Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A8016 / Dir,Real Estate
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 17

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.

Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Management , directs the activities and functions of the institution's real estate office. Manages real estate development, acquisition, and disposition in accordance with an established master plan. Prepares and negotiates leases. Develops and implements financing and marketing plans, policies, and procedures.

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. Prepares and negotiates contracts, leases, deeds, mortgages, and other real property legal documents on behalf of the university.
  4. Manages existing properties to ensure maximum return and profitability; oversees compliance with terms of leases including timely rental payments.
  5. Analyzes the real estate market to identify investment opportunities; recommends the acquisition and disposition of real estate properties ensuring adherence to the university's campus master plan.
  6. Prepares income-producing strategies for property development; solicits and negotiates financing from banking institutions, coordinates marketing strategies, and identifies suitable lessors.
  7. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  8. Oversees the overall operations of programs reporting to this position.
  9. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  10. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  11. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: New Mexico Real Estate Broker's License.
  • 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

  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Skill in conducting real estate development feasibility studies and analyses.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Property management skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

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.

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