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Company Name:
University of New Mexico
Approximate Salary:
Per Year
Gallup, New Mexico
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5-7 years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Director of Business Operations

Requisition ID: req3305

Working Title:
Dir,Business Opns/Lg Branch

Position Grade:

Position Summary:
The University of New Mexico has established branch colleges to serve the citizens of New Mexico and to provide the highest quality of education for students pursuing post-secondary education at different locations throughout the state. UNM Gallup is one of five two-year branch campuses of UNM that is located approximately 135 miles west of Albuquerque and the main UNM Campus. UNM Gallup is designated as a Minority-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The enrollment of approximately 2,500 students includes one of the largest percentages of Native American student populations of any non-tribal college in the United States.

The UNM Gallup campus is in search of a Director of Business Operations which reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the campus. The Director of Business Operations is the College's Chief Financial Officer with overall responsibilities for leadership and administration of finance and administration. The position manages and coordinates the financial/fiscal operations including development and administration of capital and/or operating budgets and expenditures, management of financial control systems, management of capital and operating expenditures and fiscal systems, provides leadership and direction in the generation and development of revenue sources, perform cost and productivity analyses, manage contractual agreements and leased properties, direct and oversee planning, development and administration of all business/commercial activities, programs, auxiliary enterprises, inventory control, and services. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational planning and objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures; including implementing programmatic and operational effectiveness of the Business Office, Bursar's Office, College Bookstore, Campus Safety, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Physical Plant.

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.

Additional Requirements: This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.

Benefits Eligble:
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.

Gallup Branch

Employment Type:

Staff Type:

Term End Date:


$68,251.68 To $102,377.64 ANNUAL

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:
Temporary 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 Date:

Application Instructions:
A complete application will consist of the online application (complete all fields), a cover letter and a current resume with references. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three supervisory references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. If selected, the candidate must provide official transcripts of highest level of education completed in order to process the hire.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field; 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:

  • 7-10 years of experience in executive financial and operational management of a regional community college.
  • Working knowledge in emerging academic classroom technologies.
  • Experience in small business management such as campus bookstores, cafeteria, and other college business operations.
  • Experience in campus physical plant management including infrastructure management, sustainability, capital project planning, and project management.
  • Experience in higher education budget development including tuition rate determination, competing campus priorities, and interaction with legislative, advisory boards, regents, and campus constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to use advanced fiscal analysis to make decisions in an environment of shrinking resources and a changing academic environment.
  • Experience in the presentation of fiscal and operational information to governing boards and campus constituencies.
  • Ability to use statewide data to develop long-range strategic plans and recommendations to campus administration.
  • Knowledge of bond financing and state GO bond processes, and the ability to read and understand construction documents and successfully present projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and the academic mission in the operation of a community college.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Experience in Safety and Security operations and reporting, including Clery.
  • Experience in Human resource management.

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