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College Admissions Coach

Description

The priorities of the Native Pathways to College Program is to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) enrolled into college, support successful transfer of two-year tribal college and university (TCU) students to four-year institutions, and increase the college readiness of high school students through academic preparedness strategies. The Native Pathways program will assist Native students in applying to institutions including those with competitive admissions requirements.  The admissions and matriculation outcomes focused on assisting students with finding the right college match. The Native Pathways program will support a college-going climate among Native students at target high schools by increasing awareness about and access to post-secondary institutions.

The College Admissions Coach provides expertise in student admissions services.  This position will be a liaison to targeted high schools, conduct outreach, track student engagement, verify matriculation, and coach students through the college choice process. The Coach will develop materials to assist high school students and their support systems in navigating the college admissions process.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Continuously improve and implement a college coaching program assisting AIAN students in college admissions process, to include, but not limited to support student matriculation, college visits, and college fairs;
  2. Engage students and families into Native Pathways program;
  3. Develop partnerships with four-year institutions to support student college choice; develop partnerships with American Indian higher education departments, local organizations, local TCUs and high school staff to support college resources and opportunities;
  4. Stay current with trends in the college admissions process, to include, but not limited to college applications, essays, FAFSA, choosing a best-fit for college;
  5. Frequent presentations and workshops on college admissions process; develop original content and resources on college choice and college admissions;
  6. Stay current and up to date on latest trends involving American Indian Education and college choice process.
  7. Work in a team environment and assist other team members to meet goals of Native Pathways.
  8. Balance tasks and activities to consistently follow the company standards for timely outreach and communication to students, families, and program partners.
  9. Monitor and manage student database, student documents, and associated reports related to high school coaching.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development
  • Ability to develop and enhance relationships
  • Social media skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and/or projects at one time
  • Attention to and tolerance for detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners
  • Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives
  • Experience presenting for small and large groups
  • Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods

Education/Experience/Certification Requirements

  • BA Degree
  • Experience working with AIAN or underserved population high school and/or college students

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field
  • Two years of experience as a college admissions coach or admissions officer
  • Involvement and/or experience with college admissions processes

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office environment
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Lifting from 20-30 pounds
  • Travel as assigned, airplane and car.

To Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org

Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

Note:    The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.  Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.

               

Senior Student Success Coach

Description

The Senior Student Success Coach will provide advising, resources, and mentorship to scholarship recipients. The coach will also support and lead the development of the American Indian College Fund’s Signature Scholarship programming through implementation and evaluation of programming, while serving as a team lead in student coaching.  Responsibilities include implementation, assessment, and enhancement of a college success program that will result in improvements in persistence and degree completion.

The Coach is an integral part of the Student Success Services Team that administers scholarship and other student support programs in order to fulfill a core mission of the American Indian College Fund – offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values that enhance their education, their communities, their careers and the country as a whole and supporting success in these endeavors.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead the execution, assessment, and enhancement of a program consisting of both in-person and virtual student success support activities
  • Provide proactive group and individual academic success coaching to defined cohorts of scholarship recipients
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with tribal college staff and work with them to better promote student success
  • Provide proactive communications connecting recipients to intentional intervention and student support services provided by the College Fund, their college, or their community
  • Communicates on a regular basis with scholars regarding upcoming deadlines, requirements, and expectations associated with their scholarship award
  • Engage students in educational and career planning activities to help guide them to achieve their graduation and career readiness goals
  • Work in a team environment with other College Fund staff in developing and implementing “best practice” approaches for managing scholar-related issues and challenges that impact persistence and graduation
  • Continually evaluate the use of online college success resources provided by the College Fund and make recommendations on retaining, enhancing, and replacing resources
  • Communicates recommendations for scholarship status changes to the Director of Student Support Services
  • Monitor and manage student database entries, student documents, and associated reports with a focus on data-driven decisions to measure effectiveness
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development
  • Ability to develop and enhance relationships
  • Social Media skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and/or projects at one time
  • Attention to and tolerance for detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners
  • Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives
  • Experience presenting for small and large groups
  • Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods

Education/Experience/Certification Requirements

  • BA Degree
  • Two years of experience in a college student services role
  • Experience working with American Indian or other underserved populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office environment
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Lifting up to 35 pounds

Note:    The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.  Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org

Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to find a place where your contributions make a difference? Have you some free time to lend a hand? Looking to find a place where you can develop your job skills in a fun and learning environment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we would like to meet you.

The American Indian College Fund currently has volunteer opportunities available. We are seeking a civic minded individual/s who can lend their skills in the following area: Office or clerical support – answer phone, file, data entry.

Contact Info:
Human Resources
303-426-8900

Resumes can be sent to:
American Indian
College Fund
Human Resources
8333 Greenwood Blvd. Denver, CO 80221
email: applications@collegefund.org

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The American Indian College Fund is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.