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Program Specialist

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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

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Vicki Haggard
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email vhaggard@nmsu.edu

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700443S
Classification Title Program Specialist
Position Job Title Program Specialist
College/Division Exec Vice President and Provost
Department 200113 - Arrowhead Center
Position Number 716837
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Program Manager, Sr
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 36,000-40,500 Commensurate with qualifications
Pay Level 07
Pay Base Salary
Recruitment Summary

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University was created to be an engine for sustainable economic development, ultimately improving quality of life in the state. Through Innoventure, Arrowhead offers a suite of programs that engages the K-12 population, creating a pipeline for young people to practice innovation and entrepreneurship. This pipeline begins with Innoventure Jr. (K-5), entrepreneurship workbooks and backpacks; Camp Innoventure (6th-8th grade students) week-long summer camp where participants develop a simple product, create a marketing plan, and interact with real customers; and Innoventure (6th -12th grade students), students participate during the academic school year were they develop a product and business plan they present to judges from the business community.

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

The position reports to the Innoventure Program Director and works with others at Arrowhead Center, across the NMSU campus system, and educators statewide.
Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate and plan activities for each of the Innoventure programs
• Develop and execute activities to increase participation in Innoventure by youth throughout NM
• Develop and/or build upon relationships with relevant partners.
• Support and strengthen partnerships supporting Arrowhead youth entrepreneurship programming throughout the state.
• Assist with validation of near- and long-term impacts of Arrowhead’s youth entrepreneurship programming on higher education enrollment, entrepreneurial ventures, and employability
• Document activities in accordance with Arrowhead Center and grant requirements
• Participate in or attend statewide and regional events that focus on youth entrepreneurship.
• Create and maintain contact to keep teachers engage with the program long-term.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

One (1) year of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Plans and implements a single, narrow focused program initiative for an identified client-oriented operational entity of the University. Participates in the generation of the program resources and in the design and development of the program operating goals, objectives, and protocols. Serves as primary point of both internal and external representation and liaison with respect to the implementation, operational matters and compliance.Provides technical/professional and programmatic guidance, consultation, and support to client constituencies .

Classification Standard Duties

Programs are usually self-funded and/or grant-funded from a major funding source or series of funding sources. Plans and coordinates the development, implementation, and execution of a single program, special project, or other initiative designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the program. Oversees and administers all facets of the day-to-day operations of the program and activities related to the position’s specific discipline. Serves as primary liaison with internal and external constituencies on all matters relating to program activities; represents the University with respect to program activities on a local, regional, and/or national basis. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for identifying and generating funding and/or resource opportunities for program activities, to include development of grant and other fundraising proposals. Provides and/or coordinates the provision of technical guidance, consultation, related support to clientele within area of program focus; provides day-to-day problem solving as necessary on day-to-day program-related needs and issues. Creates, produces, and delivers a range of promotional, educational, and informational presentations, and/or resource materials related to program activities and initiatives. Oversees and/or coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develops, writes, edits, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports and evaluations. Participates in the development of operating goals and objectives for the unit; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations, as appropriate to the unit.May supervise staff and/or student employees 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. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge

Demonstrated professional knowledge and operational expertise within designated area of program focus.

Skills

Program planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills. Skill in examining and evaluating operations and developing and/or re-engineering operating strategies, systems, and procedures. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Abilities

Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to devise and develop statistical analyses and reports. Ability to develop and deliver both oral and written presentations. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to develop and implement funding strategies and programs.

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 funding
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 09/13/2017
Closing Date 10/11/2017
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.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/29280

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 one year of professional experience.
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education
    • 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