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 general supervision, administers scholarship and financial aid programs for students, including staff supervision, reports and program reviews, compliance with university and funding agency requirements, and student financial aid applications and counseling.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
Assists in developing and coordinating the technical aspects of the administration of scholarship and/or non-scholarship student financial aid programs; supervises advisors and may perform financial aid advising.
May coordinate public information and outreach programs and develop sources of financial aid at the state and national levels.
Develops operating goals and objectives for the unit; implements and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations, as appropriate to the unit.
May administer accounting, reporting, and funding levels for specific programs; may coordinate audits and program reviews.
May manage specialized databases and personal computer networks; may analyze, design, and produce specialized statistical reports for university departments and/or external agencies.
Assists in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year 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 maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
Employee development and performance management skills.
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.