Herd Program Manager

Job description

The Alumni Association is now accepting applications for a Herd Program Manager! This position is responsible for management of The Herd, the university's student alumni association, including the effective oversight of the sales process, membership benefits and fulfillment, and overall event management for numerous student events throughout the year. This position is also responsible for the recruitment, development and management of The Herd Leadership Council, the 20-25 student leader organization of The Herd. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing overall student outreach to raise awareness of the Alumni Association and generate more student involvement. The program manager must work with various campus departments and programs, vendors and other companies to ensure successful event operations. The position may be responsible for supervision of student assistants.

Who we are:

The Alumni Association's mission is to connect both future and current alumni to the university and to each other as well as to generate involvement in the student body. The Alumni Association sponsors and manages a student alumni association called The Herd, an approximately 5000-member student organization.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Management of The Herd Student Alumni Association

  • Help to shape the long-term vision of the Herd and oversee the conception and implementation of innovative events and outreach strategies for The Herd.
  • Work with the marketing communications team to supervise all marketing and communications including the website, social media, Herd app, and eNewsletters.
  • Oversee and manage the business development aspect of The Herd.
  • Collaborate with the Business Development team to establish sponsorships and community involvement.
  • Help to develop innovative revenue generation strategies.
  • Fiduciary responsibility over the Herd budget.

Herd Leadership Council (HLC)
  • Help shape the long-term vision of the HLC, as well as recruit, manage, and empower this executive student leadership council that acts as the implementation team for overseeing events, outreach, and benefit programs.
  • Work with the HLC to develop a broader volunteer strategy that engages more Herd members to help with event implementation.
  • Provide leadership development opportunities and mentor the students in areas of: marketing, event planning, campus partnerships and sales.
  • Attend weekly meetings and guide the executive student board on common practices for volunteer groups.
  • Advise, guide, and support the Herd President through their time as president with weekly one-on-one meetings and individualized leadership, personal, and professional development.
  • Develop a council that works closely with other student groups on campus.
  • Provide at least one leadership development opportunity per month for the HLC.
  • Co-plan with the student leaders a program for the annual HLC retreat.

Overall Student Engagement
  • Help develop programs and strategies and oversee implementation and evaluation of such to reach the broader student body and raise awareness of the benefits of staying connected with the University and the Alumni Association. Components of these programs will include implementing strategies that have broad reach in the student body such as Fall Welcome and First-Year Experience activities, and Homecoming.
  • Assist the STUYA team in application of programs such as traditions, mentoring, and senior year transition.

Events and Outreach Management and Development
  • Oversee all events and outreach produced by The Herd such as the Nearly Naked Mile, Homecoming Student Tailgate, Welcome Wednesday, pregame events, and professional development events.
  • Empower The Herd Leadership Council to take ownership of the event planning, implementation, and evaluation process.
  • Help the HLC collaborate with other student groups to participate and implement campus events such as activities with New Student Welcome and recruit additional student volunteers to act as the implantation team.

Campus & Community Liaison
  • Build relationships across campus and in the CU community.
  • Participate on several campus committees such as Fall Welcome and Homecoming to ensure broader awareness of The Herd and work to establish strong relationships across the campus to further advance The Herd program and create more opportunities for growth.
  • Serve as a liaison to the City of Boulder and the Hill Commission.

Membership Administration
  • Oversee the overall administration of the Herd program including: maintaining correct databases, reporting accurate data after all activities, overseeing the acquisition and fulfillment of Herd member benefits, and overseeing membership, marketing, recruitment and fulfillment.
  • Direct and supervise a student employee that will handle many of the administrative duties.

Responsible for special projects as requested by management. Demonstrates leadership by example and fosters positive morale with all staff members.

What you should know:
  • This position requires some travel, as well as availability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Some lifting is required for events set up.

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position is mid to high $40,000s commensurate with experience.

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 engaged. Be inclusive. Be effective. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • 1 - 3 years of professional work experience in the fields of event management, sales or volunteer management.
  • Strong customer service background.
  • Travel and evening/weekend work required.

What you will need:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of event planning.
  • Experience working or managing student volunteers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability and/or comfort level with driving a pick-up truck.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Higher education/Alumni Association experience.
  • Graduate of CU Boulder.
  • Ability and/or comfort level with pulling and maneuvering a small trailer or willingness to learn.
  • Some marketing experience especially with digital marketing assets such as apps, social media and website.

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 March 8, 2018.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at [email protected]. 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 www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

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-12697.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: External Relations

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10879 - Alumni Association

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 28, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 8, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00708948





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Posted: 3/1/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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