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Date posted to CSA website: May 12, 2013
Colorado State University, Department of Design and Merchandising
Director of Operations and Engagement, Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
Applications and nominations are invited for the administrative professional
position of Director of the Avenir Museum in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University.
This is a twelve-month position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Start Date: As early as August 1, 2013.
Provide executive leadership in fulfilling the
Museums roles and mission guided by the principles of Colorado State University:
Provide fiscal oversight of the Museum;
Secure a stable funding stream for the Museum to facilitate growth and success;
Develop and oversee external fundraising activities and partnerships;
Cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors, prospective donors, advisory board, friends groups, and the public;
Strengthen and expand connections with multiple communities and stakeholders;
Direct brand identity and promotion of the Museum and its mission, collections, and programs; and
Develop and implement, with Museum staff, short- and long-range visions, strategies, and plans; and
Identify and capitalize on new and innovative opportunities for growth and success.
Earned Masters degree in a related field;
Demonstrated evidence of successful fundraising (public, private, corporate), grant writing, and managing complex budgets;
Demonstrated leadership, administrative, and communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a professional staff and University faculty;
Evidence of a team-oriented approach to decision-making and problem-solving;
Evidence of experience in material culture;
Evidence of commitment to diversity in the scope of the collections (e.g., culture, fashion, history); and
Availability for significant travel.
Earned Ph.D. in a related field;
Administrative experience in a college/university, museum, historic preservation agency or related setting;
Experience in organizational development, marketing, and communication;
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to build effective relationships;
Experience in directing an organization with multiple campus, regional, national, and international stakeholders; and
Willingness to participate in weekend or evening activities.
Deadline date for applicants: June 7, 2013 or until the position is filled.
Applicants may learn more about this position and the University from Molly Eckman,
search chair, by phone 970-491-6715 or
and from the DM home page at http://www.dm.chhs.colostate.edu/.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.