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Program Manager for Alumni Engagement

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$55,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
The Office of Advancement encourages applications for a Program Manager for Alumni Engagement! The Program Manager will develop, lead, implement and manage a comprehensive alumni volunteer engagement program within the College of Engineering and Applied Science. A major priority of this role is building relationships throughout the college with faculty and staff to conceptualize, plan, and implement opportunities to connect and engage alumni as volunteers with the college in ways that support and promote the strategic vision. Concurrently, the program manager will focus efforts externally toward alumni to build a pipeline of volunteers for the various volunteer roles, lead the college’s alumni recognition program, and manage the college’s presence in the ForeverBuffs Network. The program manager is a member of the college's alumni engagement team within the Office of Advancement.
As part of the CU Boulder Advancement team, the Program Manager will embrace our shared values and behaviors. Our values are JOY, COLLABORATION, EXCELLENCE, and IMPACT. 
CU Boulder Advancement is steadfastly committed to strengthening our team, the university and our communities. We create a strong sense of belonging among our own team and know we are stronger when we embrace diverse experiences, beliefs, and identities. This commitment underlies our ability to engage an inclusive group of supporters, donors, and advocates who come together to advance CU.    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 Founded in 1893, CEAS at CU Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs. 
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 of CU Boulder and the state of Colorado.  What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be Alumni Volunteer Engagement 
  • Identifies, develops, and manages volunteer and engagement opportunities within the college and departments for alumni.
  • Work with faculty, department chairs and staff department heads or their designee to identify current and future alumni volunteer opportunities throughout the college.
  • Assist departments with developing pertinent training materials for their respective volunteer opportunities.
  • Foster engagement of recent graduates by supporting the efforts of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board; Provide logistical and program support of their initiatives, board member engagement, board meetings and events.
  • In collaboration with the college's Marketing and Communications team, coordinate messaging and communications to internal and external audiences to promote priority alumni volunteer opportunities via a variety of media including email, newsletters, website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and the Forever Buffs Network), event invitations, surveys, brochures, postcards, and other outlets as needed.
  • Develop internal streamlined processes to communicate and track volunteer interest and volunteer activity between the alumni office and individual volunteer opportunity managers.
  • Use the CRM database and other relevant systems to input volunteer activity, contact reports and pull reports to track progress throughout the year.
  • Perform external visits to cultivate relationships with prospective volunteers.
  • Create an annual alumni volunteer stewardship plan to recognize and demonstrate appreciation for volunteer activity.
  • Propose and manage an annual budget related to volunteer engagement activities.
  • Collaborate with the college’s ProReady/Career Services team and departments/programs to engage alumni recruiters and provide opportunity for alumni to support the career and professional development of students.
  • Perform online research, benchmarking activities and be actively involved in at least one professional association to support the development and continuous improvement of the alumni engagement office.
Forever Buffs Network
  • Lead all engagement efforts for the college on the Forever Buffs Network including group member engagement including communications, volunteerism, and mentoring.
  • Collaborate with college partners including but not limited to departments, programs and ProReady to create awareness and promote the platform.
  • Actively participate in the division-wide Forever Buffs Network Steering Committee.
Alumni Office and Advancement Support
  • Works to support the greater alumni and advancement teams to implement strategic priorities and achieve goals.
  • Generate and refer alumni story ideas for print and electronic communications for the college.
  • Facilitate the annual awards selection process for the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards, Recent Alumni Award, and Alumni Engagement Medal and assist with the nominations of college alumni for awards given by the campus, University of Colorado system, and other awards deemed relevant.
  • Serve as the primary liaison from the alumni team for the University of Colorado Engineering Council (UCEC) and all college-affiliated student organizations to support efforts of connecting them with alumni.
  • Work with alumni engagement staff to assist with the planning, promotion, and execution of alumni and student engagement events, with opportunity to take ownership over certain events if the need and skills align.
  • Actively participate and support college advancement events and initiatives as necessary.
  • Undertake other support duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor.
What You Should Know All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align 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 this position will support a hybrid format (remote and in-person work). What We Can Offer The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000 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.
  • 1+ years of professional, job-related experience. 
  Special Instructions To apply, please submit the following materials online:  
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by January 29, 2023, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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