What is CSU Spur all about?

CSU Spur is a new, free, educational destination open year-round for the public in Denver, focused on engaging PreK-12 students, families, and visitors around food, water, and health. It is a non-degree granting campus that showcases the work of the CSU System campuses: CSU, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global.

CSU Spur is built upon the land-grant mission of access to education and the belief that students can be anything they want to be. To inspire students and visitors to engage in important world issues, CSU Spur brings together scientists to collaborate, put science on-display, and showcase career paths. The CSU Spur campus provides immersive learning experiences and cutting-edge research across three buildings: Vida, Terra, and Hydro (opening January 2023).

The world is rapidly changing, with an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050. And with that increase in people comes an increased need for food and water … at a time when natural resources are dwindling. CSU Spur will tackle the biggest issues of our time and welcome the everyday visitor to watch. We’re here to inspire the next generation of scientists, veterinary medicine professionals, advocates … we’re here to change the world. Join us.

The CSU System and all of its campuses are equal opportunity employers.

The Events Manager position is a full-time position that delivers management for an active year-round operation of events and conferences at the CSU Spur Campus. A full line of services and CSU facilities are offered to both internal constituencies and external clients.

This position is expected to develop and maintain collaborative relationships across the CSU System and the local Denver community. As a member of the Events Team, this position will assist with venue management and event planning services at the CSU Spur Campus including event requests, use agreements, room configuration, logistics, invoicing, and vendor relations. The Events Manager will advise, counsel, and negotiate logistical details with campus stakeholders as well as provide on-site and on-call assistance throughout events. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance CSU Spur’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.

The Events manager models excitement for the profession and has the talent to incorporate best practices into the organizational culture. The individual must have a strong background in communication, attention to detail and negotiation tactics. Additionally, the individual must have the ability to manage conflicts and crisis situations as well as design and implement real-time contingency plans.

This position should expect to work outside the standard University business hours, including time beyond 40 hours during peak seasons.

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This position is responsible for the day-to-day support of computing resources and systems and for providing exceptional customer service through our help desk system, email, phone and in-person service to all of the programs and departments within their assigned department(s) or college. This position also may have direct responsibility for systems and student workers who may also be assigned to a department or college. They may be responsible for hiring, training and supervising a team of student workers.

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CSU Spur is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the Education Team as Education Support Facilitators. 

These individuals will be part of a team delivering programs at the CSU Spur campus in Denver that inspire life-long learners to tackle global problems around food, water, and health, and will play a key role in the future of educational offerings at a brand-new state-of-the art campus.

  • May work up to 10-20 hours/week. Ideal candidates can work hours between January 6-23.
  • Participate in new staff training and onboarding.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training.

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CSU Spur is seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the team as Front Desk Administrative Support. These individuals will greet and orient visitors and guests to the new educational center in Denver, direct questions, and offer administrative support to the team. CSU Spur is focused on engaging PreK-12 students, families, and visitors around the topics of food, water, and health through real-world experiences at the new state-of-the-art campus. Front Desk staff work at the reception desks in each of the three buildings at CSU Spur – Vida, Terra, and Hydro. They are the first point of contact and representatives of CSU Spur’s goals, mission, and vision to inspire visitors through observing ongoing research and professionals at work.

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The person in this position is a local representative of Colorado State University and works under the supervision of the designated EFNEP Supervisor and in coordination with the state EFNEP Coordinator. EFNEP Educators recruit and teach low-income adults and youth nutrition, physical activity, food safety, and food budgeting. Daily travel within the county is required; mileage reimbursed. This position is in Denver County.

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Interns with the CSU System will work on supporting and developing partnerships, events, and programs that engage the community in the CSU Spur project. The intern will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on ways to share information and engage the communities that Spur strives to serve.

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We seek passionate and dedicated individuals to serve as CSU Extension 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Members. This member serves in a County Extension office developing, strengthening, and delivering youth development programs emphasizing 4-H STEM in out-of-school time settings to ensure that children and youth (ages 8-18) have the tools and opportunities that will lead to graduation from high school and preparation for entering the workforce while developing their interest in STEM.

Twenty-one half-time (900 hours) and quarter-time (450 hours) AmeriCorps positions are needed in the following locations for Program Year 2022-2023:

  • Archuleta County, Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
  • CSU Spur Campus, Denver, CO
  • Garfield County, Rifle, CO
  • La Plate County, Durango, CO
  • Larimer County, Fort Collins, CO
  • Morgan County, Fort Morgan, CO
  • Moffat County, Craig, CO

Service will begin with the new member orientation training in August, October (half-time positions), or April (quarter-time positions).

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Led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), the Environmental Education Corps (eeCorps) AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members at organizations throughout Colorado to focus on increasing environmental literacy for PreK-12 students and implementing the goals outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. eeCorps works directly with teachers, schools, and environmental education providers to support them in expanding reach and increasing impact of EE programming, while providing access to equitable learning experiences for all PreK-12 students. AmeriCorps members serving with the eeCorps provide direct service to improve outcomes in Environmental Stewardship and Education. AmeriCorps provides opportunities to improve lives and foster civic engagement all across the country.

The individual in this role will support the development, creation and delivery of an outreach program focused around food systems, agriculture, and riparian ecosystems and water conservation for prek-12th grade audiences.

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Under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the intern will have Equine Care and Training responsibilities for Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center’s program located at the Spur Campus in Denver. This is an unpaid internship for 6 Credit hours. It will last for 14 weeks, 20 hours per week. Housing is available on-site. The intern will work with the Coordinator to build learning objectives specific to their needs prior to beginning the semester. 

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Under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the intern will learn about becoming a practitioner, therapy provider, or certified instructor for Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center program located at the Spur Campus in Denver. This is an unpaid internship for 6 Credit hours. It will last for 14 weeks, 20 hours per week. Housing is available on-site. The intern will work with the Coordinator to build learning objectives specific to their needs prior to beginning the semester. 

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 Under the direction and guidance of the Coordinator for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the intern will learn about administration and marketing in an Equine Assisted Services setting for Colorado State University’s TGEC’s program located at the Spur Campus in Denver. This is an unpaid internship for 6 Credit hours. It will last for 14 weeks, 20 hours per week. Housing is available on-site. The intern will work with the Coordinator to build learning objectives specific to their needs prior to beginning the semester. 

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The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Spur is hiring Veterinarians! This opportunity is in partnership with Colorado State University on the Spur campus, located at the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Be a part of an amazing team that includes Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, and CSU public facing liaisons to educate the community on animal care, diagnostics, and procedures. This unique role will provide donor-subsidized spay/neuters, surgeries, and medical treatment for pets living with families experiencing financial barriers. Public visitors will have a front row seat to see veterinary medicine in-action.

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The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Spur is hiring Veterinary Technicians! This opportunity is in partnership with Colorado State University on the Spur campus, located at the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Be a part of an amazing team that will include Veterinarians, Veterinary Assistants, and CSU public facing liaisons to educate the community on animal care, diagnostics, and procedures. This unique role will assist the veterinary team in providing quality medical services to companion animals, while offering public visitors a front row seat to veterinary medicine in-action.

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Apply to join this innovative team that embodies the connectivity between human and animal life. The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at Spur offers veterinary assistants a competitive wage starting at $18 per hour and great benefits which include paid time off. Individuals who are bilingual speaking English and Spanish can earn $1.00 more per hour. This groundbreaking hospital is set to open in January 2022. New team members will be starting with the League in October 2021.

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Partner job spotlight

CSU’s Denver County Extension office is looking for an Extension Specialist for Social Justice & Community Development to help guide their efforts in working with communities that face discrimination.