Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G6003 / Diversity Program Director
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

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.


Develops and oversees programs, services, and initiatives designed to enhance the recruitment and successful retention of faculty and/or students from diverse and under-represented population groups. Develops and oversees department budget, identifies and develops funding sources, as appropriate to the enterprise. Serves as liaison and develops partnerships within communities to promote diversity as an essential element of the mission of the enterprise. Participates in the development and implementation of strategic plans and operating policies as a member of the component's leadership team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs and oversees all facets of the component's Diversity Program and leads in the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, and procedures.
  2. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  3. Supervises programs to enhance recruitment, retention, and success of faculty, staff, and/or students from diverse groups within the community, providing collaborative leadership in securing financial resources for those programs.
  4. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  5. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  6. Plans and develops programs, including identifying resources and preparing proposals.
  7. Takes a lead role in developing relationships and establishing collaborations with government agencies, industrial firms, community/civic groups, foundations, other universities, and/or UNM faculty and staff, as appropriate to the individual objectives of the unit.
  8. Serves as a liaison between the University and community organizations, business leaders, and agency leaders; creates connections and partnerships between external clients and University resources.
  9. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  10. Establishes strategies, protocols, and systems to monitor, assess, and enhance the effectiveness of existing and new programs.
  11. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; 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

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of New Mexico business and legislative environments.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Knowledge of recruitment and retention issues as they relate to students or faculty, as appropriate to the nature of the program.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and implement marketing strategies and programs.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to represent the University to the community, and the community to the University.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Knowledge of targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

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