Senior Program Manager, HERS

Job description

HERS is a dynamic and independent non-profit dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community of women leaders through various strategies with a special focus in higher education. HERS alumnae include over 6,000 women faculty, staff, and administrators on approximately 1,400 campuses in the U.S., as well as women from institutions in Canada, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, and other nations. They may be everything from assistant directors in student life to the university president. HERS offices have been located on the University of Denver campus since 1983.

Position Summary

As a Senior Program Manager on the Programs Team at HERS, you will have an opportunity to be the face of HERS during our signature program and other program services. We are seeking a Senior Program Manager (SPM) to empower our clients, who are adult learners who work in the higher education sector, to achieve their professional goal through learning and coaching. We want to become an indispensable resource and partner our clients adore. You will be the voice of the client internally and will foster strong partnerships with the client and their stakeholders. This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategies and tactics that advance women leaders, promote gender equity in higher education, and enhance engagement with HERS programs and services.

The SPM manages client engagement independently and has the ability to contribute on an individual level and manage the work of vendors and other staff as needed. The ideal candidate will have the skills to contribute both strategically and tactically to HERS effectiveness. This position will work with all members of the HERS team including full-time, part-time, and temporary employees to drive the effectiveness and efficiency of our client success initiative. You will ensure a clients program experience and onboarding is exceptional. The SPM will have frequent interactions with various vendors and clients; a significant amount of time is also spent with the HERS team, analyzing data, supporting program development, and providing reports and supporting program delivery. Were looking for candidates who can dive into our metrics and refine our in-program client engagement process as we expand our programs. We will depend on your expertise to keep our focus on changes that drive growth and scalability.

This position will report to a member of the HERS leadership team and will work on the Programs Team. Our clients success will be the engine that drives HERS success. You love working cross-functionally and to support broader client success goals. Join us in shaping bold leadership!

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years experience working in U.S. higher education, particularly with marginalized peoples.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Adult Education or 3 - 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector.
  • ICF credential or other coaching certification/experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with some or all of the following: Qualtrics, SmartSheet, Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, and G Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience with e-learning.

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 Thursday, March 11th, 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 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $62,000.

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: 493519
Posted: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 3/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable