Coordinator of BOLD Programs and Student Engagement

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The BOLD (Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity) Center encourages applications for a Coordinator of BOLD Programs and Student Engagement ! The position will focus on engaging students in a welcoming community through advising, advocacy, and targeted programs that reinforce the BOLD vision of building a socially just and equitable educational experience in engineering and applied sciences. The Coordinator’s responsibilities promote BOLD’s mission and the college goal to broaden access to CU Engineering and to improve student retention and performance, particularly for women and underrepresented students throughout the college. The Coordinator will work closely with all BOLD staff to reinforce the pillars of the BOLD operations, including holistic student support, curriculum, and academic performance. The Coordinator will be pivotal in supporting engagement, partnership, retention and climate initiatives by strategically planning efforts to serve current and future students. BOLD programs and student societies are primary areas where collaboration with donors and industry take place. Leadership over this area involves professional communication with high-level contacts, collaboration on events and programs, and strategic direction of funds and resources. This position helps represent BOLD to CEAS and partners by communicating our needs, interests, and ideas for new areas of collaboration and expansion.
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 BOLD Center is part of the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s dedication to building a diverse environment where all engineering students are welcome, and where students who are traditionally underrepresented in engineering—women, underrepresented minorities—are empowered to achieve their dreams. Our programs promote the retention and development of engineering students at CU Boulder, and equip them for success through graduation and beyond.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

BOLD Student Engagement Programming and Advising
  • Manages BOLD student engagement programs, including design of professional development series, regular industry engagement opportunities, and cultural/social justice programming.
  • Evaluates assigned program/event success by designing and conducting surveys and other assessments to inform continuous program improvement plan.
  • Creates, designs, plans, and manages new programs to support strategic goals, including improving student retention and performance throughout the college.
  • Coordinates and leads all large-scale BOLD student engagement programs, including BOLD Welcome and End of Year bash.
  • Supports the planning, execution and evaluation of BOLD Summer Bridge programs, including EngiNearMe and GoldShirt.
  • Advises a caseload of BOLD Scholarship Students and supervises and directs peer mentors with BOLD student mentoring programs.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with campus and CEAS partners to build a robust programming platform and curriculum and navigate resources for student success.
  • Supports COEN 1510/1520 courses through planning logistics, learning outcomes, and other needs as advised.

BOLD Student Organization Leadership and Administration
  • Leads BOLD student society efforts; provides supervision, structure, accountability, and financial/travel oversight and support. Collaborates with CEAS Advancement, Industry and Foundations Relations (IFR) on behalf of BOLD student societies to direct fundraising efforts and to report expenditures back to donors.
  • Works with CEAS communications team to showcase student societies in order to secure additional funding and to promote diversity and inclusion in CEAS. This includes creating new publications, video, etc. by identifying student stories to highlight.
  • Owns the promotion of student society information, achievements, and needs with current and prospective donors, alumni, the BOLD Advisory Council, and the general community and current students, staff, and faculty.
  • Supports outreach and recruitment efforts by engaging current student society leaders in these efforts and tracking results.
  • Manages student society accounts, budget, and other donor funds; communicates with CEAS Advancement, IFR and BOLD Finance and Program Administrator about incoming donations and fund use.

Student Supervision and Other
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates Student Assistants who will help with programs and special events. Provides supervision of student assistants, peer mentors and summer student leaders.
  • Partners with BOLD team members in strategic-planning and development in maintaining all BOLD initiatives and supporting students.
  • Undertakes other duties and special projects as assigned.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $60,000 annually.


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

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 1+ years of professional, job-related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent collaboration, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with using and managing virtual video platforms such as zoom, MS Teams and others to deliver effective virtual student programming.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in education, counseling, or a related field. Relevant professional experience managing student success and engagement programs. Demonstrated skills in analysis, also ability in leading, planning, and organizing budgetary principles and reports.
  • Experience working with underrepresented students in a higher education environment, preferable with STEM students.
  • Familiarity with university systems (EMS, Concur, etc.) and financial aid rules and deadlines.
  • Experience interacting with parents of college students.
  • Familiarity with university's student information systems (e.g., Campus Solutions, Singularity, etc.).
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.
  • Experience with engaging industry partners in supporting student engagement and community initiatives.

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.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by May 2, 2021 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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