Program Director of Civic Outreach

DescriptionPlease note that this is a two-year, term-limited position and will be funded until November 16, 2022.

The Center for the Study of Government and the Individual (CSGI) invites applications for a Program Director of Civic Outreach. The successful candidate will assist the center director and executive director in implementing the center's Program on the American Constitution and integrating the program with the center’s other initiatives.

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 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

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 & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

    Initiate and develop strategic partnerships in the community outside of UCCS.
  • Oversee and coordinate the main elements of CSGI’s Program on the American Constitution.
  • Organize professional development seminars for secondary teachers in civics, government, and American history
  • Assist in developing civics curricula for use in secondary education, including organizing reading materials for teachers participating in seminars, creating lesson plans and potential lectures, developing programs that teachers can plug into their classes in K-12 education.
  • Develop programs for high school students interested in American government and politics, such as organizing events for high school students interested in studying or engaging in American politics to participate in 1 to 2 day UCCS seminar on special topics on American politics. 
  • Plan a yearly distinguished lecture on the American Constitution, including event organizing and planning, reaching out to potential speakers, organizing travel, schedules, reserving space on or off campus, and marketing to the community.
  • Assist in event planning for other center lectures, seminars, and colloquia
  • Engage in outreach to center supporters, such as keeping center supporters aware of UCCS events and inviting them to events, as well as inviting donors to give them an opportunity to see what UCCS is doing. 
  • Assist with center fundraising, such as calling potential donors and coordinating with UCCS development.
Job Competencies:

  • Knowledge of American Political system
  • Familiarity with K-12 education
  • Ability to plan and develop seminars
  • Ability for fundraising
  • Ability to plan and conduct events
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

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

Salary Range:  Generally starting between $52,165 per year and $69,553 per year

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for virtual interviews with the search committee will be October 12, 2020 through October 23, 2020.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be October 26, 2020 through November 6, 2020.
  • The potential employee start date is November 16, 2020 or December 1, 2020.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learniing, living and working community.  To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct bacground investigations for all lprospective applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or pollitical philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

QualificationsMinimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in any field.
  • Four (4 years) of experience working in, or a combination of, American government or politics, teaching American government, fundraising, non-profit, or community relations service.
Preferred Requirements:

  • Degree in field related civics--Political Science or American History.
  • Five (5) years of work experience in American politics.
  • Three (3) years of experience in fund raising and event planning.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Job Category: External Relations
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 2, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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