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Coordinator of Academics - Special Education

Company: University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:


Requisition ID

Working Title
Coordinator of Academics - Special Education

Position Grade

Position Summary

The Department of Special Education is seeking a Coordinator, Academics to work with our graduate programs.The Department of Special Education graduate programs include: Master of Art (Two Concentrations), Graduate Certificates (ASD, BCBA, EDAG), Ed.S Certificate, and PhD. A successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to manage time, communicate effectively, pay attention to detail, and possess superior customer service skills.

Duties include:

  • Coordinating the various daily activities associated with several graduate academic programs and serves as liaison to the graduate student support services throughout the University.
  • Working closely with Dept Administrator in the day-to-day academic, administrative, and operational activities of the department.
  • Monitoring and support student academic progress and compliance with departments and university rules.
  • Collaborate with faculty and graduate students to ensure timely program completion.
  • Assist faculty and students with Program/University admissions, degree completion, and graduation paperwork and processes. Proctor comprehensive exams.
  • Maintain records and upkeep relating to students, including files, databases, and listservs.
  • Prepare letters, information packets, and electronic documents to support group and/or individual recruitment efforts, participate in individual/group recruitment, orientation, and other student events.
    See the Position Description for additional information.

    Conditions of Employment
    • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

      Minimum Qualifications

      High school diploma or GED; 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 qualification include:
      • Experience working within UNM or another academic environment with administrative support tasks.
      • Strong customer service skills/ability to manage deadlines.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
      • Strong data analysis experience/ability to research issues.
      • Experience working with confidential information and proficiency and accuracy for detail in organizing and maintaining files and records.
      • Experience working in Banner, OnBase, AppReview, or other higher education platforms.

        Additional Requirements

        Main - Albuquerque, NM

        Department of Special Education (971A)

        Employment Type

        Staff Type
        Regular - Full-Time

        Term End Date


        Hourly: $18.26 - $24.81

        Benefits Eligible
        This 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 Statement
        As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.

        Background Check Required

        For Best Consideration Date

        Eligible for Remote Work

        Eligible for Remote Work Statement

        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.
        Applicant should include an updated CV/Resume, Official Transcripts, and Cover Letter with their application.

        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.

        The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

        HEJ D&I

Keywords: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque , Coordinator of Academics - Special Education, Education / Teaching , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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