Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A7024 / Assoc Dir,NM EPSCOR
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
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.


Under minimal supervision, organizes and coordinates the administrative, business, and mission functions of the State NM EPSCoR office. Guides and assists in the formulation and preparation of strategic plans and programs for the NM EPSCoR, and manages all financial, administrative, and resource aspects of the program. Directs and administers the day-to-day operations of the NM EPSCoR and its programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists the Director as liaison between NM EPSCoR and its external constituencies, including federal and state legislative offices, the NSF, the NM EPSCoR State Committee, the Council of University Presidents, state and federal agencies, other EPSCoR programs, national laboratories, state and local private industry, and the State and Tribal Colleges and Universities participating in the program.
  2. Assists the Director in the coordination and oversight of the EPSCoR program.
  3. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operation of the program/project.
  4. Works with the state education leadership (public and private) to develop strong academic programs for EPSCoR support.
  5. Coordinates and promotes the development of potential new research projects and services, in collaboration with partners, private sector firms, national laboratories, and/or government agencies.
  6. Participates in, coordinates, and facilitates long-range strategic planning for the program.
  7. 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.
  8. Manages communications and public relations for the program.
  9. Assists the Director in the development, preparation, and submission of the program's grant proposals.
  10. Manages the review of proposals submitted to the program.
  11. Plans, organizes, and implements workshops, conferences and meetings for the program.
  12. Assists the Director in the development of program reports and assessments.
  13. Represents the program at national, regional, and state meetings.
  14. Assumes program responsibilities in the absence of the Director as assigned.
  15. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 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

  • Ability to develop and produce grants and other proposals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of government and private sector policies and practices pertaining to the selection of organizations for research.
  • Ability to develop and manage project budgets, and to track and project costs using computer spreadsheet techniques.
  • 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.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to manage technology development programs involving both software and hardware development.
  • Knowledge of task structuring and scheduling principles and techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to present new ideas, approaches, and projects to senior decision-makers in government, academia, and industry.
  • Knowledge of project cost analysis principles and techniques.
  • 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