Principal Administrator, Human Animal Interaction

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
22 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Throughout its history, the School of Social Work at Colorado State University (CSU) has made a continuous effort to develop and maintain a program that is responsive to three distinct, but related, interests:

  1. the profession of social work as represented by the Council on Social Work Education’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards;
  2. the human services agencies and clients in the state, the region, the nation, and the globe; and
  3. the land-grant oriented mission and goals of Colorado State University.

Position Summary

The Principal Administrator, HIA at CSU and HABIC leads development and grant writing efforts as well as collaborative research activities in support of the School mission of research, teaching, and service. This is a 100% administrative assignment.

The Principal Administrator of HAI at CSU and HABIC provides executive leadership in fulfilling the roles as an educational and research resource. As funding is a key issue, the Principal Administrator will provide fiscal oversight (Operations) of the programs (working directly with staff, the Director of the School of Social Work, and the financial administrator) and collaborate with College development officers for external fundraising activities and partnerships (Engagement). The Principal Administrator will work collaboratively with the HABIC Advisory Committee, faculty and staff across campus, as well as with interns and student workers.

Required Job Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree and 2 years management experience
  2. Experience with Human Animal Interaction
  3. Evidence of strong interpersonal and professional public relations skills
  4. Proven ability to work collaboratively with various constituents such as professional staff, faculty and/or community members
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Demonstrated leadership skills and administrative experience
  7. Evidence of administrative and management experience
  8. Evidence of potential for fundraising and grant-writing success
  9. Willingness to work some weekends

Preferred Job Qualifications

  1. A Ph. D in a related field
  2. Administrative experience in a college/university
  3. Experience in programmatic/organizational development, marketing, and communication
  4. Success in obtaining grants
  5. Budget planning and management experience
  6. Experience fund-raising for a non-profit organization

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

Job Duty Category Fiscal Oversight and Operations Duty/Responsibility

  • Strategic development and fund-raising to expand and maintain a stable funding stream for the HABIC program, in collaboration with the School of Social Work Director and College Development team
  • Oversight and planning of advancement of HABIC budget and Human Resource processes
  • Work with College and University development officers to elicit charitable gifts in the support of HAI/HABIC at CSU
  • Work with external consultant to develop a business plan for long-term sustainability and growth
  • Identify and increase contracting across the Front Range for service provision of HABIC services
  • Other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Project Management and Leadership Duty/Responsibility

  • Strategic planning and development of infrastructure in HAI/HABIC for training and research partnerships with faculty in the School of Social Work and other units on campus
  • Writing of grants and contracts to support HABIC/HAI and participation, as appropriate, in research grants involving
  • Development of data tracking systems for outcome evaluations, annual reports, and benchmarking activities related to HAI/HABIC visibility, reputation, and quality
  • Writing of grants and contracts to support HABIC/HAI and participation, as appropriate, in research grants involving HAI/HABIC
  • Direction of grants and programs
  • Supervision of HABIC staff and student workers
  • Supervise and support of HABIC volunteers
  • Leadership in a national effort to develop national standards for HAI training and classification
  • Represent HABIC at School of Social Work School Council meetings, External Advisory meetings and other interactions as needed
  • Collaborate with the CLOE and MSW Director and School of Social Work Director to develop an online graduate certificate in HAI and emotional/mental health treatments
  • Other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Community Engagement Duty/Responsibility

  • Development of strategic partnerships with organizations at Colorado State University and the state
  • Development of partnerships within national HAI programs
  • Be responsible for strengthening the existing connections with campus and community stakeholders
  • Leadership in the development of a CSU HAI collaborative
  • Interact and collaborate with the HABIC Advisory Committee
  • Attend monthly HABIC Advisory Committee meetings

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit (electronically) the following items directly to this posting; a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that addresses your experience as it relates to the qualifications and responsibilities for the position, and names and contact information 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)

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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 Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

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

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.