Deputy Director- CWHR

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Deputy Director- CWHR

The Deputy Director position reports to the Center Director of the Center for Women's Health Research (CWHR). The CWHR is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

The vision of the CWHR is to transform women's health. Its goal is to become a nationally recognized center supporting research in women's health and sex differences.

The CWHR has a three part mission:

  • Contribute to cutting edge research in women's health and sex differences, primarily in cardiovascular disease and diabetes;
  • Mentor physician and PHD scientists to become the next generation of researchers in women's health;
  • Educate the public and health care providers about the newest findings in women's health.

The key responsibilities of this position are:

  • Partner with the Center Director to manage the growth and development of the Center as outlined in the six key elements of the recently completed strategic plan.
  • Manage the Center's employees and its organizational infrastructure to support and advance its goals. (Organizational and Operational Leadership).
  • Develop, oversee and implement an integrated program of outreach to establish the Center as a leading voice promoting awareness and change in women's health. (Integrated Program of Outreach).

Organizational and Operational Leadership:

  • Co-partner with Center Director to build, support and retain a high performing team including Center staff, Community Advisory Board, Center-affiliated senior and junior scientists/researcher, Scientific Council and Medicine Cabinet.
  • Manage and supervise CWHR staff for daily operations.
  • Oversee the Center's financial planning, reporting and analysis.
  • Support development of a diversified and sustainable financial model.
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with the Center's key constituents, ensuring timely and regular communication, facilitation of initiatives and timely follow-up.
  • Lead Medicine Cabinet.
  • Coordinate a program of community and scientific events such as the Annual Community Luncheon, Let's Talk Program Series, National Conference, etc., ensuring high quality content and logistics.
  • Work effectively and efficiently within the University system, in compliance with all University guidelines and policies.
  • Support junior researchers and scientists with opportunities to improve and develop their skills (i.e. public speaking, written communication, statistical analysis, etc.).
  • Develop a set of metrics and/or dashboards which track the Center's strategic plan initiatives and will support the Center's ability to showcase its progress and achievements

Integrated Program of Outreach:

  • Upgrade and enhance the Center's University-based, regional and national presence with the goal of increasing its visibility, recognition and support. Expand the Center's network of support.
  • Oversee the Center's communications program via its website, newsletter, media exposure and other communication tools.
  • Showcase Center Director for key speaking opportunities and meetings.
  • Make educational presentations to diverse and targeted audiences in order to promote the Center's mission
  • Enlist Center scientists and staff to educate and promote Center's vision, goals and achievements via public speaking, articles, outreach, etc.
  • In conjunction with University Advancement, develop annual, multi-year and legacy fundraising plans focusing on both current and prospective donors
  • Identify, initiate and deliver on fundraising opportunities relating to individuals, foundations and companies. Function as a one of the Center's primary fundraisers.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's level degree or it's equivalent.
  • Management experience
  • Strong writing and public speaking
  • Financial planning and reporting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with a volunteer, community-based board

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08175

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20209 - SOM-MED-GIM

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 23, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Anne Kercsmar

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00702750


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