University Of Denver Denver , CO 80208
Tracking Code005841 Job Description
DU Grand Challenges is a family of programs that brings together curricular, scholarship, creative work, and co-curricular activities to advance community-engaged, public good work on complex issues that affect our communities locally, as well as regionally, nationally, and globally. The goal of DU's Grand Challenges is to harness the multi-disciplinary expertise and interests of students, staff, faculty, and community members to pursue ambitious and achievable public good goals. DU Grand Challenges takes a community-engaged and collective impact approach to community-university collaboration. DU Grand Challenges is a key initiative of DU's strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025. This position works closely with the Collaboration for the Public Good Working Group of DU IMPACT 2025 and is situated in the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning (CCESL). With a mission to activate university and community potential through partnership, CCESL is the office responsible for supporting the implementation of DU Grand Challenges. CCESL values collaboration for the public good characterized by mutual benefit, fierce optimism, tenacity, rigor, democratic participation, and inclusion.
This position will provide key administrative, communication, and program functions, working with campus and community stakeholders to implement DU Grand Challenges.
This is a temporary 2-year position with the possibility of becoming permanent.
1.Provide backbone support functions necessary to organize and implement the DU Grand Challenges Program:
Develop and manage program materials (e.g. structure, curriculum, staffing, timelines/calendars, trainings, updates, discussion/critical reflections, etc.) for DU Grand Challenges initiatives in consultation with CCESL staff as well as relevant DU staff/faculty and community partners.
Manage recruitment processes for DU Grand Challenge programs including processing program applications (e.g., faculty development program applications, student program applications) to evaluate compliance with proposal requirements; coordinate with relevant review committees (e.g., faculty review committee for DU Grand Challenges Scholars).
Manage the implementation of all DU Grand Challenge programs serving faculty, staff, students, and community partners, including grant opportunities (e.g. DU Grand Challenge Scholars, ACE grants, class grants), student programs (e.g. DU Grand Challenge Champions, Leadership Fellows), etc.
Facilitate relevant groups (e.g., Collective Impact Cohorts) and support development of faculty-staff-student-community networks for DU Grand Challenges.
Work with other DU IMPACT 2025 groups and campus entities to advance DU Grand Challenges (e.g., to connect DU Grand Challenges themes to other campus initiatives and events).
Plan and ensure execution of DU Grand Challenges events (e.g., DU Grand Challenges Forums, A Community Table ACT) that provide opportunities for learning about issues in the Aspirations phase, reporting on work underway in the Actions phase, and sharing results in the Achievements phase.
Ensure that all aspects of event planning are accomplished by working with relevant CCESL, DU, and community partner staff (e.g., coordinate space reservations and catering with CCESL's Business Coordinator; manage marketing and RSVPs).
Data Management and Analysis
Conduct program evaluation and assessment in collaboration with other CCESL staff, including data collection, management, and analysis related to monitoring and measuring impact of DU Grand Challenges programs, events, and grants.
Develop visually appealing documentation of data (e.g. End of Year Report, program reports/fact sheets, etc.)
Participate in weekly CCESL staff meetings
Participate on the DU IMPACT 2025 Collaboration for the Public Good Working Group
Other daily tasks as assigned
2.Communications and Marketing:
Oversee strategic communication and marketing strategy for DU Grand Challenges, including but not limited to:
Assess, update, and implement communication and marketing strategies to be responsive to university needs as well as opportunities (e.g., social media)
Develop and keep updated content for the DU Grand Challenges' web presence (e.g., on CCESL website, DU Grand Challenges website, Portfolio site).
Develop content for internal communications via CCESL-maintained outlets (e.g. television monitor, bulletin board, etc.) and other DU-maintained outlets (e.g. campus-wide television monitors)
Develop content for external communications for DU Grand Challenges related programs and events (e.g. creation of event flyers, emails, etc.)
Serve as liaison to DU's Marketing and Communication office to advance communication goals related to DU Grand Challenges
Monitor and manage DU Grand Challenges general communications (e.g., via main phone, email lines, walk-in traffic)
3.Pursue strategic activities to support DU Grand Challenges, including grant writing:
Serve as a liaison and support to administrators, faculty, staff and students in developing reciprocal and mutually beneficial community partnerships to support DU Grand Challenges.
Contribute to strategic planning, grant writing, and assessment and innovations of programs and initiatives to support DU Grand Challenges.
4.Additional administrative tasks:
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to facilitate cross-unit communication, engagement and collaboration.
Exceptional organizational skills.
A basic understanding of spreadsheets and budget reports is essential.
Budget management, planning skills and project management experience.
A high level of reasoning ability and a mature sense of judgment.
Problem solving and decision making skills.
Possess a level of computer literacy that enables the individual to handle word processing and spreadsheets, and to navigate the World Wide Web effectively.
Must be able to operate standard office equipment.
The work environment is a busy office setting, which features a fast pace, frequent interruptions and daily contact with the public.
The environment involves balancing a variety of priorities and responding quickly.
2-5 years of program management experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Masters degree preferred
Experience developing and implementing new programs; and facilitation.
Grant writing experience.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 19, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. For questions concerning the application process, please contact email@example.com.
To be fully considered for the position, you will need to include the following documents with your application:
The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
DepartmentDU and the Public Good (335120)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular