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Posted: 10/23/2017

Center for Environmental Management Military Lands
Colorado State University

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Associate Director of Cultural Resources
Professional Opportunity
Fort Collins, CO

POSITION SUMMARY: This position will lead CEMMLs cultural resources technical program in a scientific, administrative, and supervisory capacity and contribute to the units strategic development and financial sustainability. CEMML facilitates cultural resources management for the Department of Defense and other diverse agencies and organizations. Service, research, and education related to cultural resources management requires expertise in topics including, but not limited to, historic preservation, anthropology,  archaeology, architectural history, and Native American consultation. Leadership of such programs also requires expertise in management, including but not limited to, supervision and mentoring of senior and junior staff, financial tracking, and reporting.


  • An MA/MS in anthropology, archaeology, architectural history, historic preservation, or a similar field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of practical experience with cultural resource management.
  • Experience in or good knowledge of tribal consultation.
  • Expertise in compliance with U.S. regulations related to prehistoric and historic cultural resources.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Expertise in federal contracting and the financial and other administrative aspects of program and project management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Must meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation as codified in 36 CFR Part 61: https://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm.
  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • The successful candidate must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license by the employment start date.


  • A PhD in anthropology, archaeology, architectural history, historic preservation, or a similar field, or JD in environmental law with specialization in historic preservation and cultural property law.
  • Previous experience with management of cultural resources, including cultural artifacts and historic buildings and structures, on Department of Defense and other public lands.
  • Experience working with Native American nations and tribal lands.
  • Experience with online learning curricula and instruction.


PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Develop and direct service, research, and education in a manner consistent with the missions of CEMML, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and CSU. Collaborate with other senior and junior staff within CEMML, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and other CSU units to ensure that the program contributes to meetings the goals of all units and that projects meet their objectives.

PROJECT LEADERSHIP: Execute service, research and educational projects; collect, manage, and analyze data; prepare reports and other project deliverables consistent with contractual obligations; and ensure transparent and appropriate use of funds. Apply scientific methods; communicate study designs and results in writing and orally; and project and track project finances to meet contractual obligations.

SUPERVISION: Supervise senior and junior staff, including instruction and mentoring, to ensure that project teams meet contractual obligations and to support career development. Train personnel to handle additional responsibilities and advance their professional objectives.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Seek and obtain extramural funds to support service, research, and educational projects or programs consistent with the missions of CEMML, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and CSU. Develop proposals and associated budgets to support and complement existing projects and programs and to build relationships within and beyond CSU.

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How to apply
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 5, 2017, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of: 1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement as well as activities related to diversity and inclusion) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) 6) Sample of Professional Writing Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836. Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Colorado State University
CEMML - 1490 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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