Research Center Assistant - Center for Mining Sustainability

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Work type: Research Support Full Time, Research Support Part Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Mining Engineering

Position Title: Research Center Assistant - Center for Mining Sustainability
The Opportunity:

This is a part-time position (.50 FTE) created to provide administrative research support to the Center for Mining Sustainability, A Partnership with Arequipa, by working with the Center Director to facilitate all aspects of research coordination among Mines and Universidad Nacional de San Augustin, Arequipa (UNSA).

This collaboration, started in March 2019 for a two-year period with the possibility of being extended depending on future project funding, includes a portfolio of cutting edge, interdisciplinary research projects that will operate at both UNSA and Mines. Mines' Center for Mining Sustainability, a partnership with Arequipa will be the administrative and management umbrella of all project activity.

The position exists to provide office management,budget management, travel planning and coordination, Spanish language translation with partners, and marketing and event coordination. Position will also assist with human resource forms management, electronic document management, purchasing, database and records management, student program coordination, and provide general administrative support to center directors, faculty and staff.


Office Management

  • Develop, manage, control, and execute procedures and actions to maintain smooth operation of the Center office.  Through coordination and cooperation with the Center Director, Center Manager and faculty, create and implement office policies. Provide administrative support for director and Center team.
  • Track Center budgets, analyze trends, and communicate with fund managers regarding results. Determine when and to which account to reallocate purchases.
  • Schedule and coordinate arrangements for Center meetings and events. Prepare documents for meetings.
  • Manage travel for faculty, staff and students related to Center. Track expenditures of travel and reallocate charges when needed. Assist with invited and guest speakers, arranging travel plans and itinerary.
  • Work with individuals internal and external to exchange information and ensure efficient and effective communication of Center initiatives.
  • Purchase items requested by Centers participants. Follow spending guidelines set by principal investigators and the terms of the grant. Arrange international shipping of field equipment and purchased items.
  • Prepare and process all employment forms for research faculty, students and visiting scholars. Confirming research budgets are being followed.
  • Coordinate data management and archiving with Center faculty.  Maintain catalog of data archive.
  • Provide translation and interpretation services as needed for meetings, short documents, emails, and other.

Marketing and Event Coordination

  • Maintains information on center website, social media platforms and determines what to modify, add,and delete. Marketing materials will need to be in both English and Spanish.
  • Compose brochures, news releases, website announcements, Catalogue updates.
  • Coordinate design and order Center logo, pens, mugs, shirts, field vests, or other Center advertising materials
  • Proposal Preparation for the Center. Printing and publication of the documents created by the Center faculty and students. Research and compile data for proposals.
  • Coordinate all Center related events and meetings. Arrange conferences, symposiums, meetings, and training; coordinating room reservation, refreshments, prepared materials and communication to attendees. Distribution of the conference/workshop/meeting announcement and materials.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish (bilingual) Administrative experience
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, utilize computer and software application skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working effectively in a diverse multicultural organization
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Finance experience
  • Office management experience
  • Website management experience
Department Description:

The Universidad Nacional de San Augustin, Arequipa (UNSA) in Arequipa, Peru, and Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA, have developed a partnership to tackle one of the most important societal and environmental issues facing southern Peru – how to manage mining of natural resources in a manner that is sustainable, supports the local economies, and minimizes environmental impacts.

Much of the mining in the region is done at the Artisanal and Small-scale level, which suffers from dangerous conditions, high environmental impacts, and limited resources to address problems. The Center for Mining Sustainability was launched in March 2019, with multiple projects aimed at protecting water resources, improving mine safety, reducing risk from geologic hazards, and improving mining processes. The Center leverages the institution-level faculty, student, and infrastructure commitment of UNSA’s school of Mining Engineering, Geology and Geophysics; School of Processing Engineering, and others as well as the combined strengths of research faculty and infrastructure from Colorado School of Mines departments of Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Geology and Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Mining Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Read more here:

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). We require the cover letter be submitted in both English and Spanish. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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