Salazar Center Program Director


Colorado State University


Posted Under: Fort Collins, Colorado jobs in Executive; Executive jobs in zipcode 80553
Posted On: 2021-02-24

Please see Special Instructions for more details. For full consideration, please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by 11:59 PM on February 14, 2021. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Working Title Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position No Posting Number 202001043AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib III Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range 90,000-110,000 Employee Benefits Colorado State University ( CSU ) and the State of Colorado are committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time classified employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf . Desired Start Date 03/08/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/14/2021 Description of Work Unit The Salazar Center for North American Conservation supports and advances the health and connectivity of the natural systems and landscapes of North America - be they urban or rural; working or wildlands; public or private. We know that healthy natural systems support climate adaptation and resilience, protect biodiversity, and support long-term human health. Our intersectional approach builds bridges that connect academic research, community practice, and policy development. The Center envisions a future where healthy, connected landscapes in North America support a rich diversity of life, play a critical role in responding to climate change, support the production of clean air, water and other economic benefits for human communities, and are conserved and protected across political borders throughout the continent. The Salazar Center benefits from the active engagement and leadership of former US Secretary of Interior, US Senator, and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar. As the nation's 50th Secretary of Interior, Salazar led the nation's efforts on conservation, including the designation of ten national parks and ten national conservation and wildlife refuges and the organization of more than 100 other conservation and preservation projects in the United States. The Center is housed in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at Colorado State University, a land-grant institution and a globally respected leader in environmental and conservation research. CSU is recognized for its preeminent conservation programs and their interdisciplinary strength. Position Summary The Salazar Center Program Director will have the overall responsibility for the continued development and operation of the Salazar Center's programs, working in concert with the Center's Director and other staff. In this capacity, they will be responsible for overseeing the operations and program work of the Center, including existing programs and new program development. The Program Director will support team building, financial and human resources management, fundraising, partnership development, decision-making, and strategic planning Required Job Qualifications ---Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, communications, public policy, law, or another discipline relevant to conservation
--- Understanding of the issues and challenges associated with the development and implementation of successful conservation work in North America (related to public/private, urban/rural, working and wild lands)
--- Understanding and passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of environmental conservation
---5 years of experience in in a conservation organization, government agency, non-government organization, or research institution
---Experience in building partnerships and working with stakeholders
--- Proven track record in the development, implementation and administration of successful programs and practices related to the Center's work
---Excellent communications skills, written and verbal Preferred Job Qualifications ---Advanced degree (i.e., Masters, PhD, or JD)
---Significant experience in public policy, law, or scientific discipline relevant to conservation
---Demonstrated ability to facilitate agreement among diverse stakeholders and develop effective organizational partnerships
---Fluency or competency in Spanish Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Job Duty Category Program Development and Management Duty/Responsibility ---Develop programs and initiatives to involve CSU experts and faculty in Salazar Center activities
---Develop external partnerships for program impact
---Integrate internal-facing and external facing roles of the Center through communication and regular contact with key stakeholders
---Serve as point of contact for a variety of Center activities
---Continually tie programmatic milestones to longer term vision and goals of the Center, and adapt as needed
---Create, manage, and track program budget Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Engagement Duty/Responsibility ---Build and maintain relationships with important non-governmental conservation organizations in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada
---Build and maintain relationships with important national, state, regional and local government conservation decision-makers and organizations
---Build and maintain relationships with private sector land owners and other interested stakeholders
---Forge new links between the conservation practice and relevant scientific disciplines, including global change, sustainability, and biodiversity science
---Organize events that convene key stakeholders to consider important and challenging issues in North American conservation
---Represents the Salazar Center at workshops, conferences and other events both within CSU and externally
---Create content and manage social media, websites, PR pieces Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Event Coordination Duty/Responsibility ---Develop events related to Center goals (policy meetings, speaker events, practitioner convenings, etc)
---Provide event coordination and communication oversight
---Support a fundraising and development strategy and campaign for the Salazar Center that provides the funding necessary to support Salazar Center operations Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility ---Manage staff to realize goals both inside and outside the university
---Identify capacity needed for program success
---Ensure staff capacity exists (either internal to The Salazar Center or through partners relationships) to realize program goals
---Work closely with staff to achieve identified priorities.
---Manage part time admin professional, student researchers, and will administer network relationships with high level partners and funders Percentage Of Time 10 Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by 11:59 PM on February 14, 2021. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Laura Shaver Laura.Shaver@colostate.edu EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836. Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so. References Requested Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * Do you have a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, communications, public policy, law, or another discipline relevant to conservation?
    • Yes
    • No
    • * Do you have 5 years of experience in in a conservation organization, government agency, non-government organization, or research institution?
      • Yes
      • No
      • * Do you have an understanding of the issues and challenges associated with the development and implementation of successful conservation work in North America (related to public/private, urban/rural, working and wildlands)
        • Yes
        • No

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