Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M8002 / Dir,Tamarind Institute
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

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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.

Summary

Provides leadership and direction for Tamarind Institute academic and artistic programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Promotes Tamarind Institute and collaborative lithography through maintaining and expanding contacts with national and international galleries, museums, scholars, and artists.
  2. Plans and develops strategies for generating revenues for the Institute by writing grants, coordinating projects, cultivating donors, researching additional funding sources, and/or maintaining contractual relationships with funding agencies.
  3. 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.
  4. Develops and maintains relationships with artists; negotiates contracts for publishing and fee-basis projects.
  5. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  6. 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.
  7. Mentors Tamarind students on business practices for a print workshop.
  8. Oversees the overall operations of programs reporting to this position.
  9. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public and Tamarind Advisory Board.
  10. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  11. 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, including public speaking, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of institutional resources, conventions, and protocols within the international art 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of existing and developing artistic and resources needs of collaborative lithography.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
  • Proposal and grant writing skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Ability to develop and organize international and community projects.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • 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 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.

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