Careers and Opportunities


Job Title: Grant/Proposal Writer

Reports to: Erin Miller, Managing Director

Duration/Hours:  Part Time, 20 hours/week

 The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC), housed at Catalyst Campus, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a 501(c)(3) that has technology transfer and transition as its primary focus. C-TRAC is seeking a Grant Writer who will support its mission through generating content for various publicity and business development outlets for C-TRAC’s numerous programs.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Research and write proposals for agreements, contracts and funding.
  • Responsible for researching, preparing and submitting all types of grant applications, including but not limited to Private Foundations, Corporate Organizations, Government Agencies, etc.
  • Coordinates and attends planning and implementation meetings for grant funded projects
  • Develops and maintains an in-depth working knowledge of relevant funding agency policies and guidelines, coordinates participation on technical assistance opportunities by all appropriate internal stakeholders as necessary.
  • Develops and submits all required reporting and other supporting documentation on funded grants and contracts.
  • The Grant Writer will also maintain detailed records to track all proposals and provide additional information for applications as requested.
  • Interacts with our Board of Directors and attends fundraising events as required.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or similar subject.
  • Possess a minimum of two years’ experience developing grant proposals and budget presentations.
  • Experience using the Shipley Model is preferred.
  • Technical writing experience will be considered.
  • Specific experience with government grants/contracts preferred.
  • Experience writing technical proposals preferred.

Working Conditions

Grant Writer will work mainly in the C-TRAC office.  Occasional trips to locations within Colorado Springs may be required.

Physical Requirements

This job may require extensive computer work.  Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

Contact Information

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jan at

 C-TRAC is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Title: Social Media Specialist Intern

Reports to: Joseph Marney, Marketing Manager

Duration/Hours:  Approximately 20 hr/wk

Rate: $12-14/hr

The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC), housed at Catalyst Campus, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a 501(c)(3) that has technology transfer as its primary focus.   C-TRAC is seeking a Social Media Specialist Intern who will support its mission through management of the social media accounts for two of C-TRAC’s programs.

What does a Social Media Specialist do?

We are looking for a driven Social Media Specialist to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities and networks users. The goal is to gradually achieve superior customer engagement and intimacy, website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap. Social media specialists should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand and “soft selling” the product/services by providing support to current and prospective customers.


  • Execute social media strategy developed by Marketing team through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Research and share relevant blog posts and articles relating to C-TRAC and C-TRAC partner initiatives
  • Post relevant information, upcoming events, and any additional content as needed to
  • Optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
  • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules for easy collaboration with team members to meet program goals
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices with the Marketing Manager, and then acting on the information
  • Collaborate with each program to manage brand appearance, identify key players and coordinate actions


  • Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in Canva and/or Adobe Suite preferred
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO
  • Familiarity with Buffer a plus
  • Ability to translate technologic and/or military terminology to the general public
  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer-oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
  • Fluency in English
  • Preference given to applicants pursuing a BA/BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements 

The Social Media Specialist Intern will mainly work in the C-TRAC office. Regular trips to the Air Force Academy may be required. This job may require extensive computer work.  Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

Contact Information

If interested, please email Joseph at

C-TRAC is an equal opportunity employer.



Job Title: Business Recruiter 

Reports to: Managing Director

Duration/Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week

Job Purpose

The Center for Technology, Research, and Commercialization (C-TRAC), housed at Catalyst Campus, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a 501(c)(3) that has technology transfer and transition as its primary focus. C-TRAC is seeking a Business Recruiter who will support its mission through recruiting new partners, participating in outreach activities, seeking involvement from various parts of the community in C-TRAC and CyberWorx activities.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Establish recruiting requirements by studying organization plans and objectives
  • Meet with Program Managers and Managing Director to discuss C-TRAC recruitment needs
  • Evaluate C-TRAC or CyberWorx projects to determine technical expertise necessary for participants
  • Research and recruit companies, organizations, individuals that would meet the requirements for participation in C-TRAC, CyberWorx, Space Accelerator, Tech Marketplace, and other events
  • Build and maintain the C-TRAC CRM system
  • Competently understand and be able to explain C-TRAC involvement opportunities to potential participants
  • Make presentations when necessary
  • Build and maintain rapport with current and potential partners
  • Attract potential participants through marketing efforts, phone calls, emails, social media, etc.
  • Determine applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants, analyzing responses, verifying references, and comparing qualifications to participation requirements.
  • Arrange management interviews by coordinating schedules, arrange travel, lodging, and meals, escort applicant to event locations, arrange Catalyst Campus/C-TRAC community tours.
  • Attend C-TRAC and CyberWorx meetings, sprints, projects as needed
  • Contribute in whatever way necessary to promote the C-TRAC vision and mission
  • Create metrics that will measure the success of programs perhaps through a pre- and post-assessments


  • The ideal candidate will have proven experience recruiting participants for events, positions, jobs, etc.
  • The ideal candidate will also have experience with data management.
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, communication, education, recruitment, or other related fields.
  • C-TRAC is looking for an outgoing, energetic, professional individual who is a self-motivator and a problem solver.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements 

  • The Recruitment Specialist will have a flexible work environment. While most work will be done at the C-TRAC office, some travel to various locations within Colorado Springs will be required.
  • This job may require extensive computer work and telephone work. Light physical exertion may be required on occasion.

If interested, please email KiMar at or call (719)896-5087x 205.

C-TRAC is an equal opportunity employer. If interested, contact KiMar at or (719)896-5087 ext 205.