Program Manager, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Job description

The Josef Korbel School seeks an energetic and experienced program manager to support the Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies (ICRS), its programs, as well as research-related activities school-wide. The ideal candidate will have strong expertise in project management, knowledge and education in public policy or a related field, be task-oriented and detail-conscious, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The positions are key to the Schools ability to advance engaged scholarship on a range of public policy issues while bringing a greater alignment between the School's academic mission and administrative support.

Position Summary

The program manager will serve as the administrative point-person for a diverse portfolio of programs and activities and contribute to collaborative initiatives as assigned to support the research and outreach efforts of the Korbel School and its faculty.

The program manager will work closely with the center and institute Directors, the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty, affiliated faculty, University of Denver central administration, and other staff to ensure that the operational and logistical needs of ICRS and its projects are met. This includes research project implementation and oversight, oversight and management of speaker series, conferences and workshops, communication with internal and external constituents, as well as grant-identification, grant-writing, budgeting and use of InfoEd. The program managers will also collaborate with other research center support staff to coordinate events, communications, publications, and outreach efforts across research centers and institutes, and to integrate research-related activities into the School's other curricular, co-curricular and public engagement efforts.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the primary support person for the center and institute, its faculty director, affiliated faculty, and external partners.
  • Support all projects, events, communications, grants, and finances, as well as facilitate coordination between thematic programs.
  • Planning and executing events, workshops, meetings with civil society groups, government officials, academics, and others.
  • The program manager conducts outreach to speakers, manages event budgets and accounting, and implements all event logistics and publicity.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of relevant previous experience.
  • Experience planning events and providing excellent customer service.
  • Experience managing budgets and making travel arrangements for others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Google applications as well as light HTML coding, and the willingness to learn new systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a related field or equivalent.
  • Proven skills in network building, stakeholder outreach and engagement.
  • Experience developing publications, communications and marketing materials, including contact databases, websites, and social media campaigns.
  • Knowledge of Banner Financial System.
  • Experience working with Event Management Software (25Live).
  • Experience in grant seeking, tracking, and management.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, March 12th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $57,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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




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Job No: 493511
Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 3/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable