Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A8110 / Chief Adm Ofcr/Project ECHO
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 17
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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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 and coordinates all administrative functions of Project ECHO and leads the effort of creating and maintaining a value based organization to meet the exponential growth of the organization. Serves on the executive team and participates in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model, and operational execution. Serves as primary operational liaison and point of coordination with other Health Sciences Center (HSC) administrators.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and leads all administrative functions to include Finance, Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Space Management.
  2. Prepares short-term and long-term financial budgets and forecasts that align with strategic plans and financial objectives. Oversees training of staff regarding the administration of budgets, revenues, and expense allocations.
  3. Provides direction and leadership in the development of new Project ECHO initiatives, projects, and/or programs; provides funding information and prioritizes funding requests; may provide guidance and assistance in grant proposal writing, as appropriate.
  4. Participates in operational and administrative planning and decision-making regarding the various Project ECHO components; provides operational and policy liaison between Project ECHO, HSC, and the University.
  5. Monitors and oversees all staffing for Project ECHO to ensure efficient business operations.
  6. Serves as a liaison to other University administrators, funding agencies, and/or other external constituencies; represents Project ECHO at meetings and other functions as needed.
  7. Provides strategic advisement and consultation to leadership on a wide range of administrative issues; serves as primary administrative/operational point of contact for Project ECHO centralized administrative support functions.
  8. Leads and coordinates facilities planning and management activities.
  9. Interacts with State, Federal, and/or International Government agencies as appropriate in the development and administration of projects and programs.
  10. 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 gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of college and university human resources systems.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and university EEO/AA/Diversity laws, guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and university regulations.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Strategic management skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and/or administration in a medical school environment.
  • Knowledge of medical staff affairs principles and policies.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and institutional operating procedures.
  • Administrative planning and leadership skills.

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 exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/23/2020