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.
Plans, implements, and manages the integrated community education services and associated programs and activities of an autonomous academic branch or unit of the University. Establishes goals and objectives, designs curricula, and develops administrative policies and procedures for program activities; acts as the unit's principal point of representation and liaison with community businesses, organizations, and agencies on community education matters.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plans, develops, and integrates the unit's various non-credit education programs and services; analyzes and interprets community education needs, and works with faculty and community representatives in the establishment and integration of community education concepts and objectives.
Oversees, administers, and facilitates multiple grant-funded community services and educational outreach programs for the unit.
Serves as principal point of liaison for educational programs and services offered off-campus by the unit; works with community agencies in the negotiation and administration of contracts, and in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
Prepares grant proposals and manages contracts and grants for various projects.
Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
Oversees all facets of daily interactions with the specified student population, ensuring compliance with relevant domestic and/or foreign laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Assists in the annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
Leads, trains, and oversees the work of a team of student employees engaged in related activities; may supervise or provide functional oversight to other staff employees.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Master's degree in Education or related field; at least 3 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 develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
Knowledge and understanding of community education concepts, principles, methods, and processes.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to interpret and assess training and development needs and to develop appropriate and creative responses.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Current knowledge and understanding of relevant laws and regulations pertaining to individuals holding non-immigrant visas.
Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and/or as a team leader.
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.