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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.

Senior Development Coordinator-Corporate Partnerships

Job Details

Job Title Senior Development Coordinator-Corporate Partnerships
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Type Full-time
Interview Group Regional Development Executives
Reports To Manager Corporate Partnerships
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified October 1, 2019

 

Position Description

The primary purpose of this position is to support the identification, cultivation, and management of corporate partnerships. This position collaborates with the Manager of Corporate Partnerships in the development of corporate relationships and the major gifts team in raising more than $10+ million annually. Additionally, this position helps expand College Fund capacity by garnering resources and implementing its strategic initiatives to increase revenue and raise awareness of the organization.

Incumbent must share the College Fund’s core guiding principles: To be appropriately inclusive and supportive; to consider and communicate thoughtfully; to trust and respect the diverse expertise and knowledge of team members to empower accountability and productivity; to support problem-solving, creativity, and innovation to effectively achieve goals; and to embrace the College Fund’s diversity and ability to work as a united team. This position works closely with Resource Development team members and across department lines in its fundraising and program development efforts to achieve team and organization objectives. As such, a commitment to these principles is critical to successfully executing the duties of this role.

Essential Job Functions

Facilitates donor identification and transition to corporate portfolio

  • Qualify high level donors through research and personal outreach
  • Cultivates and transitions identified donors

Assists Manager of Corporate Partnerships in the development of corporate relationships

  • Supports creation and execution of strategic donor action plans
  • Utilizes CRM to track progress of donor action plans and makes cultivation recommendations to major gift officers
  • Conducts on-going strategic research and outreach for current and prospective major donors
  • Expands opportunities for engaging corporate partners though College Fund events, PR opportunities, and partner employee participation
  • Assists events team by securing sponsorships
  • Seeks out educational opportunities within the organization to spark funding ideas

Grant and report developing and preparation

  • Collaborates with the grant writers/researchers in the writing and editing of corporate portfolio proposals, online applications and reports
  • Works with program teams to assure donor goals are achieved
  • Serves as a liaison between program teams and corporate contacts

Develops innovative solutions and ideas to optimize fundraising potential
Other duties as assigned
 

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • Familiarity with philanthropic sector and understanding of concepts and trends within corporate fundraising
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Solid knowledge of donor relational database software is essential, with high aptitude for learning new database platforms
  • 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
  • Successful experience “managing up”
  • Understanding of the principles of donor prospect research
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising or sales. Experience in the following areas strongly preferred:
    • Donor research
    • Donor cultivation and stewardship
    • Extensive verbal and written donor communications
    • Grant administration

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office environment
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Lifting from 10 – 20 pounds
  • Some travel

 

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

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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