Strengthening Institutions Program Manager

Colorado Springs, CO
United States

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description


Position end date: Pending funding, the position ends September 30, 2019 with the possibility of a one-year extension.

The Strengthening Institutions Program Manager oversees and coordinates all of the activities of designated projects and implementation of University Studies programming for high risk freshmen, to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Working closely with the PI, this position will help coordinate the grant activities, manage the budget effectively, and assist the SIP team to collect assessment data, help compile reports, and other grant-related duties as required. This position will coordinate the summer bridge program and will work with First Year Experience staff and faculty to develop retention programming such as learning communities and peer mentoring. This position will collect and analyze assessment data and compile reports about the effectiveness of the programming.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Manages the sponsored project budget and works with Project Director to ensure financial accountability following federal guidelines.

  • Collaborates with Project Director and SIP team to prepare official reports and review status reports prepared by project personnel.

  • Coordinate a residential summer bridge program for at-risk freshmen.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on summer bridge programming.

  • Support and track enrollments into University Studies programs.

  • Oversee the recruitment of students into the University Studies programs.

  • Coordinate a team of graduate and undergraduate students to assist with outreach and mentoring.

  • Help at-risk students develop and achieve academic, personal, and social goals through development and implementation of intentional programming.

  • Prepares project reports for Vice Chancellor of Student Success and cabinet.

  • Highlight and utilize best practices for working with first year students, including undeclared and other high-risk majors.

  • Coordination and completion of annual reports, data collection, and database entry using Microsoft Office products and various University systems.

  • Support high risk freshmen as required in GPS 1010 or Academic Fitness.

Job Competencies:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practices for college student retention for at risk and underrepresented students.

  • Demonstrated experience working with development and management of academic support programs, especially for at-risk college students.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.

  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multicultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.

  • Demonstrated experience in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary Range: $52,000

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • A bachelor's degree.

    • A minimum of three years of experience working with college or pre-college students with an emphasis on student development.

    Preferred Requirements:

    • A master's degree is highly preferred due to the importance of this position being able to teach when necessary. Teaching is not a required part of the position, but when needed, this position works with GPS faculty to teach online or in person.

    • Experience managing a grant-funded project.

    Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by September 6, 2019 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s) Application Materials Instructions: If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

    Job Category

    : Academic Services

    Primary Location

    : Colorado Springs
    Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40124 - VCSS-StudentSuccess AdminOps


    : Full-time

    Posting Date

    : Aug 23, 2019

    Unposting Date

    : Ongoing
    Posting Contact Name: Karen Bisset
    Posting Contact Email:
    Position Number: 00002557