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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

Scholarships Manager

Job Details

Job Title Scholarships Manager
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Director of Student Success Services
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified February 1, 2021

 

Description

The Scholarships Manager is an integral part of the Student Success Services Team that administers scholarship and other student support programs 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. The Scholarships Manager manages and administers the TCU and Full Circle Scholarship programs, leads scholarship recruitment efforts and supervises the Scholarships Coordinator. In addition, the Manager assists the Student Success Services Team in the overall administration of all scholarships and other student success programs and represents the College Fund at various marketing/recruitment events.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages the TCU Scholarship Program disbursement process

    • Oversees the Scholarships Coordinator in the disbursement of TCU Program scholarship funds. Verifies appropriate disbursements through consideration of tribal college program details and donor criteria

    • Audits TCU Scholarship Program recipient data from the tribal colleges for timeliness and accuracy on an ongoing basis. Investigates and resolves all issues in a timely manner through negotiations with the tribal colleges

    • Develops excellent working relationships with financial aid representatives and other staff at tribal colleges and interprets policies and operating practices as needed

    • Provides to Resource Development staff, timely and accurate donor reports for the TCU Scholarship Program based on identified deadlines

    • Represents the College Fund at various marketing/recruitment events such as conferences, TCU visits, high schools, and other Native American events

  • Manages the Full Circle Scholarship Program

    • Annually creates timeline and implements the Full Circle Scholarship awarding and disbursement process

    • Performs all duties required to ensure that Full Circle Scholarship Program funds are completely and accurately awarded in a timely manner and according to Fund policy and donor requirements

    • Coordinate with SSS team members to ensure that Full Circle scholarship recipients are being identified for appropriate internal or external career readiness and academic success opportunities

    • Manages Full Circle scholarship budgets

    • Provides timely and accurate donor reports for the Full Circle Scholarship Program to Resource Development staff based on deadlines provided by Resource Development

    • Collaborates with Resource Development Teams to create reasonable and realistic donor requirements and program components of Full Circle scholarships

    • Collaborates with Resource Development, Finance and Student Success Services Director to evaluate program efficiencies in reporting, awarding, and disbursement to develop better policies and practices.

  • Leads scholarship recruitment efforts in order to obtaining an adequate pool of American Indian students to award all available Full Circle Scholarship funds accurately and timely

    • Works with the Student Engagement & Communications Manager to create a yearly recruitment plan to increase awareness of the Full Circle scholarships and the application process

    • Represents the College Fund at various marketing/recruitment events such as conferences, TCU visits, high schools, and other Native American events

  • Leads Scholarship Donor Stewardship and development

    • Coordinates and collaborates with Resource Development to examine current scholarship program efficiencies and areas for opportunity to steward existing donors

    • Serves as team lead in donor proposal development for scholarship programs

  • Leads scholarship database administration

    • Provides technical support for students, tribal college staff, and College Fund staff on the scholarship database

    • Reports technical issues with the scholarship database to the Director of Student Success Services

    • Recommends enhancements to the scholarship database for gathering, tracking and reporting data

  • Supports SSS programs

    • Works regularly with staff responsible for other areas (e.g. career readiness, coaching, grants)

    • Assists in general office support (calls, emails, mailings) as needed

    • Assists with programs, events and as a student chaperon as needed

    • Completes other duties as assigned

       

 

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development and administration
  • 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 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
  • Proficient in utilizing spreadsheets
  • Ability to allocate and reconcile budget funds

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working in a college or university student services area, especially in a tribal college
  • Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native or other underrepresented student populations

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office setting
  • Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods
  • Ability to travel via car and plane
  • 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.

Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 annually

 

To ApplySend 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

College Readiness Program Administrator

Job Details

Job Title College Readiness Program Administrator
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Senior Program Manager, College Success
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified February 5, 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 Administrator for College Readiness will manage the Native Pathways High School programming in Student Success Services. The program focus is to increase awareness and opportunity of college going practices and access for Native students in identified high schools and Native youth serving organizations, with the goal of increased high school completion and college enrollment for Native youth.

The program administrator for Native Pathways high school programming provides expertise in the areas of college access and admission for high school students to increase college going culture among Native students. The program administrator will establish and deepen partnerships with Native student serving high school staff and organizations to promote college going strategies for youth.

Collaboration with Student Success Services team members and inter-departmental College Fund teammates is essential to meet organization goals and objectives. This position is also responsible for providing reports for continuous improvement and program impact.

Essential Job Functions

Lead the Implementation of College-Going Programming

  • Manage and ensure implementation of donor funded high school programming grants

  • Support effective collaboration and complimentary student services efforts for high school students with high schools, TCUs and other community partners.

  • Create and manage webinar presentations, events and text messaging in collaboration with the Marketing and Communication Manager, Student Success Senior Coach and other department team members for high school participants.

  • Track budget for the donor funded grants. Provide Sr. Program Manager with updates and needs.

  • Implement pre and post surveys for high school participants. Provide data reports to Sr. Program Manager.

  • Provide monthly reports on data related to program progress, resource use, partner institutions and student activity.

  • Coordinate and support staff with travel to sites

  • Implement twice yearly reporting process (December and June) on high school program progress and impact.

  • Regular check ins with direct reports. Reviews 2 times per year with reporting staff, share and turn in to supervisor.

Support Student Success Strategic Initiatives and Objectives

  • Build and facilitate partnerships with high schools, community centers and organizations, and higher education institutions with concurrent enrollment.

  • Stay current and up to date on latest trends involving persistence and retention of Native student college going culture- high school to college.

  • Work with the Student Success Services team and assist other team members in meeting departmental and organization goals and objectives related to college going practices.

  • Work with Marketing and Student Engagement Manager to create recruiting materials, manage

  • Webpage information, staff/faculty development materials and bridge programming for high schools and youth serving organizations.

  • Collaborate with Senior Student Success Coach and Scholarship Manager on scholarship awards for graduating high school seniors.

  • Create and facilitate materials for coaches site visits (presentations and handouts).

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

  • Coordination and oversight of bridge programs for high school youth

  • Implement and facilitate guidebook distribution and data collection process.

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products

  • Demonstrated initiative in program development

  • Ability to develop and enhance relationships

  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple 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 during certain periods

Education/Experience/Certification Requirements

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

  • Involvement and/or experience in student affairs, grant management and program implementation.

  • Two years of experience working in a field related to student affairs and program implementation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with AIAN or underserved population college students and communities

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office environment

  • Frequent keyboarding

  • Lifting from 20-30 pounds

Travel as assigned, airplane and car

 

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.

Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 annually


To ApplySend 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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