Program Manager for Stewardship and Events

Job description

Who we are:

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. The college's mission is to generate new knowledge in engineering and related fields, and to equip students from diverse backgrounds to become leaders and citizens responsible for the betterment of individuals and society. Our vision is to be a recognized world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education, with an emphasis on inclusive excellence, active learning and global society.

CEAS seeks 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 college. Through these philanthropic and engagement efforts, the college 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 College of Engineering and Applied Science, CU Boulder, 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 Program Manager will work with the department manager to develop and manage donor relations program budgets. Additional responsibilities include the effective management of the college's gift acknowledgement process, partner stewardship programs, and coordination of donor relations communications efforts. The Program Manager serves as part of the department's planning and/or administrative team.

What your key responsibilities will be:

  • Assists in all aspects of stewardship projects and event planning. Coordinates the program and directs the activities of those staff and volunteers assigned to the project.
  • Acts as liaison to University and Foundation contacts, alumni clubs, volunteers, and others as related to assigned programs and projects.
  • Interacts with faculty on a regular basis.
  • Follows guidelines from the department manager regarding budgeting anticipated revenue and expenses associated with subject program. Reviews "budget-to-actual" status on a monthly basis and addresses any significant concerns. Reviews effectiveness of program and makes suggestions for modification and improvement.
  • May create, revise and implement marketing plan to enhance communication related to program. Leads 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.
  • Utilizes appropriate databases for tracking program participants and prospective participants.
  • Assumes special projects as requested by senior management.

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.

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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 and events.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; database management software.

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

What we'd like you to have:
  • Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database management software.
  • Knowledge and experience in the execution of complex or multi-faceted events.
  • Familiarity with development strategies, donor relations, and stewardship best practices.

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 January 29, 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-12452.
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: Jan 25, 2018

Closing Date: Jan 29, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00738602





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Posted: 8/12/2018
Application Due: 8/13/2018
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