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University of Colorado Assistant to the Director in Boulder, Colorado

Assistant to the Director

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Boulder, CO

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building (JSCBB) is seeking qualified candidates for their Assistant to the Director position to handle a wide variety of daily operational needs of the department. Do you enjoy tackling multiple projects at once? We at JSCBB pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate on multiple projects simultaneously.

Who We Are

Completed in 2012, the JSCBB houses faculty, staff and students from the BioFrontiers Institute, the Chemical and Biological Engineering and the department of Biochemistry to meet the research and instruction needs of campus. We are amongst the few laboratory buildings to be LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. This certification is very difficult to attain for a research building due to power and water usage.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Event Management and Scheduling

  • Schedule JSCBB facilities for academic classes in coordination primarily with Departments of Biochemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering.

  • Ensure that requests for classrooms are appropriate for room size and equipment available, e.g. IT infrastructure, chairs, whiteboards, etc.

  • Coordinate, schedule and run all activities with potential clients for use of JSCBB facilities. These clients can include university departments located internally or externally of JSCBB and community users.

Budget, Procurement, Administrative and Financial Activities

  • Oversee JSCBB financial operations, including associated budgets and related accounting responsibilities.

  • Build invoices and process payments per applicable CU policies.

  • Reconcile discrepancies and track financial activities. Requires use of Concur, Cognos and PeopleSoft Finance.

Access and Building Security

  • Receive and conduct requests for JSCBB access from authorized requestors in JSCBB departments.

JSCBB Human Resources

  • Handle personnel actions in HRMS as needed for JSCBB employees.

What We Can Offer

We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration or Finance.

What You Will Need

  • Organization, customer service, and attention to detail skills.

  • Knowledge of applicable state, university and campus policies and procedures as they relate to job duties is highly desirable.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Three to five years of experience in a university environment and familiarity with University of Colorado operating systems, including Concur, HRMS, Finance, Marketplace and Cognos.

  • One year in event planning and management is also highly desirable, as well as previous supervisory experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by September 15, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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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.