Job Description

Dir,Student Services

Requisition IDreq10548
Working TitleDirector of African American Student Services
Position Grade15
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico is seeking to fill the position of Director of African American Student Services (AASS) reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Services. Within the greater Division of Student Affairs, the AASS Director provides strategic direction, consultation, and support to the University community in addressing in an integrated way the educational needs, prospects and related concerns of a targeted student population and/or specific student need. Serves as a resource to institutional departments and leaders, as well as external constituencies, agencies, community members, and/or government entities as it relates to the interests of the student population. Leads a team of professional, technical and support staff in the delivery of programs and services that enrich the experience for students at the institution. Seeks resources and/or revenues to support program objectives.

AASS is a student support service center that assists students in making a confident transition and successful adjustment to UNM through a variety of resources and programming including but not limited to mentoring, tutoring, advising, and workshops. The Director will administer the center's programs, services, professional and student staff.

Other duties include:

  • Reporting to the AVP of Student Services and serves a member of their leadership team
  • Serving as a visible campus leader, advocate for students, and builder of community with responsibility for enhancing student engagement and leadership development, fostering a culture of care, and providing critical support for students in times of crisis
  • Leading and supporting extensive student focused services, programs and initiatives to further the mission and value of the University and Division of Student Affairs
  • Managing a budget with various funding sources
  • Serve as the Special Assistant to the University President on African American Affairs

See the Position Description for additional information.

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.
Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree

At least 3 years of experience working in higher education either directly with college students in a student service center or in Student Affairs

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCEOP - Administration (434A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$6,667.00 Monthly
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 Required
For Best Consideration Date9/27/2019
Application InstructionsPlease attach the following: Letter of Interest; Resume and upon request a list of references.

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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