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Director of the Office of Education and Training (Business Services Program Director)
University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 12/29/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of the Office of Education and Training (Business Services Program Director)  - 24255 
University Staff 



University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Director of the Office of Education and Training (Business Services Program Director)

Position #00688043 – Requisition #24255

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

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:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

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 School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Director of the Office of Education and Training (Business Services Program Director) position.

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 www.cuanschutz.edu .

Jobs in this career family provide general business operations of the organization or a combination of operational responsibilities covering multiple career families.  Functions include institutional research, statistical analysis, policy development and review, strategic planning and broad unit business operations such as parking and transportation services, risk management, childcare services, real estate and property management, retail services or job responsibilities that combine fiscal, HR and operational management responsibilities.

Program Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a program or function, including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided.  These positions typically do not supervise others.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of the Office of Education and Training (OET) partners with the Vice Chair of Education, the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA), Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and the Vice Chancellors and the Chancellor’s Office to lead the Department of Psychiatry’s education business line, education strategy, and pipeline programming. The Director is responsible for prioritizing, organizing, and executing complex strategic initiatives, including the OET’s five-year strategic plan, as well as the Department’s Clinical Strategic Plan for Education. The Director recommends strategy for pipeline program expansion to the Vice Chancellors for the larger university, and oversees strategy for the Psychiatry Research Innovations Research Education Core and the Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience (PURPLE).


The Director supervises 4.0 FTE (2.0 FTE Business Services Managers, 1.0 FTE Research Services Senior Professional, and 1.0 FTE Business Services Entry Professional), and has line supervision of an additional 7.0 FTE indirect reports (7.0 FTE Education Coordinators), 30+ student employees, and administrative responsibility for an additional 150+ trainees. The Director has decision making authority and acts as delegate for the DFA for education strategy, finance, and pipeline programming.

Finance and HR

The Director has decision-making authority in a complex financial landscape and must understand the complex personnel and financial systems of the University and related entities when making financial projections and allocations. The Director manages an annual staffing budget totalling over $1 MM and annual grants and contracts totalling over $2.5 MM. The Director provides oversight and counsel to hiring managers, employees and supervisors regarding employee relations issues and follows through with disciplinary actions when appropriate. The Director will ensure accurate funding distributions, payroll, hiring, and recruitment practices and works with DFA on “Table 1” for the programs. The Director is integral to fundraising for the OET and related programs, and works with faculty leaders to secure outside contracts, philanthropic donations, and grant funding. Finally, the Director drives enterprise-wide culture, influencing culture change to support operational objectives, improve faculty and staff morale, retain employees, and increase the number of trainees in the department.

Leadership and Strategy

The Director will collaborate with relevant stakeholders across the CU system and with outside insitutions including: the CU Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, the Chancellor’s Office, State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Education, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, CU Medicine, and external entities such as the University of Denver, Colorado State University, Regis University, and other agencies involved in education and pipeline programming. The director must exercise independent judgment to facilitate the optimal use of resources in a complex funding environment and is responsible for financial oversight and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures of the University, Department, state, and federal and other funding sources. The Director is responsible for oversight of education-related sponsored research administration, pre and post award, and overseeing development of budgets and grant renewals.

The Director is also responsible for directing a team of staff to work with Graduate Medical Education, CU Medicine, CU Grants and Contracts, NIH, HRSA, and other funding agencies for the creation and management of external contracts to expand and sustain the education mission. The Director oversees the administrative components of all CU-sponsored education programs in the department including GME, Postdoctoral, Master’s Level, Advanced Practice Provider, Nurse Practioner, Social Work, and Undergraduate training programs, including staff, budgets, and HR needs. This position is responsible for engaging faculty, staff, and students in the education mission for the department and develops and directs the long-range strategic business plan for the OET and related programs. The Director prepares business analyses, proposals, grants, implementation plans for new programs, and designs and implements changes to existing programs. Finally, this role also co-directs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Education subcommittee of the Department of Psychiatry’s DEI Taskforce.

Education and Training

The Director works with the LMS Director and LMS team to support state-wide LMS implementation efforts and to revise programs and curricula for undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members. This role promotes Faculty Development Workshops with the Vice Chair of Education, oversees development of the department’s Continuing Education system, and directs curriculum, pedagogical development, and educational vision for departmental T32 grants, R25 grants, and other federally-sponsored training grants. Works with LMS team to support curriculum and training consultants in course design and implementation. The Director teaches a variety of classes at the undergraduate, master’s level, and faculty level and leads staff-wide professional development trainings.

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.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in psychology, education, curriculum, social sciences, healthcare administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution
  • Five or more years of experience in university administration
  • Five or more years of experience directing educational programs

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing high volume of trainees, students, and education program staff
  • Proficiency with University HR, Finance, and LMS systems including: InfoEd, Concur, HCM, Marketplace, CU Data, and Canvas
  • Experience directing a CU-specific education business line
  • Project management experience, particularly sponsored programs projects
  • Demonstrated leadership promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education settings


  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, specifically concerning financial, personnel, and operational matters with limited guidance
  • Ability to communicate at the highest level, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution, from students through Chancellor’s Office
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, quality improvement, program evaluation, and project management concepts such as change management and stakeholder interviewing
  • Experience leading teams successfully through change
  • Ability to work with diverse, challenging, and numerous stakeholders to achieve goals on budget, on time, and with contrained resources
  • Ability to maintain high-level organizational skills and attention to detail in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage complex and rapidly-changing budgets from numerous sources
  • Time management, independent thought, problem solving, and communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage priorities and be proactive in resolving issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $65,067 - $91,094

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 not eligible 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.

B enefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

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 hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu ​.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (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: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.   
Job Category
: Business Services 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: Dec 28, 2021 
Unposting Date
: Ongoing 
Position Number: 00688043
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