Director of Programming

Denver, Colorado, USA
Jun 08, 2018
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Essential Functions

Attitude and Approach

  • Actively participate as a thought leader and member of the visionary executive team of CWC. Be an excellent brand ambassador for CWC and DU.
  • Be a knowledgeable champion for the advancement of women and gender-balanced models.

Planning and Partnership

  • With input from a variety of stakeholders, develop annual and long-term strategic plans and goals that grow CWC enrollment in programs, generate profits, and create alternative channels to engage existing and new constituencies.
  • Create relationships with external individuals and their organizations, corporations, and other employers to secure direct enrollments through partnerships.
  • Research, recommend and monitor grants and other proposals to seek foundation, federal, state, and/or local funding for projects and initiatives.
  • Continuously enhance current program offerings and develop new and innovative education, training, mentoring, coaching and networking models.

Program Creation and Oversight

  • Work collaboratively with all other DU units to identify, create, deliver, and evaluate a comprehensive year-round schedule of relevant, high-quality programming.
  • Be responsible for hiring/contracting with, training, managing, and evaluating a dynamic, highly-qualified stable of contractors and employees to deliver programming and assist with enrollment.
  • In coordination with the CWC Associate Director and other team members, develop marketing materials and channels to promote and sell programs. Develop a solid understanding the profile of the target market, how to reach them, and how to manage those communications, relationships and transactions through a CRM system.
  • Oversee financial performance and maintain fiscal accountability for all CWC programming.
  • Develop an annual course/event schedule - both online and print, as appropriate.
  • Respond to current and emerging constituent needs as well as trends in workplace and employee requirements.
  • Measure impact. Prepare, maintain, and interpret reports and projections for budgets, recruitment, market analysis, and CWC performance data.
  • Represent CWC both on campus and off in on-brand, enthusiastic ways that add value to CWC's work and reputation.

Supervisory Duties

  • The Director of Programming will be responsible for managing the program coordinator for the CWC Leadership Scholars, other on-campus partners who participate in the development and running of CWC programs, outside vendors and contractors, and work study employee(s).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Lead with energy, enthusiasm, and positivity.
  • Demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial vision for creating and implementing successful net revenue-generating continuing education, non-credit, for-credit, co-curricular, mentoring, coaching, and community-building programs.
  • Commitment to inclusive excellence and meeting the needs of diverse populations.
  • Experience leading strategy development, and executing annual and long-term strategic plans, including personnel and budget oversight.
  • Experience supervising and managing project teams, programs, and services.
  • Experience negotiating and managing partnership contracts.
  • Strong administrative, financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven interest in developing mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and has a strong ability to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Experience in cross-functional collaboration in a university setting, and effective engagement with colleagues horizontally and vertically throughout the University or similar experience in corporations and organizations externally.
  • Proficiency in software applications, including MS Office Suite and/or Mac.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Seven years' experience in developing programming, employee education and staff development courses, and or other similar experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree and or additional certifications.
  • Three years of project management, team management and/or supervisory experience.

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Evenings and weekends as required

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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