Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D7015 / Education & Devt Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13
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.


Oversees leadership for programs including management of daily operations and development of deliverables. Oversees program development, execution, evaluation, technical coordination, and management of internal and/or external staff. Develops and negotiates scope of work and budget activities with funders. Facilitates strategic planning for program and associated projects. Operates as primary liaison with funding agency representatives and/or managers. Establishes and manages integrated training and development strategies for programs. Develops and implements training plans based on scope of work requirements. Coordinates and evaluates curriculum development, and oversees the preparation and delivery of training. Coordinates with other programs and departments and represents department externally as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages and oversees programs including the execution and evaluation of day-to-day program/project activities, as appropriate to program objectives and area of expertise; oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Develops and oversees the development and delivery of individual and/or group training curricula, visual aids, instructional materials, technology based training, and reference materials; formulates or reviews training outlines, and determines appropriate instructional methodologies and formats; evaluates and recommends improvement strategies, as appropriate to meet overall training goals and objectives.
  3. May manage contract, grant and/or state funding, monitors budget expenditures; provides interim and final status reports; oversees, coordinates, and/or assists with proposal writing to develop additional funding.
  4. May oversee and/or coordinate the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develops, writes, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports.
  5. Maintains departmental reports and records; collects statistical data for administrative and/or quality improvement purposes.
  6. May develop and implement responsive training programs for community agencies and services, as appropriate to the individual position.
  7. Evaluates effectiveness of training and development programs and utilizes relevant evaluation data to revise or recommend changes in instructional objectives and methods.
  8. Identifies the various strategic and operational training/development needs and issues of the organization; works with management to establish responsive training and development strategies and plans.
  9. Assists in establishing and implementing short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  10. May collaborate with university departments, programs, projects, local and state school systems, and/or community organizations to consolidate resources and enhance programs.
  11. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  12. Supervises personnel which typically include recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 7 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 community outreach practices.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to identify and interpret strategic and operational training/development needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic, responsive training and development plans and programs.
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training plans, curricula, and methodology.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly and effectively with senior institutional leadership.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and oversee multiple program activities.
  • Ability to organize, implement, and administer community outreach, services, and activities in the public health arena.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and training using various technologies.
  • Understanding of early childhood development, disabilities, infant mental health, and family systems pertaining to regulations.
  • Ability to work within and understand various government programs and systems.
  • Program oversight and fiscal management abilities as well as the ability to monitor details.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • If located at the UNM Children's Campus, successful candidate must pass a comprehensive post-offer, pre-employment criminal and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) fingerprint background check, and a continued successful status will be verified by periodic future background checks.

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: 03/14/2021