Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A8017 / Dir,Span Colonial Res Ctr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14
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, directs, leads, and coordinates all programmatic, operational, and administrative aspects of the Spanish Colonial Research Center, a grant-funded scientific/historical research entity.

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. Designs and implements systems to assess, collect, maintain, and analyze data; generates interim progress reports, final reports, evaluation, and other information related to project(s) or program(s).
  4. Serves as editor of the Colonial American Historical Review, a periodical, internationally distributed publication; develops and implements marketing plans and strategies to support and encourage subscription sales of this publication.
  5. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  6. Establishes and/or recommends departmental policies and procedures; may serve on various university planning and policy making committees.
  7. Authors and/or edits a range of scholarly publications and manuscripts within field of expertise.
  8. Develops, maintains, and expands relationships with regional, national and/or international organizations and institutions and archival bodie.
  9. Performs independent research; publishes and presents findings at national and international venues; may hold a faculty appointment and serve on masters/doctoral committees.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Doctorate 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

  • Ability to develop and follow research methodology and protocol.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Advanced writing and editorial skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles, methods, and techniques as applied to subscription publications.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Spanish colonial history.
  • 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