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University of Colorado Program Director of Marketing & Special Events in Colorado Springs, Colorado

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking a full-time Program Director of Marketing and Special Events. This position is responsible for the day-to-day direction, implementation and management of college-level marketing and communication initiatives, media relations, website content development and maintenance, and event planning.

The position develops and implements internal and external communications, marketing activities and other promotional efforts, develops content and manages the college's website, manages social media channels, develops media for the college and supports goal-oriented department and program content and media. This position serves as the liaison between the college, university communications and media relations, and university marketing. This position also serves as the college's photographer.

_Examples of Work Performed_:

Marketing, Communications, Media Relations**



  • Develops and implements marketing strategies.

  • Provides advice and implementation support to the college departments and programs regarding marketing and media projects.

  • Creates and designs marketing materials (print and digital) for events, various activities and programs, including flyers, brochures, posters, invitations, announcements, mailings, email campaigns, etc.

  • Develops and posts content on social media, posting college news, activities, and events.

  • Promotes college activities, news, and events through social media, email, website articles, press releases, flyers, videos and/or advertisements; internally and externally.

  • Works with the college student clubs, faculty and staff to ensure all communication and marketing materials follow UCCS brand and style guidelines.

  • Develops content and engagement strategies for the college website(s) and social media channels.

  • Updates and maintains the college website content using the campus web content management system. Assists with website page creation.

  • Monitors and corrects website problems to include broken links, images, etc.

  • Ensures site aligns with the University brand strategy and meets University Web and Accessibility Standards.

  • Creates and distributes student recruiting material.

Event Support

  • Directs the planning, organization, coordination, implementation and evaluation of alumni and community events for the college.

  • Supports college event management utilizing content/customer management systems, such as Salesforce and event management and communication tools like Marketing Cloud and Cvent. Rolling annual events include, but are not limited to, Fall/Spring College Assemblies, new faculty/promotion reception, award/recognition ceremonies, and Trek the Trail 5k,.

  • Collaborates with UCCS Events and Scheduling and UCCS Marketing.

_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities_



  • Able to work successfully with multiple demands, shifting priorities and constant change in an ambiguous environment.

  • Ability to think creatively and to communicate ideas in written and verbal formats.

  • Able to build new relationships and leveraging existing relationships.

  • Able to facilitate groups in order to produce engagement, critical and solutions-driven thinking and excitement.

  • Able to work a flex schedule for nights and weekends as required.

  • Able to work collaboratively and professionally at all times with individuals and the public.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.

  • Ability to work independently, identify and set priorities and meet deadlines, collaborative work style, energetic and flexible.

  • Ability to work well individually and as a team.

  • Experience creating graphics and content for communications and social media.

  • Proficiency in tools, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and content management systems such as Drupal.

Salary Range: $53,000-$62,000

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in the health professions. The college currently serves 1400 students (80% undergraduate and 20% graduate) through its programs in the Department of Nursing, the Department of Health Sciences, and the Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition.

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigation includes a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for those with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, communications, or closely related field.

  • Two or more years of work experience in public relations, marketing, communications, or closely related field. Must include published print and digital pieces, and social media utilization. A Master's degree in public relations, marketing, communications, or closely related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a higher education setting

  • Experience providing both full-cycle planning and coordination of events, as well as experience providing logistical support for events in an administrative, project management or customer service role

  • Experience providing photography

  • Experience with community outreach

  • Experience with event and program development

  • Background in social media and graphic design

  • Experience with a content management system

Job: *Academic Services

Organization: *C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Title: Program Director of Marketing & Special Events

Location: Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 17154