Manager of Student Projects

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC) encourages applications for a Manager of Student Projects ! This position provides leadership and coordination of all student project activities and develops training programs for all students. The Manager also advises, mentors, and evaluates students in all areas related to technical aspects of systems for payloads and spacecraft. The position also provides support to the Director and Deputy Director in areas related to the daily operation of COSGC and helps maintain the physical infrastructure of COSGC facilities.
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 COSGC is a statewide program that provides an interdisciplinary community of Colorado students with NASA-aligned experiences in space, near-space, and Earth-based research to prepare them for our Nation’s future space programs. We are funded by NASA as part of the National Space Grant Program. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Manage Student Projects
  • Manage the year-long student projects - including the RocketSat and HASP programs.
  • Manage independent study & volunteer students for the spring, fall, summer semesters in compliance with all stated requirements in COSGC’s Academic Policy and based on direction from COSGC’s Deputy Director.
  • Maintain all student academic records and reports.
  • Assist with management of Statewide Design Challenges, specifically facilitating the COSGC Wearables Quest.
  • Build and maintain relationships with engineering student societies that work with students from populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Facilitate hands-on workshops every fall semester and recruit students for a spring semester-long, hands-on project.
  • Possess knowledge about all support services and educational programs on campus, and refer students to these as appropriate.
  • Assist with mentorship of advanced student projects.
  • Alongside the Deputy Director this position will manage student recruitment for all phases of COSGC’s Student Hands-On Programs with a specific emphasis on underrepresented students.
  • Support student design reviews and COSGC sponsored student functions (i.e. Graduation parties, Open Houses, and Statewide events such as launches and Symposium).
  • Attend weekly COSGC staff meetings, yearly staff retreats, and quarterly COSGC Advisory Board meetings.
  • Participate in COSGC strategic planning and mid-semester paid student performance reviews.
  • Enhance hands-on learning and research opportunities for students through new programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinate presentations and visits by national-level and local public officials, industry leaders, university administrators, and prospective students.
  • Support the national RockSat programs and RockOn Workshop collaboration with NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

  • Serve on department/program, college, and university committees, as assigned.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $70,000 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 technical and interpersonal skills, writing skills, and communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Familiar with academic policies and procedures.
  • Previous experience and/or desire to work and mentor college students.
  • Interest related to NASA and the aerospace industry.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Graduate degree (MS) in a relevant science or engineering field.
  • Three years experience in aerospace engineering or in the aerospace industry.
  • Experience instructing or leading students.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us 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 12, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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