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Senior Program Manager, Annual Giving and Stewardship

Employer
University of Colorado Boulder
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
$61,000.00 - $68,000.00
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Colorado Boulder's Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs team encourages applications for a Senior Program Manager, Annual Giving and Stewardship. This position is responsible for supporting the planning, logistics, and coordination of special programs, projects, and events for the development department of Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs (PG-BAP). The Senior Program Manager serves as primary contact and support for the Parent Fund, Parent Leadership Society and Chancellor's Parent Leadership Society Board, annual communication and solicitation efforts, and serves as part of the department's administrative team. This position works with the Managing Senior Director of Development for Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs to develop and manage program budgets and acts as the Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs representative on appropriate task forces and committees.   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 Parent Giving and Boulder Advancement Programs office is a comprehensive development office that helps current and past CU parents, alumni and friends philanthropically support CU Boulder in a way that is most meaningful to them. The office has helped increase charitable giving from $2 to $12 million over the past 10 years in support of Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Undergraduate Education, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Civic Engagement, Athletics and many of our Colleges and Schools. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  1. Responsible for all aspects of 12–24-month communication and annual giving solicitation calendar for the Parent Fund and Parent Leadership Society.
  2. Lead the PG-BAP’s Stewardship Program which includes the development of an annual stewardship strategy for the PG-BAP office in coordination with the PG-BAP unit leader and Donor Relations. Implement efficient and detailed stewardship practices to connect donors with the impact of their giving. Work with appropriate partners to complete major donor stewardship touches, such as impact reports and gifts. Coordinate with campus partners and PG-BAP team to steward all scholarship donors.
  3. Handles large data sets for specialized research and analysis.
  4. Acts as the lead writer for broad messaging and specialized communication for office constituents.
  5. Manage CPLS board activities, including the onboarding and offboarding of new CPLS board members and all board communications. Build the Parent Giving presentations for board meetings in conjunction with the PG-BAP and Program Manager, Events colleagues.
  6. Coordinate with development officers in the BAP office and campus partners to connect with donors about Endowment Statement Reports (ESRs) and fund distribution as it relates to underused endowments.
  7. Lead acknowledgment process, including rewriting acknowledgment letters and special acknowledgments.
  8. Acts as liaison with multiple campus partners to ensure continuity of message, and calendar alignment.
  9. Performs administrative tasks which may consist of correspondence, composing and maintaining external lists, internal documents and processes.
  10. Acts as liaison to University contacts, vendors, donors, volunteers, and others as related to assigned programs/projects.
  11. Follows guidelines from the unit leader regarding budgeted expenses associated with subject program. Reviews "budget-to-actual" status on a monthly basis and advises management of any significant concerns. Reviews efficiency of program and makes suggestions for modification and improvement.
  12. Uses appropriate databases for creating lists, tracking program participants, and managing donor recognition.
What You Should Know 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. 
We anticipate that this position will support a hybrid format; remote and in-person work. What We Can Offer
  • The salary range is $61,000 - $68,000 annually. 
  • Relocation assistance is available within department guidelines.
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 in project management required. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience planning and managing a communications, annual giving and stewardship program.
What You Will Need
  • Expert ability to establish and improve interpersonal relationships, including ability to coordinate and manage volunteers. 
  • Expert communications skill both oral and written. 
  • Expert technical ability and skills to analyze and manage large sets of data.
  • Manage multiple tasks and set priorities in fast paced environment. 
  • Solid ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and discretion, maintain confidentiality and collaborate with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Solid knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database management software.
  • Solid ability to effectively manage third party relationships.
  • Digital literacy required, especially as related to Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; database management software.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Higher education experience, especially within public higher education institutions.
Special Instructions   Please apply by June 12, 2022, for consideration.  
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