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University Advancement Assistant

Company: University of Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Position Title
University Advancement Assistant

Development & Alumni Relations



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Professional Non-faculty

UNC Background
Our UniversityFounded in 1889, as the State Normal School of Colorado and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado's stunning high plains, the University of Northern Colorado has grown from its roots as a teacher's college into an institution with international draw and status.
UNC is a public doctoral research university that strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its approximately 9,000 students and is positioned to advance knowledge through discovery because of its just-right size, expert faculty and tradition of research and hands-on learning. By immersing students in innovative teaching and research methods in the classroom and in the field, UNC provides its students with an exceptional educational experience. UNC's talented and dedicated faculty are housed in its five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business; Natural and Health Sciences; and Performing and Visual Arts.Acclaimed for its expertise in a broad array of academic disciplines, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs on campus, off campus and online. Undergraduate students study in a liberal arts tradition that supports them in exploring broadly, making connections, thinking critically, and using what they learn to make a difference in the world around them. UNC also offers more than 60 extended campus programs throughout the state and online, meeting an increasing demand among adult learners and working students in industry-relevant disciplines. Of UNC's 120 graduate programs, almost half are taught at satellite locations or online. Research, scholarship, and creative works are essential components of academic life for both faculty and students at UNC. Many undergraduate degree programs require a research experience and most graduate programs require a thesis, capstone project, or dissertation. UNC faculty purposefully connect research and teaching by bringing what they learn from their research into the courses they teach and by inviting students to join their work. Faculty and student work on research, scholarship, and creative works focuses on knowledge creation as well as the application of knowledge to solve real world problems. Surveys of current and former students show that they value these relationships and see them as one of the primary benefits of attending UNC.

There is no typical UNC student. UNC prides itself on being a university where students do not have to conform in order to belong. Whatever their unique talents may be, UNC helps students reach their fullest potential. The university prepares students not only to have successful careers, but also to lead fulfilling lives, engage in intelligent public discourse, participate in government, and thrive in a changing, global world. UNC has a long history of serving students who are often underrepresented at research universities. More than 40% of UNC undergraduates are the first in their family to go to college, one third are underrepresented minorities, and more than one-quarter are eligible for federal need-based financial aid.

Linked to our community since we were founded in 1889, UNC is an important part of the Greeley community and works to actively foster a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with our city and its residents. Greeley is a warm and welcoming place and a location we are proud to call our home. Recently ranked as the fourth fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, Greeley is a community on the move where a robust economy offers a number of enriching opportunities to residents of all ages.

Our Direction: Rowing, Not Drifting 2030
Our strategic plan, Rowing, Not Drifting 2030, brings to life our vision for the university which takes shape in the form of our vision statement, five vision elements, and outcomes that serve as the foundation in support of and in service to UNC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. It guides the work of our five phases over the next decade, as well as the implementation of our supporting key actions and tactics.

The five vision elements that serve as our foundation are:

  • Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.

  • Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.

  • Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.

  • Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado's future.

  • Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.

    Our Imperatives: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to become a Hispanic Serving Institution. As a diverse team, we develop and learn more together. We value the individuality of each person and recognize how diversity enhances our campus. When you join the UNC family, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that expects intentional collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and local partners.

    Physical Demands
    Standard office work environment with prolonged use of computer display and telephone. Occasional event staffing that may require, nights and weekends, standing for long periods of time, lifting and moving of heavy items and displays, and/or driving university or personal vehicles.

    Job Summary
    We love what we do, because what we do makes a difference at UNC and for UNC students. We are UNC's Division of University Advancement and we are searching for a University Advancement Assistant to join our team.

    Who We Are:
    The University of Northern Colorado is a public research university committed to putting student learning first in all aspects of our organization. Our commitment to students and our plan for ensuring their success is laid out in UNC's ten-year strategic vision, Rowing, Not Drifting 2030. Learn more about our commitment to putting Students First by visiting

    What We're Looking For:
    We are looking for a professional with exceptional guest services, hospitality and program support experience. Our next colleague should have
    (1) three or more years of experience to include hospitality, guest services and/or administrative support;
    (2) exemplary standard of customer service;
    (3) high proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using customer relationship management software;
    (4) excellent oral and written communication skills;
    (5) ability to manage multiple assignments while in an environment prone to interruption or distraction;
    (6) flexible, adaptable, and solution-oriented attitude; and
    (7) a strong commitment to support and advance the mission of UNC.

    Your Role in UNC's Success:
    UNC engages thousands of constituents every year, many of whom are alumni, donors and community leaders ready to invest the in mission and success of UNC and our students. As the University Advancement Assistant, you ensure the presidential standard of hospitality is extended to every constituent who calls, visits or otherwise connects with UNC through the university's external facing offices. This includes serving as the reception for all guests visiting UNC's advancement and executive offices, managing front line communication and customer service, event and meeting support, student staff supervision, and program assistance for assigned projects within the division. Through your work, you will enhance the services that are critical to sustaining and growing UNC's constituent relationships. And through stronger constituent relationships and engagement, UNC is better poised to advance the outcomes identified in Rowing, Not Drifting 2030.

    What We'll Offer for Your Success:
    Reporting to UNC's Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations, you will join a fun, focused and goal-oriented centralized advancement team. You will receive the tools and support to fulfill your responsibilities; the guidance to ensure that your efforts align with UNC priorities; opportunity to work with offices and staff across campus; and a team of advancement colleagues who value your contribution and celebrate your success.

    Minimum Qualifications
    High school diploma or GED required

    The following minimum requirements may have been acquired congruently or incongruently:
    * Minimum of three years of experience in hospitality, guest services, and/or customer service in an executive or other professional environment
    * Minimum of three years administrative support or clerical services

    Preferred Qualifications
    Associates Degree or other post-secondary training preferred

    Combined knowledge, skills and abilities that include:
    Exemplary standard of hospitality and customer service; appreciation and openness to working within a diverse community of constituents; proficiency in Microsoft software and experience using customer relationship management software; ability to learn, interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures; excellent oral and written communication; problem solving skills; ability to act with diplomacy, tact and patience; ability to remain detail oriented while balancing multiple deadlines; and flexibility and adaptability in a changing work environment.
    Experience in a higher education advancement

    Organizational Location
    University of Northern Colorado

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    Open Until Filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Please attach a resume and cover letter electronically.

    Salary and Benefits
    Salary is $46,350. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

    Additional Requirements and Information
    Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

    Optional Documents

Keywords: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley , University Advancement Assistant, Other , Greeley, Colorado

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