Colorado Water Center Associate Director
Company: WTS International
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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abilities. We invite you to review that guide our mission and
vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement. The Colorado
Water Center (CoWC) is one of 54 Water Resources Research
Institutes created by the Water Resources Act of 1964, collectively
forming the National Institutes for Water Resources. As a division
under Colorado State University's (CSU) O?ce of Engagement and
Extension (OEE), the Center aims to connect all water expertise in
Colorado's higher education system with research and education
needs of the state's water managers and users. The CoWC leads
interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach activities to
address complex and evolving water-related challenges in Colorado
and beyond. The Center fosters collaboration among stakeholders,
synthesizes objective water knowledge to inform decision-making,
and inspires the next generation of water leaders. The Center is
headquartered at CSU's Fort Collins, CO campus, with specialists
working throughout the state and partners across the country and
world. The CoWC is currently developing a Western Water Policy
Institute to be headquartered at the Hydro Building at the CSU Spur
campus in Denver, CO ( ). - Visit the CoWC website to learn more
about our work . CSU, a prestigious Carnegie Tier 1 Very High
Research Activity (R1 status) University, was established in 1870
and remains inspired by its land-grant heritage and world-class
faculty, staff, and students. CSU enrolls approximately 33,000
on-campus undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and
is the largest employer in northern Colorado with more than 7,400
faculty and staff. CSU is located 60 miles north of Denver in the
beautiful city of Fort Collins, CO. PURPOSE OF POSITION The
Associate Director serves in a leadership position with the
Colorado Water Center (CoWC), which ful?lls an important role in
higher education throughout Colorado and beyond. In this capacity,
the Associate Director assists in leading and ensuring execution of
CoWC's research and education programs, outreach activities,
communications, and operations to advance the Center's mission and
goals. The Associate Director de?nes and implements water-related
initiatives in concert with CoWC's Director. The Associate Director
works with the Center's senior research scientists, -CSU -Extension
water specialists, and water experts to advance knowledge and
solutions to priority water challenges. They are responsible for
bringing together interdisciplinary teams to successfully compete
for external grant funding. The Associate Director has supervisory
responsibility for the unit's research and outreach program
coordinators. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Program Leadership: 40%
- Build teams of staff and partners to efficiently and
successfully deliver programs and projects.
- Lead interdisciplinary programs, initiatives and special
projects that advance solutions to priority water challenges and
support the efforts of CoWC's senior research staff, regional water
specialists, and campus partners.
- Serve an active role in leading community education and
engagement initiatives of the Center such as Poudre Runs Through It
and Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado.
- Continually tie programmatic milestones to CoWC's mission and
- Ensure capacity and resources exist (either internal to CoWC or
through partnerships) to achieve program goals.
- Track -ROI -and use this information to communicate CoWC;s
success to internal and external audiences and make recommendations
for improvements. Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be
changed as the program develops. Campus and Community Engagement:
- Integrate internal (within -CSU) and external-facing (outside
-CSU) roles to establish partnerships and activities that
capitalize on CoWC's expertise and lead to ongoing dialogue and
- Build and foster connections within -CSU, with Colorado's
institutions of higher education, and with other U.S. land-grant
colleges and universities.
- Serve as a point of contact for -CSU -water faculty, staff, and
- Work collaboratively with local, regional, and state
decision-makers, public and private organizations and agencies and
the broader water community.
- Co-lead CoWC's Faculty Executive Committee and External
- Facilitate connections and conversations between campus and
water center at -CSU -Spur.
- Serve on internal and external committees and board that align
with CoWC's mission and goals.
- Represent CoWC at water-related conferences, meetings, and
events. - Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as
the program develops. Leadership and Supervision: 25%
- Advance CoWC's strategic vision and implement identified
priorities in partnership with CoWC's Director.
- Oversee the unit's research and outreach program coordinators
and communications staff.
- Develop and strengthen internal infrastructure, operations and
- Serve on the CoWC Leadership Team and the Office of Engagement
and Extension's Expanded Leadership Team. Note: % of job assigned
to this duty may be changed as the program develops. REQUIRED JOB
QUALIFICATIONS : - - - -
- Completed Master of Science degree in a water-related
- A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience working in a
multi/inter disciplinary environment on water-related research,
education, and outreach initiatives
- A minimum of ?ve (5) years supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of Colorado and Western U.S. water
systems, complex issues, and key stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with multiple
entities leading the identi?cation, development, and execution of
water-related projects and programs.
- Willing and able to travel throughout Colorado, U.S., and
- Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a
driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment
start date. PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS :
- Experience with bringing together diverse water stakeholders
and perspectives with a demonstrated ability to encourage,
facilitate, and develop consensus among opposing
- Commitment to serving the state's water community and ability
to adapt to evolving needs and priorities.
- Experience writing grant proposals that have led to successful
acquisition of externally sponsored awards.
- Experience with budget management/forecasting.
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion, ability to work
effectively with all constituencies in a diverse institution.
- Knowledge of the Land-Grant Institution system. APPLICATION
PROCESS AND DEADLINE : For full consideration, all materials must
be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, May 9,
2022 . Please submit the following -to apply:
- Cover letter
- Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred
. Please remove all references to birth date or social security
- Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5
pages) of how you meet all applicable "Required" and "Preferred"
Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately.
All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days
after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview
dates will be shared to those moving forward. Four professional
references will be requested of applicants that advance in the
interview process. For questions regarding the application process,
contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email
. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and
salary, please contact Joel Schneekloth at 970-345-0508 or - .
BENEFITS : Colorado State University 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. .
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executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative
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Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building,
Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, . The Section 504 and
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