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Student and Recent Alumni Engagement/Philanthropy Coordinator

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business encourages applications for a Student and Recent Alumni Engagement/Philanthropy Coordinator! This is a 2-year term appointment and oversees Leeds Alumni initiatives that increase alumni engagement and annual giving through scalable, recent alumni-based programs that use the power of technology to expand our national footprint. Interaction with alumni and friends will focus on both in person and virtual engagement opportunities to expand the reach of Leeds Alumni to a wider audience.

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 School of Business, we have an outstanding 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

The responsibilities of the Student and Recent Alumni Engagement portion of the role also include:

Supervising the direction and activities of Leeds Alumni Engagement recent alumni program including things like:
  • The GOLD (Graduated of the Last Decade) Board and their volunteer leadership. Responsibilities include identifying, recruiting, and training volunteer leadership as well as managing, reporting, and evaluating activities of the Board.
  • Events like Welcome to the City, Global Networking Night and Senior Celebration.
  • Partnership with Student Government to align philanthropic opportunities.
  • Affinity Group Relationships (DSP; Leeds Scholars).
  • Strategic touchpoints throughout the undergrad and 1st year as alumni.
  • Improve the student to alumni transition with a focus on growing retention of recent graduate engagement and philanthropy.
  • Collaborate with Leeds entities and Leeds partners to help promote and host strategic engagement events and support recent alumni programming.
  • Utilize Leeds Advancement's constituent database to record, track and measure all recent alumni engagement activities to positively impact alumni participation performance metrics.
The responsibilities of the Student and Recent Alumni Annual Giving portion of the role includes:
  • Recent Alumni Giving Week (support).
  • Reimagined Senior Class Gift Campaign (lead).
  • Creating/Executing a Thank a Donor Week (lead).
  • Work with the leadership of the Leeds Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving department to develop and execute goals that increase alumni engagement and philanthropy. Expand recent alumni participation through scalable programmatic initiatives and offerings that drive engagement and lead to philanthropy.
  • Collaborate with the Annual Giving team for young alumni solicitation to focus on growing recent alumni participation.

What You Should Know

This is a two-year appointment.

This is a two-year appointment. Leeds School of Business is also hiring a Discovery Officer/Donor Relations Coordinator. The Discovery role is very similar to the student/recent alumni role but focuses on building relationships with our donors and early discover work. Please feel free to apply to both if you're interested, and we would be happy to consider you for both opportunities.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $45,000- $50,000 annually. Relocation is available for qualified applicants.


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.
  • Some experience or knowledge of alumni engagement, fundraising or equivalent sales, account management, client services, or other related experience.

What You Will Need

You are a strong fit for this role if you: 
  • Have a passion for higher education.
  • Adopt the vision, mission, and values of CU Boulder, the Leeds School of Business and the Office of Advancement.
  • Are an all-around strong communicator.
  • Like making connections and building partnerships on a personal and institutional level.
  • Have resilience and grit.
  • Have a teammate, collaborative approach to work.
We hope you come into the organization with the following skills and abilities: 
  • Ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive manner.
  • A learning mentality, seeking to learn and grow every day.
  • Confidence tackling challenges as an individual and as a team in pursuit of our team’s core values, which are: impact, community, integrity, ambition, innovation, and inclusion.
  • Proven track record to translate an organization’s mission and vision for a variety of audiences.
We can instruct an incoming candidate: 
  • Advancement standard methodologies such as prospect management, donor cultivation and stewardship, and asking for a major gift.
  • Trends and opportunities for crafting positive changes through investment in higher education.
  • About the industries and partners that Leeds commonly works with, including finance, accounting, real estate, entrepreneurship and high-growth ventures, etc.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working with a large, sophisticated organization.
  • Experience in customer service, sales, fundraising, and/or managing volunteer and affiliate populations.
  • Graduate of CU Boulder.

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 September 16, 2021 for consideration.

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

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