Senior Program Manager, National Outreach & Engagement

Employer
University of Colorado Boulder
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
$61,000.00 - $67,000.00
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Donor Relations
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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 Management:   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:   Responsible for 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:   Responsible for 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 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. 
  • 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 background. 
  • 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 relations.
  • Ability to drive a big truck and pull/maneuver a large trailer.
Special Instructions   Please apply by January 24, 2022, for consideration.

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