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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Dir,Research Division,II
Position Classification Code: R5047
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 14
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:
Primarily responsible for directing the operational, financial, regulatory, human resource and business activities of a major externally funded research division. Oversees all research activities within the domain of the division. These activities will include analyzing, modifying, and developing improved structure as needed.
Standard Duties:
Provide oversight direction and leadership for contract maintenance, renewal, and new contract acquisition successes. Ensure adherence to and compliance with applicable state, Federal and other government regulations, and expectations of other regulatory agencies and funding source. Responsible for development and maintenance of inter-institutional/governmental relationships, and other external bodies important to the future success of the research. Accountable for implementing and monitoring approved operations budget. Responsible for the supervision and management of multiple levels of technical, professional, administrative and support staff within the division.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current and emerging internal and external issues impacting on the operational environment of the enterprise. Knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes, and requirements for strategic planning and development within a public institution. Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools. Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging research administration issues and trends. Knowledge of university and/or public institution budgeting and funding procedures, standards, and documentation requirements. Knowledge of institutional administration and fiscal control principles and procedures, as applied to a public university.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Strategic planning and performance measurement skills. Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups. Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a diverse range of constituencies. Ability to plan and evaluate programs. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to identify, evaluate, and accurately assess the viability of strategic opportunities available to the enterprise. Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Program/Project Management Certification
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-