University of Denver | Manager, Advancement & Campaign Communications


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Date Posted:
October 20, 2023


About the University of Denver

The University of Denver (DU), a private university, is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,900 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1: Doctoral University – very high research activity as a Doctoral/Research University. Financial Times Higher Education, U.S. News, and The Princeton Review have consistently ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities and among the top three universities in the state of Colorado.

The University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that define our region and our history. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world.

About DU Advancement

In preparation for the most ambitious philanthropic campaign in the University’s history, the University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence and innovation of our great institution. Inclusive of alumni relations, development, and student and alumni career services, DU Advancement is building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our bold vision.

The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession.

Position Summary

The Manager, Advancement & Campaign Communications is a collaborative team player who manages and executes a wide range of communications projects and deliverables that inspire robust engagement and strong philanthropic support for the University of Denver.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement & Campaign Communications (A&CC) and working closely with A&CC team leadership to support executing deliverables that advance strategic priorities, the Manager, Advancement and Campaign Communications is a creative, strategic, and enthusiastic marketing and communications generalist.

Essential Functions

Supports communications strategies by coordinating processes and providing robust project management for the A&CC team:

Manages updating, tracking and reporting on a robust calendar of communication deliverables across multiple teams and units.
Manages timelines, building and coordination of specialized newsletters and strategic communications in support of DUs ambitious philanthropic campaign.
Designs and delivers A&CC reporting timeline, structure and content to measure effectiveness and ROI of team activities.
Provides support for A&CC marketing and communications efforts:

Builds marketing and communication vehicles utilizing DU’s email, web, social media and storytelling platforms, manages list production, tracks and evaluates campaign performance to help with recommendations for future iterations.
Supports video and photo shoots, stakeholder meetings, research and research interviews, story development and other assigned tasks that support team goals.
Builds and maintains messaging toolkits and libraries of communications materials for advancement team members.
Oversees asset management for the A&CC team, ensuring materials are appropriately stored, catalogued and easily accessible.
Writes and edits compelling long and short form copy as needed
Partnerships and University Citizenship

Serves as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based Advancement staff and other campus colleagues, to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative advancement practices.
Models “One DU” leadership.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities
Strong organizational and project management skills
Excellent communication, collaboration, and customer experience skills
Experience with a variety of content delivery platforms and website content management
Experience building and editing communications across a variety of media, with a willingness to continually learn and improve
Understanding of strategic marketing and communications and ability to translate into tactical deliverables
Strong cross-channel writer and proofreader with a strong grasp of spelling and grammar
Well-developed research skills and the ability to gather, synthesize and report information
Facile technology user with experience working with project management tools, and the ability to learn new platforms quickly
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or work experience
Two years of marketing and communications experience
Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with project management tools (e.g. Asana, Wrike, etc),
Experience Adobe Suite products, CMS and CRM tools
Experience with digital asset management tools
Relevant experience in a university setting or similarly complex non-profit environment
Working Environment

Standard open office environment.
Noise level is quiet to moderate.
Eligible for hybrid work.
Physical Activities

Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. with assistance.
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends as required

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 30, 2023.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $50,000-$60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.