Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A8097 / Dir,Business Opns/Sm Branch
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
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.


Directs the integrated administrative and operational support planning and management of a smaller academic branch campus of the University, to include business and fiscal management, human resources, information systems, physical plant/facilities management, and related auxiliary services. Plans, oversees, and coordinates capital and operating expenditures, budgeting, and fiscal systems, and provides leadership and direction in the cost-effective establishment of resources and administrative strategies, policies, and programs for the branch. Serves as a member of the branch senior administrative team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and oversees the planning, development, and administration of all business/commercial activities, programs, auxiliary enterprises, inventory control, and services of the organization.
  2. Manages and coordinates the financial/fiscal operations of the organization, to include the development and administration of capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures, and the establishment and management of financial control systems.
  3. Oversees and coordinates the planning, implementation, and management of all aspects of information systems, technology, system security and database integrity for the organization.
  4. Directs and oversees the daily operations of the Information Technology and Facilities department.
  5. Directs and oversees the management all facility operations and services for the campus;. directs the planning and implementation of construction and capital improvement projects, and provides leadership in overall facilities planning for the organization.
  6. 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.
  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. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  9. Plans, develops, and implements methods and facilities for enhancing revenue sources and/or generating new revenue sources for the organization.
  10. Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports; presents recommendations for programmatic and fiscal changes.
  11. Manages and oversees the establishment and administration of contractual arrangements and leased properties with external vendors, concession operators, and/or suppliers.
  12. Represents the university to various institutional divisions as well as externally to the media, governmental agencies, prospective funding agencies and individuals, prospective vendors, and/or a range of constituencies within the community at large.
  13. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  14. 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.
  • 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 examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and administer financial information and control systems.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in information technology.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.
  • Ability to interpret business and operational needs and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources practices.
  • Skill in business and financial planning and management.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and implement creative revenue-generation plans, programs, and initiatives.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and conceptualize long-term information systems needs on an organizational basis.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Advanced project management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Comprehensve knowledge and understanding of the operational characteristics and requirements of an academic branch campus.

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.

Revised Date: 09/23/2020