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Graduate School position open to CU Boulder employees

The lead nurture and conversion specialist focuses on keeping in contact with our prospective students (leads) and nudge them toward applying and enrolling in degree and/or certificate programs and enrolling in classes. 

Who we are:

The Graduate School serves as the intellectual crossroads of the university, a place where we work to educate the next generation of teachers, scholars and researchers and to develop the fields of knowledge and research within which those leaders will pursue their work.

Over 5000 graduate students from around the world come to CU Boulder to work in over 100 programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. We offer degrees in the full range of disciplines, and we also provide a number of opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary work, both in degree and certificate programs.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Nurturing & Email Marketing

  • Use email marketing techniques to successfully keep generated leads' interest in CU-Boulder professional master's degrees and graduate certificates.
  • Create, modify, and maintain the strategy for nurturing leads.
  • Determine the process to compose, build, segment, and manage email lists and campaigns.
  • Decide the process for optimizing email sends.
  • Minimize list decay and unsubscribes and increase productivity of email sends.
  • Find new approaches to lead nurturing.

Content Marketing & Writing

  • Employ content marketing techniques and key messaging to write relevant content for various outlets.
  • Create the design of email templates, call to action, and links used in email sends.
  • Write the content for emails and offers and other related items such as specific webpages.
  • Create and implement new projects and creative ideas to improve lead conversion rates.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Director on creating and tweaking key messaging.

Advising & Conversion

  • Serve as the in-house expert on admission qualifications and requirements for every professional master's degree (PMD) and graduate certificate offered and use knowledge to convert leads to enrolled students.
  • Decide how best to interact/communicate with leads and applicants and how best to manage those relationships in a positive manner.
  • Proactively collaborate with department/program personnel to keep abreast of new offerings, requirements, and requests.
  • Decide how best to nudge leads to convert (ask for the sale).

Reporting & Documentation

  • Track results and determine ROI reporting on a consistent basis; write and compile complete documentation on all efforts and store files in the office-shared drive.
  • Determine the best method to measure results from nurturing campaigns.
  • Determine how best to report results on an ongoing basis.
  • Keep office staff, departments, and programs informed of new leads, applicants, and enrollment conversions.
  • Develop documentation and road maps for processes, A/B tests, and promotions/campaigns that succeed through email.
  • Analyze and interpret the behaviors and patterns that make customers successful and more likely to be retained by CU Boulder.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is open to CU Boulder employees. Refer to the full posting requirements and deadline to apply.

How to apply:

  1. Log into the MyCUinfo portal
  2. Select Nav Bar in upper right corner
  3. Navigate to CU Resources tab
  4. Select CU Careers- Search Jobs/Apply from the Business Tools menu
  5. Search job number 11025  or Lead Nurture & Conversion Specialist - InternalCU​

Departments, programs: Put your student messaging on Engineering Center digital signs

The Engineering Management Program, in collaboration with the College of Engineering & Applied Science marketing group, is seeking content for four monitors that are located in the new first-floor lounge of the Engineering Center.

The monitors will run 12 hours per day. The primary audience is students and the content accepted is very broad, anything that would be of interest to students from new academic programs to athletics or performances.

Email Amy Viveriteo, marketing manager for the Engineering Management Program, or Jeff Zehnder, communications specialist for the College of Engineering & Applied Science, for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: South Africa

Erick Mueller with Global Seminar students

South Africa Entrepreneurship Global Seminar

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in six weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop tangible and practical deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume!

Led by Erick Mueller, students earn 6 upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward business electives, fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate or counts as internship credit for both the Entrepreneurship Certificate as well as the Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate. Open to all majors.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5–6 p.m.
Koelbel Business, room S233

Beginner ArcGIS for Desktop

Photo of the Earth Sciences & Map Library

Are you interested in learning about GIS (geographic information systems) but don’t know where to start? This workshop is the perfect starting point!

During this session, Phil White will introduce participants to basic GIS concepts, ArcMap and ArcGIS Online. Participants will walk through basic GIS procedures such as adding data and styling a simple map.

Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with ArcGIS Desktop installed, which is free to CU faculty and staff (students may email philip.white@colorado.edu for a free student license). ArcGIS Desktop only works on Windows operating systems.

Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome! Contact Phil White at 303-735-8278 with any questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night - Club 156, Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Take an energizing break from your studies, and come sing along to your choice of fun tunes using Club 156’s sound and light systems.

Karaoke Night starts at 8 p.m. Thursdays on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC). Food and beverages are right next door at The Connection.

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 7, 21
Oct. 5, 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Departments, programs: Put your message on UMC digital signs

Advertise in the Heart of Campus; illustration of UMC digital sign

Do you have programs, services, courses, events or messages that you want or need to promote to get more attention? Put your message on the University Memorial Center's digital signs!

Create your own eye-catching slides, animations or videos that cycle on three different UMC digital signs in front of hundreds of students and UMC visitors every day! It's environmentally friendly, low cost and cuts down on print materials.

Visit the UMC online for more details and information on other opportunities within the UMC to help get the word out to the CU Boulder community!

Fun research projects for kids

Junior Scientists

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies.

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please visit our website; email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address); or call us at 303-492-6389. Feel free to check out our Facebook page for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Cuba

Gender, Race, & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba Global Seminar

Want to study gender, race and tourism through an anthropological lens in Cuba this summer? Earn 6 credits in five weeks on an exciting Global Seminar! You will visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana.

The program is open to all majors, and there is no Spanish language requirement. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director, CU Boulder professor Kaifa Roland.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room N215

Think! talk: 'Why We Are Irrational About Politics'

The Center for Values and Social Policy invites you to a Think! talk by Philosophy Professor Michael Huemer titled "Why We Are Irrational About Politics."

Why doesn't everyone agree with you about politics? The best explanation is they are being irrational and not, for example, that political issues are especially difficult or we lack sufficient information to resolve them. Huemer will discuss why people are especially irrational about this particular subject, and how and why they adopt the beliefs they want to adopt. The bad news: You're probably being irrational, too.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Education building, room 220

Education Abroad informational meeting: Boren Awards Scholarship

Do you plan to study abroad in a non-traditional location during the 2018–19 academic year? Boren Scholarships support undergraduate study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin American (Europe/Oceania/Semester at Sea excluded) and graduate research abroad in these regions as well.

The Boren Scholarship on-campus application deadline will be in late January for study abroad during the 2018–19 academic year, so advanced planning is necessary! To learn more, attend the informational meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.
Norlin Library, room S421