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Program Manager

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program (MASP) encourages applications for a Program Manager! The Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program is an inclusive academic community and scholarship program supporting highly motivated students from a diverse set of backgrounds in their matriculation to, retention at and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado. This challenging and enriching program exposes students to opportunities on campus to enhance their academic experience and helps foster skills to promote their well-being and academic success. MASP offers cohort bridge programs, participation scholarships, one-on-one academic guidance and mentoring, one credit honors-style seminars and, most importantly, a supportive and inclusive community of peers, staff and faculty.

The Program Manager plays a key role in the department and is responsible for supervising all essential administrative functions and daily operations of the program. The Manager handles the department finances, personnel processes, scholarship administration, event planning, recruitment efforts, and supervises professional and student staff. This position provides critical strategic leadership by anticipating the needs of the program and advising and assisting the program directors in the development and implementation of a wide range of program policies and initiatives.

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 Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP) is an inclusive academic community in the College of Arts & Sciences comprised of motivated students dedicated to pursuing academic excellence at CU Boulder. MASP supports traditionally underrepresented and/or first-generation college students who want to involved in a diverse, multicultural academic enrichment community. MASP is a cooperative and collaborative program that offers a participation scholarship and dedicated space for activities, advising, studying, and seminars. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Program Management 
  • Supervises daily programmatic functions and responsibilities for the department and coordinates procedures and policies between the College as well as with various other campus departments.
  • Coordinates MASP’s bridge programs including timeline, outreach, applications, programming, special events, and any other aspects involved in hosting bridge programs on campus.
  • Supervises course scheduling, enrollment and curriculum management and advises faculty regarding the construction of schedule of courses and curriculum.
  • Manages the hiring and payroll processes for department personnel including providing documentation within college, university and state guidelines.
  • Manages the administration of instructor reappointments, promotions, and merit increases in coordination with the dean’s office and Faculty Director.
  • Monitors the department’s financial accounts, expenses, and budget and oversee program financial activities in accordance with State of Colorado rules and regulations.
  • Provides unit budget reports and financial spreadsheets to assist in planning and budgeting for the program.
  • Manages scholarship awarding and distribution in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid and act as fiscal manager for gift funds and endowment accounts in coordination with the Office of Advancement and CU Foundation.
Program Recruitment and Outreach 
  • Organizes recruitment of new students to promote new and existing programming to reach necessary enrollment goals.
  • Partners with the Office of Admissions and the College of Arts & Sciences recruitment team to develop and implement effective outreach strategies based on current programmatic needs. 
  • Develops and coordinates outreach communication for prospective students through a variety of mediums, including email, web, and social media.
  • Attends relevant admissions events as a representation of the Program and organizes and manage student outreach volunteers.
  • Coordinates MASP's outreach efforts to campus partners, alumni, donors, and external community members to build program visibility and support.
Administrative Leadership
  • Assists the Faculty Director in developing and implementing policy decisions and programming initiatives.
  • Directs flow of information and anticipate programmatic needs/directions in order to forecast required needs and propose solutions.
  • Assists the Director and Assistant Directors in all program activities, including meetings, rosters, documentation, and assessment.
  • Supervises professional staff and students assistants and acts as general resource for department personnel.

What We Can Offer

Annual Salary Range is $50,000-$56,000.


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

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 3+ years of professional, job related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and cultural competence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and within a collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to work independently while prioritizing multiple projects and requests.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal problem-solving skills.
  • High degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and Google Workspace and experience with other technologies such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Canvas, Qualtrics, etc.
  • Willingness to work in an environment which may demand some flexibility or evening/weekend work.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor's degree in education, student affairs, or related field.
  • 4+ years of related experience.
  • Experience working with traditionally underrepresented or first-generation students, in a higher education setting or in a professional field, which would include knowledge of standard methodologies for diversity initiatives and demonstrated dedication to inclusive community building.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring professional and/or student staff or related supervisory experience.

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.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement: "Central to our mission is facilitating an inclusive community. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice."
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 19, 2021 for consideration.

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

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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