Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A9011 / VP,Instutional Suppt Svcs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 99
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.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, assumes overall responsibility for all facets of institutional support services, to include Campus Environments & Facilities and Campus Business Services. Ensures activities of all component units align to fulfill the University's requirements, goals, and objectives. Areas of oversight include facilities, space planning and management, capital projects, campus utilities, real estate, and a wide range of self-sustaining, revenue-generating campus business enterprises and related internal service organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supports UNM's UNM 2040 One University Goal of strengthening the overall University and its impact by identifying gaps and prioritizing areas to streamline, integrate, and improve across all reporting units in order to provide coordinated, efficient, and high-quality services.
  2. Provides oversight, alignment, support, and leadership to Campus Business Services, to include the development and execution of integrated business strategies to ensure ongoing fiscal stability and consistency.
  3. Provides oversight, alignment, support, and leadership to Campus Environment & Facilities, to include the development and execution of strategies to improve the quality, efficiency, and responsiveness of systems and services
  4. Oversees the activities of the Lobo Development Corporation and Lobo Energy enterprises.
  5. Provides strategic leadership and alignment in the development of short- and long-range goals and objectives for all operating units; evaluates operations and establishes comprehensive performance benchmarks and measurement systems for each component enterprise.
  6. Ensures fiscal control for all activities across the organizational unit; oversees the development of annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analysis.
  7. Prepares and presents a range of analytical and operational reports to senior University administration and/or the Board of Regents pertaining to programs, services, developments, and/or issues related to areas of oversight.
  8. 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.
  9. Oversees and maintains the comprehensive, integrated campus plan; ensures that the integrated campus plan remains responsive to institutional goals and objectives.
  10. 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.
  11. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 10 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

  • Strategic business planning and business management skills.
  • Advanced and integrated knowledge and understanding of university business and support structures and processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a major educational and research institution.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial and operational data and prepare business reports, projections, and recommendations.
  • Ability to lead, guide, and integrate strategic planning processes and organizational goal development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly and effectively with senior institutional leadership.
  • Knowledge and understanding of organizational performance benchmarking and measurement concepts, principles, and techniques.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Skill in program planning, examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures at an institute of higher education.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Human resources management 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.

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: 07/26/2023