Group Facilitator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
08 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
06 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Many faculty in Human Development and Family Studies engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with other CCTSI institutions and affiliates, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Position Summary

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado are looking for group education facilitators for a grant-funded clinical trial with the aim of promoting healthy aging strategies among older adults. The Group Facilitators will be responsible for delivering a research-supported educational program focused on healthy aging to small groups of community members ranging in age from 45 to 75 years. Applicants need to have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and experience with public speaking, education, personnel training, or group leadership. This is a part-time position with a time commitment of about 10-15 hours per week. Given that the clinical trial will last about 4 years, it is also preferred if interested individuals can make a longer-term commitment. Group facilitators will go through a structured training program and a certification process in order to implement the education program according to the guidelines required by a scientific clinical trial.

Required Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and some experience with public speaking, education, personnel training, or group leadership.

Preferred Job Qualifications

A master’s degree, strong public speaking skills, extensive experience with personnel training or group leadership, some experience in a research setting.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.


Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit (a.) a resumé; (b.) a cover letter; and (c.) the names and complete contact information of 2 references. The cover letter should address the applicant’s qualifications for this position, including prior experiences as instructor or group leader and experiences with conducting training programs following a structured protocol.

This pool expires on June 30, 2018. To be considered after July 1, 2018, applicant will need to reapply at that time.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Search Contact Manfred Diehl,

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.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.