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Program Coordinator, CWCL

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA

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University Academic Programs division comprises multiple programs that advance the academic mission of the University by providing enhanced academic programs that have the potential to reach every student and consists of the following programs: Learning Communities and Civic Engagement programs (LLC, PLP, CWC), Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning, University Honors Programs, Undergraduate Research Center, First Year Seminar, the One Book One DU program, Interterm, and the University Writing Program. The unit is also responsible for the undergraduate common curriculum, university-wide student learning outcomes, student success and persistence initiatives, academic standards, and academic appeals, and maintains institutional accreditation.

The University of Denvers Learning Communities and Civic Engagement (LCCE) Department houses the Living and Learning Communities, two selective cohort based leadership studies programs (CWC and PLP), a ROTC minor pathway, and university-wide leadership studies courses for undergraduates.

The Colorado Womens College (CWC) Leadership Scholars Program provides a multidisciplinary academic and co-curricular leadership minor program for University of Denver (DU) undergraduate women-identified students who are first-generation college students, women of color, and/or LGBTQ+ women. This unique cohort program develops diverse, thoughtful, civically-responsible, women leaders who thrive at DU and beyond. The program annually admits 15-18 first-year women, from historically underrepresented populations, who gain a community engaged leadership studies minor over the course of their undergraduate years. CWC women invited to participate receive a need-based scholarship up to $6,500 annually. Our program harnesses the open and supportive environment that is the legacy of the Colorado Womens College.

Position Summary

The CWC Program Coordinator is a .5 FTE fully benefited position that reports directly to the CWC Faculty Director. Together you work alongside the four cohort years of CWC Leadership Scholars to ensure the program is supportive, inclusive, and engaging for all program participants. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences relative to the student population served in this leadership program.

Essential Functions

  • The CWC Leadership Scholars Program Coordinator will:
  • Coordinate the recruitment and selection of the incoming cohort of 15 -18 CWC Leadership Scholars, including establishing and maintaining a partnership with the Office of Admissions.
  • Coordinate co-curricular programming, including quarterly workshops, two annual retreats, speaker events, orientation for new scholars, end of year celebration and graduation celebrations including reserving locations, purchasing supplies, managing registration, and developing content of the programs.
  • Advise and track Leadership Scholars on their progress towards the Leadership Minor and ensure they have access to resources and support to complete the minor.
  • In partnership with Financial Aid, manage and distribute endowed scholarships to Leadership Scholars.
  • Manage the program budget, including making purchases for scholars related activities and submitting reports on purchases.
  • Facilitate with the Faculty the Director, the distribution of funds for the Enrichment and Emergency Fund for Leadership Scholars.
  • Manage the Scholar to Scholar Peer Mentor Program for incoming 1st year students, including recruitment of scholar mentors, training mentors, and assigning mentors.
  • Manage the Scholars Executive Board, and coordinate with students on the board to plan co-curricular activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Colorado Womens College Alumnae
  • Co-facilitate with the Faculty Director, the CWC Leadership Scholars Advisory Council made up of CWC Alumnae who support the program
  • Coordinate with the Faculty Director to ensure courses for the Leadership Minor are scheduled and students register in the appropriate courses.
  • Manage the CWC Leadership Scholars social media pages and share relevant content
  • Maintain frequent communication with CWC Leadership Scholars to ensure they are provided with timely, and relevant information regarding the program.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Director, engage in strategic planning, visioning, and assessment for the program.
  • Optional Opportunity for teaching as an adjunct in the program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, diversity and culturally relevant programming.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to generate programming and solutions to routine and complex situations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • This position requires extensive collaboration with a variety of offices on campus.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Ability to handle time sensitive/confidential information appropriately.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1 year administrative or program planning experience
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in Higher Education, or enrollment in a graduate degree program at the University of Denver
  • Previous experience working closely with students in an advising or mentorship role.

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) August 8th, 2022.

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 7.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $21.50 - $24.50.

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 an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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


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