Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B9004 / VP,Fin & Admin,Hlth & Hlth Sci
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 99

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 the direction of the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of Health System (EVP/CEO), assumes overall responsibility for all fiscal and administrative operations of the UNM Health Sciences and provides oversight, coordination and reporting of UNM Health System fiscal and administrative operations matters. Provides strategic consultation, coordination, and leadership on financial and operational matters to the EVP/CEO and with the UNM Health and Health Sciences leaders, including support for implementation of strategic plans. Consults and collaborates with senior leaders across the University, including the UNM Health and Health Sciences, as it pertains to finance and administration functions, including clinical finance and operations. This position works closely with the EVP for Finance and Administration at UNM for One University collaboration and direction. Areas of oversight includes business and accounting services, budgeting and financial reporting, contracting, facilities and space planning, capital projects, office of sponsored projects, including pre/post award. To enhance institutional administrative functions and to strengthen the overall University and its impact, has key responsibilities for achieving the UNM 2040 Opportunity Defined Strategic Planning Framework - One University goal and its objective of identifying gaps and prioritizing areas for streamlining, intergrating, and improving administrative systems and processes, in order to provide coordinated, efficient, and high-quality services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supports UNM's UNM 2040 One University Goal of enhancing and aligning institutional administrative functions and strengthening the overall University and its impact by identifying gaps and prioritizing areas for streamlining, integrating, and improving administrative systems and processes, in order to provide coordinated, efficient, and high-quality services.
  2. Develops and executes financial strategies and oversight integration to improve the quality, efficiency and responsiveness of the UNM Health and Health Sciences financial needs.
  3. Through the EVP/CEO, works with University leadership and the Board of Regents on the identification and resolution of strategic financial issues with current or potential impact on the UNM Health and Health Sciences and University as an enterprise.
  4. Under the direction of the EVP/CEO, represents the UNM Health and Health Sciences and maintains contact with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, as well as business, professional, and education institutions.
  5. Consults and collaborates with the UNM EVP of Finance and Administration and the University Controller to ensure consistency in the development and application of university financial policies and standards.
  6. Supports the EVP/CEO in providing strategic leadership and alignment in the development of short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures as it relates to functional oversight.
  7. Reviews and analyzes major contractual obligations of the UNM Health and Health Sciences to ensure consistency with overall financial goals, objectives, and plans, and compliance with university financial policies, procedures, and standards.
  8. Provides oversight, alignment, support, leadership and direction to the UNM Health and Health Sciences administrative, academic, and health system units; including managing funds flow between UNM Health and Health Sciences of about $600 million dollars annually.
  9. Directly manages division leaders of the offices of budget and facilities, financial services, and shared services.
  10. Develops, administers, and oversees the monthly and annual budget process, financial strategic planning, and administrative program assessment to maximize the most efficient and effective use of resources.
  11. Manages administrative team within the Office of the EVP, including the Health Sciences human resources, facilities management, compliance and capital projects, coordinating with the UNM EVP of Finance and Administration and relevant university leaders.
  12. Supports staff through shared services and wellness programs including aligning with programs across the university.
  13. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives within areas of oversight.
  14. Oversees and coordinates annual external financial statement audit for the UNM Health and Health Sciences.
  15. Provides coordination and recommendations of capital outlay funding for the UNM Health Sciences to send to the State of New Mexico Higher Education Department and State Board of Finance for approval.
  16. 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

  • Knowledge of participation-based management planning/reporting and integrated budgeting practices.
  • Knowledge of academic health unit budgets and personnel.
  • Knowledge of financial health system processes and procedures, including managing health system emergency federal funds.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and university EEO/AA/Diversity laws, guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional policies and procedures and the regulatory environment within which they operate.
  • Highly developed and comprehensive financial management skills gained in a large, multifaceted public institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with a diverse range of both internal and external constituencies.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of relevant state and federal laws, regulations, operating guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as they pertain to higher education.
  • Leadership skills in the development of policies, planning guidelines, and procedures for major capital budget programs, including development of Capital Plans.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to engender trust, respect, and credibility.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional matrixed teams.
  • Proven record of accomplishment, initiative, and work ethic.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and ability to establish clear priorities.
  • Ability to develop a range of electronic circuitry and devices.
  • Ability to produce consistently accurate and relevant institutional metrics, benchmarked to peer institutions; ability to guide leadership in data-informed decision making.
  • Ability to oversee operating budgets and financial processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of institutional Information Technology planning.

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: 04/15/2023