Program Manager: Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs

Program Manager: Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs

Company Name: University of Colorado  

Company Location: Boulder, Colorado

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Job description

The Leeds School of Business is committed to serving students of high academic achievement by providing two distinct programs: The Program Manager position is a 100% appointment for the Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs as part of the Leeds School of Business. The position reports to the Director of the Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs, at the Leeds School of Business. This position is an integral and contributing member of the Leeds team. This position supports the Director in all areas of program development, oversight, management, and lesson plans related to business themes. This position works to build community among the Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs and provides an inclusive environment that supports the development of the whole student.

Who we are:

The Leeds Scholars Program is a highly selective program for top-achieving undergraduate students within the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. This program provides a rigorous academic community of peers, leadership training, mentorship opportunities, a merit scholarship, global enrichment, as well as specialized advising and professional development.


What your key responsibilities will be:

Program Administration

  • Support the Director in developing and implementing the vision for the Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs.
  • Develop processes for and supervise the Leeds Scholars Program community outreach programs.
  • Manage the budgets for the Leeds Scholars Program community outreach projects.
  • Provide oversight for the Leeds Honors Program, including mentoring honors students and developing/implementing co-curricular programming to complement the academic component, in accordance with program vision.
  • Audit and report on student progress within the Leeds Honors Program.
  • Advise Leeds Honors Program participants on program requirements and academic planning.
  • Act as a liaison for the Honors Program and affiliated staff and faculty.
  • Provide an environment that supports diverse students in their academic, professional, and personal development.
  • Plan, develop, and implement activities that support the whole student experience.
  • Act on the Program Director's behalf as necessary.
  • Serve as the Honors Program contact for students, parents, faculty, administrators, and departments across campus.
  • Support the Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs First-Year Global Experience instructors in managing their classes and developing their in-country itineraries.

Teaching Seminars

  • Teach and/or supervise academic courses delivered to Leeds Scholars and Honors Program students.
  • BADM 1250 First Year Seminar for Business - multiple sections as required and in accordance with course restrictions.
  • BADM 1260 First Year Global Experience - Potentially one or more sections.
  • Develop and implement differentiated lesson plans on topics related to business themes and skills, including leadership, corporate social responsibility, inclusiveness, resume building, interview skills, and public speaking.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans for the First Year Global Experience for the Honors Program student participants.
  • Develop and manage in-country itinerary to reinforce topics covered in the First-Year Global Experience for the Leeds Honors Program participants.
  • Develop and grade assignments, written and oral, for courses.
  • Track attendance and arrange makeup assignments, when needed and appropriate, for courses.


  • Initiate innovative recruiting and marketing efforts to promote and expand the Leeds Scholars and Honors Programs.
  • Manage recruiting events and track outcomes, and provide innovative thinking around most effective outreach efforts.
  • Lead presentations to prospective students and families.
  • Coordinate with central admissions and other CU constituents to provide best-in-class recruiting for top talent at the Leeds School of Business.


  • Support Undergraduate Affairs in projects, programming, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of current hiring practices.
  • Track outcomes for students in the Honors/Scholars programs and develop plans to maintain a sense of community after student graduation.
  • Work with alumni to foster a relationship with the Leeds School of Business and a culture of giving back/mentoring/etc.

What you should know:

  • This position requires some international travel, for periods of up to 10 days at a time.
  • This position involves learning experiences outside of the classroom, so will occasionally require working some evenings and weekends.

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:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in curricular and co-curricular program development and implementation.
  • Teaching experience, particularly on topics related to business themes and skills, including leadership, corporate social responsibility, inclusiveness, resume building, interview skills, and public speaking.
  • Experience in student development.
  • Experience managing teams of students and/or co-workers.

What you will need:

  • Ability to work well with multiple constituents while under multiple pressing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel and working with large amounts of data.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage budgets in a transparent manner.
  • Comfort level with leading overseas trips with student groups.

What we’d like you to have:

  • Experience in community building and the establishment of an inclusive environment for diverse students.
  • Experience overseeing groups in international locations.
  • Teaching experience in a college-level seminar course.
  • International work and/or personal experience.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.


Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply by May 6, 2018.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.eduAll other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-13191.

Please do not upload references at this time.


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