The University of Colorado Boulder's Alumni Association encourages
applications for a Senior Program Manager for National Outreach and
Engagement! Over 10 years ago, the CU Boulder Alumni Association
implemented a non-dues model which welcomes all degree-seeking
students and alumni into the Forever Buff family. There are over
300,000 living Forever Buffs with about half living outside of
Colorado. This position serves to support and extend the
Alumni Association's reach in strategically important national
markets. This position will be responsible for
supporting key athletics events including the away game Buffs Bash
and Pac-12 post-season event planning and execution for both
football and basketball. In conjunction with the away football
game, CU Boulder collaborates with other campus departments to hold
donor/alumni/parent events in key markets prior to the game and
this position will help with the management and implementation of
those events. In addition, this program will be responsible for
developing, planning and implementing a myriad of other events in
regional markets that can include but are not limited to: alumni
roadshows, campaign events and other regional engagement support.
Additionally, this position will take the lead on managing our
inventory of athletic tickets to both football and basketball
games, work with Advancement marketing communications to implement
marketing campaigns for associated events, and be the lead person
supervising the Alumni Association promotional item and operational
supply inventory, as well as serve as the main contact for
coordinating the equipment of our trucks and trailer. Ability to
drive a truck and pull a large trailer a plus!
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 Alumni Association
was created to inspire all current and future CU Boulder alumni to
develop a lifelong relationship with the university and one
another. Our goal is to cultivate pride in the university to
increase the perceived value of a CU Boulder degree and build an
engaged Forever Buffs community. We are committed to building a
culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive, community of faculty,
staff, and students dedicated to contributing to a socially just
campus environment and providing meaningful opportunities through
the CU network to help Forever Buffs advance their careers, connect
with others and enrich their lives. What Your Key
Responsibilities Will Be 1. Regional Athletic Event
The CU Boulder Alumni Association works
in partnership with several campus departments to manage and
implement pre-game opportunities called Buff Bashes prior to all
away football games and post-season play for football and
basketball. These high-profile events are supported by the
President's office, Chancellor's office, Athletics and Advancement
and the Alumni Association is solely responsible for the successful
execution of these events. This position will be responsible for
the ongoing communication with these offices and the management,
planning and implementation of all of these events.
Responsibilities include finding suitable locations in away game
markets, coordinating with the athletics office to get our
equipment there and back, managing staff to set up, manage and
break down the events, ordering the catering and managing the SWAG
and other branding materials for the events. Travel to most of
these events will be a requirement. 2. Regional
Event Planning and Implementation:
helping to develop a robust regional/national programming strategy
crafted to engage our alumni audiences in key strategic markets.
The focus will be on CU Boulder's largest markets (Tier 1 - LA, SF,
NYC, DC, Chicago), but secondary markets will be added on an
as-needed basis. This position will be responsible to work with
leadership to concept and develop strategies for effective
engagement in identified markets. Potential events include academic
related events, alumni networking road shows, campaign events, as
well as partnering with other departments to implement
donor/parent/alumni events in specific away game markets prior to
the games. This position will also be responsible to support
regional engagement efforts by development officers and volunteers
within the markets. This position will help manage or support all
regional outreach initiatives for the Alumni Association and will
ensure that the accurate marketing is developed and implemented for
all events. Travel to most of these events will be a requirement.
3. Inventory & Asset Management:
This position is directly responsible for the inventory and asset
management for the event marketing materials owned by the Alumni
Association including the trucks, trailer, golf cart, E&O shed,
give away inventory and fleet of large event marketing props. This
position will supervise a comprehensive inventory management plan
to ensure our give away items are complete including exploring new
items to add. Supervision of the trucks, trailer and golf cart to
ensure that it is kept clean and in working order and will work
with the Alumni Association office manager to take care of regular
maintenance and repairs. This position also manages student support
staff (3-5 students) required to operate and set up many of these
assets for event execution, and manages the inventory of athletic
ticket allotments received by the Alumni Association.
4. Special Projects:
special projects as requested by management. Demonstrates
leadership by example and fosters positive morale with all staff
members. What You Should Know
- We anticipate offering a hybrid work modality consisting of a
combination of in-person and remote work for this position.
- Some travel and evening/weekend work required.
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
comply with the campus
COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof
of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within
30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer The salary range for this position is $61,000 -
$67,000 annually. Relocation assistance is available for
eligible candidates. Benefits The University of Colorado offers
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.
- 3 years of experience in event planning and project management.
A combination of relevant experience and/or education will
substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
- A valid driver's license is required.
What You Will Need
- Excellent communication skills and strong customer service
- Demonstrated organizational skills required.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office projects.
- Event management and organization skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Good relationship-management skills.
- Positive outlook.
- Able to handle the pressure of large events.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Experience working in higher education, athletics or alumni
- Ability to drive a big truck and pull/maneuver a large
Special Instructions Please apply by January 24, 2022, for