Coordinator, Institute for Human-Animal Connection

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Marketing / Communications / Media, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Research

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The School's curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) is a specialized center within the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) at the University of Denver (DU), which intentionally elevates the value of the living world and the interrelationship and health of people, other animals, and the environment. This is accomplished through natural and social science-informed education, applied knowledge, research and advocacy, with an ethical regard for all species. Focusing on the three core areas of Therapeutic Human-Animal Interactions, Animals in Communities and One Health, IHAC operationalizes our mission through innovation in education and research.

Position Summary

The Coordinator role within the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) supports and facilitates activities related to the IHAC Pro professional development certificate programs in addition to managing IHAC marketing and communications and providing general office management. This position has a key role in maintaining the Institute's visibility, engaging donors, students and alumni and supporting a cohesive team. The position reports to the IHAC Executive Director with task supervision from the Assistant Director for Professional Programs and the Assistant Director for Research.

The Coordinator position is gift funded and therefore will be renewed annually based on funding availability.

Essential Functions

  • Staff and student support for the IHAC Pro professional development certificates, including inquiry and student communication management, registration and payment plan assistance, scheduling and events.
  • IHAC marketing and communications, including website development, social media, internal and external written communications and representation at professional conferences and events
  • Support of hiring and management activities for a large volume of student research employees
  • IHAC general office management, including scheduling, event planning, space and inventory management and donor engagement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, virtually and in person
  • Demonstrated computers skills and proficiency with the MS Office Suite
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Customer service orientation
  • Self-awareness and willingness to learn and improve demonstrated commitment, knowledge and ability to effectively engage individuals from broadly diverse communities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree plus one to two years of related office experience - or - equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or experience in the human-animal-environment interactions field
  • Experience with event management
  • Experience with recruitment, marketing and or website management
  • Experience in a higher education setting
  • Located near Denver, Colorado with ability to work on campus (currently hybrid model due to COVID - 19)

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 31st, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $21.96-$24.52.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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