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University of Colorado Program Manager - Donor Relations in Boulder, Colorado

Program Manager - Donor Relations

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Office Advancement at the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business invites applications for a Program Manager – Donor Relations. This position is part of a professional and high performing advancement team that generates philanthropic support, and overall external engagement for the University.

The Leeds School of Business Program Manager serves as part of the planning and/or administrative team. This position will work under minimal supervision on a broad array of critical projects and tasks, and may provide functional guidance to interns and student workers. Duties and tasks reflect variety and complexity, and require either the direct or indirect supervision of assigned programs and projects.

Responsibilities for this role include planning, logistics, and coordination for one or more of the following: (donor relations, stewardship strategies, events, marketing, annual giving). The incumbent will assist with the development and management of program budgets. Depending on position focus, additional responsibilities may include the effective management of the college’s gift acknowledgement process, stewardship partnership programs, marketing/branding strategy, and coordination of communications efforts.

Who We Are

The Leeds School of Business Program Manager - Donor Relations position is part of a professional and high- performing 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 talented faculty and strengthen our overall academic and co-curricular programs as we build a foundation of excellence for the future.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Create unique engagement/stewardship plans for Top 30 donors, working in tandem with the prospect manager.

  • Assist in all aspects of donor relations - programs, projects, and event planning. Coordinate the program and direct the activities of those staff and volunteers assigned to the project.

  • Act as a liaison to University and Foundation contacts, alumni clubs, volunteers, and others as related to assigned programs and projects.

  • Follow guidelines regarding budgeting, anticipated revenue, and expenses associated with the subject program. Review “budget-to-actual” status on a monthly basis and address any significant concerns.

  • Review the efficiency of the program and offer suggestions for modification and improvement.

  • Build, revise and implement a marketing plan to improve communication-related to program.

  • Lead the effort to create materials necessary to market the subject program to the appropriate target audience.

  • Utilize appropriate databases for tracking program participants and prospective participants.

  • Assume special projects as requested by senior management.

  • Establish and enhance interpersonal relationships and coordinate and lead volunteers and third party relationships.

What We Can Offer

Salary Starts at $52,000 and is commensurate with experience.


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.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum of two years of experience planning and coordinating relevant projects.

What You Will Need

  • Expert written and oral communication skills.

  • Expert ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, discretion and collaboration with all levels of customers.

  • Proficiency with computers and related functions such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software. Computer skills may be subject to testing/verification.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • ADVANCE and/or Salesforce experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.

  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by September 29, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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.