Executive Director, Latino Research & Policy
University of Colorado | CU Denver
Latino Research & Policy Center (LRPC)
Executive Director, Latino Research & Policy Center
Position #00816281 - Requisition #31842
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at
The Latino Research and Policy Center has an opening for a
full-time University Staff (unclassified)
Executive Director, Latino Research & Policy Center.
The University of Colorado Denver is the state's premier public
urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally
connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with
future-focused learners and communities to design accessible,
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downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside
students to solve complex challenges through boundary-breaking
innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the
state's largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor
to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and annual economic
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Founded in 1997 as a successor to the Colorado Hispanic Institute
(CHI: 1986-1996), the Latino Research & Policy Center (LRPC) at
the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) serves as a think
tank, providing intellectual and strategic guidance focused on
Latinx issues in health, education, and immigration. Since its
inception, the Center's research program has been built on a social
action research model, with the idea that scholarly research should
positively impact the community it studies and not simply as an
abstract academic exercise. This action research orientation
remains a defining feature of the LRPC's work. The LRPC leads
multidisciplinary teams to produce high-quality research that is
vital to the health and wellness of Latinx communities. The LRPC
provides support for research, community engagement, scholarly
production, and grant writing in collaboration with Latinx faculty,
staff, students, and community.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student
Three (3) full-time professional staff
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
- Develop and lead the LRPC's research agenda, including the
pursuit of external funding.
- Create and coordinate small- and large-scale research teams for
- Convene scholars from across disciplines to develop research
projects and grant proposals.
- Develop institutional review board (IRB) applications to ensure
compliance with research policies and procedures.
- Lead research teams to complete project deliverables on time
and within budgets.
- Prepare project documentation and research reports, including
reports to research sponsors.
- Prepare scholarly publications based on and reflecting research
- Collaborate with LRPC community engagement manager and
university communications personnel to effectively disseminate
research findings to diverse and broad audiences.
- Create conditions for the LRPC to fulfill its mission and
- Oversee daily operations of the LRPC, providing executive
direction for program strategies and efficiencies, compliance, and
- Identify and address staffing requirements for efficient
operations and maintain a strong work culture that attracts and
- Ensure compliance of the LRPC and its staff with university
policies and regulations.
- Demonstrate adaptive and effective communications suitable for
a wide range of audiences.
Community Building and Engagement
- Increase awareness of the LRPC by being the main spokesperson
and liaison with media, community leaders, and supporters of the
- Act as an ambassador of the LRPC to external
- Build and communicate LRPC identity as a policy, research, and
- Implement high-impact and high-visibility programs aligned with
the organization's mission.
Fundraising and Resource Acquisition
- Create conditions to ensure the financial success of the
- Develop an actionable plan for fundraising.
- Cultivate relationships with foundations and
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to identify and apply to
- Meet fundraising goals by securing financial support from
foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
- Develop, oversee, manage, and report on the LRPC
- Administer completed contracts including management of
financial terms, compliance, invoicing, monitoring of milestones,
termination, and renegotiation.
This position requires a presence on site. Provisions for remote
work arrangements can be made, as necessary.
- Doctoral or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited
institution of higher education.
- Five (5) years of experience in securing external research
funding with a history of academic publications.
- Five (5) years of experience developing and leading
interdisciplinary research teams.
- Experience with research related to or developing community
partnerships related to Latinx communities.
- A proven track record of effectively overseeing and
collaborating with staff members.
Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time
- Experience working in higher education and sponsored research
budget and finances. This includes budgets, cash flow, income
statements, and balance statements.
- Experience in developing funding proposals, including adherence
to sponsor guidelines and solicitation requirements and managing
externally sponsored research projects.
- Experience leading a research center.
- Proven effective experience in fundraising (grants and gifts),
including engaging in development activities.
- Experience in public relations.
- Experience with brand development and management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Proficiency in conducting research on Latinx communities,
policy issues, and socio-economic trends.
- Strong analytical skills to assess the impact of policies on
- Ability to lead and manage a team of researchers and policy
- Skill in interpreting data and statistics related to Latinx
demographics and policy outcomes.
- Understanding of diverse Latino cultures and the ability to
work with multicultural teams.
- Capability to develop and implement research and policy
- Experience in advocating for policies that benefit Latinx
- Produce well-structured reports and policy briefs for various
- Effective communication skills for presenting research findings
to diverse audiences.
- A deep passion for promoting the well-being of Latinx
- Commitment to ethical research practices and advocacy.
Salary and Benefits
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been
established at $134,102 - $139,500.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
The University of Colorado Denver 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
The University of Colorado Denver 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.
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at
The position will remain open until it is filled. Applications
received by November 30, 2023, will be given full consideration. A
complete application includes a statement of interest letter
addressing the themes and stated requirements, a current CV, and 3
references (names and contact information). Click here, Executive
Director, Latino Research & Policy Center, to apply.
Required Application Materials
To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and
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)
Questions should be directed to: Tyler Keyworth, Tyler.Keyworth@UCDenver.edu
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