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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

Accountant

Job Details

Job Title Accountant
FLSA Exempt / Professional
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Controller
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified October 2019

 

Position Description

The Accountant is responsible for supporting the accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting for the American Indian College Fund. The position will support investment and budget management, reporting and analysis, and provide back-up for day-to-day accounting functions.

This position has significant contact with all fund staff regarding financial information and communicates with external vendor partners.
 

Essential Job Functions

Conducts monthly investment allocations and reconciliations:

  • Endowment investments
  • Program and operational investments
  • Trust investments

Manage monthly program/project budget to actual reports:

  • Work with program officers and project managers to create budget to actual templates, including clarifying account coding for budget line items
  • Update budget to actual reports monthly
  • Review monthly reports with program officers and project managers to ensure accuracy of accounting and appropriate budget management

Complete monthly organizational and department budget to actual reports, and review and analyze at organizational level:

  • Post monthly departmental budget to actual reports and directly share with department leads
  • Provide organizational monthly budget to actual variance report, including variance explanations

Support annual budget creation process
Provide quarterly reporting on allocation of disbursements to TCUs by program categories and in total
Support all Board reporting
Support annual audit and 990 completion
Support additional month and year-end accounting processes as needed
Provide back-up support for day-to-day accounting functions (i.e. accounts payable processes, donor batch posting)

 

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Skilled in general accounting, allocation, and reconciliation theory and process
  • High level skill and comfort with accounting systems, payroll systems, Excel and Word
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to hold oneself and others accountable
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

Education/Experience:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3+ years accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in non-profit fund accounting
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience with investment earnings accounting and allocation
  • Experience with Financial Edge

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office environment
  • Visual acuity is essential in the performance of this job
  • Constant keyboarding makes the ability to use a computer for long periods of time essential
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds

 

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

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

Scholarships Coordinator

Job Details

Job Title Scholarships Coordinator
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Interview Group Student Success Services
Reports To Scholarships Manager
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified January 6, 2020

 

Position Description

The Scholarships Coordinator is an integral part of the Student Success Services Team that supports the administration of scholarships and other programs in order to fulfill a core mission of the American Indian College Fund – offering students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values that enhance their communities and the country as a whole. In addition, the Coordinator assists the Student Success Services department with successful administration of our support programming, ultimately moving us closer to our goal of increasing the number of native students becoming Employable Graduates.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supports the TCU Scholarship Program disbursement process
    • Develops and maintains an intimate knowledge of tribal college program and enrollment details in order to accurately match donor criteria with tribal college and university characteristics
      • Researches details of tribal college programs
      • Considers and evaluates donor wishes for over 150 scholarship programs
      • Determines appropriate disbursements through consideration of tribal college program details and donor wishes
    • Implements the appropriate timelines to ensure the TCU Scholarship Program disbursement process is successful
    • Creates TCU Scholarship Program disbursement information for accurate and timely communication with the tribal colleges
    • Develops excellent working relationships with financial aid representatives and other staff at tribal colleges and mainstream universities, 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 deadlines.
  • Supports the Full Circle Scholarship Program administration
    • Manages data entry of student eligibility information into the scholarship database
    • Identifies eligible applicants for scholarship awards
    • Processes, documents, and completes scholarship disbursements
    • Regularly communicates with colleges and universities
    • Provides to Resource Development staff, timely and accurate donor reports for the Full Circle Scholarship Program based on deadlines.
    • Coordinates and supports the external scholarship scoring process
  • Supports scholarship database administration
    • Provides technical support for students, Tribal College staff, and Fund staff on the scholarship database
    • Reports technical issues with the scholarship database to the Scholarship Manager or, in his/her absence, to the Director of Student Success Services
    • Develops internal reports for Fund staff
  • Supports Student Success Services and College Fund goals and objectives with:
    • Attending in-person and online events to present on College Fund scholarship and student support opportunities
    • Build, maintain, and enhance working relationships with TCU staff and faculty
    • Scholarship calls and e-mails, responding to inquiries appropriately
    • Supports marketing and student engagement initiatives
    • Coordinating and supporting travel to TCUs for scholarship recruitment
    • 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
  • Experience in working with underrepresented populations
  • 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
  • Multi-tasking with a variety of different responsibilities
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Background check required

 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a college or university student services area; experience working with tribal colleges and/or American Indian students
  • 1 year experience working in financial aid
  • 1 year experience working with student databases (i.e. Banner)

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office setting
  • Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods (30% – 35% travel – seasonal)
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Lifting up to 35 pounds

 

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

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

TCU Student Success Program Officer

Job Details

Job Title TCU Student Success Program Officer
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Senior Program Manager, College Success
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified December 12, 2019

 

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 (TCUs) are also integral elements of our mission.

The Program Officer for TCU Student Success will manage student enrollment management strategies programming in Student Success Services. The purpose of the project is to increase enrollment, persistence and completion rates of TCU students through systemic and capacity building programming for TCUs to build more holistic, place-based, and collaborative student supports.

The Program Officer will support the work of TCUs in their institutional efforts to implement a strategic enrollment management model with expanded student supports. The Program Officer will collaborate with and provide oversight of participating TCUs in guiding their program implementation, community partnership outreach, and data collection. The Program Officer will collaborate with Student Success Services team members and inter-departmental teammates at the College Fund to meet organization goals and objectives.

Essential Job Functions

Lead the Overall Implementation of Strategic Enrollment Management Programming

  • Guide, monitor, and provide support for TCU teams in their design, implementation and evaluation of their strategic enrollment management programs. Includes: 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 organizations and resources to build holistic student support services to increase enrollment and engagement.
  • Identify and expand on extra-curricular, co-curricular community-based opportunities at the participating TCUs to include community service and internships.
  • Maintain project budget with updates to Sr. Program Manager.
  • Organize convenings with participating TCUs one per year.
  • Collaboration with participating TCUs and the College Fund research and evaluation team on data collection goals and reporting criteria.
  • Implement twice yearly reporting process. Includes collaboration with the College Fund grant team 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.
  • Attend professional development opportunities and present at conferences with the grant team.
  • 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.
  • Occasional travel to sites to provide support and technical expertise to program participants and partners.

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 multi-task, organize and meet 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

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

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

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

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

College Readiness Coach

Job Details

Job Title College Readiness Coach
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To College Readiness Program Officer
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified December 13, 2019

 

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 (TCUs) are also integral elements of our mission.

The College Readiness Coach provides expertise in student admissions and college going services.  This position will be a liaison to targeted high schools, conduct outreach, track student engagement, verify matriculation, and coach students through the college choice process. The College Readiness Coach will develop presentation materials and resources to assist high school and TCU staff, faculty, students and their support systems to navigate the college admissions process. The coach will support the goals of the Student Success Services Team and of the College Fund by collaborating with team members in providing students with the supports they need to persist through their college experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide tiered support for students in both college and career readiness strategies to guide students towards their graduation and career goals.
  • Regular, timely outreach and communication (email, phone and virtual) to students, families, and program partners regarding upcoming deadlines, requirements, and expectations associated with programming and potential scholarships.
  • Use cohort/group models of coaching when possible to support student goals to college.
  • Plan, facilitate and administer online program components for program participants in collaboration with the Student Success Services coaching team. Includes: Webinars and text messaging.
  • Plan convenings and site visits to institutions in collaboration with Student Success Services team for presentations, student check ins and to maintain partnerships
  • Build, maintain and explore supports within the institutions and communities to partner for improved and increased student supports
  • Keep up to date records on students. Provide reports as needed for supervisors
  • Provide formal updates to supervisors twice yearly for review and for professional growth (December and June.)
  • Seek out professional development opportunities as well as for institution support staff in best practices that support students- to include, but not limited to college applications, essays, FAFSA, choosing a best-fit college.
  • Connect students to other Student Success Service programming at the College Fund as relevant.
  • Plan, facilitate and implement summer programming and convening for program participants in collaboration with the Student Success Services team.
  • Stay current and up to date on latest trends involving American Indian Education and college choice process.

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases, Microsoft Office products and social media
  • 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 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:

  • BA Degree
  • Experience working with AIAN or underserved population high school and/or college students
  • Two years of experience working in a field related to college readiness

Preferred:

  • MA in Student Affairs, or related field and/or four years of work experience in an education related setting
  • Involvement and/or experience with student advising, coaching and admissions

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.

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

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

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

College Success Coach

Job Details

Job Title College Success Coach
Position Type Full-time
Reports To College Success Senior Coach
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified December 6, 2019

 

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 Success Coach is responsible for implementation, assessment, and development of donor funded student success programming that will result in improvements in persistence and degree completion for native students.  Additionally, responsibilities include collaboration across programs to work with team members in student success services, resource development, research, and program initiatives to develop, execute, and report on student success programming. The coach will also partner with TCU and mainstream college staff and faculty to ensure students are connected to appropriate resources in their communities needed to meet their academic and career goals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide tiered support for students in both college and career readiness strategies to guide students towards their graduation and career goals.
  • Monitors and manages student database entries, student documents, and associated reports with a focus on data-driven analysis to measure effectiveness.
  • Provides proactive communications connecting recipients to intentional intervention and student support services provided by the College Fund, their college, or their community.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with scholars regarding upcoming deadlines, requirements, and expectations associated with their scholarship or other awards.
  • Plans, facilitates, and engages students in online or in-person educational and career planning activities to help guide them to achieve their graduation and career readiness goals.
  • Use cohort/group models of coaching when possible to support student goals to graduation and career.
  • Plan convenings and site visits to institutions in collaboration with Student Success Services team for student check ins, TCU staff collaborations and to maintain partnerships.
  • Build, maintain and enhance relationships with TCUs and their surrounding communities to ensure students are connected to resources and supports needed for their success.
  • Provide reporting on activities, milestones, and impact to support overall department evaluation
  • Provide formal updates to supervisors twice yearly for review and for professional growth (December and June.)
  • Facilitates College Readiness program awards to TCUs
  • Connect scholarship recipients and program participants to other Student Success Service programming at the College Fund as relevant.
  • Plan, facilitate and implement summer programming and convening for scholarship recipients in collaboration with the Student Success Services team.
  • Collaborate on student engagement and communication efforts
  • Support College Fund Strategic goals and objectives by sharing student stories, program successes, and supporting donor relationships and stewardship
  • Supports other Student Success Services and College Fund initiatives.

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases, Microsoft Office products and social media
  • 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 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:

  • BA Degree
  • Experience working with AIAN or underserved population college students and communities
  • Experience in Student Support Services or related fields

Preferred:

  • MA in Student Affairs, or related field and/or four years of work experience in an education related setting
  • Involvement and/or experience with student advising/coaching
  • Two years of experience working in a field related to college and career readiness

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.

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

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

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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