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Export Controls Administrator

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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 Patsy.Harlan@ColoState.edu

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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Senior Research Administrator – Sponsored Programs

Colorado State University

Colorado State University's (CSU) office of Sponsored Programs invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Research Administrator. The Senior Research Administrator (SRA) reports to the Associate Director of Sponsored Programs. Sponsored Programs is the primary coordinating office for externally funded activities of a contractual nature at CSU. Sponsored Programs oversees the full-range of research administration from proposal review and submission to final invoicing and project close-out. Senior Research Administrators serve as advocates for faculty in fostering outstanding research and scholarly activities and assure the responsible management of sponsored funds through regulatory and fiscal compliance oversight. Starting date for this position is as soon as possible.

Colorado State University is a land-grant Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research-Extensive University experiencing aggressive growth in areas including faculty recruitment, student enrollment, and research expenditures. Research productivity per tenure/tenure-track faculty member is among the highest in the country within like universities. CSU's annual research expenditures totaled close to $340 million in FY2012. Significant investments are being made in the areas of applied research and technology transfer and include close collaboration with CSU Ventures, Inc., a related 501© (3) technology transfer and business partnering corporation.

Among its many areas for national recognition, CSU has a world class College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences College (CVMBS), housing a top-ranked Professional Veterinary Medicine Program, the NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Regional Center for Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Center, The Flint Animal Cancer Center, the Center for Environmental Health, and a number of diverse Programs of Research & Scholarly Excellence. CSU faculty are engaged in a wide range of basic and translational research projects funded through federal agencies such as the NIH, NSF, DOE, USDA and DoD, as well as robust funding from private foundations and private sector/industry partners. Our researchers are engaged in intellectual property development and entrepreneurial activities to bring new solutions to global problems, often working with international collaborators. CSU is a member of the Kuali Foundation, using Kuali Financial System (KFS) and currently implementing Kuali Coeus (KC) for integrated research administration. CSU is a member and active in the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).

Responsibilities:

  • The SRA serves as the authorized institutional representative of the University in the approval of proposals submitted on behalf of the University and has primary responsibility for the review and negotiation of all grants and contracts including material transfer agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
  • The SRA is the supervisor responsible for prioritizing, managing, coordinating, and evaluating a team generally consisting of a Research Administrator, an Accounting Tech III and an Admin Assistant II in their responsibilities to assist their assigned College(s) in the acquisition (applying and obtaining), negotiation and post-award administration of all research related grants and contracts.
  • The SRA is responsible for ensuring compliance with University, State, Federal and Sponsor requirements, and the interpretation and application of government/sponsor guidelines and policies. SRAs assure compliance with complex requirements of funding sources, as well as Federal and State regulations and assist in the development of policies and procedures related to the conduct of sponsored activities at the University.
  • The SRA provides guidance and training programs to Principal Investigators and the campus community. SRAs interact with external sponsors, Principal Investigators, University Administrators, College Business Officers and other campus representatives in the course of carrying out their duties.
  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of research administration experience directly related to the research administration of sponsored programs at a major research university. Four years of additional experience as described above may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working in a quasi-legal environment including knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations (OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, and the FAR) and their application to contract review & negotiation, budget review, and compliance
  • Knowledge of various funding source requirements (such as NIH, NSF, USDA, and DOD),
  • Experience working with private sector sponsors,
  • Experience supervising, developing and evaluating staff,
  • Skills in written communications; interpersonal & problem-solving skills,
  • Strong working knowledge of common office computer applications (such as Microsoft Office applications) and ability to learn specialized applications (such as Kuali Coeus).

Required Qualifications:

  • Direct knowledge and demonstrated experience with electronic management systems.
  • Ability to conduct training sessions and develop training materials

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

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

Application Procedure: Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, complete applications must be received by close of business Monday, September 29, 2014. Complete applications must include a letter of application addressing qualifications and interest in the position; resume; and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted until the applicant is notified. Please note: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please provide nominations and applications electronically to: Claudia Babcock, Senior Research Administrator Search, Colorado State University at Claudia.Babcock@colostate.edu. For questions, please contact Claudia Babcock.

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.