Asst Director-Parent Relations

Boulder, Boulder County
Apr 02, 2014

Posting Description: *Department Description* At the University of Colorado our primary purpose is student education, development, and success. To help make this happen, we partner with parents to enhance our students' educational experience and contribute to their success. The Office of Parent Relations and the CU Parents Association (CUPA) foster this partnership through a variety of communications, programs, and events. *Job Responsibilities* Responsible for the development and execution of OPR/CUPA communications plans and strategies as manifested in departmental print (CU Parent Newsletter, brochures and promotional materials), electronic (CU-Parent E-Connection), and web-based communications (Parent Relations Website, Family Weekend Website, CUPA Parent Council Portal, and department social media sites). Also responsible for developing content used in all OPR/CUPA communications. Percentage of time 15% Responsible for leading, planning and executing many of the most important aspects of Family Weekend each year;an event that brings more than 6,000 visitors to campus and involves large segments of the campus community. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating student, staff and parent volunteer support, communications and marketing efforts (both internal and external), program development, financial management, on-site supervision, and public relations Percentage of time 15% Plans, manages and supports the execution of several aspects of the University's rapidly expanding International Parent Program. Key responsibilities include the development and management of domestic and international parent outreach events and opportunities and the development of strategics/plans and content for print, electronic, and internet communications to/with international parents. Percentage of time 10% Manages and supervises the implementation of the CU Summer Send-off Program; A multi-departmental (Admissions, Alumni Association, CU Foundation) effort designed to welcome new students and their families to the CU Community. Arranges parent and alumni hosts across the country, publicizes and markets events (more than 30 per year), supervises logistics, and assesses results. Percentage of time 10% Works with the OPR director and parent volunteers (CUPA Steering committee and Parent Council members) to plan, manage, and execute several complex programs including the CUPA Scholarship Program, the CU Proud Award (students) and the annual Marinus Smith Faculty/Staff Recognition Awards. Insures the continuity of OPR/CUPA programs and provides the director advice on policies, priorities, and process improvements related to the execution of these programs. Percentage of time 10% Serves several critical roles during the 14 parent orientation sessions over the summer and during the 2 sessions in January. Responsible for independently planning and executing 10 summer orientation receptions each year. Actively recruits and supervises staff and parent volunteers. Responsible for program development (including entertainment), financial management, and on-site supervision. Percentage of time 10% Responsible for providing students, parents, and family members information and advice critical to promoting student success and retention. Responsible for developing an extensive knowledge of key University processes, programs, and procedures as well as developing and maintaining an extensive network of contacts across campus to facilitate information flow and referrals. Percentage of time 10% Plans, coordinates, and supervises the execution of semi-annual CUPA Parent Council Meetings and quarterly CUPA Steering Committee Meetings. Develops agendas, coordinates guests, facilitates discussion, and answers questions generated at these meetings. Also assists in the planning and execution of periodic CUPA Focus Group and special committee meetings. Responsible for issue identification, agenda development, and process improvements. Required to attend all meetings. Percentage of time 5% Serves as a spokesperson and represents Parent Relations and the University at campus and off-campus parent events including summer send-offs, special parent receptions, National Council Receptions/Information Sessions and other social functions held in Colorado and around the nation. Percentage of time 5% Serves as a consultant and subject matter expert for academic, student affairs, administrative, and athletic departments as they address issues related to parent involvement and student success. Percentage of time 5% Ensures effective collaboration between OPR and Campus Programs/the Parent Fund. Percentage of time 5% *Salary and Benefits:* $45,000-56,000 annually, depending on experience. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment, learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. --- The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. 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There may be questions at the end of this application related to these qualifications and competencies; your answers to these questions will be verified against your application materials and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process._ _The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and excluded parties list system check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Further, all employees must submit to the self-disclosure requirements outlined in the campus background check policy available at _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._

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university 2 years substantial experience with higher education OR 2 years of professional experience working with volunteer organizations OR 2 years administering and managing complex programs and projects.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide variety of constituents and racially and ethnically diverse populations

Desired Qualifications: _Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified._ A master's degree Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills Excellent written and oral communications skills Ability to work independently as well as with a team Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Access) Some evening and weekend work is required Skilled at collaboration with staff and volunteers Experience in public relations Experience with PeopleSoft Financial management experiences

Campus: Boulder