Center on Aging Program Director

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs - Center on Aging

Business Services Program Director - Center on Aging Program Director

Position #00782587 – Requisition #20810

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs - Center on Aging has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Center on Aging Program Director position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Job Summary:

The CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging (MCoA) operates under the direction of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Division of Geriatric Medicine. It bridges all health sciences schools on the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC): Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing and Graduate Education. The interdisciplinary faculty of the MCoA educate professionals from the University, Veterans Administration Medical Center, community affiliates and many private organizations about aging related topics and issues.

This is a full-time exempt professional position on the Anschutz Medical Campus in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and the Division of Geriatric Medicine serves as the Program Director for the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging. The position responsibilities require:

  1. Lead policy advocacy with government and non-profit entities
  2. Create to the creation of Legislative Bills at the Capital
  3. Initiates and directs strategic planning, implementation and evaluation
  4. Initiates and directs program creation, development, implementation and evaluation
  5. Initiates and directs business development, identify and develop funding opportunities
  6. Initiates and directs, coordinates, implements, tracks and reviews outreach and engagement efforts
  7. Initiates and directs volunteer groups, task force committees, and advisory councils
  8. Create, direct and implement communication, media and public relations strategic plans
  9. Create and implement policies, systems, operations development for the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging
In addition, this position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, including the development and implementation of processes consistent with campus, division, and departmental strategies and processes. This position requires availability for occasional special events outside of regular business hours and travel.             

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Initiates and directs the overall strategic plan, implementation, coordination, policy development and review, and tracking of the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging (MCoA) program with senior leadership
  • Functions include institutional research, analysis and implementation of multidisciplinary teams around aging issues
  • Leads volunteer groups, task force committees and advisory councils
  • Initiates and directs all industry, government, non-profit, community engagement and outreach efforts including frequent public speaking opportunities
  • Directs the MCoA Anschutz Medical Campus Executive Committee that involves developing, integrating, applying, and sharing knowledge directly related to aging with all of the CU Anschutz health sciences schools with campus representatives as well as the community
  • Directs two thought leaders and advisory groups to include State-Wide Centers on Aging (currently called “CoCare”) as well as Government and Community Stakeholders group (currently called “Movers and Shakers”) to help set strategy and policy involving aging issues for the State of Colorado in conjunctions with the CO Governor’s Office and other government departments
  • Leads efforts to submit legislation working with elected officials, lobbyists and nonprofit political organizations and faculty to help establish new bills in government each year
  • Acts as the primary interface between all of the health sciences schools and the Center on Aging
  • Directs the creation of work with faculty and clinicians to enhance and expand existing educational, research and clinical programs within the MCoA
  • Initiates, directs and creates partnerships in the community and governmental agencies, positioning AMC faculty for educational and research opportunities
  • Plans and implements problem-solving solutions to issues and establishes new programmatic policies to address issues
  • Leads the coordination of strategic initiatives by partnering with stakeholders to generate solutions and sustainable results to strategic issues and opportunities
  • Directs complex inter-project relationships between faculty and all of the AMC health sciences schools, governmental, industry, higher-education institutions and community entities
  • Oversees grant program creation, implementation and evaluation with faculty and researchers, independently drafts call for proposals; serves as the point of contact for investigators; tracks submissions; organizes review committee including preparing all materials for the peer-review committee
  • Directs program logistics, data collection, and report preparation to ensure adequate resources are available and deliverables are met
  • Initiates and directs business development efforts and prioritizes opportunities for funding, outreach, and education
  • Independently manages all phases of special projects
  • On and Off Campus Communications Director for MCoA and Division of Geriatrics working with all schools/college, internal departments and outside agencies to develop communication, marketing and PR strategic plans, including annual reporting as required
  • Plans and coordinates strategic recruitments within the MCoA 
  • Manages MCoA budget, monitoring expenditures and working judiciously within budget limits, while managing investment opportunities to build awareness and branding opportunities
  • Works with key stakeholders to establish budgets, benchmarking, strategies, and timelines
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $65,067 - $101,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is ineligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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.

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.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, business administration, education, health-related sciences, social sciences, healthcare administration, public administration, communications, or a directly related field from an accredited institution
    • Six (6) years demonstrated experience in creating initiatives and developing programs, preferably in a higher education environment
     Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in business, business administration, education, or a health-related field
    • Experience working in a higher education or healthcare environment
     Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and key stakeholders at all levels throughout the institution, in government and community
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Excellent critical thinking skills to identify and create new business opportunities both on-off campus
    • Exhibit program leadership, create and develop new program ideas and opportunities and carry out all aspects of program from start to finish
    • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
    • Knowledge of an academic environment and ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations
    • Strong presentation and inter-personal skills 

    Job Category: Business Services
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 6, 2021
    Unposting Date: Apr 10, 2021, 11:59:00 PM




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/8/2021
    Application Due: 4/12/2021
    Work Type: Full Time