Part-Time Advancement Coordinator, Sturm College of Law

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Admin / Executive / Office Support, Advancement, Alumni / Development / Fundraising
Division: Advancement

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.

About the Sturm College of Law

A national leader in experiential and interdisciplinary legal education, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative and ascendant law schools. The law school features a community of nationally recognized scholar-teachers, an outstanding student body, an accomplished and highly professional staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. Located in a beautiful and economically vibrant metropolitan area, the Sturm College of Law supports a full-time JD program, a part-time weekend JD program, a range of pioneering Master’s Degree programs, and a set of esteemed specialty programs.

Position Summary

The Advancement Coordinator supports alumni and donor engagement for the Sturm College of Law as a member of the unit’s advancement team. Reporting to the Director of Development for Annual Giving, the Coordinator will provide administrative and project management support for events, communications, and initiatives focused on increasing the pipeline of engaged alumni and donors.

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

Essential Functions

Event Support

  • Provide support for key alumni and donor events, with a primary focus on the annual DU Law Stars event, Law Alumni Council meetings, and reunion events.
  • Event-related duties may include, but are not limited to, data management, liaising with central events and communications teams for invitations and registration, managing award video filming, and conducting post-event activities/follow-up.
  • Help schedule and manage student volunteers for events.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners on logistics for small events and meetings including ordering food and beverages, room reservations, and audio/visual needs.

Administrative Duties

  • Provide administrative support for alumni engagement activities; including entering emails and contact reports into appropriate University systems, gathering data from internal partners on alumni activities, reviewing and updating information to ensure data integrity, and liaising with central data teams to upload and manage data.
  • Regularly check alumni email inbox; manage, direct, and respond to emails in that inbox as appropriate.
  • Assist in drafting copy for social media channels, the Law Alumni & Friends web pages, and VolunteerDU platform.
  • Support quarterly alumni newsletters through tracking content matrix, review cycles, and deadlines and coordinating interviews as appropriate.

Annual Giving and Stewardship

  • Assist in supporting unit-specific appeals in coordination with the central annual giving team including project management and submitting data requests.  
  • Assist with the annual participation in 1Day4DU for SCOL coordinating closely with unit and central annual giving, alumni engagement, and major gift officers.
  • Assist in sponsor management for annual Law Stars event to include building prospect lists, sending sponsor materials, and following up with sponsors on deliverables.
  • In partnership with the SCOL advancement team support stewardship for annual and leadership annual giving donors through fund-specific stewardship communications, student letter writing campaigns, and student engagement in stewardship events including the annual scholarship reception.  

University Citizenship

  • Serve as an active and collaborative partner to central and unit-based advancement functions and other campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative talent management practices.
  • Model “One DU” leadership.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and organizational skills.
  • An understanding and attitude of customer service; ability to be very flexible and adapt to change.
  • Must be able to manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities. 
  • Willingness to take initiative, keep a positive attitude, and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Adept at problem-solving, critical thinking, and using judgment in situations that require sensitivity and tact.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or work experience (Veterans with equivalent combination of military certification/education and experience may substitute for the degree qualification)
  • 2 years of professional administrative, constituent relations, or related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education or similarly complex non-profit organization specifically supporting advancement efforts
  • Flexibility for occasional off-site and evening events
  • Professional familiarity with the legal field

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
  • Must be willing and able to travel between multiple buildings across campus
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times

Work Schedule

Approximately 15-20 hours per week; flexibility to establish a semi-regular weekly schedule; some nights and weekends as required. 

Application Deadline

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

Special Instructions

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

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $20.43 - $25.50.

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.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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