Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: E7109 / Assoc Dir,IT Svcs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
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.


Under general direction, oversees the administration of an information technology (IT) services department under a college or division. Responsible for the implementation and oversight of information technology and services. Provides human resource administration and budget input and management. Implements and facilitates the strategic direction of institutional policy for information systems in IT services units, and serves as a tactical member of the IT management team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and coordinates the operations, projects, and programs of a unit, ensuring adherence to established project management principles and best management practices.
  2. Implements appropriate educational and training programs to ensure high quality professional staff performance in the unit(s) of oversight.
  3. Directs the translation and communication of organizational service offerings and accomplishments to the university community and, as appropriate, to external constituencies.
  4. Develops and manages annual operating budget and provides fiscal direction to the unit(s) of oversight.
  5. Interacts with senior administration, faculty, and staff of client organizations to understand and interpret client needs at a division level and to collaborate in meeting those needs.
  6. Develops and implements IT organizational support and consulting services; plans and manages resources necessary to meet current and projected client needs.
  7. Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning for the unit(s) of oversight; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  8. Reviews, evaluates and approves proposals for hardware or software acquisition for the unit(s) of oversight.
  9. Establishes and manages clear service standards, to include regular customer communication, volume/sales/unit cost management, and financials for the unit(s) of oversight; establishes and implements service agreements for all provided services, to include opportunity for client feedback and evaluation.
  10. Establishes and maintains policies and procedures consistent with those of the university to ensure effective operation of an organization.
  11. Participates as a member of the management team in planning, problem resolution and reviewing department performance.
  12. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; 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 and understanding of the current and developing strategic information requirements of a major research university.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in information technology.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strategic planning and advanced leadership skills.
  • Ability to develop requests for and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge information services technology.
  • Ability to provide strategic guidance and counsel to clientele in the assessment and development of existing and/or proposed systems.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources and to develop and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge information services technology.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

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.
  • Successful candidate may be subject to a criminal background check prior to starting work.
  • 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 exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • 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: 09/23/2020