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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G5016 / Coord,Community Education
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

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 supervision, coordinates the day-to-day activities of complex academic, professional, public, and/or community educational programs. Serves as primary point of operational and administrative contact for internal and external constituencies on complex issues. Coordinates and facilitates meetings, program functions, and/or special events, as appropriate. Presents curricula, assembles presentations, prepares materials, and supports and/or facilitates classes, workshops, seminars, and other training services. May assist with grant proposals, promotional materials, and/or program implementation, administration, and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the administrative component of non-credit community education and/or cultural activities programs.
  2. Develops, implements, and supervises the distance education system involving instructional television courses, as appropriate to the position.
  3. Serves as liaison for the out-of-district and/or off-campus academic instructional programs.
  4. Develops credit and non-credit customized contract training programs for business, industry, and/or governmental agencies.
  5. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and special projects within and/or across operating units; gathers, organizes, and assesses information, and develops and prepares recommendations.
  6. Develops and prepares special management studies, surveys, statistics, and a variety of other reports.
  7. Serves as administrative liaison and coordinates interaction between department operating units, other university departments and programs, and/or external agencies, as appropriate.
  8. Monitors and coordinates accounting activities as appropriate, and prepares internal reports for management; participates in budget planning and management, as required; may coordinate and administer the purchasing of supplies and/or equipment for the unit.
  9. Participates in various committees and professional organizations.
  10. May assist in or contribute to the planning, coordination, development, and implementation of long-range goals and objectives.
  11. May supervise lower graded staff and/or student employees; may participate in training and evaluative sessions.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of distance learning technology.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local, and university regulations, guidelines, and standards in the personnel area and ability to interpret and apply these.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Ability to assess training and in-service needs in area of specialty, and to provide consultation and arrange/facilitate training and seminars.

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: 03/20/2017