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Campus Manager of Alcohol Service

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applications for a Campus Manager of Alcohol Service who will be responsible for campus compliance with the Alcohol Service on Campus policy. This position assists internal campus departments and third party non-university users in the approval process for the service of alcohol for events on campus and for university events off premises. They work as a campus partner, provide information, and answer questions about alcohol service on campus, and guide clients through the approval process for events, Special Event Permits (SEP), and licensing.
The Campus Manager of Alcohol Services also assists with and/or provides training opportunities for campus personnel and students on the campus' alcohol policy and on the service of alcohol through the TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) program. The position interfaces with campus administration and the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) on SEPs and licenses filed on behalf of the campus.

Who We Are

As one of only 34 U.S. public research institutions in the Association for American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge. From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new ideas into productive outcomes that change lives.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Campus Alcohol Service Management
  • Remain current on applicable campus and state liquor laws, procedures and policies.
  • Assess event details to determine the type of event and advise the department or outside organization on the best practices, policies, and procedures related to the event. 
    • Recommend changes to event planning details to meet the campus policy requirements. 
    • Direct potential clients looking for spaces to host events with alcohol to relevant venue managers. 
    • Coordinate venue site surveys with clients, venue managers, and other campus stakeholders to recommend appropriate event set-up to ensure compliance with state and local laws and campus policy.
  • Report to and share information on all alcohol events, SEPs, pending licenses, and any pending issues or potential concerns to the Assistant UMC Director for Events Planning & Catering. 
Campus Alcohol Event Approval Process
  • Manage the approval process for all requests for events with alcohol working with Risk Management and CU Police Department. 
    • Notify client when the event has been approved or denied and reason for denial.
  • Guide department clients through the process, including completing the application, reviewing and submitting completed documents to University Counsel, the Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability, and LED, and documenting approved SEPs and licenses for tracking purposes.
  • Maintain data and provide analysis on all approved events with alcohol. 
  • Maintain records of paperwork filed with state agencies and list of campus licenses and renewal requirements.
  • Perform random event checks to maintain campus-wide compliance. 
    • Check may occur during evening and weekend hours and position will work with supervisor to flex schedule to accommodate these events. 
  • Ensure events follow established state and local laws, and university policies and conditions.
Campus Community Involvement 
  • Serve on committees and boards representing the University, the Division of Student Affairs, and the UMC. 
  • Review and recommend changes, updates, or revisions of the Event with Alcohol Authorization Form and Event Management Form.
  • Provide training on Alcohol Service Campus policy and TIPS for campus personnel and students.

What You Should Know

  • This position will be required to work some weekend/evening hours. Event checks may occur during evening and weekend hours and position must be available at these times. The position will work with supervisor to flex schedule to accommodate these events.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $55,000.


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 college or university with two years of experience working with administrative and policy compliance responsibility, or similar related experience. 
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. 
  • Experience presenting to and training groups ranging from 5-50 people.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to conduct presentations to small and large groups.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office application.
  • Demonstrated high-level commitment to customer service.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of constituents. 

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Two years experience in a higher education environment.
  • Experience working with a scheduling software system such as EMS, R-25, or a similar program.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, university personnel and the public.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management ability in complex environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex situations for a positive outcome.

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.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by January 27, 2019 for consideration.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer