The Outdoor Recreation Economy (ORE) Program Manager has
administrative responsibility for the ORE program. This position is
responsible for program coordination, project management, human
resources administration, and student support and services.
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
ORE is an innovative, online professional graduate program that
equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience
necessary to pursue a wide range of careers in the ORE space. This
graduate program offers a master's degree and graduate certificates
and builds students into leaders across the outdoor recreation
economy. The ORE program is housed in CU Boulder's Graduate School
and is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Program. Read more
here: Outdoor Recreation Economy.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
* Liaison: Serves as liaison to the Graduate School, the
Environmental Studies Program, the Masters of the Environment
Program, the Division of Continuing Education, the Office of
Information Technology, the Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, the
College of Arts and Sciences, and other administrative offices on
campus. * Curriculum: Coordinates ORE scheduling, degree audit, and
catalog edits; monitors enrollments; initiates solutions as needed;
administers program FCQs; provides appropriate curricular
information to ORE students, staff, and faculty, along with other
offices; tracks curricular issues and trends; reviews processes for
course inventory and determines if a course of action is
* Primary point of contact for faculty information including
education on CU Boulder's online learning and content platforms and
course scheduling, * Troubleshoots and solves problems including
online course access, scheduling, etc. * Track ORE course and
program history, enrollments, including all ORE courses, materials,
course proposals, graduate faculty appointment documents, and
syllabi. * Tracks and maintain Faculty Course Questionnaires
(FCQs). * Request and track Graduate Faculty Appointments as
necessary * Program Policies: Create, design, implement and archive
ORE program procedures. * Internal Communications: Oversee program
and operations communications to current students, faculty, and
staff. Manage and contribute to the production of the ORE annual
report. * Event Planning: Assist in planning, logistics, and
execution of ORE events.
Provide student academic program support to both current and
prospective students including:
* Advice regarding ORE program, Graduate School, and university
policies and procedures. * Advice on scheduling and course
registration process: course drops, withdrawals, leaves of absence,
etc. * Assist students in navigating processes, including
enrollment, grading, credit transfer requests, degree progress
tracking, academic standing, and awarding of degrees and
certificates. * Field student questions and resolve any
administrative issues with university stakeholders in areas such as
financial aid, student records, billing, Graduate School policies,
etc. * New Student Orientation. * ORE Graduation: Plans,
communicates, and manages ORE graduation exercises
Project Management: Working with faculty and staff, develop,
implement and track project management plans and timelines,
* Manage, coordinate and track hiring processes. * Onboard new
employees. * Oversee letters of offer and HR requirements for ORE
lecturers, instructors, staff, and student workers.
Admitted Students Management
* Manage all communications with incoming students. * Educate
incoming students regarding all matriculation requirements
including guidance on registration, tuition payment, financial aid,
and other relevant information.
* Participate with other ORE staff in activities, recruiting and
professional development events.
What You Should Know
* Some events and activities may fall outside of normal work
What We Can Offer
Annual salary range is $65,000 to $75,000.
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
Be Ambitious. Be Visionary. Be Boulder.
What We Require
* Bachelor's Degree. * 5 years of relevant professional
experience, including 3 years of human resources and/or
administrative program operations experience.
What You Will Need
* A great desire to advance student success and help drive the
development of a growing program. * Ability to support and
encourage a diverse and inclusive learning and professional
environment. * Ability to contribute to a team-oriented, collegiate
work environment. * Excellent interpersonal, relationship building,
and communication skills, including assertively communicating
concerns, issues, and suggestions on operations and other program
matters to leadership and colleagues. * Be a self-starter,
problem-solver, and team-oriented collaborator. * Ability to work
independently. * Experience with and ability to operate in a fluid,
fast-paced environment, and be receptive to constant feedback and
requests. * Proven organizational and leadership skills. *
Well-organized and adept at developing and enforcing procedures and
What We Would Like You To Have
* 6+ years of professional experience. * Proficient in MS Office
Suite, including Microsoft Teams. * Professional experience in
program management in higher education. * Program operations
knowledge that includes significant online programs operation
experience. * Professional experience working in a complex
organizational environment. * Project management experience.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
* A current resume. * 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 6/6/2021 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
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu