, development, and preparation of various institutional grants and/or other fundraising proposals in support of unit programs.
  2. Provides leadership, coordinates, and administers the strategic planning process for programs and initiatives of the unit.
  3. Coordinates the development and implementation of programs, special projects, research studies, and other unit initiatives.
  4. Administers, oversees, and coordinates the activities of a range of specified operating and support programs, as appropriate to the objectives of the unit.
  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. Develops and manages annual capital and/or operating budgets; oversees, monitors, and coordinates program budgets, as appropriate.
  7. Participates in the development, coordination, and implementation of changes and/or improvements in fiscal, human resources, and/or other management systems and procedures for the department.
  8. 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.
  9. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  10. May serve as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 4 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.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and university regulations.
  • Program management and administrative skills.
  • Advanced grant writing and preparation skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • 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