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Program Manager,Sr

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

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Department Contact Name Vicki Haggard
Department Contact Phone
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700444S
Classification Title Program Manager,Sr
Position Job Title Program Manager,Sr
College/Division Exec Vice President and Provost
Department 200113 - Arrowhead Center
Position Number 716950
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Dir,Arrowhead Center
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 55,000-62,000 Commensurate with qualifications
Pay Level 10
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

This position will fill the requirement across several grants for management of programs and initiatives for technology startups and innovation-based small businesses in New Mexico. These grants require recruitment of clients, development of relationships with federal sponsors, seeking funding sources for commercialization of technologies, building relationships between the business and scientific communities, developing informational sessions, and tracking program metrics and assessing program outcomes. One example is management of the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program that provide technical and product development assistance to small businesses through unique expertise and facilities at Sandia, Los Alamos and the three research universities in our state. In addition, this position requires strong working relationships with NMSU researchers and staff, federal program managers, industry associations, state legislators, public and private service providers and partners, and similar programs in other states. This position also involves the promotion of Arrowhead programs and services to a state-wide audience.

This position will have typical management duties required of a program manager, including work planning and tracking and management of cross-functional teams.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under indirect supervision, oversees a large, integrated program consisting of a set of interconnected activities, and a group of associated, separately funded programs. Implements workscope, establishes funding, provides program planning, budgeting, and administration, and develops related operational policies and procedures. The programs/projects administered are usually focused on an associated set of complementary objectives within an overall mission; may be scientific, research, services, and/or education oriented.

Classification Standard Duties

Programs are usually self-funded and/or grant-funded from a major funding source or series of funding sources. Plans, develops, implements, and coordinates a university project(s) or program(s). Designs and implements systems to collect, maintain, and analyze data; generates interim progress reports, final reports, and other information related to project(s) or program(s). Establishes and implements short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement. Directs, manages, and oversees the daily administrative components of program(s)/project(s). Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the program/project function;Oversees the supervision of personnel which includes: work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions;motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit. Performs community liaison and outreach activities for programs. May engage in contract negotiations and perform research; may produce and market project(s) and product(s). Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. Programs are usually self-funded and/or grant-funded from a major funding source or series of funding sources. Plans and develops strategies for generating resources and revenues for the project; may prepare contract and grant proposals. Recommends, participates in the development of, and establishes policies and procedures; may serve on department/division/university planning and policy-making committees. May represent the university to various institutional divisions as well as externally entities. Provides expertise in a specialized field and often participates in local or statewide task forces. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management. Knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.


Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Program planning and implementation skills. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.


Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures. Ability to serve on task forces and/or committees. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals. Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.

Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 09/11/2017
Closing Date 09/25/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

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Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree plus 5 years or more of professional experience
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree plus 3 years or more of professional experience
    • Yes, I have a Doctorate degree plus 1 year or more of professional experience
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents