Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H0007 / Teacher/Basic Education
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

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, develops curricula and creates, implements, and delivers educational programs for student audiences to achieve the goals and objectives of a contract or grant-funded program. Advises, tests, and teaches students in a variety of subjects. Plans, develops and oversees community outreach programs. Promotes programs through community networking and recruiting efforts; recruits and trains tutors and teachers. May coordinate and implement recruitment and retention programs, special events, and support services. May provide financial aid/scholarship advisement for targeted student populations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops, plans, and implements curriculum, lesson plans, and educational programs for student audiences within areas of expertise.
  2. Advises, tests, and teaches students audiences in a variety of academic subjects. Presents and reinforces learning concepts within a specified subject or subject area.
  3. Answers student inquiries and resolves problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites, referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other appropriate sources.
  4. Plans, develops and oversees community outreach activities for targeted student populations. Promotes programs and recruits students through networking with local school and community groups.
  5. Prepares appropriate documentation and reports on programs and on student progress.
  6. Recruits, trains, and supervises tutors and teachers who participate in the adult basic education programs.
  7. Coordinates retention activities including student mentor programs, tutor services, advising, and study skills workshops; plans, develops, and coordinates special events.
  8. May oversee academic and financial aid/scholarship advisement.
  9. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year 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 communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to plan and implement promotional programs.
  • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and methodologies.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

Conditions of Employment

  • May require valid NM State teaching license in secondary education in a specific area of expertise as appropriate.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Light physical effort; requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 lbs or some standing and/or walking.

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

Revised Date: 04/12/2020