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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 2018 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

Database Administrator and Analyst

Job Details

Job Title Database Administrator and Analyst
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Interview Group Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Student Success Services
Reports To Vice President for Research Evaluation and Faculty Development
Location Denver, CO
Duration of Position Verified During Interview
Date Modified June 3, 2020

 

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 Database Administrator and Analyst will perform all necessary database development, integration, manipulation and operations related to documenting and measuring scholarship program outcomes, student success outcomes, program effectiveness and organizational impact for the American Indian College Fund.

This position must share the College Fund’s Guiding Principles of which respect is paramount. This position requires a team player who can collaborate with staff and departments across the organization to coordinate research efforts. Dedication and responsibility are essential to the role. In addition, strong research skills are needed to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment while ensuring all assigned tasks are completed and deadlines are met.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Oversees the day to day operations of and the evolving functionality of the College Fund database to serve the needs of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Student Success Services (SSS), and Programs Initiatives teams
    1. Works with ORSP to ensure implementation of ORSP Research and Evaluation Plans with maintenance and interaction of College Fund database
    2. Conducts database management
    3. Contributes to the development of scholarship and programs database
    4. Is able to produce organizational data for programs and student success services teams
  2. Data management:
    1. Ensures the integrity, accuracy, and validity of all data entered in the database.
    2. Supports the development of data collection templates and processes to ensure efficient and accurate data imports
    3. Imports data from various data sources including IPEDS, NCES, National Student Clearinghouse and custom College Fund surveys, program impact summaries, and program reports.
    4. Responds to requests for data from program managers and College Fund staff
    5. Presents findings from database queries and research to internal audiences, including College Fund co-workers, managers, and Executives.
    6. Prepares, formats, and cleans research data in support of specific projects
    7. Produces data in support of program, student success, and organizational goals
    8. Conducts empirical research and inferential statistics to respond to organizational research needs and questions
    9. Assist in the development, daily operation, and customization of a relational database that serves the needs of the College Fund’s Student Success Services, Resource Development, Research, Evaluation, and Programs staff.
    10. Prepare data visualizations, infographics, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing the results of database queries and research findings
  3. Collaborates with ORSP staff and leadership to develop and implement an ORSP Research Agenda
  4. Contributes to College Fund efforts to demonstrate student, program and organizational success and outcomes
  5. Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

  • Ability to prepare, format, clean, analyze, and present research data in support of specific projects
  • Understanding of how to collect and analyze data consistent with project reporting requirements, College Fund goals, and stakeholder needs
  • Ability to conduct systematic research and impact evaluation and analyze complex information
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Can establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Strong understanding of relational databases, transaction processing procedures, and design tools.
  • Provide day-to-day end-user support (including system configuration, complex reports, and system maintenance) and assist users to enhance and increase their understanding of the database.
  • Maintains database performance by troubleshooting problems.
  • Develops data security policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Creates database management policies and procedures

Competencies

  • Excellent writing, research, and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communicator who is detail oriented
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines for a wide variety of tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of statistics and research design
  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Ability to work with national datasets and educational databases such as the National Student Clearinghouse Database, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research processes (research, proposal writing, data collection, analysis and presentations)
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing data analytics tools (such as Tableau, Alteryx, Power BI)

 

Experience

  • Experience in analytic development, research and program design
  • One to three years of experience in database administration, database architecture, data science, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience with database management and manipulation (e.g. MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL Oracle, MongoDB platforms)
  • Strong understanding of relational databases, transaction processing procedures, and design tools.
  • One to three years of experience in database administration, information technology, database architecture, or a related field
  • One to three years in data analytics

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or master’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education,
  • Management Information Systems, or other related fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research design and methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Ability to format, prepare, and analyze data for statistical analyses using statistical software packages including SPSS and R.
  • Ability to multitask and balance a variety of projects

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional work environment
  • Frequent sitting, keyboarding, computer and monitor usage
  • Lifting from 10-15 pounds
  • Travel as assigned

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:

Submit a letter of interest, current résumé, three references, and salary requirements (with Word or PDF document combined in one attachment and in the subject line, list your name and Database Manger/Data Analyst) to Human Resources at applications@collegefund.org. Excellent benefit package and competitive salary. Deadline to apply is June 22, 2020.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

IT Help Desk Technician

Job Details

Job Title IT Help Desk Technician
FLSA Non-exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To IT Services Administrator
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified July 7, 2020

 

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.

The College Fund is looking for a tech-savvy Help Desk Technician to provide technical assistance to employees on computer hardware, software, and basic networking. As a Help Desk Technician, you will be responsible for responding to employee requests through our email ticketing system, and providing technical assistance in person, over the phone, or using a remote assistance program. This position requires a wide knowledge of all aspects of information technology, from set-up and maintenance of computer devices and peripheral equipment to advanced troubleshooting. You should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve as the first contact with users who need technical assistance by managing the Help Desk ticketing system
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical hardware, software, and networking issues in person, or remotely over phone/email/internet as needed
  • Perform installation of approved hardware and software, and train users to use it where appropriate
  • Provide quick resolutions and excellent customer service, and follow-up with users on extended issues
  • Escalate unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel
  • Provide needed information on IT products or services to users
  • Maintain technical documentation and software catalogue on installation of software, configuration of hardware, and Help Desk ticket records

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of computer systems and mobile devices
  • Hands-on experience with diagnosing and resolving basic technical and networking issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience using and troubleshooting Microsoft Office/Office 365 Products
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Experience configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting printers
  • Knowledge of Windows Active Directory Domains preferred
  • Experience with IP Phones preferred
  • Must be committed to ensuring and maintaining computer and network security
  • Availability during non-business hours

Required Education/ Experience

  • CompTIA A+ Certificate, or Associates Degree in Computer Science or similar relevant field, or 2 years of equivalent Information Technology experience

Preferred

  • Experience working with tribal nation 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

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.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Engagement and Communications Coordinator

Job Details

Job Title Engagement and Communications Coordinator
FLSA Non-exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Student Engagement & Communications Coordinator
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified July 13, 2020

 

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.

The Engagement & Communications Coordinator reports to the Student Engagement & Communications Manager, and supports outreach and communication strategies for Student Success Services (SSS) initiatives – including the promotion of Native college-going culture, college prep, scholarship recruitment, student success, coaching, tribal colleges & universities, Native organization partnerships and career readiness. This position will effectively manage and create content for a variety of communication channels, including web pages, social media, newsletters, text, e-mail, videos, publications, and conference presentations. In addition, this position will assist in planning and executing in-person and online events, and promote engagement to build and strengthen relationships with students, tribal colleges, Native serving scholarship providers, and other external partners.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Coordinate Communication Needs and Strategies
    • Assist Student Engagement & Communications Manager with development and implementation of SSS communication and outreach initiatives
    • Coordinate regular communication across all SSS staff and programs
    • Curate and deploy a diverse library of communication strategies and resources
    • Help collect student stories and examples to achieve student success and inter-departmental goals
  2. Implement External Communication Strategies
    • Support organization-wide initiatives to coordinate and deliver strategic online events and programs that support student success and TCU awareness.
    • Develop strategies and templates for social media, text messaging, email campaigns, online presentations and other marketing materials and ads to support team objectives
    • Assist in measurement and analysis of SSS communications strategies against objectives
  3. Implement Internal Communication Strategies
    • Support a routine communication plan that shares relevant information across the College Fund, including but not limited to, student stories, SSS activities, impact reports, and other relevant information
    • Actively participate in other Student Success Services and College Fund activities as needed
  4. Example of projects this position would support:
    • Developing graphics and flyers for SSS programs: online/virtual events, scholarship promotions, program/resource promotions (SSS typically hosts at least 3-6 student facing events online each semester, and support other events throughout the organization and with external partners)
    • Coordinating online events with external partners like UNITY, NAFOA, AISES, NIEA, and other Native scholarship providers
    • Creating and scheduling social media posts, emails and texts for students, institutions and supporting audiences
    • Supporting overall College Fund projects with overlapping goals like Activist Speaker Series, Facebook Live sessions, Voting/advocacy events, TCU webinars, or donor focused events that engage students or student success.

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Communication and marketing knowledge, experience and skill sets
  • Experience utilizing a variety of web, social media, email and text platforms
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with co-workers and interdepartmental teammates
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development
  • Effective project management 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
  • Experience in measuring and analyzing effectiveness of communication strategies against objectives
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote locations
  • Proficient IT skills particularly with Microsoft Office products

Education/Professional Experience Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 yrs. work experience and/or post graduate work in journalism, communications, public relations or marketing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with non-profits or education/higher education
  • Experience working with Native American or underserved communities
  • Education or experience in the areas of communication, marketing, public relations, journalism, writing, website administration and design
  • Knowledge or skills in AP style, online advertising, SEO, analytic analysis, graphic design, photography, videography, or video editing
  • Experience leading communication strategies
  • Experience working in a college or university student services area
  • Experience presenting for small and large group
  • Experience with WordPress or other website content management systems

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Frequent keyboarding

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.

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Assistant for Student Success Services

Job Details

Job Title Program Assistant Native Pathways
FLSA Non-exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To College Readiness Program Officer
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified July 10, 2020
Salary $18-$20 per hour

 

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.

The Program Assistant for Native Pathways will join the Native Pathways team in the Student Success Services department to support the Native Pathways Program Officer, College Readiness Coach, and Transfer Coach with implementing college readiness programming for Native high school populations and students at Tribal Colleges and Universities with the goal of transferring to a 4 year mainstream institutions. There will be opportunities to work collaboratively with other team members in Student Success Services, however, the Program Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide daily administrative and program support by working closely with Native Pathways team members. 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 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

  • Review, edit, format, and disseminate internal and external communications
  • 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
  • Take and summarize notes from meetings
  • Prepare check requests and ensure appropriate dissemination of payments
  • Work with the program officer and communications team to maintain social media and web presence
  • Support program reporting
  • Support program budget management
  • Facilitate data collection from grantees
  • Aid in presentation and materials preparation
  • Support the development and maintenance of program templates
  • Assist with team members credit card statement coding and processing for payment
  • Assist in planning and implementation of program related events, such as workshop sessions, convenings, and trainings
  • Engage in Native Pathways meetings and strategic planning
  • Occasionally represents the Native Pathways team members on site visits, trainings, and workshop sessions
  • 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/Professional Experience Required Qualification

  • 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
  • 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.

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

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