Program Assistant I

Aurora, CO
Sep 09, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Program Assistant I
Position #00738400 - Requisition 10904

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Program Assistant I with the Colorado Consortium for the Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse. The mission of the Consortium is to reduce the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs in the State of Colorado through improvements in education, public outreach, research, safe disposal, and treatment. By identifying alignment among many partner organizations, from the public and private sectors, and sharing resources we are able to impact the problem in a meaningful way. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position will include, but are not limited to: assisting in planning and delivery of programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the Consortium; with the guidance of the Consortium Director and Operations Manager, monitoring program activities to ensure expenditures are within contract guidelines; working with work group co-chairs and consultants to implement funded projects (public awareness/outreach campaigns; safe medication disposal programs; data collection; data dashboard updating; etc.); attending all work group meetings of the Consortium, providing liaison to the Director and the Coordinating Committee to ensure effective and efficient program delivery; as needed, participating in external coalitions to facilitate mobilization and build and expand program capacity; working with other Consortium staff to streamline work flow and program related activities; collaborating with student volunteers as needed; and performing other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus 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 Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates must have four years of general administrative service experience

  • College, university or non-correspondence business school course work may substitute on a year- for-year basis for the general experience but not for the specific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university degree in education, pharmacy, public health administration, business or closely related field;
  • Prior training and/or administrative experience in substance abuse prevention;
  • Experience working in complex systems (e.g., federal or state agencies, or interagency cooperatives) are referred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Program Administration
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Data Processing, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing Computer Skills
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Mathematical Knowledge
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Written/Verbal Communication Skills

    Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Michael Davidson at

    Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

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

    Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply by September 22, 2017

    Job Category: Professional Support Services

    Primary Location: Aurora

    Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20518 - SOP-Administration

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Sep 7, 2017

    Closing Date: Sep 22, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

    Posting Contact Name: Jay Rodenburg

    Posting Contact Email:

    Position Number: 00738400