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Program Manager, Advancement Experiences

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$60,684.00 - $69,628.00
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
Advancement at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Program Manager for Advancement Experiences! This role is responsible for contributing to the planning and execution of impactful donor and alumni engagement and stewardship efforts for the Leeds School of Business. This position is critical to the engagement efforts for the Office of Advancement at CU Boulder and joins a team that focuses on donor relations, alumni engagement, events, and advisory board participation. 
Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Advancement, this position is tasked with supporting the programmatic planning and execution that achieves the unit’s goals in stewarding donors, engaging alumni and other constituents, promoting the reputation of the Leeds School of Business, and increasing overall philanthropic support for CU Boulder.    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.   What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:   Programmatic Oversight/Task Execution/Tactical Work 
  • Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean of Advancement, lead planning and execution of signature donor and alumni engagement programs and events; work towards exercising autonomy in these areas. 
  • Supervise the budget for Leeds Advancement events and experiences. 
  • In partnership with the Leeds advancement team members, review the effectiveness of programs and make suggestions for modifications and improvements. 
  • Review event & engagement marketing and communications materials including but not limited to invitation/list generation, audience segmentation, special handling, registration, event communications, and post-engagement surveys. 
  • Make recommendations for event efficiencies, redundancies and potential event collaboration. 
  • Responsible for event execution and logistics. 
    • Preparation of the dean and/or other speakers. 
    • Registration process and supervising vendors. 
    • Recruit and supervise other staff and student volunteers in their assigned roles during events. 
    • Contract negotiations with vendors, securing venues and initiating contract routing; work closely with Leeds accounting and procurement staff. 
    • Negotiates and is responsible for relevant event contracts ensuring favorable terms and cost efficiencies. 
  • Manage student interns assigned to events and experiences. 
Other Engagement Duties as Assigned 
  • Partner with regional development officers around smaller events, sharing standard processes and providing support as able. Supervise and respond to any inquiries that come to the inbox. 
  • Represents Leeds Advancement with Leeds School Event Team and other campus event partners. 
  • Contributes ideas and strategies to support the Leeds engagement and advancement teams’ priorities and goals. 
  • Hire/manage two-three student employees.

What You Should Know:

  • This position has the ability to work a hybrid schedule with some days on campus and some days remote; This position will occasionally be required to work evenings/weekends.
  • This position may require local, regional, and out-of-state travel to engage with university constituents.

What We Can Offer:

The salary range is $60,684 -$69,628 annually. Relocation assistance may be available within department guidelines. 

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 experience or combination of education and experience may substitute. 
  • 1+ years of professional, job-related experience. 

Special Instructions:

Please apply by May 13, 2024 for consideration. 
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs via the provided URL.

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