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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7050 / Assoc Dir, Std Act Ctr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

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.


Provides strategic direction and professional and administrative management to the operations of the Student Activities Center. Participates directly in the development and implementation of the programs activities, objectives, work scope, and funding. Manages professional and support staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and establishes policies and objectives consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient operation of individual operating units.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Oversees marketing, administration, and logistics for a range of special events, to include selection, coordination, and scheduling of entertainers, keynote speakers, and facilitators, organization of facilities and food services, and the design and production of marketing materials and publications.
  4. Evaluates and assesses appropriate risk management policies, procedures, and issues of campus safety for student programs and events.
  5. Designs, develops, coordinates, and presents a wide range of workshops, training sessions, and retreats for student groups.
  6. Manages and oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with University policies and regulations.
  7. Collaborates with the Director on advisement and program development for both student governments and their respective agencies; provides problem solving, counseling, consultation, referrals, and program development.
  8. Implements educational programs and provides resources to and for student organizations.
  9. Participates in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short and long range planning; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  10. Represents the unit on various University committees; participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations.
  11. Develops annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  12. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  13. 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
  • Knowledge of student support programs and services.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct multiple programs and activities.
  • 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.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and student personnel administration.
  • Assessment and referral skills.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of fraternity/sorority systems, culture and conventions.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate volunteers within area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of student government.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity.

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