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University of Colorado Career Project Manager in Boulder, Colorado

Career Project Manager

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder and Leeds School of Business encourages applications for a Career Project Manager. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Data Innovation and Analytics, this position will support the coordination of student engagement and progress in a wide range of Career Strategy programs in the areas of: mentoring, career readiness, employer relations, experiential & global programs and co­-curricular initiatives in the new Business Core Curriculum. This position supports the Career Strategy team with project management, logistics, and the collection and tracking of student data and is responsible for planning, executing, and communicating to students regarding all Career Strategy-related events. The events range from large office-wide events such as Career Fairs, Colab, the Professionalism Summit, and mentoring program events to smaller workshops, trainings, speakers, and meet and greets. This position is responsible for the operations, logistics, budget, and participant RSVPs for all events.

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 Office of Career Strategy provides programs, services and events to support the needs of all Leeds undergraduate students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Coordination and Communication

  • Work with the Career Strategy Team to plan and schedule activities and programs for all team initiatives.

  • Assist with management and upkeep of calendars for all programs in alignment with Undergraduate Student Affairs, including Career, Advising, Diversity, Global, and Leeds Scholars programs, and the Leeds Centers.

  • Manage office operations including the centralized email accounts, office equipment, supplies, and the development of processes to facilitate efficiency and communication.

  • Continually evaluate existing and new communication tools and platforms, including social media, Leeds website, CU Events Calendar, Newsletters, Canvas, Marketing Cloud, Four Winds screens, brochures, hand-outs, Salesforce, and others.

  • Identify and test new ways to connect with students, including text, mobile and web apps, and other technology.

  • Research innovative ways to improve outreach and communication efforts.

  • Work with Internships & Professional Experience Coordinator to manage social media channels and oversee content strategy & deployment.

  • Ensure messaging is timely, professional and in line with the mission of the Office and Leeds standards.

  • Manage Four Winds screens content, departmental website, Canvas, outlook, Marketing Cloud emails, and Salesforce event campaigns for Career Strategy Office.

  • Ensure consistent & strategic Salesforce communication to students.

Event Planning and Management

  • Plan and execute major events for all Career Strategy programs, including: workshops, orientations, Kick-off events, celebrations and meet and greet events.

  • Find opportunities to utilize professional development events and resources through collaboration with other offices at Leeds, student organizations, and CU Career Services.

  • Provide Project Management for major events including CoLab and the Professionalism Summit, provide support for and student communication for Career Fairs in conjunction with the Employer Relations team

  • Manage event communication and logistics requiring collaboration with a number of Leeds and campus partners and teams.

  • Provide guidance to other Career Development Staff on University Policy, outside venues, and contracting, as needed.

  • Ensure participation in all events and programs is captured via Salesforce to better understand student interests and engagement.

  • Manage and train student workers and event volunteers.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all Leeds School and University contacts, as required, to accomplish job assignments.

  • Create marketing materials for events that are consistent with Leeds branding standards.

  • Handle event costs by seeking competitive bids from vendors, as appropriate.

  • Follow-up with contracts and invoices from vendors.

  • Purchase, organize and handle all materials associated with events, e.g., swipers, tables, gifts, etc.

  • Work with direct supervisor and program Director to handle all event budgets.

Student Engagement Management, Tracking, and Metrics

  • Manage the marketing process and attendance of students attendance in all career events in Salesforce, including outreach, follow-up and confirmation emails

  • Coordinate with Assistant Director to develop and send event follow-up surveys

  • Share attendance and survey results with staff to identify and recommend areas for improvement

  • Supervise social media engagement tools to ensure effectiveness. Evaluate data and recommend changes, as needed.

  • Create and manage annual communication and events calendar with input from career team, follow-up with others on implementation strategy

Student Intern Supervision

  • Supervise 1-3 student interns who assist with marketing design, communications and event management.

What You Should Know

This position requires some evening and weekend work.

What We Can Offer

Salary range for this position starts at $50,000.


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 from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with event planning or project management.

What You Will Need

  • Passion for data collection, management and analysis.

  • Interest in gaining technological skills.

  • Self-discipline and ability to work independently with strong attention to detail.

  • Proactive and well-organized with excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational and time leadership skills.

  • Possess creativity, initiative and flexibility.

  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office 365 programs as well as Google suite.

  • Familiarity with social media and solid understanding of graphic design in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and the Adobe Suite.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working with volunteers or students.

  • Knowledge of career development standard methodologies.

  • Experience with marketing and event management tools.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.

  • 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 August 9, 2020 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

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The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.