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POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Business Research Specialist
Position Classification Code: R3035
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Oversee and manage all Bus research projects performed by Arrowhead Center. Mentor and advise graduate assistants in their performance of business research. Meet grant/contract deliverables. Prepare and review business research documents. Support the Entrepreneurship Unit of Arrowhead Center in meeting its goals.
Standard Duties:
Directs and oversees activities and graduate assistants in support of directed learning experiences in the Arrowhead Center; assigns projects and tasks and monitors performance measures for research projects; interfaces with clients (external and internal to NMSU) for the purpose of defining the research problem, reporting on progress, setting up meetings, and delivering final reports; supervises graduate assistants, coordinates student work schedules, reviews report drafts, provides feedback and suggestions, and answers questions; executes entrepreneurship and Bus research requirements of grants for public and private sponsors; collaborates with Arrowhead Center staff on Center-wide strategies and initiatives; identifies and pursues qualified opportunities for new business in the area of entrepreneurship and business research.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of research methods; independent judgment and initiative;
Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated experience in short and long range planning; track record in problem analysis and resolution; experience in report generation and presentation.
Ability to analyze and evaluate information.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Master's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Two (2) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-