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Training and Information Coordinator

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: Yes

Posting Number: 202100773AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib II

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$60,000 - $70,000

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is 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 faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University's (CSU) Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) invites nominations and applications for the position of Training Coordinator. Sponsored Programs is the primary coordinating and managerial office for externally funded activities of a contractual nature at CSU. OSP oversees the full-range of research administration from proposal review and submission to final invoicing and project close-out. Colorado State University is a land-grant Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research-Extensive University experiencing aggressive growth in faculty recruitment, student enrollment, and research expenditures. Research productivity per tenure-track faculty member is among the highest in the country within like universities. CSU's annual research expenditures totaled more than $400 million in 2020.

Position Summary

The Training & Information Coordinator reports to the Senior Research Education and Information Officer (SREIO) in the Office of Sponsored Programs. This position will assist the SREIO on matters related to research and research administration education and information. This position will assist the SREIO in analyzing training needs, developing curriculum and delivering content specific to research administration and administrative functions. This position will provide subject matter expertise in the areas of sponsored project development, unit research administration, and post-award administration and fiscal management of sponsored funds.

This position has the opportunity to be primarily a remote position.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Sciences, Liberal Arts or related field
  • Five (5) years experience in research administration
  • Experience in communicating and presenting to researchers and/or research administrators
  • Experience with facilitating training through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction and virtual training
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certificate or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) certificate.
  • Experience working with electronic research administration systems (eRA)
  • Familiarity with federal agencies including NIH, NSF, DOD, USDA
  • Experience with design and application of assessment tools to determine training needs and to measure training effectiveness
  • Demonstrated experience in providing excellent customer service skills, working in a team environment, collaborative approach to work and, building effective professional relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in effective writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in computer proficiencies with word processing, spreadsheets, screen and video capture software, and with website maintenance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal agencies from a regulation and policy perspective
  • Experience with post-award financial accounting
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: Research Education Program Assessment, Design, and Evaluation

  • Responsible for assisting SREIO in assessment of administrative needs and design of a comprehensive research administration educational and training certification program
  • Assists in evaluation of training materials and modalities and make recommendations accordingly
  • Partners with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts regarding training needs and instructional design
  • Collaborate with OSP eRA team to develop content and materials for training topics that have systems/application components
Percentage Of Time: 25%

Job Duty Category: Research Education Content Development and Delivery

  • Responsible for assisting the SREIO with developing curriculum and delivering content specific to research administration and administrative functions
  • Develops and delivers curriculum and certification for in-house training programs
  • Leads educational sessions and research administration forums for unit and central administrative staff
  • Leads onboarding process and on the job training for OSP staff and others working directly with grant activities in central pre-award, post-award, post-award accounting.
  • Serves as administrator for learning management system (LMS), keeps SREIO apprised of changes in LMS, and provides data to managers on employee performance as requested
Percentage Of Time: 50%

Job Duty Category: Information Dissemination

  • Manages OSP webpage information
  • Disseminates information to research administration community on federal guidance and updates to administrative policies and procedures
  • Disseminates information to research administration community on internal administrative policies and procedures
Percentage Of Time: 15%

Job Duty Category: Other Duties

  • Continually updates professional knowledge base by reviewing and analyzing professional literature, U.S. government publications, sponsor regulations and guidelines; interfacing with colleagues; and participating in local, regional, and national professional development and training opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as necessary to complete the mission of Sponsored Programs.
  • Provides collaborative and team building approach to front-line employees, first level managers, directors and department heads, university administration, researchers and research staff
Percentage Of Time: 10%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
Kathy Aitchison,

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,

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.

Background Check Policy Statement

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.

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