Assistant Administrator - RICRO

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The position will be viewed as the coordinating focal point for four independent research committees and, as such, will serve as the critical link between the RICRO coordinators and the research community. Essential job functions include organizing and balancing multiple and competing priorities; managing communication dynamics with investigators and committee members; attention to detail; a commitment to confidentiality; skillful navigation of difficult or complex situations and the ability to work closely with others in a dynamic environment.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field plus two years of research administration and/or regulatory compliance experience.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience with emphasis on event management and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and prioritize scientific project submissions.
  • Proficiency with computer software packages (Microsoft Office Suite) including word-processing, excel spreadsheets, and databases
  • Proven ability to interact with a variety of individuals including faculty, administrators, government officials, colleagues, and support staff.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience with grants and/or Kuali Financial Systems (KFS)
  • Direct experience with animal or human research, or research with infectious agents

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

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Research Compliance Committee Support and Customer Service


  • Review incoming research proposals, perform intake and pre-review, direct proposals to the appropriate coordinator. Communicate with researchers to explain when approval may be needed, direct them to appropriate RICRO websites, and gauge the overall urgency of the submission.
  • Assist and support the Associate Director and Director with annual Conflict Of Interest disclosure reporting.
  • Organize and assist with development and review, and revision of all Standard Operating Procedures for research compliance committee operations
  • Conduct purposeful interactions with investigators, research compliance committees (IBC and IACUC, among others) and RICRO coordinators in an effort to provide guidance and assistance to questions, concerns and activities related to the mission and scope of the office.

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General Administrative Support


  • Provide administrative support to the Director and RICRO coordinators including administration and institution compliance in travel, procurement, leave reporting, PCard and human resource recording.
  • Scheduling and supervision of students performing administrative tasks, and communicating schedules to RICRO staff.
  • Effective RICRO representation to the campus community and campus visitors
  • Assist with implementation of online project management programs and report generation using research-tracking databases and in compliance with institution, state and federal regulations.

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Manages schedules and mentors hourly student and non-student hourly employees

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

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

Search Contact

Claire Calhoun,

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.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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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