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Program & Event Coordinator

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Colorado School of Public Health

Job Title: Program & Event Coordinator

Position #790309 – Requisition #23323

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

*This posting is only for current CU employees*

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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 Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Colorado School of Public Health, has an opening for a full-time Academic Services, Principal Professional.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Who We Are:

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Department Summary:  CAIANH is a research center in the Colorado School of Public Health. The overall mission of CAIANH is to advance the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities by means of research, training, technical assistance, and information dissemination. More information about CAIANH may be found at:

Job Summary:  This Program & Event Coordinator position in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health will assist with coordination of the research mentoring initiatives of the CAIANH, which currently include the following research mentoring programs: 1) the Research Education Core (REC) of the NIA Native Elder Research Center (NERC); 2) the Investigator Development Core of the NIMHD Center of Excellence (NIMHD-COE); and 3) the Pilot & Feasibility Program of the NIDDK Center for Diabetes Translational Research (CDTR). These initiatives are designed to train the next generation of investigators to study the pressing gerontological and other health issues in American Indians and Alaska Natives. These career development programs focus on acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for submission of a career development grant and progression to an independently-funded research career. 

Examples of Work Performed:

This position will be responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.  Work is performed at an advanced or expert level.

Program & Event Coordinator

Specific responsibilities include:

    Coordinate with Center program staff to manage the application processes for the research mentoring initiatives embodied within the NERC, NIMHD-COE and CDTR programs. This includes vetting the applicants to determine eligibility, communicating directly with them to solicit any additional materials that might be necessary, and developing tools to assist program faculty and mentors in their review and evaluation of applicant materials.Communicate directly with research fellow(s) regarding program requirements, travel logistics, compensation, travel reimbursement procedures, and completion of required program activities, e.g., homework assignments, following each workshop or mentoring session.Manage all logistical arrangements related to virtual and in-person meetings for these research mentoring initiatives, as well as for other CAIANH programs as the need arises.  This includes negotiating with hotels and other meeting venues for meeting space and arranging for catering services and, with respect to hotels, leveraging sleeping room and catering commitments to obtain the best rates for meeting space.Working within an established budget, coordinate the purchase of research field supplies and other project materials for research fellow pilot study project(s).
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Academic Services

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support for the teaching and/or educational service mission of the university. Functions include academic advising/counseling, student personnel administration, recruitment and admissions, registration, financial aid, faculty affairs, library services, curriculum administration, and others involving direct support of the educational mission of an academic unit.

Principal Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed at an advanced or expert level. Principal Professionals are either work leads over others or are considered a subject matter expert in a particular area.

Professional Fields

Program coordination, with an emphasis on coordination of mentoring workshops, conferences, events, and other program activities in a research training environment. 

Supervision Received

The position will be supervised by the Center Director.

Supervision Exercised

Not applicable

Salary and Benefits:

    The hiring range for this position has been established at $49,524 - $78,000, commensurate with skills and experience The salary 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 hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.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.Benefits: Compensation Calculator:
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

    Bachelor’s degree 5+ years of experience in program management, event coordination or administrative work closely related to the duties and responsibilities of this job.  Substitution: Additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for a formal degree, on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications

    Prior experience with CU systems preferred.

    Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, supportive relationships with all project faculty, participants and stakeholders.Excellent oral and written communication skills; highly organized; reliable.Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.Ability to perform fully independently and actively problem-solve, employing proactive, positive action steps.Able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment.

Job Category: Academic Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 20, 2021
Unposting Date: Oct 27, 2021, 1:59:00 AM
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