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Program Manager, Diverse Scholars

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business encourages applications for a Program Manager for the Diverse Scholars Program ! This position reports to the Director of the Office of Diversity Affairs. The key responsibilities include: managing programs and a student caseload within the Diverse Scholars Program (DSP); monitoring and developing appropriate interventions for DSP retention; developing, monitoring, and evaluating program curriculum to assist in successful student transitions. This person must be familiar with university policies, procedures, and codes of ethics related to budgetary use, program development, corporate and donor outreach, and other related processes.
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

Leeds is on a trajectory to become one of our nation’s preeminent business schools. Through a culture centered on integrity and excellence, Leeds is dedicated to producing innovative, principled business leaders who are equipped to drive value, graduates who possess the analytical abilities and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace, and students who are nurtured in academic programs by top-tier faculty and staff.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Management
  • Manage DSP Retreat- develop schedule and manage logistics, establish and maintain relationships with site providers, create and deliver welcome to include expectations, rules and goals, create activities centered on student leadership development, cohort development and community support, academic success, diversity awareness and dispute facilitation, train peer mentors to facilitate appropriate retreat activities.
  • Coordinate and manage DSP Peer Mentoring Program- create meet & greet events for pre-matching process, build and manage monthly goals and monitor participation through Chronus, create and execute mentor and mentee trainings, build activities for participants and evaluate program.
  • Plan and execute accounting and finance boot camps- secure instructors and hiring process, build evaluation tool for boot camps, communicate and disseminate information to attendees and track participation.
  • Lead ODA Case Competition- plan and execute program's welcome, orientation, competition and meet and greet events, recruit and organize participating teams, manage program's budget, secure on and off-campus space and manage reservations; create and update marketing materials, coordinate with corporate partners prior to, during and after program.
  • Manage new DSP membership- update and disseminate application, lead selection process, deliver onboarding presentations and create welcome events.
  • Responsible for the planning of large community event: Town Halls and DSP Community Building Activities.
  • Manage the continuous evaluation of programs and services provided by the Office of Diversity Affairs. Specific outcomes include program enrollment, student retention, graduation rates, and placement rates (and other learning outcomes associated with ODA program goals).

Caseload Management
  • Conduct and manage supplemental advising for Diverse Scholars Program (DSP) participants.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate affairs programs and corporate partners on student development outcomes; monitor, evaluate, and improve the DSP support system as it relates to student academic and career paths.
  • Provide leadership in the creation and management of internal (on-campus) and external (off campus) academic and informational activities as necessary.

Administrative Leadership
  • Monitor the quality of student staff projects.
  • Contribute to setting policies, coordinating major initiatives (retention, alumni & corporate relations), managing personnel and staff development and supervision of student employees.
  • Position should have in-depth knowledge of working with undergraduate students. Particularly traditionally underserved and under-represented populations. Areas of discretion would include developing relationships with other Leeds offices, faculty and students on professional level. Position is expected to work well in teams and independently; must be comfortable interpreting data; must be conscientious regarding student issues and understand how to lead by example. This person is key in building relationships with students, and directly impacts student satisfaction for not only the Office of Diversity Affairs, but for the Leeds School of Business.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range is $53,000- $58,000 annually.
  • Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify.


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 institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 year of professional experience in the field of student development or student services.
  • Experience working with traditionally underrepresented or underserved students, in a higher education setting or in a professional field, which would include experience with student program planning and implementation or community outreach.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent writing, public speaking, interpersonal skills.
  • A high level of organization and multitasking skills, as well as fortitude under pressure in a due date and goal‐oriented environment.
  • Understanding of issues, trends, and opportunities in skills development, and technology.
  • Ability to create reports, track engagement, and progress in students' achievements.
  • Ability to influence and work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Sensitivity and appreciation of cultural, political and geographical differences.
  • Confidence in project management.
  • Desire to navigate multiple tech platforms (e.g. Qualtrics, Salesforce, Canvas, Chronus, etc.).
  • Willingness to work after‐hours and weekends.
  • Promotes creating an inclusive environment to reflect our values and vision at Leeds.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Two years of professional experience in the field of student development or student services.
  • Master's degree in education, business, or student affairs field (i.e. psychology, social work, sociology) from an accredited institution.
  • Formal training and/or professional experience in student development in higher education, cross-culturally competent service development.
  • Experience collaborating closely with industry contacts.
  • Program implementation strategies specific to business students.
  • Technical skills: Including Qualtrics, Salesforce, Chronus, Social Media, Mogli, and Microsoft Office Suite.

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 July 25, 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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