Senior Program Manager, Campus Programs

Who we are:

The Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs office is a comprehensive development office that helps current and past CU parents, alumni and friends philanthropically support CU Boulder in a way that is most meaningful to them. The office has helped increase charitable giving from $2 million to $12 million over the past 10 years in support of Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Undergraduate Education, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, Athletics, and many of our Colleges and Schools.

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for supporting the planning, logistics, and coordination of special programs, projects, and events for the development department at the University of Colorado Campus Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs. This position serves as the primary contact and support for the Parent Fund, Parent Leadership Society and the Chancellor's Parent Leadership Society Board, and other annual communication and solicitation efforts. The position is a part of the department's administrative team. The Senior Program Manager works with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs to develop and manage program budgets, and will represent the department on various task forces and committees.

What your key responsibilities will be:
  • Coordinates and executes, with appropriate campus and system level partners, all aspects of 12-24 month communication and annual giving solicitation calendar for the Parent Fund and Parent Leadership Society.
  • Plans office events; creating invitations and mailing lists, securing venues and caterers, managing vendors, handling RSVPs, choosing menus/decorations, creating nametags and check-in lists, researching attendees, coordinating day-of activities, staffing events and ensuring appropriate event follow-up if completed.
  • With leadership from the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Parent Giving & Boulder Advancement Programs, plans two Parent Leadership Society Board weekends per year.
  • Manages large data sets for specialized research and analysis.
  • Lead writer for broad messaging and specialized communication for office constituents.
  • Assumes special projects as requested by senior management and other duties as assigned.
  • Acts as liaison with multiple campus partners to ensure continuity of message, and calendar alignment.
  • Performs administrative tasks which may consist of correspondence, composing and maintaining external lists, internal documents and processes.
  • Acts as liaison to University contacts, vendors, donors, volunteers, and others as related to assigned programs/projects.
  • Follows guidelines from the department manager regarding budgeted expenses associated with subject program and events. Reviews "budget-to-actual" status on a monthly basis and notifies management of any significant concerns. Reviews effectiveness of program and makes suggestions for modification and improvement.
  • Utilizes appropriate databases for creating lists, tracking program participants, and managing donor recognition.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be challenged. Be engaged. Be successful. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in project management required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience planning and managing a comprehensive communications and annual giving program.

What you will need:
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; database management software.
  • Ability to establish and enhance interpersonal relationships, including ability to coordinate and manage volunteers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially writing appeals to a broad audience.
  • Strong technical ability and skills to analyze and manage large sets of data.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to manage third party relationships.
  • Diplomacy and discretion and the ability to collaborate with all levels of constituents.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by September 1, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-10492.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Development

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11007 - UCB Development Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 30, 2017

Closing Date: Sep 1, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00001187


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