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Export Controls Administrator

The Export Controls Administrator (ECA) reports to the Assistant Vice President for Research and is responsible for the administration of the University’s Export Control Program. The ECA will provide guidance to faculty, staff and administration on decisions that have import/export impact and will serve as a point-of-contact for CSU for all export control matters. The ECA will work closely with Office of General Counsel and receive legal interpretations as needed.

 Areas of functional oversight for the ECA will include:

Management of the export control program to ensure compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as applicable.

    • Provision of assistance to faculty and staff in all export control-related matters
    • Maintenance and provision of input on policies and procedures that involve import/export activities

Some of the duties and responsibilities of the Export Controls Administrator (ECA) would include, but are not limited to, the following: Primary administration of CSU’s export control program with the goal of maintaining compliance with federal regulations.

  • Provide guidance, based on legal advice provided by the Office of General Counsel (OGC), to faculty, staff, students, and the CSU administration regarding decisions that have import/export regulatory impact. Provide training programs on export control, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International travel and related issues, including embargoed and sanctioned countries.
  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This is a half-time, 12-month administrative professional position.

 Salary $30,000 - $35,000, based on experience and qualifications. For a full job description including qualifications and application procedures, please go to ECA. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.


Assistant Vice President for Research Administration

Position Description:

Colorado State University, a Carnegie Research I institution in Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks an experienced, innovative research administration strategist to serve as Assistant Vice President for Research (AVP). Colorado State University is one of the nation's premier land-grant universities, with current annual research expenditures in excess of $375 million and a total annual budget of $960 million. At its main campus located in Fort Collins, Colorado State University has 22,412 undergraduates, 3,808 graduate students, 549 professional veterinary medicine students, and approximately 6,475 employees. With its main campus located in Fort Collins, Colorado State University's Denver Center, Agricultural Experiment Station research centers, Cooperative Extension, and State Forest district offices connect the University's research and educational programs to citizenry throughout the State.

The AVP reports directly to the Vice President for Research (VPR) and plays a lead role in accomplishing Colorado State University's Research and Discovery goals. The AVP will work to support the research mission as set forth in the University strategic plan at all times. As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the AVP broadly serves as an advocate and an advisor to the VPR for research administration and operational activities. The AVP will effectively interface in a leadership capacity on behalf of the VPR with central administration, colleges and other agencies. As such, the AVP will represent the VPR in meetings on a vice presidential level as necessary. As an advisor to the VPR, the AVP will lead the implementation of strategic programs and the deployment of resources in a manner that builds the University's research portfolio and complies with federal and other applicable regulations.

This position will provide leadership, direction and operational oversight to the division directors of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Services. In this role, the AVP will encourage innovative program development and stimulate strategic business and hiring practices. The AVP will work collaboratively with key partners and outside stakeholders of the OVPR to further the integration of research administration and services strategies. Working in concert with other key OVPR personnel, the AVP will be responsible for initiating, implementing and delegating activities surrounding sustainable budget approaches for OVPR priorities. The AVP serves as an officer of the University with delegated authority to execute agreements on behalf of the VPR and may hold State of Colorado Controller's signature sub-delegation.

The AVP also will play a lead role in the development, enhancement and implementation of the research infrastructure activities necessary to meet the needs of a growing research institution. Priorities for this aspect of the position include: aiding in the recruitment and retention of leading investigators; strengthening collaborative relationships and research administration services for investigators; and promoting interdisciplinary approaches to research and problem-solving that synergize and facilitate collaborative and cooperative efforts.

The AVP will assist in the establishment of business processes that support strategic partnerships of benefit to the CSU research enterprise. This role will include identifying opportunities, optimizing internal relationships, as well as aiding the VPR in expansion and reinforcement of relationships with external sponsor and the development of new forms of interaction.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree. A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in research administration and operational management in a large institution or organizational setting including a minimum of five years of supervisory experience,
  • Experience with federal, state, corporate and foundation sponsors,
  • Demonstrated record of innovation in leadership and management at increasing levels of responsibility,
  • Demonstrated engagement at the federal level with issues surrounding research administration through NCURA, SRA, FDP and or COGR or other similar organization,
  • Strong leadership and communication abilities that foster effective and collegial working relationships with all University constituent,
  • Experience coordinating strategic planning, implementation, and assessment,
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of federal regulations (including the OMB Circulars, CFR and FAR), technology transfer, and the legal and regulatory/compliance environment governing research administration,
  • Familiarity with personnel issues including issues of diversity, inclusiveness, sensitivity, collaboration and conflict resolution,
  • Familiarity with capital project planning and delivery, and
  • Demonstrated project management skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree,
  • Ten or more years of experience in a research intensive enterprise setting in higher education,
  • Research Administration Certification (CRA, CPRA, CFRA), and
  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are a department that values collegiality. Ongoing and positive interactions among staff and with faculty, staff and students contribute to our department's supportive and open culture of inquiry, as well as our commitment to collaboration and professional development.

To Apply:  Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter that discusses their interest in this position and which documents their experiences relative to the specific duties of this position, listed above.  Please also include the names and contact information (including phone number) of three professional references.  Email application materials to Patsy Harlan at

For full consideration, please submit your application materials by close of business on Monday, September 22 (deadline extended).  References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate. 

 Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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.

 Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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