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Dept Administrator A2 - req# 13681

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 10/7/2020
Job Reference #: 13681
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Dept Administrator A2

Requisition IDreq13681
Working TitleDept Administrator A2
Position Grade13
Position Summary

The School of Engineering is seeking a highly motivated self-starter for the lead administrator position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. You would serve as an advisor to the departmental chairperson under limited supervision, and manage the administrative functions of a research-active academic department. Previous experience at an academic institution is highly desirable.

This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle confidential matters discretely. You would supervise staff and student employees; be responsible for the course schedule and catalog maintenance; oversee and/or take on fiscal and budgetary management responsibilities; conduct human resource administration to include the hiring of faculty, staff, and students; manage facilities and departmental resources; coordinate contract and grant efforts; develop and implement operational procedures; facilitate special projects; and oversee daily functioning of the department. Additionally, you would serve as an advisor to and liaison to other departments, agencies and customers internal and external to the University.

If this sounds like you, please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. Your cover letter should address your experience and career goals as an administrator/manager in an academic setting, as well as your vision for department leadership in collaboration with the Department Chair. Your application will not be considered without a cover letter.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 2 years of experience managing at least one of the following functional areas: fiscal services, administration and/or human resources AND 3 years of additional 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience as an operations manager orequivalent, reporting to a CEO, Chair of a Department, or equivalent.

Supervisory experience including performancemanagement.

Supervisory experience including teambuilding.

Experience in an academic setting and/or withresearch active engineers, scientists or faculty.

Experience with complex schedules that requireexcellent attention to detail.

Human Resource experience to includerecruitment, hiring, disciplinary actions, timekeeping and FLSA, and advisingand coordinating search committees with large pools of applicants.

Accounting background and/or experience managing/overseeingbudgets.

Advanced ability to think critically andanalyze information and situations.

Ability to learn and use with a high degree ofproficiency, internal reporting, recordkeeping and general administrativecomputer systems for financial, human resources, and student management.

Experience developing and implementingoperational procedures and SOP’s.

Experience providing facilities and resourcemanagement.

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentMechanical Engineering (023A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
StatusExempt
Pay$3434.31 to $5151.47/mo
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date9/25/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. Your cover letter should address your experience and career goals as an administrator/manager in an academic setting, as well as your vision for department leadership in collaboration with the Department Chair. Your application will not be considered without a cover letter.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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