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The Denver Post Names American Indian College Fund a Winner of the Colorado Top Workplaces 2021 Award for Third Year in a Row.

Denver Post Top Work Places 2021 American Indian College Fund

Why Work Here?

The American Indian College Fund is a top-ranked national charity making a difference in Native peoples’ lives and communities, while working to effect policy change in higher education.

We asked our staff, “What are your top reasons for working here?” They said:

  • Working in a great team with the same focus to support Native Scholars
  • Motivated and united by our mission
  • Support of cultural values
  • Great salary and benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Consistent and supportive learning environment
  • Great office culture
  • Promotion of healthy work/life balance
  • The staff are hardworking and fun!
  • Ethical and transparent practices

In our employee engagement survey, we asked our employees to tell us about some things we are doing great here. Some replies included:

  • The College Fund is an organization with its mission at the core of what we do and how we do it. Our team is focused on creating and improving opportunity for individuals and communities who need it most. We thrive in our dedication to accomplishing our work together as a whole team.
  • I feel like leadership and my boss go out of their way to make us feel appreciated. I am happy and proud to work here.
  • Our mission is incredible and it is clear that individual staff members are deeply passionate about service to that mission.
  • We are always trying to figure out how to do things better, we are clear about the importance and focus on our mission and work, overall we are generous and treat employees/staff well.
  • There is an extremely warm and welcoming culture at this organization.

Diversity and Inclusion comments

  • This is the most inspiring work to me because Native people at the College Fund are spearheading these programs and are giving Native communities the chance to form their own pathway through these programs.
  • I like that we incorporate Indigenous perspectives in how we treat each other and go about our work.
  • We thrive in cultural literacy, which helps us understand the distant places from where our students come.
  • I get a strong sense of mutual respect and inclusion from all staff members at the College Fund.

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, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

College Fund Career Opportunities

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Human Resources

Job Details

Job Title Director, Human Resources
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To President & CEO
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified June 7, 2021

Organization: The American Indian College Fund is a national Native-led, Native-serving non-profit organization headquartered in Denver, CO. The Director of Human Resources supports a team of over 70 employees working in a hybrid work environment with some employees located in other states while the majority live in the Denver Metro area. From 2019-2021, the College Fund was voted a Denver Top Workplace by its employees. The College Fund leadership and Board of Trustees highly value developing and maintaining an excellent work environment for its team. The Human Resources Director is an important member of College Fund leadership and has the opportunity for professional growth and development aligned with the College Fund’s mission and purposes.

 

Position Description:

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) positively impacts the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals. Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of Tribal Colleges and Universities are also integral elements of our mission.

The Director (Director) of Human Resources is responsible for providing guidance and oversight of the College Fund’s effective use of people and their talents to achieve our mission. In this role, the Senior Director plans, designs, implements, and evaluates all initiatives that support effective performance by College Fund team members. The Director supports the development and maintenance of an organizational culture rooted in Indigenous values and the guiding principles of the College Fund. The Director ensures that the College Fund continues its practices of high levels of employee engagement and strives to ensure high employee satisfaction. The position develops human resource and talent management practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture emphasizing empowerment, quality and productivity standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a high-quality workforce. The Director provides leadership and guidance to the College Fund by overseeing program and policy development, legal compliance, talent acquisition, career development, employee engagement, retention, training and development, classifications, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.

This position reports to the President and CEO and directs HR practices across the organization. This position maintains the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality, as they are charged with the protection of sensitive organizational and employee information, and they will act with some independence to ensure fairness and objectivity for all employees while exemplifying and supporting the College Fund’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and organizational culture.

 

Essential Job Functions

Employee Retention, Professional Development, and Training

1. Provide leadership training and coaching to support and enhance supervisor and employee relations.

2. Develop and support appropriate training/professional development plans to enhance performance and support employee growth.

3. Analyze and report on the effectiveness of professional development meeting the organizational objectives.

4. Lead the employee evaluation process.

5. Ensure meaningful recognition programs are implemented which includes employee engagement.

Talent Acquisition: Recruitment, Selection and Orientation

1. Lead recruiting and coach hiring supervisors during selection process.

2. Manage job offer process.

3. Lead orientation process to ensure new team members have information and tools they need and are appropriately supported.

General Employee and Compliance Management

1. Communicate and ensure adherence to applicable employment laws and regulations.

2. Provide oversight and ensure accurate and timely delivery of the payroll function.

3. Maintain human resource records.

4. Ensure appropriate personnel policies and procedures for the organization.

5. Support organizational structure design and change management.

6. Maintain relationship with employment legal counsel.

7. Lead the implementation of the employee surveys ensuring the analysis and recommendations to leadership, particularly the annual survey of employee well-being but also other surveys as may be necessary for human resource and organizational decisions.

8. Support, manage, and when necessary, lead the selection of benefits providers.

9. Support employee management related to short and long-term disability, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, health/dental/eye insurance, education benefits, and FMLA.

10. Lead the development and maintenance of employee classification structure, job titles, job descriptions, market surveys, and salary paygrades.

11. Hire and supervise human resources department personnel.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Competencies

· Knowledge of current employment laws and regulations

· Working knowledge of human resource practices, policies and procedures, employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation, and benefits

· Strong computer skills including knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

· Proven success in employee development

· Strong attention to detail

· Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

· Strong communication and presentation skills

· Flexible critical thinker with strong creative problem-solving skills

· Ability to be discreet and maintain strict confidentiality

 

Education / Experience / Certification Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree

· Five to seven years of Human Resources leadership experience (as a manager or director)

· SHRM or other HR certification

 

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s Degree

· Not-for-Profit experience

· Experience with organizations of 25-100 employees

· Knowledge of American Indian culture and communities and/or experience in working with American Indians

· Knowledge of the DiSC employee assessment system

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office setting
  • Minimal travel
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Lifting up to 35 pounds

 


To Apply:
Send your cover letter, a work sample, and a resume to [email protected]
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Administrative Assistant – Student Success Services

Job Details

Position Title: Administrative Assistant – Student Success Services

FLSA Status: Non- exempt

Position Type: Full-time

Department: Student Success Services

Reports to: Senior Director of Student Success Services

Location: Denver, CO

Salary Range : $18-$20 per hour

Date: September 9, 2021

Description

The Administrative Assistant provides critical administrative support to the Student Success Services team which administers scholarships, college access and success, and career exploration and readiness programs to fulfill a core mission of the American Indian College Fund – offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values which enhance their communities and the country as a whole.   The Administrative Assistant’s support will be focused on providing accurate information, , organizational support, and thoughtful communication to College Fund staff, students, and external partners.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides administrative support to the Student Success Services team.
    • Assists with general administrative tasks like file management, update and develop documents used by the department, and supporting in office and virtual team needs
    • Monitors the supply of marketing materials to ensure adequate availability and organize office spaces for effective storage and accessibility
    • Prepare check requests for SSS department purchases and other expenses.
    • Reconciles credit card statements to appropriate documentation and supports expense coding.
    • Provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the Student Services team and workflows.
    • Assists with travel planning and booking flights, hotels, and car rentals.
  • Schedules and supports internal and external meetings and events as required.
    • Coordinate events and details for team activities, including room reservations, financial record submission, and communication.
    • Schedules virtual and in-office meetings and requested with both department members and external partners such as donors, TCU staff, other non-profit organizations.
    • Supports Senior Director in managing department calendar of both regular and special meetings and projects.
  • Supports SSS programs
    • Serves as back up to support communications with scholarship applicants/recipients, tribal college staff, and others via phone and email.  Refers complex questions as needed.
    • Occasionally represents the Fund at various marketing/recruitment events such as conferences and Native American events as assigned.
    • Provide administrative and organizational support to student success initiatives launched by the department
    • Collect, organize, and maintain data for various team projects.
  • Supports Front Desk Coverage and other general College Fund activities as assigned

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to develop and enhance relationships.
  • 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 limited direction.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners.
  • Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Education / Experience

  • Required Qualification: High School Diploma or GED.  Four years of relevant experience as an administrative assistant, or in a similar role with similar responsibilities.
  • Preferred Qualifications:  Associate degree. Experience working in a college or university student services area; experience working with tribal colleges and/or American Indian students.

Work Environment and Physical Activities

Professional office setting

Some air and car travel

Dynamic fast paced, goal oriented, and deadline driven environment

Valid driver’s license

Frequent keyboarding and viewing computer screen

Lifting up to 35 pounds

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 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.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Officer - Indigenous Early Childhood Education (IECE)

Job Details

Job Title Program Officer – Indigenous Early Childhood Education (IECE)
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Program Officer, Indigenous Education
Salary Range $60,000-$65,000
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified July 15, 2021

DESCRIPTION

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals. Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) are also integral elements of our mission.

The College Fund supports TCUs that implement IECE programs and supports college students. We do not work directly with teachers, parents/families, and children in the early learning centers.

The Program Officer – Indigenous Early Childhood Education (IECE) is directly responsible for administering and managing all grant-funded, TCU-implemented, Indigenous early childhood education grant programs at the College Fund. This position will report to the Indigenous Education Program Officer and engage in the maintenance and expansion of TCU IECE program opportunities. Major responsibilities will include strategic engagement across grant funded programs to support the vision of IECE, community engagement, creative storytelling, writing and publishing stories of our success, fund development (specifically through grant writing), data collection/reporting, and building strong partnerships with TCUs, and between TCUs and the teachers, parents/families, and young children they serve. The Program Officer will also contribute to the overall growth of the Programs Department, supporting interdisciplinary program management, cross department inquiry, and evaluation.

Essential Job Functions

1. Manage the overall IECE Program in collaboration with TCUs. This program is funded by multiple grants.

a. Develop program plans and monitoring systems, including process for selecting TCUs to participate in program based on faculty and other resources

b. Support program implementation at participating TCUs through co-visioning, planning, implementation, evaluation, and replication/expansion

c. Implement and strengthen the re-granting application process, grant requirements, and evaluation plan

d. Provide financial oversight according to the approved grant budget

e. Foster widespread awareness and effective collaboration of IECE among TCUs and other tribal partners and communities to share best practices through a community of practice

f. Engage and develop meaningful relationships with community partners, regional, and national organizations

g. Monitor grantee progress towards grant objectives and provide support and guidance, and problem solve as needed to ensure objectives are met

h. Coordinate retreats/gatherings and site visits

i. Coordinate consultants and contractors, as needed

j. Ensure communication and reporting to donors are appropriate and timely

k. Support program evaluation by aiding the development of evaluation metrics and methodologies for showing progress and defining overall success of the program

l. Provide reporting on program activities and impact

2. Support implementation of 2020 Indigenous Early Childhood Education strategic plan

3. Contribute to the development of relationships with foundations, corporations, and private donors interested in funding TCU IECE programs by writing case statements and proposals that match donor interest with tribal college community needs

4. Support other College Fund Strategic Goals and Objectives

a. Collaborate with other teams within the College Fund to accomplish organizational goals

b. Actively participate in department level and organizational strategic and annual planning

c. Engage in Programs and College Fund discussions related to program impact, and provide summarized/analyzed project information

d. Support sharing of successful programming between the College Fund and the TCUs and among the TCUs themselves

e. Create and gather monthly and quarterly summaries of IECE programs for reporting to Board and senior leadership

f. Disseminates information about program activity for internal accountability, fundraising, and public education purposes

g. Present College Fund programming and outcomes at conferences and other venues

h. Share student stories and program successes to support the College Fund’s general awareness and fundraising efforts

5. Administers other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education/Experience

· Master’s degree preferred

· Demonstrated experience with grant program development, budget management, and timelines

· Strong understanding of teacher accreditation, early childhood center accreditation, and communities of practice

· 3-5 years of combined experience in higher education, teacher education, and early childhood education systems

· Knowledge of process for publishable research

· Excellent computer and internet research skills

· Knowledge of Indigenous frameworks for early childhood education, preferred

Competencies

· Demonstrated skill in grant writing and administration

· Strong financial management of programs

· Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work to meet project, department, and organizational timelines

· Ability to contribute to department strategic and annual planning

· Self-directed, and seeks to develop new innovations in programming

· Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills for diverse audiences

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively across departments

· Strong desire to engage in professional development to increase program, leadership and research skills

· Experience working with American Indian communities and tribal colleges desired

· Relationship building with multiple, diverse stakeholders over long periods of time

· Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience working with TCUs and/or American Indian students, families, and communities

· Experience in a nonprofit environment

Work Environment and Physical Activities

· Professional office environment

· Frequent computer use

· Frequent travel by car and plane to TCUs located in rural communities

· Lifting from 20-30 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, a work sample, and a resume to [email protected]
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Officer - Building Tribal College Transfer Pathways in Healthcare & Teacher Education

Job Details

Job Title Program Officer – Building Tribal College Transfer Pathways in Healthcare & Teacher Education
Position Type Full-Time
Duration Two-years, grant funded
FLSA Excempt
Reports To College Fund Program Administrator
Location Pablo, MT preferred; Remote considered
Date Modified July 1, 2021

DESCRIPTION

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives by building tribal college and university (TCUs) capacity through programming, research, and scholarships. Together, we collectively raise funds and secure grants to support TCU students, faculty, and staff in achieving their goals. The College Fund believes education is the answer and supports TCUs as an integral part of our mission. The College Fund also practices programming for impact where we develop clear program outcomes and collects data to monitor and evaluate outcome fulfillment and the effectiveness of our strategies.

The Tribal College Transfer Pathways Program Officer position focuses on managing and implementing one grant-funded program at the College Fund, which seeks to build the capacity of the seven tribal colleges in Montana (MT) to collectively and systematically meet state workforce needs in the healthcare and education sector. Broadly, the College Fund will provide technical assistance, stakeholder coordination, program administration, and implementation grants to build the proposed capacities across the seven MT TCUs. Specifically, the Program Officer will guide the TCUs in their work to collaboratively establish clear transfer pathways and program standards between their institutions and build out stackable credentials, focusing on the development of healthcare and education pathways from certificate to associate to baccalaureate degrees through 1+1 and 2+2 articulation agreements. Overall, the programming and Program Officer role will support and build the transfer pathways to improve the educational and career outcomes of underserved Native populations in MT and across the TCU system.

The Program Officer will work closely with College Fund’s Program Administrator, TCU leadership, TCU faculty and staff, consultants, and state/national partners to ensure successful grant implementation and goal achievement. The Program Officer will lead the project with strong subject matter expertise, support the project implementation teams at each of the seven TCUs, and facilitate TCU cross-collaboration to achieve project goals and successfully build out transfer pathways.

The program officer will offer a broader perspective, facilitate cross-TCU collaboration, and provide focused technical assistance including examples of articulation agreements, successful transfer policies and procedures, and transfer support services. They will work closely and directly with a dedicated team of faculty/staff at each TCU and provide input on programming activities as they occur on the ground. The Program Officer also plays a critical role in helping the TCUs assess their readiness and resources for grant implementation and in

addressing emergent challenges among grantees. The Program Officer will also be responsible for collecting the necessary data for and writing annual project reports.

Essential Job Functions

Program Implementation

· Works with the seven Montana Tribal Colleges identify two healthcare and/or education transfer pathways that require one- or two-year credentials and lead to high-demand jobs in healthcare and/or education in Montana.

· Develops program strategies and implementation plans in collaboration with the seven TCUs to identify gaps and opportunities in existing transfer and academic programming and to specify concrete actions to build out successful transfer pathways and stackable credentials.

· Reviews, guides, and supports the execution of broader strategies across the MT TCUs, within each tribal college’s implementation plan, to develop a cohesive system to deliver robust academic programming, stackable credentials, and coordinated career supports to prepare Native students to meet workforce needs in healthcare and education across the state.

· Coordinates, facilitates, and co-leads meetings with MT TCUs.

· Provides program leadership and technical assistance to TCU faculty, TCU leadership, and partners engaged in the transfer pathway development to build effective transfer processes, programming and partnerships among the TCUs.

· Helps connect existing educational programs already offered across MT TCUs while engaging with the TCUs to identify and build out the needed institutional capacity to make transfer pathways successful.

· Develops and maintains highly collaborative and supportive relationships with the seven MT TCUs. The Program Officer will conduct monthly check-ins with each TCU and quarterly check-ins with all seven MT TCUs to identify and help resolve emergent challenges and ensure cross-TCU partnership building and communication are occurring.

· Support and guide the alignment of programming with TCU policies and procedures to ensure the sustainability of transfer and academic programming.

· Works together with the seven MT TCUs to build out at least two transfer pathways through 1+1 and 2+2 articulation agreements; and assists with the development of articulation agreements, curriculum revisions, and accreditation approvals to meet program outcomes.

· Collaborates with the College Fund’s Research and Evaluation team to offer data training and coaching to the seven MT TCUs to build their capacity to track enrollment, transfer, and graduation data for the newly developed transfer pathways using National Student Clearinghouse data.

· Convenes the MT TCUs to identify best practices and insights that are scalable to the TCU system.

Grant Administration

· Collects, tracks, and manages all program elements.

· Documents all changes to certificate and degree programs and transfer processes (courses, descriptions, and curriculum) as evidence of developing a clearer and cohesive academic pathway that support stackable credential completion.

· Serves as point-of-contact and a resource to College Fund Program Administrator and seven MT TCUs.

· Identifies training needs and skills gaps for project grantees, facilitates skill development, and make recommendations for solutions.

· Organizes and attends meetings and events related to the project.

· Trains and provides direction to team members.

· Oversees program reporting and evaluation and plays a pivotal role in collecting program data.

Job Requirements

Competencies

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

· Ability to communicate with a diverse team and build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.

· Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

· Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

· Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines.

· Personal characteristics sought include initiative, discretion, mature judgment, positive behavior, patience, and understanding.

· Aptitude for learning

Required Education/ Experience

· Master’s degree in Education or a related field from an accredited institution.

· 3+ years of experience in program management and oversight in higher education

· 3+ years of experience with transfer pathway development, including experience developing articulation agreements.

· Familiarity with student transfer student advising, and curriculum development processes in higher education.

· Experience engaging diverse stakeholders in program development and implementation.

Preferred Experience and Knowledge of:

· Ph.D. in Education or a related field.

· Knowledge of research design and research methods

· Familiarity with course evaluation, curriculum development, transfer, and articulation policies in higher education

· Experience working with tribal nation communities and knowledge of American Indian/Alaska Native culture, and/or working with TCUs

Work Environment and Physical Activities:

· This position is often required to pack boxes and lift them for shipping, and to lift equipment (computers, printers, recorders, screens, etc.), up to 20 to 30 pounds

· Frequent keyboarding

· 25% travel

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, a work sample, and a resume to [email protected]
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Officer - TCU Student Success Program Officer

Job Details

Job Title: TCU Student Success Program Officer

FLSA: Exempt

Position Type: Full time

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, College Success

Department: Student Success Services

Location: Denver, CO

Salary Range: 60-65k

Date Modified: 9/9/2021

Position Description

Description

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals. Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) are also integral elements of our mission.

The Program Officer for TCU Student Success will identify, manage and advise student enrollment management strategies programming in Student Success Services. The purpose of this work is to support transformative strategies that will increase enrollment, persistence and completion rates of TCU students through systemic and capacity building programming for TCUs that are holistic, place-based, and collaborative student supports.

The Program Officer will support TCUs in their institutional efforts to implement a strategic enrollment management model with expanded student supports. The Program Officer will collaborate with and provide technical assistance to participating TCUs in guiding their program implementation, community partnership outreach, and data collection. Collaboration with Student Success Services and inter-departmental colleagues at the College Fund to meet organization goals and objectives is also expected.

Essential Job Functions

Lead the Overall Implementation of Strategic Enrollment Management Programming

Guide, monitor, and provide technical assistance for TCU teams in their design, implementation and evaluation of their strategic enrollment management programs. Supports include site visits, regular check-ins, trainings and technical support.

Provide support to implementation teams on community outreach and recruitment to increase enrollment.

Work with TCUs to explore and partner with community and national organizations and resources to build holistic student support services to increase enrollment and engagement that are specific and relevant to TCUs.

Identify and expand on extra-curricular and co-curricular community-based opportunities at the participating TCUs to include community service and internships.

Maintain project budget with updates to the Senior Program Officer.

Organize convenings with participating TCUs.

Collaborate with participating TCUs and the College Fund research and evaluation team on data collection goals and reporting criteria.

Implement donor required reporting process. Includes collaboration with the College Fund grant team partners.

Occasional travel to sites to provide support and technical expertise to program participants and partners.

Support Student Success Strategic Initiatives and Objectives

Build relationships with participating TCUs.

Stay current and up to date on latest trends involving persistence and retention of Native student college going culture and higher education institutional practices.

Present at conferences and support grant team presentations.Collaborate with Research and Evaluation, and Programs teams at the College Fund.

Work with the Student Success Services team and assist other team members in meeting departmental and organization goals and objectives.

Job Requirements

Competencies

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to work well within a diverse team and across departments

Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Ability to organize, lead, and achieve objectives within deadlines

Personal characteristics sought include initiative, discretion, mature judgment, positive behavior and performance

Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about American Indian/Alaska Native education

Required Education/ Experience

MA in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field and/or four years of work experience in an education related setting

Experience in grant management and program implementation

At least two years of experience in student affairs at a higher education institution

Experience in working with underrepresented communities

Preferred

Experience working with tribal nation communities and knowledge of American Indian/Alaska Native culture

Expertise in higher education enrollment and retention strategies

Work Environment and Physical Activities:

Some travel is required for this position.

This position is often required to pack boxes and lift them for shipping, and to lift equipment (computers, printers, recorders, screens, etc.), up to 20 to 30 pounds

Frequent keyboarding and viewing computer screen

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 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.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Assistant - College Success and Access

Job Definition

Title: Program Assistant – College Success and Access

FLSA: Non-exempt

Position Type: Full-time

Reports To: College Success Senior Program Officer

Department: Student Success Services

Location: Denver, CO

Salary: $18-$20 per hour

Date Modified: 9/9/21

Description

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives.  College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals.  Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities are also integral elements of our mission.

The Program Assistant will join the College Success and Access team in Student Success Services to provide administrative and program support to all college readiness programs including high school college readiness and transfer programs, scholarship coaching programs and the Cultivating Native Student Success program. The Program Assistant is a qualified, detailed-oriented, fast-paced team member who is mission and value driven. Ideally, the Program Assistant will draw upon experiences working in an educational or non-profit organization, preferably in a field related to high school completion, or post-secondary education, contributing to informed-program coordination and program goal-oriented administrative tasks.

Essential Job Functions

Assists in planning and implementation of program related presentations, events and materials such as workshop sessions, convenings, and trainings

Review, edit, format, and disseminate internal and external communications

Support program reporting

Facilitate data collection from grantees

Support the development and maintenance of program templates

Manage program files and records

Manage program supplies and collateral materials inventory

Make travel arrangements for program team members, students, and grantees

Coordinate and facilitate internal and external meeting logistics

Prepare check requests and ensure appropriate dissemination of payments

Work with the program officers and communications team to maintain social media and web presence

Occasionally represents the College Success team members on site visits, trainings, and workshop sessions

Support front desk coverage

Other duties, as assigned

Job Requirements

Competencies

Strong practices in confidential communication and discreet management of information

Demonstrated professionalism

Attention to and tolerance for detail

Demonstrated ability to utilize critical feedback toward continuous improvement of work

Strong computer proficiency, particularly with computer software including databases, Microsoft Office (365), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media platforms

Proficiency with desktop publishing tools preferred

Strong written skills, including experience editing and revising documents

Ability to develop and enhance program and professional relationships

Demonstrated initiative and creativity

Ability to prioritize and manage numerous tasks and/or projects

Accountable to deadlines

Ability to work responsively to change

Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners

Knowledge of budget management, review, and reconciliation

Experience processing payment requests

Background Check and Valid driver’s license required

Education/ Experience

Required Qualification: High School Diploma or GED.

2 years of experience as an administrative assistant, or in a similar role with similar responsibilities.

Experience with social media outlets

Experience in working with underrepresented populations

Experience in event planning

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, in Education or related field

3 or more years administrative support experience

Experience working in an education setting

Experience working with tribal colleges and/or American Indian students and families

Experience conducting basic research on program effectiveness, families, and students

Experience in providing transcription (notes, meetings, interviews)

Work Environment and Physical Activities

Professional office setting

Air and car travel, as needed

Dynamic fast paced environment

Frequent keyboarding and viewing computer screen

Lifting to 35 pounds

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 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.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Assistant - Tribal College and University Programs

Job Details

Job Title: Program Assistant – Tribal College and University Programs

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Full time

Reports To: Vice President – Programs

Department: Programs

Location: Denver, CO

Salary Range: $18-$20 per hour 

Date Modified: September 9, 2021

DESCRIPTION

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals. Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities are also integral elements of our mission.

The Program Assistant for TCU Programs will join an interdisciplinary department of program officers, specialists, and coordinators, implementing strategic projects influencing diverse tribal communities, students, and institutions. There will be opportunities to work collaboratively on numerous projects, however, the Program Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide daily administrative and program support by working closely with the Vice President for Programs and the Native Arts and Culture Program Officer on coordination of grants related to the College Fund’s Native Arts, Environmental Stewardship, and other programs managed by the VP such as workforce development that need support. The College Fund seeks a qualified, detailed-oriented, fast-paced candidate that is mission and value driven. The candidate engages routinely in strong production of written and task-oriented work outcomes. Ideally, the successful candidate will draw upon her/his experience working in fast paced administrative role, or in an educational setting, contributing to informed-program coordination and program goal-oriented administrative tasks

Providing assistance for programs ranges from basic grant administration to guided engagement in implementation and documentation of program impact. This position is responsible for supporting the implementation of grant components to achieve objectives that are required by each TCU program grant. Program implementation includes monitoring systems, managing budgets, and supporting the adherence to program milestones and reporting timelines. 

Evaluation and impact assessment is a collaborative effort within the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs – the ultimate goal is to assess best practices and overall programmatic impact towards the College Fund’s strategic goals. Responsibilities of the Program Assistant include supporting evaluation processes, guided by leadership and program officers.

This position will work directly with the VP of Programs, Program Officers for Native Arts and Environmental Stewardship, TCU administration, staff, faculty, and students implementing Native Arts, Environmental Stewardship, and other sponsored programs at tribal colleges. The Program Assistant will also participate in coordination of communication with select external constituents such as contractors and identified partners supporting the programs. Close collaboration and proactive communication with other members of the Programs, Research & Evaluation, Student Success Services, and Resource Development departments are essential for overall sponsored program success.

Essential Job Functions

Supports, coordinates, and executes the timely implementation of sponsored programs, with direct oversight of programming by VP of Programs and program officers in related areas:

Coordinate program plans and execute grant monitoring systems

Coordinate grant application, selection, award, and disbursement processes

Monitor grantee progress towards grant objectives and seek appropriate support and guidance to problem solve as needed

Coordinate communication with consultants, as needed

Support collection and maintenance of data for program accountability and reporting purposes, including but not limited to the Native Arts donor database and the College Fund program database

Track, analyze, and manage program expenses to ensure efficiency and accountability

Ensure communication and reporting to donors are appropriate and timely

Identify and coordinate grant support to the TCUs, through proactive communications and technical assistance strategies

Prepare and edit communications

Manage files, correspondence, and other project records

Coordinate program reporting, including review and preparation of executive summaries of TCU grant reports

Administers financial and administrative processes for sponsored programs

Manage vendor, contractor, and consultant agreements and invoices

Prepare travel authorization documents

Prepare check requests and ensures payments are sent with proper documentation

Create and gathers monthly summaries of sponsored programs for reporting to Board and executive leadership

Conduct routine review of financials: expenditures and budgets

Assist with monthly program financial reports – review and reconciliation

Assist with credit card statement reconciliation

Schedules and supports internal and external meetings and events as required

Assist in planning and implementation of program related events, such as annual convenings, group conference travel, and national and regional trainings

Makes travel arrangements for grantees, Vice President, and program officers, as requested

Ensure accurate record of meeting(s)/convening(s) purpose and accomplishments

Collaborates with teams across the College Fund to accomplish organizational goals

Supports dissemination of information about Sponsored Program activity for internal accountability, fundraising and public education purposes

Engages discussions related to program impact, and provides summarized/analyzed program information

Assists on special projects by performing and coordinating appropriate tasks in a timely manner, as assigned by the Vice President and Program Officer

Routinely engages in department meetings and strategic planning

Occasionally supports project site visits, trainings, and convenings, as assigned

Other duties as assigned

Supports Front Desk coverage

Job Requirements

Competencies

Proven ability to take direction and guidance toward implementation of assigned responsibilities

Strong practices in confidential and professional communication and discreet management of information

Demonstrated skill in administrative support and guided administration of grant programs

Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives within timelines

Self-motivated, ability to independently follow activities through to completion with minimal direction

Excellent experience managing and maintaining documents, and is adaptive to different management styles

Experience processing invoices, requesting checks, and engagement in systematic reconciliation of records, budget, and files

Ability to track and reconcile grant expenditures

Demonstrated initiative to identify challenges and create and implement solutions

Ability to communicate professionally – verbally and in writing

Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with TCU grantees

Attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to utilize critical feedback toward continuous improvement of work

Highly computer literate particularly with computer software including databases, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Social Media platforms, Zoom, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Dropbox

Strong knowledge of desktop publishing tools preferred (i.e., Canva and other design tools)

Accurate typing skills

Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience editing and revising documents

Experience generating detailed notes, draft reports, and program documents/summaries

Ability to develop and enhance program and professional relationships

Demonstrated initiative and creativity

Ability to manage numerous tasks and/or projects at one time

Ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments

Ability to work responsively to change, and take on new tasks with minimal direction

Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners

Education/ Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree and can demonstrate that candidate is actively working on a bachelor’s degree

Minimum 2 years professional administrative experience

Experience working directly with culturally diverse groups of people

Minimum of 1-year experience working with Native communities and/or organizations that serve Native communities

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with American Indian communities and tribal colleges

Experience working in a professional office setting, not-for-profit experience preferred

Experience in providing transcription (notes, meetings, interviews)

Work Environment and Physical Activities

Professional office setting (with remote work conditions while on travel)

Air and car travel

Multi-tasking with a variety of different responsibilities

Frequent keyboarding and viewing computer screen

Lifting up to 35 pounds

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 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.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Development Coordinator - Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Job Details

Job Title: Development Coordinator – Major Gifts & Planned Giving

FLSA: Non-exempt

Position Type: Full time

Reports To: Senior Planned Giving Officer

Department: Resource and Development

Location: Denver, CO

Salary Range:           $40k-$45k ($19.23 – $21.63/hr)

Date Modified: 9/9/2021

Position Description

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives.  College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals.  Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities are also integral elements of our mission.

This position will support the major gifts and planned giving teams within the Resource Development department.  Professional communication skills, the ability and desire to take initiative, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and CRM software applications (including producing queries and reports), and an outward mindset for supporting others are essential to supporting this department.

The work environment is both dynamic and fast-paced; and the organizational culture is one that focuses on accountability, teamwork, and a strong passion for our mission.  This position will have the opportunity to work with individuals across the organization, along with other business partners and donors of the College Fund.

Essential Job Functions

Provides general administrative support for major gifts and planned giving teams, including but not limited to tracking and completing financial and legal documents pertaining to estates, processing gift acknowledgement letters, reconciling credit card statements, assistance with special mailings, and meeting and calendar management.

Provides event planning and logistical support for major gifts and planned giving teams, including but not limited to sending invites, managing event RSVPs, event follow up and general logistical support.

Cross-trained across major gifts and planned giving strategies to facilitate collaboration and completion of special projects, including but not limited to general prospect research, generating donor profiles, scholarship reports and support.

Assist with other projects as assigned, including supporting front desk coverage.

Job Requirements

Competencies

Familiarity with philanthropic sector and understanding of fundraising concepts and trends knowledge; specific knowledge of major gifts and planned giving best practices preferred

Outstanding customer service skills

Excellent listening and problem resolution skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Proficient knowledge of CRM software/applications

Ability to work well within a diverse team and across departments

Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines

Excellent verbal and written communication skills via all channels

Personal characteristics sought include initiative, discretion, mature judgment, positive behavior, performance, and ability to balance dynamic workload.

Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about American Indian/Alaska Native education

Required Education/ Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

1-3 years of relevant experience with the above qualifications

Experience working in non-profit CRM software applications

Preferred

Experience with fundraising, including building donor relationships

Experience working with tribal communities and knowledge of Indigenous culture

Work Environment and Physical Activities:

This position is often required to pack boxes and lift them for shipping, and to lift equipment (computers, printers, recorders, screens, etc.), up to 20 to 30 pounds

Frequent keyboarding and viewing computer screen

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  HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected]

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

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Volunteer or Contact HR

Are you looking to find a place where your contributions make a difference? Do you have 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, then we would like to meet you. The American Indian College Fund is seeking a civic minded individual/s who can volunteer their skills in the following area: Office or clerical support – answer phone, file, data entry.

Send Resumes To:

American Indian College Fund
Human Resources
8333 Greenwood Blvd. Denver, CO 80221

Call us at:

303-426-8900