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OHI Program Leader

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applicants should indicate in their cover letter which of the three programmatic themes (Urbanization and Health; Foodscapes and Health; or Environmental Change and Health) they are interested in and why. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, please apply by 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 9th.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title OHI Program Leader
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700415AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and qualificaitons.
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/09/2017
Description of Work Unit

The One Health Institute (OHI) at Colorado State University (CSU) is an integrated research, practice, education and service institute that works for the benefit of the interdependent health of animals, peoples, and places. Our place-based work is focused on working as specific
communities to develop models for transformative systemic change at the local and other levels. We do this through our principles of systems thinking, design thinking and communities creating health.

Position Summary

OHI seeks Program Leaders for its three Programs: Urbanization and Health, Foodscapes and Health, and Environmental Change and Health. The Program Leader is a foundational position within OHI. This person will
oversee and provide strategic coherence and direction to OHI’s Programs. Reporting to the OHI Director, the Program Leader will be responsible for the operational success of the thematic portfolio, ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, quality control and evaluation, and financial sustainability. The Program Leader will be assigned to a cohort comprised of several CSU faculty who will work together to co-create operations and business plans, and focus on the following four areas: leadership, program development and management, team building and external relationships. The Program Leader will provide overall direction to the cohort and work with the cohort and the Director of OHI to develop the mission, business plans and strategic direction for each thematic area.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant work experience is required (e.g., social innovation, social entrepreneurship, community development, facilitation/sustained dialogue, program management/development); growth and development for him/herself and others;
Demonstrated success (co)developing and (co)evaluating inter-sectoral, interprofessional, transdisciplinary program models, and designing and successfully operationalizing innovative activities, and/or extensive working knowledge and experience with similar collaborative working groups;
Experience having worked successfully in a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer groups;
Experience negotiating win-win agreements; strong conflict resolution/facilitation skills
Demonstrated experience co-directing/creating group processes and programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with technical and nontechnical audiences;
Demonstrated public speaking experience;
Demonstrated experience in successful public facing and relationship-building circumstances.
Must be highly organized with an attention to detail and be process orientated.
Must have experience managing people as well as collective activities.
Experience in philanthropic fundraising or desire to learn these skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related area,
A high degree of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and a commitment to personal qualities of honesty, integrity, credibility
Commitment to and passion for OHI’s mission;
Attitude of “find a way” or “make a way” to thrive in our highly entrepreneurial culture;
Evidence of previous work demonstrating a very high degree of attention to performance, people and outcomes;
Desired strengths in hiring, recruiting, coaching individuals and sustained team engagement, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance, or a willingness to learn;
Bi-lingual (English-Spanish, English-French, or English-Portuguese);
Previous experience living in Spanish, French, or Portuguese speaking countries.
Committed to personal and team transformative development and the work of the One Health Institute.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Program Operations

Analyze periodic pilot project reports and interact with principle investigators to gain knowledge of the research pilot project
outcomes to determine how to best incorporate these program accomplishments within the context of the OHI programmatic themes;

Co-design, expand and build opportunities as they present themselves, pro-actively;

Demonstrate consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems;

Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve Program goals;

Co-design, implement and report on consistent, objective and subjective program performance indicators for real-time learning and accountability;

Work across OHI to develop and strengthen internal infrastructure and processes to support program people and work in communities;

Work across OHI and its partners to align programs and their projects internally with others, including Communications, Research, Education, Service, Practice, and Theory/Policy;

Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Program Growth

Work with the faculty cohort to identify and address programmatic opportunities focusing on the themes of Urbanization and Health; Foodscapes and Health; or Environmental Change and Health within defined local, regional and global communities. As those issues are identified, the Program Leader will:
Represent OHI at conferences and through public presentations and speaking engagements;
Build strong relationships for our collective work and grow fundraising opportunities for OHI’s programs and activities;
Establish business plans to determine how best to accomplish challenges and barriers identified by the program team;
Search out potential funding mechanisms that will include nonprofit foundations as well as other funding mechanisms.
Seek grants and participate with the future OHI Advancement director to develop fundraising requests and communicate the mission of OHI directly to potential donors;
Assist with communications staff to provide content for publications;
Align community work externally with various national and global partners and movements;
Communicate mission clearly to build inter-sectoral and inter-professional relationships and being able to explain the systems in place.

Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Leadership and Team Development

In partnership with the Academy for Systems Change, an external advisory board:
Work to develop ways to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of all OHI-affiliated people and implement a professional development program to address employee experience and skill gaps:
Expand the capacity to engage with more complexity in a collaborative way that leverages the talents of individual team members;
Implement mentoring opportunities to incorporate inter-disciplinary and inter-organizational work in complex socio-ecological environments;
Work with OHI core team staff and OVPR coordination staff to develop performance indicators to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all OHI people in ways that support ongoing learning;
Provide both knowledge and leadership in the field of complexity-based developmental evaluations;
Model and instill a sense of accountability among team members through codevelopment and oversight of individual and organization performance standards; Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth;
Participate as a decision-maker and leader on OHI’s executive team to provide executive oversight to the organization and support to the Director on behalf of their program.

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants should indicate in their cover letter which of the three programmatic themes (Urbanization and Health; Foodscapes and Health; or Environmental Change and Health) they are interested in and why.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
For full consideration, please apply by 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 9th.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Bruno Sobral,
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.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 5

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or CV
Optional Documents