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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0036 / Instructional Aide
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 03

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 direct supervision, provides routine on-call assistance to one or more qualified instructors in the day-to-day performance of classroom and associated activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Under detailed instruction from the instructor, assists in facilitating classroom activities carried out by students.
  2. Sets up and monitors usage of classroom equipment and supplies; ensures that equipment and supplies are returned to storage after use.
  3. Communicates with, assists, and answers questions from students as required on routine day-to-day classroom issues.
  4. Practices appropriate safety and injury prevention methods and procedures.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Less than high school; no previous experience required.
  • 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 follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with others in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work may be performed in an office environment, arts center, theatre or classroom facility.
  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017