Program Director of the Chancellors Leadership Class (CLC) & UCCSlead

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Who We Are

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Nature of Work

The Program Director of the Chancellor's Leadership Class (CLC) and UCCSlead provides direction and leadership for CLC in working with and recruiting students, planning and administering class curriculum, cultivating community advisory board relationships and scholarship fundraising efforts, and general management of the program. The position is also responsible for participation in the development and advancement of an additional leadership community, UCCSlead, which identities and builds participation from on-campus students as well as student groups by identifying potential student leaders from the broad and diverse student population. The Program Director will work closely with Student Success divisional staff as well as other campus units in the coordination of programming to be offered throughout the academic year for the UCCSlead certificate program. The Program Director will be directly responsible for delivering academic curriculum and extracurricular programming for this second group which will include identifying and scheduling leadership certificate workshops, as well as serving as the lead facilitator, while training and scheduling additional program facilitators. Willingness to work independently during variable hours, including evenings and weekends.

Job Duties

  • Program development and delivery for CLC and additional core leadership certificate group, UCCSlead
  • Meet with CLC scholars individually and in small groups each semester to discuss progress toward leadership goals and satisfaction with the program
  • Integrate CLC program into the broader UCCS community as a top priority
  • Provide student support as needed by promoting and assisting students to serve in leadership roles on the UCCS campus, connect students to resources on campus and in the community, and write letters of recommendation for various awards, scholarships, graduate programs, and career opportunities
  • Planning and coordination of annual CLC orientation/retreat, as well as a mid-year mini-retreat
  • Delivery of curriculum and programming and all activities related to the continuation and further development of leadership programs and related student groups
  • Work with the Senior Executive Director of Student Life and Assessment, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, CLC community advisory board, UCCS Advancement Office, UCCS Alumni Office, and faculty to provide for continued development of the program to include but not limited to cultivating CLC community advisory board relationships and scholarship fundraising efforts
  • Communicate with constituency groups regarding on-going development of programs
  • Recruitment for programs and oversight of the annual CLC scholarship application process, review, on-campus interview day, and selection
  • Assessment of programs and collaboration with Student Success Directors and other staff to reach divisional goals
  • Tracking of student participation and learning; alignment with professional student leadership standards and divisional and university initiatives
  • Participate as an active, collaborative member of the Student Life department, adjoining with objectives, strategies, and outcomes, while regularly attending department staff meetings, events, trainings, and functions
  • Budget management to include authority, oversight, and advancement of the CLC endowment, annual scholarship fundraising campaign, grant applications, sponsorships, and contracts, among other responsibilities such as staffing, programming, and reconciling expenses
  • Identification of appropriate speakers, presentations, and activities in coordination with other Student Success staff and faculty and scheduling, coordination and marketing of programs to a broad university community
  • Collaborate with the Colorado Leadership Alliance (CLA), attend CLA meetings, plan, coordinate, and participate in the annual CLA Summit
  • Supervision of student employees
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience in leadership training and programming
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, coordinate detailed events, and supervise students
  • Commitment to solution-focused decision making, teamwork, and positive student outcomes
  • Ability to solve complex problems and follow-through on tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication practices a must
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the capability of fostering positive relationships with a variety of stakeholder groups to include students, community members, alumni, staff, and faculty

Salary Range: $52,306.00 - $59,000.00

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor's Degree.
  • Four or more years of experience in leadership training and developing student programming, working with student groups, and supervising students.
  • Exposure to or knowledge of development and fundraising
  • Exposure to working with advisement committees, planning groups, and community boards
  • Expected to work independently during variable hours, including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree preferred in Student Affairs, Education, Business, Counseling, Public Relations or related field.
  • Experience working with advisement committees, planning groups, and boards.
  • Knowledge of leadership development theory.
  • Teaching and student management experience.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Development and fundraising experience.
  • Alumni engagement experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by January 11, 2019 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40236 - VCSS-Student Life

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 12, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00410902





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Posted: 12/13/2018
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