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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Educational Specialist
Position Classification Code: R4055
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 09
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:
Plans and coordinates public, professional, or community non-health related educational programs. Develops curricula, prepares relevant presentations and materials, and organizes and delivers and/or facilitates classes, workshops, seminars, and other training services. Provides student advisement and associated services as appropriate.
Standard Duties:
Plans and designs curricula for educational programs; researches and defines educational goals, objectives, and methodologies to meet program goals. Determines formats and approaches to achieve program and budget objectives; defines needs of target populations; researches trends at the national and state level, as appropriate to the position. Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives. Manages and facilitates program activities, to include classes, trainings, conferences, seminars, and/or other special projects. As appropriate to the nature and objectives of the individual role, provides student advisement and support services, coordinates curriculum, and serves as a student liaison and advocate with faculty and staff. Monitors and administers program/project revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program. Writes, edits, and coordinates development of course catalogs, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program. Purchases equipment and/or services, as necessary, and ensures the proper usage and maintenance of materials and equipment relevant to unit activities. Assists with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program; may participate in other fundraising activities. Develops and maintains records and databases on student and program activities, materials, equipment, and supplies. Coordinates student registration for special educational programs. May lead or guide the work of lower graded staff and/or student employees. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control. Knowledge of academic and/or vocational education curricula. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques. Knowledge of principles and procedures related to student advisement and/or related services. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Records maintenance skills. Program planning and implementation skills. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Advanced writing and editorial skills.
Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data and findings. Ability to manage and facilitate educational programs.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Master's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three years of directly related experience.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-