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Program Manager, Women’s Programs

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Leeds School of Business encourages applications for a Program Manager of Women's Programs! This position reports to the Director of the Office of Diversity of Affairs (ODA). This position is charged with coordinating the day‐to‐day operations of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative, the BE Tech Scholars Program, and Women in Business Case Challenge.

The Program Manager is responsible for managing administrative components and programmatic elements including supporting student success through coaching, thoughtful internal and external communication, planning, and promotion. This position will need to build positive relationships and will work closely with CU, Leeds faculty, staff, and students to ensure consistent messaging and promote broad engagement.

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
  • Coordinate and manage Women’s Empowerment Initiative, the BE Tech Scholars Program, and Women in Business Case Challenge: hire and train student staff; communication with instructional staff for delivery of curriculum; coordinate events, including retreats, guest speakers, workshops and industry and corporate partner engagements; conduct orientations and onboarding experience for participants; manage programs’ evaluation and participant surveys; coordinate with Conference Services and manage logistics for academic, professional development and community-building events.
  • Assist in the preparation and tracking of program budget and expenses, as well as the preparation and updating of periodic strategic-planning and reporting documents.
Outreach and Promotion
  • Assist in the promotion and recruitment for Leeds Women’s Empowerment Initiative, the BE Tech Scholars program, and Women in Business Case Competition.
  • Promote new and existing programming to reach necessary enrollment goals.
  • Partner with Leeds Marketing and the ODA team to coordinate program communication through a variety of mediums, including email, web, social media, and collateral materials.
  • Represent Leeds ODA at prospective and admitted student days and other events.
Course Coordination and Facilitation
  • Coordinate and co‐facilitate sections of the Women in Business course, a 1.5 credit hour research driven experience that focuses on multiple aspects of leadership and is primarily delivered through interaction with CEOs and successful business leaders who will speak to the class. This would involve working with advancement to schedule speakers for the class, and hosting speakers (meeting them, walking them to class, siting with them in the class, walking them out) on speaker days but would require no delivery of content to the students.
Student Coaching and Support
  • Meet with students individually and in groups to provide program support, education and resources that will prepare them to successfully engage in their professional development as part of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative and the BE Tech Scholars Program.
  • Assist Women in Business Case Competition participants through their CU application and special Leeds’ program applications.
Administrative Leadership
  • Manage survey development, compilation and reporting of program statistics.
  • Provide analysis on programs and services based on collected survey data; preparing annual report and other publications to communicate findings to constituents including students, parents, alumni, mentors, employers, corporate partners, faculty and staff.
  • 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. 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 forming relationships with students; directly impacts student satisfaction for not only the Office of Diversity Affairs but for the Leeds School of Business.

What You Should Know

This is a full-time position, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with multiple evening and weekend requirements. 

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range is $50,000- $55,000 annually. 
  • Relocation 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 college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Two years of experience within program management, leadership development, university relations, business or a related field.
  • Experience with course facilitation and/or teaching.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent writing, public speaking, interpersonal and organizational 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 significant career achievements.
  • Ability to influence and work well with faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Sensitivity and appreciation of cultural, political and geographical differences.
  • Desire to navigate multiple tech platforms (e.g. Qualtrics, Salesforce, Canvas, etc.).
  • Willingness to work after‐hours and weekends.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills; outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master's degree in education, business, or student affairs field (i.e. psychology, social work, sociology).
  • 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, 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 August 1, 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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