Associate Director of Business Operations - Translational Medicine Institute

The Translational Medicine Institute, Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University invites applications for a full-time Associate Director of Business Operations. The Associate Director of Business Operations; Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) will report to the Director of the TMI.

Minimum qualifications for the position include but are not limited to the following. Please visit the link below for a full listing of minimum and preferred qualifications.

  • Master’s degree in Business or Financial Management with demonstrated knowledge of cost accounting standards and start-up organization dynamics and requirements.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience demonstrating adept financial acumen through excellent performance outcomes and/or increasing responsibility in a financial management role.
  • Demonstrated expertise in business plan development and service center cost recovery mechanisms.

The Associate Director of Business Operations (ADBO) will be responsible for developing and implementing an operations and management strategy for the TMI. This includes fiscal planning, financial and business management, overseeing acquisition and maintenance of facilities and equipment, f, maintaining working relationships with the Veterinary Health System at CSU, and initial point of contact for HR related needs at the TMI. The ADBO will provide oversight of institute daily operations, personnel and activities, and with department and College Business Officers and Directors who oversee aspects of these specific operational areas to identify and execute appropriate initiatives and direction. Business Operations and Development will serve three TMI pillars: Education, Research, and Commercialization. Important skill sets will include marketing, sales, negotiating contracts, financial analysis, adaptability, and written and oral communication. Familiarity with partnering at industry conferences, e.g. BIO, and creating web-based marketing content will be useful.
The proposed starting date is on or about June 1, 2020.

Salary range is $90,000 - $115,000 and will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant. Interested applicants must submit online,, a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications and a curriculum vitae or resume. Reference letters will be requested of semifinalist candidates as part of the application process. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) February 10, 2020, to receive full consideration. Please contact Candice Hastings,, Business Officer, Department of Clinical Sciences and Search Chair with questions regarding the position.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.