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CSU STEPs Program Manager

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Student Affairs and Services
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202101096AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Project/Prgm Mngmt I

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$60,000 - $80,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Employee Benefits

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Description of Work Unit

This position is based out of the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President and will work collaboratively with the Office of the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, the Office of Equal Opportunity, and the CSU STEM Center. The position is crucial university-wide and will help launch a new program in faculty equity.

The Provost's Office oversees - among other things - faculty affairs on campus, including assisting with faculty and staff diversity and inclusion initiatives, new faculty appointments, the promotion and tenure process, and faculty evaluations including annual reviews and post-tenure reviews. These structural pieces are all key to equity.

Position Summary

We seek a Program Manager in the area of gender equity in academia to help lead an NSF-funded ADVANCE grant, called CSU STEPs for Gender Equity. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in developing this exciting new initiative. The position is intended to continue after the grant-funded work is complete. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, 3 years of relevant professional experience, and in-depth knowledge of organizational equity.

This position reports to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and coordinates with the Principal Investigator (PI) of the ADVANCE grant.

Specific duties include: defining the processes, procedures, and reporting to manage the program; monitoring progress to make sure milestones are met across the various projects and overall program; managing the program budget; coordinating communications (teleconferences, face-to-face, written, etc.); organizing, leading and participating in regular group meetings; organizing internal and external reviews; coordinating progress reports including assisting with document preparation and submission. CSU STEPs is a new initiative and this is a new position. The successful candidate should have the ability to figure things out as they go.

CSU STEPs will implement specific activities and programming including creating a forum of department heads and chairs to deepen their understanding of DEI; further imbue faculty searches with principles of equity and inclusion; provide training and support for chairs of promotion and tenure committees; increasing retention.

Required Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Project Management; Educational Leadership; Organizational Development; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion; or a STEM discipline)
  • 3 years of relevant professional experience requiring a high level of competency and responsibility. Examples of relevant professional experience would be work in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; project or program management; higher education; faculty matters.
  • in-depth knowledge of organizational equity
Preferred Job Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:
  • in-depth knowledge of U.S. higher education
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including scope and time management, budgeting and procurement components; using project management software
  • experience communicating complex issues, building relationships, and working through conflict to consensus or resolution within and across varied groups
  • direct experience working with faculty
  • Masters or PhD in a relevant field
  • experience managing federally funded projects
  • demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality in diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice topics
  • ability to generate enthusiasm and excitement in others
Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Job Duty Category: Project Management

  • Managing project progress, adapting work as needed; Coordinating programs, events and internal resources; Coordinating staff (PI, Co-PIs, Senior Personnel, and other participants) and internal resources; Ensuring project deadlines are met; Overseeing incoming-outgoing project documentation, including required reporting; Participating in project review.
Percentage Of Time: 90

Job Duty Category: Accounting

  • Managing project budget
Percentage Of Time: 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter (2 pages maximum) which addresses your interest in the position along with how your 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 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
Ruth Hufbauer

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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

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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