Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A8112 / Dir,Exec & Prof Ed Ctr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
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 the University's Executive and Professional Education Center (EPEC, Center), which develops and administers graduate and undergraduate credit programs, such as the Executive MBA Program, a series of non-credit management certification programs, and a range of contract training, development, and consulting projects for business and industry. Sets strategic direction, develops and implements work scope and related operational policies and procedures. Establishes funding, and provides operational planning, budgeting, and assessment. Serves as the primary liaison to the Anderson School of Management Foundation Board (ASMF, Foundation Board) on strategic planning, operational and budget matters.

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. Directs and oversees the planning, development, modification, and enhancement of course curriculum for credit and non-credit programs.
  4. Establishes a cohesive relationship with the Foundation Board, building and strengthening the awareness of the Center's partnership with them; collaborates with the Foundation Board on strategic planning and Center's role within strategies, funding, accounting structure, processes, required reporting, board meetings and workflows.
  5. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the Center; provides guidance and partnership for the Foundation Board operations, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  6. Develops and implements integrated strategies for the achievement of enrollment and revenue goals, to include the development of public presentations, proposals, promotional programs and materials, and strategic partnering with the Foundation Board.
  7. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  8. Represents the Center and supports the Foundation Board 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.
  9. Researches, identifies, and assesses the current and emerging management training and development needs of clients and the business community at large; evaluates existing programs and services, and initiates new programs, modifications, and enhancements as appropriate.
  10. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master'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

  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement funding strategies and programs.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment within a complex partnership/organizational structure.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial and operational data and prepare business reports, projections, and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and control large, multifaceted operating budgets and cost control processes.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant curriculum requirements and educational standards in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge and established skills in executive/management education and corporate training.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement executive/management education and training programs.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding current and emerging management development needs within the business community.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and 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.

Revised Date: 02/12/2020