Program Manager for Stewardship, Student Philanthropy and Events

Job description

The University of Colorado Boulder Law School is inviting applications for a Program Manager for Stewardship, Student Philanthropy and Events. We are seeking an experienced professional to join our Advancement team. This position is part of a professional and high-performing advancement team that generates philanthropic support and overall external engagement for the school. Through these philanthropic and engagement efforts, the law school is able to attract the brightest students, support and grow our talented faculty and strengthen our overall academic and co-curricular programs as we build a foundation of excellence for the future of the CU Law School and the State of Colorado.

The Program Manager will work under minimal supervision on a broad array of critical projects and tasks, and may provide functional guidance to interns and student workers. Duties and tasks reflect variety and complexity, and require either the direct or indirect supervision of assigned programs and projects. Responsibilities include planning, logistics and coordination for donor relations and stewardship strategies and programs, including events. The position will work with the department manager to develop and manage donor relations program budgets. Additional responsibilities include the development and implementation of a student-focused philanthropy program, effective management of the law school's gift acknowledgement process and stewardship partnership programs, and coordination of donor relations communications efforts. The Program Manager serves as part of the department's planning and/or administrative team and works in close coordination with the Assistant Director of Development supporting the ADOD's efforts in stewarding the annual giving program donors, including reunion giving and giving societies.

Who we are:

The University of Colorado Boulder Law School is an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student's success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today's changing legal environment.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Stewardship Projects and Events

  • Assist in all aspects of stewardship projects and event planning. Coordinate the program and direct the activities of those staff and volunteers assigned to the project.
  • Act as liaison to University and Foundation contacts, alumni clubs, volunteers, and others as related to assigned programs and projects.
  • Follow guidelines from the department manager regarding budgeting anticipated revenue and expenses associated with subject program. Review "budget-to-actual" status on a monthly basis and address any significant concerns. Review effectiveness of program and make suggestions for modification and improvement.
  • May create, revise and implement marketing plan to enhance communication related to program. Will lead the effort to create materials (such as lists, labels, signs, etc.) necessary to market subject program. This may consist of correspondence, composing and maintaining external lists, internal documents and processes.
  • Utilize appropriate databases for tracking program participants and prospective participants.

Student Philanthropy
  • Collaborate with CU Boulder/system student fundraising efforts to develop a student philanthropy program that focuses on creating a culture of philanthropy, increasing student involvement in giving, and raises awareness of the law school's philanthropic priorities.
  • Advise and support student fundraising efforts and pilot a student-focused giving program that starts with the 3L class gift, Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), and/or Public Interest Student Association (PISA).
  • Assume special projects as requested by senior management.

What we can offer:

The salary range for this position is $48,000-55,000 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 dynamic. Be engaged. Be impactful. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in project management.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience planning and managing projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; database management software.

What you will need:
  • Strong ability to establish and enhance interpersonal relationships, including ability to coordinate and manage volunteers.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Solid ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, discretion and collaboration with all levels of customers.
  • Ability to effectively manage third party relationships.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Experience working with alumni groups.
  • Experience planning events.
  • Entry level annual or student giving experience.

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 April 18, 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

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-13069.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: External Relations

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 5, 2018

Closing Date: Apr 18, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Position Number: 00001229





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Posted: 4/6/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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