Program Manager - Donor Relations

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$53,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business Advancement Team encourages applications for a Program Manager for Donor Relations! This role is part of a professional and robust advancement team that generates philanthropic support and overall external engagement for the University and the Leeds School.   You will play a role in establishing a deep-rooted culture of philanthropy across the University and among the Leeds alumni and community.   Our team thrives on the energy, passion and school pride that comes from daily interactions with students at Leeds and across campus. On a typical day, you can expect to participate in meetings with colleagues from a variety of teams – perhaps Undergraduate or Graduate Programs, the Office of Diversity Affairs, and members of the faculty. You’ll attend events ranging from board meetings to football pregame celebrations, representing Leeds and forming relationships. In the office, you’ll find supportive partners for learning about student programs, building personalized stewardship, leading donor relations programming, and learning more about standard methodologies around advancement.    This person leads planning and executing personalized and broad stewardship efforts for donors to the Leeds School. Working under minimal supervision, this person will tackle a broad array of critical projects and tasks, and may provide functional guidance to interns and student workers. Duties and tasks reflect variety and complexity, and require either the direct or indirect supervision of assigned programs and projects.    Responsibilities include planning, logistics and coordination for one or more of the following: donor relations, stewardship strategies, events, marketing, annual giving. Position will assist with the development and management of program budgets. Depending on position focus, additional responsibilities may include the effective management of the college’s gift acknowledgment process, stewardship partnership programs, marketing/branding strategy, and coordination of communications efforts.   We encourage applicants who are not afraid to think about stewardship and fundraising in ground-breaking and creative ways. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply regardless of your industry background. Successful team members share a passion for our work and the ability to communicate that passion in ways that inspire people to ask: “How can I help?”.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are The Office of Advancement is a professional and hard-working advancement team that generates philanthropic support and overall external engagement for the University. Through these philanthropic and engagement efforts, the University is able to attract the brightest students, support and grow our hardworking faculty and strengthen our overall academic and co-curricular programs as we build a foundation of excellence for the future.    Leeds is on a trajectory to become one of our nation’s preeminent business schools. Through a culture centered on integrity and excellence, Leeds is devoted to producing innovative, principled business leaders who are equipped to drive value, graduates who possess the analytical abilities and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace, and students who are nurtured in academic programs by top-tier faculty and staff.  What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be This role assists in all aspects of donor relations - programs, projects and event planning. Coordinates the program and directs the activities of the staff and volunteers assigned to the project. Position acts as liaison to University and Foundation contacts, alumni clubs, volunteers, and others as related to assigned programs and projects. Position follows guidelines regarding budgeting, anticipated revenue and expenses associated with subject program. Position reviews “budget-to-actual” status on a monthly basis and addresses any significant concerns. Position reviews effectiveness of program and makes suggestions for modification and improvement. Position may create, revise and implement a marketing plan to enhance communication related to program. Position leads the effort to create materials necessary to market the subject program to the appropriate target audience. Position utilizes appropriate databases for tracking program participants and prospective participants. Position assumes special projects as requested by senior management.   Position establishes and enhances interpersonal relationships and coordinates and manages volunteers and third party relationships. What We Can Offer The salary range is $53,000- $60,000 annually.    Relocation is available for those who qualify. Benefits 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.


What We Require
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience planning and coordinating relevant projects
What You Will Need
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and values of CU Boulder, the Leeds School of Business and the Office of Advancement 
  • Are an all-around strong communicator 
  • Have a team focused, collaborative approach to work 
  • Are very strong in managing multiple tasks and setting priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, discretion and collaboration with all levels of customers
What We Would Like You To Have We hope you come into the organization with the following skills and abilities:
  • Ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
  • A learning demeanor, seeking to learn and grow every day
  • Comfort trying new things as an individual and as a team in pursuit of our team’s core values, which are: impact, community, integrity, ambition, innovation, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to translate an organization’s mission and vision for a variety of audiences
  Please apply by September 7, 2021 for consideration.

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