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Marketing, Communications & Events Manager

Posted: 11/05/2023

Marketing, Communications and Events Manager
Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation

Pueblo, CO

The Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation supports the University in its private fundraising and
charitable efforts for the purpose of supplementing and enhancing University programs, activities, and
educational opportunities.

The Marketing, Communications and Events Manager supports the core values of the CSU Pueblo
Foundation and assures quality services to students, faculty, staff, parents, outside organizations and
communities. The Marketing, Communications and Events Manager oversees all marketing, social media
and communication strategies, develops and manages budgets, assists with planning and executing all
Foundation related events, and assists in development activities.

The Marketing, Communications and Events Manager reports to the President/CEO of the CSU Pueblo
Foundation. She/he interfaces with campus departments and external University constituencies,
including media, prospects, donors and external vendors. She/he works closely with all advancement
1) Marketing & Communications (50%)
• Write all Foundation related press releases and work with the Office of Marketing,
Communications and Community Relations (MCCR) to ensure accuracy, consistency, and
proper distribution.
• Manage and develop CSU Pueblo Foundation’s web presence
• Create and maintain websites for Foundation special events (i.e. Gala, President’s Club
Soiree, etc.) and campaigns
• Online registration web pages
• Oversee Foundation social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube,
Linked In, Flickr and other social media platforms) to perform consistent communication
with constituents, reflecting University set guidelines
• Ensure strategic, consistent, and regular social media posts are scheduled.
• Work with Foundation staff to execute an email communications strategy to engage and
inform constituents including but not limited to e newsletters, event invitations, annual
giving efforts and other foundation email initiatives.
• Lead the creative, writing and editing of printed promotional materials such as
brochures, flyers, quarterly newsletters, annual reports, direct marketing initiatives and
Internet marketing projects
• Develop and design annual Stewardship Report
• Lead the creative content for production of video content for special events, campaigns,
websites and social media
• Establish and maintain consistent organization image and marketing communications
for brand; working closely with MCCR to establish consistency with the University brand
• Develop opportunities to promote scholarship program and scholarship application,
including: internet marketing, direct marketing, campus exhibitions, scholarship related
events etc.

2) Events (50%)
• Ensure successful execution of the annual President’s Gala, President’s Donor
Appreciation event and other donor engagement events
• Assist with the annual Friends and Scholars event for approximately 550 attendees. This
event will be a coordinated effort with the Director of Foundation Scholarships
• Assist with Give Day activities
• Assist in the setup of the Foundation Board Meetings Lead Foundation staff with the
production and coordination of fundraising and stewardship events including:
advertising, logistics, obtaining event sponsors, creating and maintaining event vendors,
collecting event RSVPs, soliciting auction items, organizing and managing event
volunteers and creating and maintaining detailed event databases
• Lead staff with the following Foundation related events to include invitations, guest
lists, reservations, catering, room set up, decorations, and event follow up.
 Scholarship Events and Signing Ceremonies – promote and publicize large
endowed gifts given to the Foundation
 Kane Scholarship Reception – Given to honor incoming and graduating Kane
 Other events as required

The successful candidate will be an individual who believes in the mission of Colorado State University
Pueblo and Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation, willing to establish communication with
current and new donors, is results- and people-oriented, and possesses a strong work ethic and superb
attention to detail. The candidate will also have proven communication skills with an ability to write and
speak persuasively about the role of educational philanthropy. Some night and weekend work is required.
Must be willing to travel.

• Bachelor's Degree
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Self-starter and able to manage projects independently
• Ability to work with diverse populations
• Demonstrated proficiency in creative software
• Ability to track program progress and adhere to deadlines

• Creative experience in developing marketing and communication material
• Video, image and design editing skills
• Experience with major event planning
• Knowledge and experience in Raisers Edge and crowdfunding platforms
• Demonstrated success with grassroots and/or education fundraising programs

$55,000 – $60,000 commensurate of experience. Includes an extensive benefits package to include health,
dental, vision, retirement and bonuses.

To Apply
To apply, email cover letter, your resume and three professional references to:

CSU Pueblo Foundation
Attn: Sandy Lundahl
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001

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