Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B9004 / Exec Ofcr Fin & Admin/HSC,Sr
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.


Reporting directly to the Chancellor, assumes overall responsibility for all fiscal and administrative operations of the UNM Health Sciences Center including both academic and health system enterprises. Responsibilities include plans, directs, and oversees business and accounting services, budgeting and financial reporting, contracting, investments and endowments, risk management & insurance, campus master facilities and space planning, and capital asset acquisitions and maintenance. Provides strategic coordination, direction, and leadership in the areas of human resources, communications and marketing, legal and academic affairs, and information technology/reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with the Chancellor and HSC Leadership to develop and execute strategic planning, assessment and improvement initiatives for the Academic and Health System Enterprise which support the Health Sciences and University Strategic Plans.
  2. Collaborates with the Chancellor and executive leadership in envisioning and developing strategies and systems to improve the quality, efficiency and responsiveness of a broad range of services and operations.
  3. Serves as a primary point of operational liaison and coordination between HSC components and UNM as a whole; interfaces with external government agencies and community constituencies on a wide range of clinical, programmatic, and administrative/fiscal issues.
  4. Represents the Health Sciences Center and maintains contact with local, regional, state and federal agencies, as well as business, professional, and education institutions, which have an impact on the financial integrity of the Health Sciences Center and are essential for effective fiscal and administration operations.
  5. Coordinates HSC financial matters with the EVP/COO/CFO of the University; provides information and support to the Chancellor, the University President, the University Board of Regents, and members of the executive leadership team.
  6. Develops and administers budgets, financial strategic planning, and administrative program assessment to maximize the most efficient and effective use of resources.
  7. Maintains an awareness of advancements and best practices in higher education and healthcare to enhance customer service and the cost effectiveness of operations.
  8. Maintains effective organizational structures and staffing to safeguard assets, provide for internal control, and ensure maximum productivity.
  9. Leads the development of an effective Asset Program; coordinate the planning, funding, and prioritizing for new construction and improvements of Academic and Health System facilities.
  10. Ensures that all facilities provide a safe, secure and well-maintained environment for the campus community that is conducive to learning and patient care.
  11. Facilitates external and internal audits and timely filing of annual federal, state, and local reports.
  12. Plans, directs, and controls the HSC annual budgeting process.
  13. Establishes and carries out the mission statement of the University's Finance and Administrative Divisions; formulates goals and objectives for the division in accordance with the overall mission and goals of the institution.
  14. Coordinates and integrates administrative functions and communicates University policy for the Health Sciences Center; provides administrative guidance and support to all components of the HSC, including those at satellite locations.
  15. Performs other related tasks and related responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, or related Field; at least 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification must be in active and good standing.
  • 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

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to engender trust, respect, and credibility.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with a diverse range of both internal and external constituencies.
  • 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 adapt to change and incorprate best practices.
  • Ability to produce consistently accurate and relevant institutional metrics, benchmarked to peer institutions; ability to guide leadership in data-informed decision making.
  • Leadership skills in the development of policies, planning guidelines, and procedures for major capital budget programs, including development of Capital Plans.
  • Ability to oversee operating budgets and financial processes.
  • Knowledge of participation-based management planning/reporting and integrated budgeting practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of institutional Information Technology planning.
  • In-depth understanding of relevant state and federal law and generally accepted accounting standards (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of federal, state and university EEO/AA/Diversity laws, guidelines and procedures.
  • Strong human resources development and 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.
  • Must maintain CPA certification.
  • 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.

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