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Vice President for Planning, Analysis and Governmental Relations - Chief of Staff
Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico
Date Posted 08/14/2020
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title:
Vice President for Planning, Analysis and Governmental Relations - Chief of Staff

Depends on Qualifications

Job Type:
Full time permanent

Main Campus - Portales, New Mexico

Position Summary
Under limited direction, plan, organize and facilitate the preparation of policies, procedures, reports, strategic plans, and other external and internal projects or events to advance the University's mission. Serve as Chief of Staff and provide administrative oversight to a limited number of programs (Institutional Research, KENW, and Communication Services).


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee university governance; review and update University policies and procedures.

  • Provide administrative oversight for Communication Services, Institutional Research, KENW, and the Prueba de Español contract.

  • Collaborate with the statewide Accountability Work Group and the Governmental Relations Group.

  • Assist with submissions of research and public service projects, facilities master plan, Government Obligation Bond/capital projects, and state or federal accountability reports, as directed.

  • Facilitate communication and collaboration within and across Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and the academic departments to enable and implement strategic planning.

  • VP level approver for personnel and budget decisions for units.

  • Serve as the official university records liaison officer.

  • As Chief of Staff, develop communications for the Chancellor.

  • Coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives.

  • Evaluate and approve expenditures for a number of programs (KENW, Institutional Research, and Communication Services) as necessary.

  • Handle the day-to-day management of issues and ensure streamlined activities within the organization to allow the Chancellor to focus on other matters.

  • Contribute to the long-term success of the University.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:
A master's degree and a minimum of five years of experience directly related to the duties specified is required. Administrative or executive work for a large and complex educational program is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials

  • Knowledge of the goals, mission, objectives, structure and operations of a public university

  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management

  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures

  • Strategic planning skills; ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals

  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management

  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments and units

  • Knowledge of strategic issues and trends with current and/or potential impact on university advancement

  • Employee development and performance management skills and ability to foster a cooperative work environment

Working Conditions:

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed during normal work hours but will require evening and weekend hours

  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Essential Functions: [As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]

Additional Information:

Application Review Date: Open Until filled

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.

  • Letter of interest

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)

  • Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University's non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. For more information regarding Title IX please click https://www.enmu.edu/about/public-documents/title-ix/coordinator . New Mexico is an open records state, therefore ENMU complies with the Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, from the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Requests for records should be sent to Patrice.caldwell@enmu.edu. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail ENMU.HRrecruiter@enmu.edu

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