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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H1007 / Instructional Media Splst
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

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, plans, designs, and coordinates the production of specialized multimedia instructional products for a specified educational program or service activity, to include educational videos and associated aids, educational websites, and/or interactive computer-based training programs for distance education and/or site-delivered educational formats.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Works with educators to analyze needs and to determine goals, objectives, and appropriate delivery methods and media for instructional products.
  2. Plans, designs, and coordinates the development of video and/or computer-based training products; works with educators to effectively adapt curriculum content to prescribed medial delivery format, develops scripts and story boards, and establishes graphic design concepts.
  3. Oversees, coordinates, and directs the production and final editing of video training products, ensuring conformance to specified educational objectives and professional production standards.
  4. Plans, designs, and develops associated educational aids and materials, utilizing computerized graphic design and desktop publishing techniques and equipment.
  5. Develops promotional materials for training products, to include presentations, brochures, and other product-specific marketing tools.
  6. Analyzes production inventory needs and coordinates the procurement of supplies and equipment through outside vendors.
  7. Designs and develops computerized educational websites and/or interactive CD-ROM based educational products, as appropriate, for distance education or on-site delivery.
  8. Instructs, assigns work, and functionally supervises staff and/or student employees engaged in similar work activities.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 7 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

  • Knowledge and understanding of the instructional systems design process.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to understand and interpret educational needs and to develop effective instructional media solutions.
  • Ability to evaluate and edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of instructional video production principles, methods, techniques, and standards.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to utilize professional audiovisual facilities and equipment.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing methods, procedures, and requirements.
  • Ability to design and write promotional material.
  • Skill in the use of computers, instructional media and graphic design programs, and relevant authoring and programming languages.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • 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