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Director: CSU Center for Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Education (CARIE) at Spur

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Working Title Director: CSU Center for Agricultural Research, Innovation, and Education (CARIE) at Spur Position Location On site work location: Denver, CO Research Professional Position No Posting Number 202100353AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Management II Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $225,000-$275,000, commensurate with experience Employee BenefitsColorado 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. Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/16/2021 Description of Work UnitThe Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) conducts research that addresses the economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social acceptability of activities impacting agriculture, natural resources, and consumers in Colorado.The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) at Colorado State University fulfills our institution's land-grant mission through its economic impact, cutting-edge research, and innovative education. The College offers undergraduate majors with different concentration options as well as graduate degree programs within the College and its five academic departments.The CSU Center for Agricultural Research, Innovation and Education (CARIE) at the Spur Campus will:Enhance the visibility, reach and scale of CAS and AES research and programmingImprove access to and by metropolitan audiences, for mutual benefitSupport and grow the food and agriculture economy locally and globallyEstablish a hub to strengthen synergistic food systems networks across ColoradoFoster innovation via colocation, collaboration and community engagementBe a platform for engaging and recruiting diverse populationsAccelerate student successPosition SummaryThe CARIE Director will be the administrative leader of CAS and AES programming at the Spur Campus of the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado and reports directly to the Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences/Director, Agricultural Experiment Station.The position embodies Colorado State University's land-grant mission by actively engaging with industry, agribusiness, government agencies and private citizens to co-create and deliver a diverse, dynamic, and self-sustaining portfolio of research, teaching and engagement programming that contributes to the Spur vision of global leadership at the nexus of food, water and health. The CARIE Director connects the CAS-AES activities at Spur with CSU system resources and personnel and works closely with National Western Center Authority partners to capture synergies and new opportunities for mutual benefit and maximum impact.The successful candidate will have a record of accomplishments in creating and operationalizing a strategic vision; managing administrative functions; developing and growing priority relationships; generating and managing resources; and fostering a climate of inclusion among faculty and staff, partners, and community.Required Job QualificationsThe successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to achieve complex goals and objectives, which is evidence of high-level leadership, communication, and management skills. Specific qualifications include:An earned Master's degree or equivalent in agricultural sciences, natural resources, or closely related field that can include, but is not limited to, animal sciences, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agriculture engineering, agronomy, dairy science, entomology, equine sciences, food science, forestry, horticulture, natural resource management, plant pathology, range science, soil science and water-related science.At least five (5) years of significant leadership and/or administrative experience (e.g. oversight of organizational structure, budget and personnel matters).Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with diverse stakeholders including agribusiness, commodity organizations, local communities, academic partners, government agencies, non-government organizations and industry.Demonstrated commitment to principles and strength of diversity and inclusive excellence in people and programs as demonstrated by administrative leadership, persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.Valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a qualified driver by start date.Preferred Job QualificationsAn earned PhD degree or equivalent terminal degree in agricultural sciences, natural resources, or closely related field.At least five (5) years leadership and/or administrative experience within higher education at a rank equal to or more advanced than an academic department head; experience in this capacity within the Colorado State University System or similar land-grant institution considered an asset.Demonstrated experience in guiding an organization's mission through appropriate combination of education, research, and stakeholder outreach/engagement.Significant leadership experience in new program and unit development for an organization.Demonstrated supervision/management, communication and interpersonal skills.Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing interdisciplinary programs.Experience in collaborative priority setting and decision making.Demonstrated experience in allocating, directing and monitoring large scale annual budgets.Demonstrated ability to be fiscally responsible and adaptively manage resources with creativity and innovation.Experience overseeing or administering educational programs for K-12 audiences.Diversity StatementAbility to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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