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Program Coordinator, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Program Coordinator! This role coordinates with students regarding our entrepreneurship course offerings and co-curricular activities. This includes providing information on our courses, certificate programs, internships, mentorship opportunities, events and competitions; advising students on different options for pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities and educational offerings; developing awareness of entrepreneurship courses and activities, and collaborating closely with faculty, advisors, the community, and directors.

In addition, the Program Coordinator will lead administrative operations including the planning and conducting of all Center’s events, managing the student ambassador team, coordination of external rural Colorado workshops, and overall support of the Center’s daily activities.

Learn more about the Deming Center’s Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines award!

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

At Leeds, we have an unprecedented vantage point, and while we’re located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, we’re not talking about the scenery. Set in the heart of Boulder, Colorado—one of the nation’s most vibrant business communities—Leeds offers unparalleled access to world-changing entrepreneurs, national research institutions and award-winning faculty!

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Coordinating Student Services and Events

  • Advise students and provide a high-quality experience around entrepreneurship.
  • Recruit, hire, train and manage Deming Center student ambassador team.
  • Lead event planning, operations, and activities for all undergraduate programming.
  • Lead and grow the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies program.
  • Create, operate, and coordinate startup resources for students such as our Startups & Sandwiches Series, Demystifying Entrepreneurship Series and Now What? programs.
  • Liaise with student entrepreneurship clubs on campus.

Coordinating External Community Events and Partnerships

  • Plan, implement, and drive operations of the Center’s Rural Colorado Workshop Series.
  • Collaborate with rural Colorado partners to ensure the success of the program.
  • Assist in grant writing to fund the rural Colorado workshops.

Support of Daily Activities

  • Submit required paperwork and processes for Center activities and operations.
  • Drive efficiencies in Center operations and assist in metrics tracking through use of CRM software such as Salesforce.
  • Liaise with the accounting department to confirm the proper process for expense reimbursement.
  • Liaise with the Leeds advancement department to engage interested community members.
  • Assist in supporting events on campus.

Development of New Programming

  • Each member of our team has ownership and opportunities to create new programs for our students and/or community to further our impact.
  • Survey current students to determine gaps and opportunities for innovative programming.
  • Collaborate with students to create and pilot new programs based on survey results. Monitor programs for effectiveness.

Collaboration with Key Partners

  • Facilitate high-quality interactions among faculty, advisors, Directors, students, and the community.
  • Meet with and facilitate strong relationships with community members interested in engaging with the Center.
  • Collaborate closely with campus innovation & entrepreneurship partners to drive engagement and strong relationships between entrepreneurial hubs on campus.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

This position offers a hybrid work modality with both on-site and remote work hours, including minimal evening and weekend event support.

What We Can Offer

The hiring range for this position is $46,000-$53,000 annually. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.


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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Be collaborative. Be strategic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis).
  • 1 year of relevant professional work experience.

What You Will Need

  • Strong interest in the field of entrepreneurship and/or education.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to learn and respond quickly.
  • Ability to present self in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated detail orientation and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to build rapport with various partners.
  • Proven success working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong program coordination skills.
  • Interest in event planning.
  • Ability to work hard and enjoy the journey along the way.
  • Promotes creating an inclusive environment to reflect our values and vision at Leeds.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Desire to help build a community of learners around entrepreneurship.
  • Interest in, and excitement about, interacting with the entrepreneurial community.
  • Strong technology skills to leverage technology to create efficiencies.
  • Familiarity and standard knowledge of SalesForce usage.

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 December 5th, 2022 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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