Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A7009 / Assoc Dir,Latin American Inst
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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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, provides operational and administrative supervision for the projects and activities of the Latin American Institute. Serves as liaison to the New Mexico Consortium of Latin American Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the daily activities and operations of all programs and funds assigned to the institute.
  2. Assists with development of new and/or resubmission of continuing contract or grant proposals, budgets, and reports.
  3. Prepares all budgets in accordance with the guidelines of the funding sources; consults with funding agencies to determine new priorities and emphasis; presents and justifies all budget requests and/or expenditures to private and public funding authorities and/or the university.
  4. Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the institute's function.
  5. Provides support to the academic programs of the institute including reallocation and soliciting of financial support to meet academic requirements; provides advisement to students in latin american studies regarding fellowships, field research internships, and other opportunities for study and research.
  6. Establishes and implements long- and short-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
  7. Provides direction and supervision to the associated programs of the institute such as Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC), Latin American Date Base (LADB), and the Office of International Technical Cooperation (OITEC).
  8. Manages the agreements between the university and Latin American universities, and national and international organizations.
  9. Provides liaison and support to the New Mexico Consortium for Latin American Studies; maintains liaison with state and congressional representatives.
  10. Represents the institute to the university, state, national, and international entities.
  11. 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

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
  • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and university regulations.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of government and industry sponsored research and development programs.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct multiple programs and activities.

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