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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A7034 / Health Extension Regional Ofcr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

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 limited supervision, plans, directs, and administers programs and initiatives designed to enhance the efficiency and delivery of clinical, educational, and research services of the Health Sciences Center to urban, rural, and underserved communities. Directs the health extension hub; including higher education, healthcare, community improvement and philanthropy partners. Identifies and promotes opportunities for new and/or enhanced programs and services, directs major grant initiatives, oversees strategic program planning and development, and provides direction and support to the development of HSC outreach policy and procedure. Serves as community engagement representative for UNMHSC in urban and rural communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and administers a variety of comprehensive programs related to the organization, development, and implementation of community engagement in primary health, behavioral health, and tertiary special care within communities, as well as community engagement related to health professions education and health sciences research.
  2. 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.
  3. Develops and implements plans and strategies for engagement and outreach services and programs; conducts research on effectiveness and appropriateness of efforts within the community, and provides leadership in the planning, development, and management of new initiatives.
  4. 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.
  5. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  6. Establishes and maintains relationships with government and tribal agencies and officials to facilitate and promote service development; represents program initiatives and organizes institutional resources to support these efforts.
  7. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating revenues for the various services and initiatives of the programs; plans and directs major grant initiatives.
  8. Provides support and consultation to government and legislative agencies in the formation and development of legislative initiatives and public policies in area of expertise.
  9. Participates in the development and implementation of HSC and UNM Health Systems policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  10. Represents the HSC and UNM Health System, as appropriate, to various institutional divisions as well as externally to media, funding agencies, individual provider groups, and the general public.
  11. Oversees, coordinates, and integrates the operations, programs, and services provided by a wide variety of professional and technical staff.
  12. 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to organize, implement, and administer community outreach, services, and activities in the public health arena.
  • 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.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Ability to effectively interact with government officials at all levels.
  • Program planning and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of grant preparation and government agency program, contract, budgeting, and procurement requirements.
  • Knowledge of provider recruitment and retention issues.
  • Knowledge of information management systems as applied to community development, services, and outreach.
  • 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