Program Coordinator, Western Colorado MSW Program
University of Denver

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The School's curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

Position Summary

Please note this position is based in Glenwood Springs, CO and requires Saturday availability during the academic school year. Flexible hours Monday through Friday.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Under the direction of the Western Colorado MSW Program Assistant Director, the Western Colorado MSW Program Coordinator will provide coordination and coverage of program activities. The Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the operational success of program functions during class times. Additionally, the Program Coordinator is present for the weekend-based program on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the academic school year to support students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of program operations. Under the direction of the MSW Program Director and Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for managing program internal and external program communications and coordinating student and faculty services on-site.

The Program Coordinator provides supervision to student employee(s) as needed. The Western Colorado MSW Program Coordinator will serve as the program's primary support person to the GSSW Western Colorado student, faculty and staff communities. The position is responsible for coordinating events and opportunities for the GSSW Western Colorado MSW Program and outreaching to prospective students. This position supports a variety of projects as assigned by the Western Colorado MSW Program Director. This may involve engagement in event planning, development of materials, facilitating activities, research, analyzing data, creating dashboards, working with vendors, coordinating logistics, etc.

Essential Functions

Administration of Western Colorado MSW Program

  • Coordinates educational and administrative components of the Western Colorado MSW Program.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts including facilitating publicity, distributing recruitment materials and program information, and providing individualized information to potential students.
  • Coordinates prospective student webinars and informational sessions within Western Colorado communities.
  • Manages and tracks prospective student information in Slate and provides communications support for engaging with prospective students
  • Oversees implementation of student services and resources in conjunction with GSSW Assistant Dean of Students and the Western Colorado MSW Program Director and Assistant Director
  • Supports adjunct faculty teaching in the offsite program including the coordination of materials and resources.
  • Manages technology equipment and connections for ITV classes, directing classroom management for all classes offered including physical and technological resources, managing instructors with group facilitation and educational tasks as needed.
  • Support culturally responsible programming, targeting student support and persistence for all GSSW students.
  • Assist the Western Colorado MSW Program Director and Assistant Program Director with planning and implementation of new student orientation (two-year and advanced standing) for Western Colorado MSW students
  • Participate in the planning and manage implementation for all events at the Western Colorado MSW Program, including but not limited to: orientations, community service days, graduation celebrations, and student organization events.
  • Support implementation of EAP student services for Western Colorado MSW students
  • Concur and reimbursements for programmatic expenses and for GSSW Western Colorado Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Maintain office equipment, supplies and communications.

*Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • A commitment to inclusive excellence and experience working with diverse communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional experience working with students in postsecondary education
  • Ability to analyze data and develop reports
  • Excellent organizational skills in developing and managing projects
  • Ability to take initiative and achieve program goals in alignment to GSSW and DU vision and values
  • Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA and other confidentiality laws
  • ability to work with small teams and develop trust and communication among stakeholders
  • acute attention to detail
  • ability to learn new systems quickly
  • work well under time pressure
  • comfort with change and complexity
  • excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at once and on time
  • skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • ability to quickly develop strong knowledge and understanding of an organization
  • proven ability to establish and maintain efficient office workflow and administrative processes
  • strong customer service orientation
  • demonstrated commitment, knowledge and ability to effectively engage individuals from broadly diverse communities

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications (Microsoft suite)
  • 2 or more years of administrative experience including front-line customer service and project coordination in a professional or academic setting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three to five (3-5) years working in higher education
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Canvas and Zoom applications

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $18-24.

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 some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

Advertised: July 15, 2021
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