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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

Education Specialist

Job Details

Job Title Education Specialist
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Program Officer, Indigenous Education
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified June 8, 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 Education Specialist is directly responsible for administering and managing all grant-funded, TCU-implemented, Teacher Education grant programs at the College Fund. This position will report to the Indigenous Education Program Officer and lead the new TCU Teacher Education program. Major responsibilities will include lead on program implementation, inform curricular approaches, act as the direct liaison building teacher education programming, partnerships, transfer relationships, writing and publishing stories of our success, fund development (specifically through grant writing), data collection/reporting, and building strong partnerships with TCUs. The Education Specialist 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 Teacher Education Program in collaboration with TCUs.

a. Develop program plan and monitoring system, 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 teacher education among TCUs 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 indigenous evaluation metrics and methodologies for showing progress and defining overall success of the program

l. Provide reporting on program activities and impact

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

3. 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 the Teacher Education program for reporting to Board and senior leadership

f. Disseminate 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

4. Administers other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

Education/Experience

· Master’s degree preferred

· Strong understanding of teacher education program accreditation, teacher education certification, and communities of practice

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

· 3-5 years of combined experience in higher education and teacher education

· Excellent computer and internet research skills

· Knowledge of Indigenous frameworks for teacher 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

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

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

 

Preferred Qualifications

· Former teacher who understands the needs and supports of students and faculty

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

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

· Professional office environment

· Frequent computer use

· Frequent travel by car and plane to tribal colleges and universities located in rural communities

· Lifting from 20-30 pounds

 

Salary: $63,000 to $70,000 annually

 

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 applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Coordinator - Tribal College and University Programs

Job Details

Job Title Program Coordinator – Tribal College and University Programs
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Vice President – Programs
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified June 8, 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 Coordinator will serve in a program coordination role to the VP of Programs; more specifically this position is instrumental in 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.

Program coordination ranges from basic grant administration to guided engagement in implementation and documentation of program impact. This position is responsible for 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 Coordinator include supporting evaluation processes, guided by ORSP 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 Coordinator 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 ORSP, Student Success Services, and Resource Development departments are essential for overall sponsored program success.

 

Essential Job Functions

1. 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:

a. Coordinate program plans and execute grant monitoring systems

b. Coordinate grant application, selection, award, and disbursement processes

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

d. Coordinate program logistics related to convenings and site visits

e. Coordinate communication with consultants, as needed

f. 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

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

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

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

 

2. Administers financial and administrative processes for sponsored programs

a. Manages vendor, contractor, and consultant agreements and invoices

b. Prepares travel authorization documents

c. Prepares check requests and ensures payments are sent with proper documentation

d. Creates and gathers monthly summaries of sponsored programs for reporting to Board and executive leadership

e. Conducts routine review of financials: expenditures and budgets

 

3. Collaborates with other teams within the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and across the College Fund to accomplish organizational goals

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

b. Engages in ORSP and College Fund discussions related to program impact, and provides summarized/analyzed program information

 

4. Administers other duties as assigned

 

 

Job Requirements

Education/ Experience

· Bachelor’s Degree

· 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

 

Competencies

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

· 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

· 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

· Experience utilizing a variety of social media and web-based tools to communicate program achievements

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

· Attention to detail

· Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software systems

· Strong desire to improve professional and education knowledge to advance from program coordination (implementation) to program administration (design, implementation, evaluation)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience working with American Indian communities and tribal colleges

· Two years of experience coordinating grants and/or sponsored programs

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

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

· Air and car travel

· Frequent keyboarding

· Lifting up to 35 pounds

 

Salary: $40,000 to $45,000 annually

 

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 applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

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 applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Located in North Dakota: Assistant Director- Strengthening Tribal College Career Pathways in Healthcare & Technology

Job Details

Job Title Assistant Director- Strengthening Tribal College Career Pathways in Healthcare & Technology
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Duration Two-years, grant funded
Reports To Program Administrator & NDATC Director
Location Bismarck, ND
Date Modified May 1, 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 by building tribal colleges and universities (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 it develops clear program outcomes and collects data to monitor and evaluate outcome fulfillment and the effectiveness of its strategies.

The Assistant Director position focuses on managing and implementing one grant-sponsored program at the College Fund, which seeks to build the capacity of the five North Dakota (ND) TCUs to collectively and systematically meet state workforce needs in the healthcare sector. The College Fund will provide technical assistance, stakeholder coordination, program administration, and implementation grants to build the proposed capacities across the five ND TCUs. The proposed initiative and Assistant Director role will support the College Fund’s current guided pathways programming that seeks to improve the educational and career outcomes of underserved Native populations in ND and across the TCU system.

The Assistant Director will work closely with College Fund’s Program Administrator, TCU leadership, TCU faculty and staff, the North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges (NDATC), and state/national partners to ensure successful grant implementation and goal achievement. The Assistant Director will lead the project with strong subject matter expertise, support the project implementation teams at each of the five TCUs, and facilitate TCU cross-collaboration. Specifically, the Assistant Director will guide the TCUs in their work to collaboratively establish clear career pathways and program standards between their institutions for key healthcare occupations and build out stackable credentials. The Assistant Director will offer a broader perspective and facilitate cross-TCU collaboration and employer partnerships while providing technical assistance. They will work closely and directly with dedicated faculty/staff at each TCU and provide input on programming activities as they occur on the ground. The Assistant Director plays a critical role in helping the TCUs assess their readiness and resources for grant implementation and in addressing emergent challenges among grantees. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for collecting data for and writing annual project reports.

Essential Job Functions

Program Implementation

· Works with the five North Dakota Tribal Colleges identify two to three healthcare career pathways that require one- or two-year credentials and lead to high-demand jobs as the focus for the proposed programming.

· Develops program strategies and implementation plans in collaboration with the five North Dakota Tribal Colleges

· Reviews, guides, and supports the execution of broader strategies across the NDATC and of 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 across the state.

· Coordinate, facilitate, and co-lead meetings with partnering organizations and TCUs.

· Provide program leadership and technical assistance to TCU faculty, TCU leadership, and partners engaged in healthcare career pathway development.

· Facilitate employer partnership-building and the formation of a healthcare employer advisory council to the NDATC to ensure employer participation and input.

· Develop and maintain highly collaborative and supportive relationships with the five ND TCUs and the NDATC

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

· Work together to build out healthcare career pathways across the five ND TCUs through 1+1 articulation agreements..

· Assists with the development of articulation agreements, curriculum revisions, and accreditation approvals to meet program outcomes. Convenes the ND 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 healthcare pathway development.

· Serve as point-of-contact and coordinates project efforts between College Fund Program, ND TCUs and NDATC

· 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.

· Train and provide 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 within 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 providing technical assistance and program management oversight

· 3+ years of experience in career readiness and pathways development

· 2+ years of experience in developing student and employer engagement/partnerships

· Familiarity in curriculum development, student transfer, and advising.

· Experience managing or coordinating career readiness programs and engaging diverse stakeholders.

· Facilitating small groups with decision-making process

Preferred Experience and Knowledge of:

· Ph.D.

· Knowledge of research design and research methods

· Familiarity with course credit 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

· Prior experience with Registrar or Admission office processes

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 applications@collegefund.org
Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Research and Evaluation Associate

Job Details

Job Title Research and Evaluation Associate
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Interview Group Office of Research, Evaluation, and Faculty Development
Reports To Senior Learning and Evaluation Officer
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified May 5, 2021

 

Rationale

Founded in 1989, The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. The College Fund practices strategic and adaptive philanthropy that is evidence driven. The College Fund positions scholarly research and actionable evaluation insights as central to its mission, informed program delivery, and organizational learning. Through its Office of Research and Evaluation, the American Indian College Fund conducts impact evaluation and leads critical research on Native American experiences in higher education to guide, inform, and improve the organization’s programming. These insights aid the College Fund in designing programs to more effectively support Native students and tribal colleges. The College Fund leads scholarly research to help remedy the invisibility of Native students and their experiences in higher education, and to underscore the value of the 35 tribal colleges and universities, which serve Indian Country. The College Fund is a national expert on these topics. The Research and Evaluation Associate will play an important supporting role in these work areas. This individual will assist with scholarly research to help the College Fund generate and publish critical research findings that continue to establish it as a leading voice on Native American experiences in higher education. This individual will also assist with impact evaluation to help ensure that the College Fund has clear data and evidence on program and organizational outcomes to guide its decisions about how to design future programming, when to adapt its approach, and where to invest its resources for maximum impact.

Description

The Research and Evaluation Associate will contribute to key research and evaluation projects at the American Indian College Fund. Under the direction of the Senior Learning and Evaluation Officer, this individual will:

Support evaluation and learning projects at the program and organizational level (40%)

· Conducts and assists with program evaluations and evaluation planning in collaboration with the Senior Learning and Evaluation Officer and College Fund program officers.

· Collaborates with program officers to develop theories of change that translate into strategies, metrics, and actionable insights that help the College Fund reflect on and adjust its strategies for change.

· Collects, analyzes, and produces relevant data and statistics on identified program metrics and organizational key performance indicators (KPIs).

· Helps produce evaluation reports, data visualizations, and dashboards to clearly present evaluation findings and foster learning.

· Assists with training College Fund staff and program officers on the fundamentals of evaluation and impact assessment.

· Helps manage and administer the College Fund’s scholarship recipient surveys.

· Fosters learning as part of the evaluation process and shares evaluation findings and learnings with internal audiences, College Fund leadership, and external stakeholders to ensure these findings improve program delivery.

Support scholarly research on Native American experiences in higher education (40%)

· Collaborates with the Vice President for Research and Evaluation to collect qualitative and quantitative data for College Fund research projects through interviews, surveys, other primary data collection, and the review of large national datasets.

· Analyzes qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources to produce research findings.

· Assists with the presentation of meaningful research findings in reports, PowerPoint presentations, publications, and on social media.

Conduct research, analyze complex data, and produce actionable insights to meet organizational needs (20%)

· Helps the Senior Learning and Evaluation Officer responds to data requests from College Fund staff

· Helps manage and assists with the preparation of annual internal reports, statistics, and insights provided to College Fund staff to support their mission-driven work and program delivery.

· Assists with data gathering for program concepting and grant proposals.

· Helps with data visualization and dashboarding.

This position must share the College Fund’s Guiding Principles of respect, relationship-building, and responsibility. This role will need to demonstrate respect for Native cultures and communities. This individual will also need to be a team player who can collaborate with staff and departments across the organization to coordinate research and evaluation efforts. Finally, this individual has a responsibility to practice ethical and collaborative research and data collection and to ensure that all assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner so project deadlines are met.

Essential Job Functions

1. Supports evaluation and learning projects

2. Supports scholarly research projects

3. Conducts research, analyzes complex data from multiple data sources, and produces actionable insights to meet College Fund strategic priorities

4. Contributes to the reporting and sharing evaluation and research findings

5. Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

· A deep passion for the College Fund’s mission and approach to social change.

· Demonstrates knowledge of social science research approaches and methods and how to implement them.

· A commitment to advancing social and racial equity

· Experience supporting or contributing to scholarly research and program evaluations

· Ability to collect, clean, and analyze complex data in support of applied research projects

· Skill sets to summarize and present data findings that align with reporting goals and that are consistent with project specifications and stakeholder needs

· Skills and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods including conducting statistical analyses using statistical software packages such as R or SPSS, and completing qualitative data analysis using software such as NVivo.

· Ability to contribute to data visualization and dashboarding of key findings

· Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing

· Has a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with colleagues and across teams

· Actively participates in disseminating research and evaluation findings (conferences, with stakeholders, with College Fund staff, website, social media, journal publications)

· Ability to work with internal database manager to generate the data necessary to inform program learning and evaluation.

Competencies

· Demonstrated evaluation and applied research skills

· Demonstrated knowledge and experience with evaluation and research processes (literature reviews, primary data collection, data analysis, and presentation of findings), including the ability to connect research and impact data back to organizational and program strategies.

· Experience with mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative research)

· Demonstrated project management skills and a commitment to collaboration with internal and external stakeholders

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Experience with technical report writing and presenting actionable insights (presenting findings, implications, and recommendations) to diverse audiences

· Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with multiple and complex projects and priorities.

· Ability to create, manage, and analyze large and complex datasets with a strong eye for detail

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office – including Excel, Outlook, Access – and in citation management software like EndNote

· Proficiency in statistical analysis and qualitative analysis software packages like SPSS, R, NVivo, Python

· Knowledge of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) practices

· Ability to meet deadlines while working on a variety of job assignments simultaneously

· Highly self-motivated, willing to problem-solve, and manage ambiguity

· Deep sense of curiosity; a commitment to continual learning and growth; and a desire to learn new skills as part of this role.

Education/ Experience

· Master’s degree in a relevant social science field with excellent applied research and evaluation skills

· A minimum of 2-3 years of experience conducting social science research and evaluation

Preferred Qualifications

· Knowledge of Indigenous research and evaluation methodologies

· Experience designing and implementing research and evaluation projects (both qualitative and quantitative)

· Experience with monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks in the non-profit sector

· Proficiency in data visualization software like PowerBI or Tableau

· Demonstrated aptitude for report writing and presenting data findings and learnings in meaningful ways

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

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

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Send Resumes To:

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

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