Published: Feb. 15, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) welcomes applications for the following Assistant Vice Chancellor positions. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Director of the Office of Contracts and Grants


View the full posting and apply by:
Feb. 28, 2021

For consideration, applications must be submitted through our online portal.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.

CU Boulder encourages applications for a Director of the Office of Contracts and Grants that serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Research in a senior leadership capacity. The AVC collaborates directly with deans, directors, chairs, and principal investigators. This position is responsible for developing and executing strategic plans to ensure day‐to‐day operational excellence while bringing forward new and innovative ways of supporting research on the Boulder campus.

Who We Are

The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) submits over $2.4B in research and services proposals annually, yielding over $600M in new awards on behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder. OCG manages the lifecycle of each award beginning with proposal development and submission through award acceptance to reporting and final closeout. OCG is responsible for the negotiation, execution, and maintenance of 3,600 project agreements with external funders, including Master Agreements, memorandum of understandings, cost‐reimbursable and fixed-price research agreements, external services agreements, grant awards, sub-agreements to external entities, fellowships, confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements, and sponsorships from industry.

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is focused on creating impact by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation, and leadership. At the heart of this focus are the diverse contributions of a wide range of world-class specialists, working together in new and innovative ways to accelerate ideas through the entire innovation lifecycle, from idea to impact. The Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) is the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) and administrator for all externally funded sponsored research on the CU Boulder campus, operating under the direction of the Research & Innovation Office. Throughout the lifecycle of an award, the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) partners with faculty, staff, and students to obtain and manage external support for sponsored activities through our specialized regulatory and organizational expertise.


What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Strategic Development and Deployment
  • Operational Oversight
  • External Relationships

​What We Require

  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible management experience within a sophisticated organizational setting.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive supervisory responsibility supervising professional staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in a research setting such as a major research university, institute, federal agency, or similar experience.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Advanced degree or professional certification in a closely related field.
  • Active membership in research administration organizations such as COGR, NCURA, and/or SRA International.
  • At least three years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in developing, managing, and being responsible for diversity, equity, and inclusion planning.
  • Demonstrated participation in professional development opportunities supporting required competencies, knowledge, and skills as described above

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Budget and Finance


View the full posting and apply by:
Mar. 8, 2021

For consideration, applications must be submitted through our online portal.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.

CU Boulder encourages applications from current University of Colorado employees for our Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Budget and Finance. This position provides high level strategic financial, administrative, and operational resource support to the Division of Academic Affairs under the direction of the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. The role has oversight of budget and finance functions for the Office of the Provost organization, and also makes recommendations on financial and budget decisions for other Academic Affairs support units.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor provides guidance to the provost on policy, procedural, and operational issues. This role serves as senior budget and finance liaison to the Division of Academic Affairs, central campus administration, and campus finance units. Under the direction of the provost, this role advances strategic projects in the areas of policy development, financial and budget administration, and campus-wide programs that impact the division, and represents the Provost’s Office to other officers of the administration and university, campus/system officials, and external constituents on an ad hoc basis. Critical to this role is the ability to build and maintain strong positive cross-campus relationships and partnerships to develop strategic collaboration.

Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Academic Affairs Leadership and Strategy
  • Fiscal and HR Operations
  • Leadership and Supervision

What We Require

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, including the management of complex budgets.
  • Experience with policy analysis.
  • Supervisory experience.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Knowledge of university reporting tools (PeopleSoft, mFIN, HCM or similar).
  • Familiarity with state of Colorado policies and procedures and regulations that affect university operations.
  • Work experience in a higher education academic setting, such as academic affairs, faculty affairs, or college/school dean’s office administration.