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The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Coordinator Student Engagement and Communications

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Job Title: Coordinator Student Engagement and Communications

FLSA: Exempt

Position Type: Full-time

Earnings Range: $20.00 – 22.00/hour ($42,000 – 46,000 annually before overtime)

Reports To: Program Administrator for Student Engagement and Communications

Location: Denver, CO

 

Description

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives. College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals. Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities are also integral elements of our mission.
The Engagement & Communications Coordinator reports to the Program Administrator for Student Engagement & Communications and supports outreach and communication strategies for Student Success Services (SSS) initiatives – including the promotion of Native college-going culture, college prep, scholarship recruitment, student success, coaching, tribal colleges & universities, Native organization partnerships and career readiness. This position will effectively manage and create content for a variety of communication channels, including web pages, social media, newsletters, text, e-mail, videos, publications, and conference presentations. In addition, this position will assist in planning and executing in-person and online events and promote engagement to build and strengthen relationships with students, tribal colleges, Native serving scholarship providers, and other external partners.

 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Coordinate Communication Needs and Strategies
    •  Assist Program Administrator for Student Engagement & Communications with development and implementation of SSS communication and outreach initiatives
    • Coordinate regular communication across all SSS staff and programs
    • Curate and deploy a diverse library of communication strategies and resources
    • Help collect student stories and examples to achieve student success and inter-departmental goals
  1. Implement External Communication Strategies
      • Support organization-wide initiatives to coordinate and deliver strategic online events and programs that support student success and TCU awareness.
      • Serve as project manager for social media, text messaging, email campaigns, chatbots, online presentations and other marketing and communication initiatives
      • Assist in data collection, survey development, measurement and analysis of SSS communications strategies against department and organization objectives
  1. Implement Internal Communication Strategies
      • Support a routine communication plan that shares relevant information across the College Fund, including but not limited to, student stories, SSS activities, annual and donor reports, and other relevant information
      • Actively participate in other Student Success Services and College Fund activities as needed
  1. Example of projects this position would support:
      • Developing promotional graphics and flyers for SSS online/virtual events, scholarship recruitment, and program/resource promotions (5-10 online events are hosted each semester with the student success team and external partners)
      • Creating content for – and scheduling – social media posts, emails and texts for students, institutions and supporting audiences
      • Supporting overall College Fund projects with overlapping goals like student success webinars, Voting/advocacy events, tribal college fairs, career expert panels, or donor focused events that engage students or key partners.

 

Job Requirements and Competencies

  • Communication and marketing knowledge, experience and skill sets
  • Experience utilizing a variety of web, social media, email and text platforms
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with co-workers and interdepartmental teammates
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development
  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and/or projects at one time
  • Attention to and tolerance for detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team member, across departments, and with external partners
  • Experience in measuring and analyzing effectiveness of communication strategies against objectives
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote locations
  • Proficient IT skills particularly with Microsoft Office products

Experience & Education

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Frequent keyboarding

 

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

To Apply:Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Accountant

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Job Title: Accountant

FLSA: Exempt

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation: $56,000 to $62,000

Interview Group: Finance

Reports To: Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Location: Denver, CO – In Office Position – Required to be in person.

 

Description

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of Native Americans 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.

 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the College Fund currently employs approximately seventy-five team members. Our operations include student success services, TCU capacity building, research and evaluation, public awareness, and fundraising. We annually serve over 4,000 students and 35 TCUs across the United States.
As an Accountant this position provides day-to-day accounting and has primary responsibility over all revenue transactions, bank accounts, fixed assets, and other asset accounts. By ensuring that the College Fund has accurate, timely financial information, this position ensures that management can make financially informed decisions. In addition, it is essential that the financial records of the College Fund are above reproach, to inspire donor confidence and to maintaining tax exempt status.

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This position has daily contact with all fund staff regarding financial information and transactions and communicates frequently with the Finance, Data Services, and Resource Development Teams, auditors, credit card vendors, CRM database manager, and bank personnel.

This position will also provide back-up support to other functions within the Finance Team.

 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Implements and ensures the financial accuracy of donations and other revenue processing and revenue reconciliations
    • Posts donations daily from donor database to financial database working with the data entry team
    • Works closely with resource development and program team members and reviews revenue postings to ensure accuracy
    • Reconciles revenue posting to bank deposits
    • Reconciles revenue in financial database to revenue in donor database
    • Reviews and process daily deposits to bank
    • Ensures the creation of new project/fund codes in both the finance and donor databases
  1. Completes all assigned monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting activities
      • Reconciles cash accounts to bank statements monthly
      • Completes all reconciliation for Balance Sheet Asset accounts monthly
      • Manage internal employee receivables
      • Completes the Revenue Summary, Revenue by Restriction and Cash Flow reports monthly
      • Reconciles Pledge Receivables monthly and meets with RD Team to discuss any past due or issues.
      • Reviews and records Donated Advertising quarterly
      • Reconcile Artwork Inventory monthly and perform a physical count annually.
      • Work with CFO on semi-annual Bad Debt Allowance review and adjustment
      • Tracks and maintains fixed asset inventory with IT support. This includes monthly reconciliation, at least an annual physical count, recording depreciation, and calculating gain or loss on disposals.
  1. Support Functions
      • Assists with budget preparation
      • Assists with audit and 990 preparation and supports field work
      • Creates special reports as requested
      • Assists with preparation of Board Meeting financials
      • Assists and answers questions from College Fund staff
  1. Backup Functions
      • Payroll
      • Accounts Payable
      • Liability and worker’s comp insurance

 

Job Requirements and Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Effective communications skills

    Experience & Education

      • Associates degree in business, finance, or accounting
      • 3+ years accounting experience

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor of Accounting
      • Experience in non-profit fund accounting.
      • Experience with Financial Edge NXT

       

      Work Environment and Physical Activities

      • Professional office setting
      • Visual acuity is essential in the performance of this job
      • Ability to use a computer for long periods of time essential
      • Occasional lifting to 25 pounds

       

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

      To Apply:Submit a letter of interest, current résumé, three references, and salary requirements (with Word or PDF document combined in one attachment and in the subject line, list your name and Database Associate) to Human Resources at [email protected]. Excellent benefit package and competitive salary.

      American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Database Associate

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      Job Title: Database Associate

      FLSA: Non-Exempt

      Position Type: Full-time

      Reports To: Database Administrator and Analyst

      Location: Denver, CO/Hybrid

      Wage Rate Range: $25.00 – $27.40/hour ($52,000 – $57,000 annually before overtime)           

       

      Description

      The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives.  College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals.  Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities are also integral elements of our mission.

       

      The Database Administrative Assistant will provide support to all necessary database integration, manipulation, and operations related to documenting and measuring scholarship program outcomes, student success outcomes and program effectiveness for the American Indian College Fund. 

       

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

       

      Essential Job Functions

      1. Supports the day-to-day operations of and the evolving functionality of the College Fund database to serve the needs of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Student Success Services (SSS), and Programs Initiatives teams
        • Conducts database management and helps facilitate data entry process for College Fund Staff
        • Contributes to the development of scholarship and programs data.
        • Serves as back up to support communications with College Fund staff database users, tribal college staff and others.  Refers complex questions as needed.
      1. Data management:
          • Supports the integrity, accuracy, and validity operations of all data entered in the database.
          • Supports the development of data collection templates and processes to ensure efficient and accurate data imports
          • Responds to requests for data from program managers and College Fund staff
          • Produces data in support of program, student success, and organizational goals
          • Assist in the development, daily operation, and customization of a relational database that serves the needs of the College Fund’s Student Success Services, Resource Development, Research, Evaluation, and Programs staff.
          • Provide day-to-day end-user support (including system configuration and system maintenance) and assist users to enhance and increase their understanding of the database.Maintains database performance by troubleshooting problems.
      1. Contributes to College Fund efforts to demonstrate student, program and organizational success and outcomes
      1. Other duties as assigned

       

       

      Job Requirements

      • Ability to prepare, format, clean, analyze, and present research data in support of specific projects
      • Understanding of how to collect and analyze data consistent with project reporting requirements, College Fund goals, and stakeholder needs
      • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
      • Knowledge of relational databases, transaction processing procedures, and design tools.

      Competencies

      • Excellent writing and data management skills
      • Excellent communicator who is detail oriented
      • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
      • Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines for a wide variety of tasks and projects simultaneously
      • Basic understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
      • Attention to and tolerance for detail.
      • Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners.

      Experience & Education

      • Associate degree in Computer Science, Office Administration, Management Information Systems
      • Up to two years of experience in database administration, office administration, data management or a related field
      • Experience in analytic development, research, and program design
      • Demonstrated experience with database tools and software (e.g. Zengine, MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL Oracle, MongoDB platforms)

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Demonstrated knowledge of WizeHive’s Zengine Platform
      • Ability to multitask and balance a variety of projects

       

      Work Environment and Physical Activities

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

       

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

       

       

       

      To Apply:Submit a letter of interest, current résumé, three references, and salary requirements (with Word or PDF document combined in one attachment and in the subject line, list your name and Database Associate) to Human Resources at [email protected]. Excellent benefit package and competitive salary.

      American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Manager of Marketing and Data Analytics

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      Position Description

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      Job Title: Manager of Marketing and Data Analytics

      FLSA: Exempt

      Position Type: Full-time

      Compensation: $76-80k

      Interview Group: Resource Development (RD)

      Reports To: Director of Marketing

      Location: Denver, CO

      Date Modified: April 4, 2022

       

       

      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.

      We are seeking an experienced marketing analytics professional that will combine their innate curiosity with a passion for using data to drive resource development, inform business needs, and results.

      The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced at marketing analytics and developing data visualizations to create clear, compelling, and insightful data stories to drive development and business decisions across multiple teams and channels. This person will be skilled in blending data from traditional and non-traditional marketing channels. By synthesizing data from multiple sources (ETL/ELT) and creating data stories, this candidate will be able to provide insights into current marketing efforts and create actionable recommendations through a clear and concise dashboard or visualization. The data manager will also be the primary contact for our CRM and e-CRM technical partners and oversee management of data exchanges between external partners and data structure and usage with internal partners.

      This position requires someone with the ability to self-start and lead projects based on business needs and opportunities. You should be proactive, articulate, strategic, organized and technically-minded, with good business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills and well-developed quantitative skills and analytical thinking. Your experience in non-profit fund raising, omnichannel marketing, consumer journeys, audience segmentation, and campaign tracking and response analysis will help us uncover insights to explain business performance and drive our mission forward. You thrive in large complex data sets, a fast-paced environment, and multiple projects.

       

       

      Essential Job Functions

      1. Data Management

      a. Responsible for data integration (ETL/ELT) from multiple sources (CRM, e-CRM, Google analytics, social media platforms, and earned/in-kind/paid Media placements) to create a consumer journey and analyze responsiveness at all stages of lifecycle

      b. Visualize data to report across functions, and strategies to identify trends and opportunities be able to answer questions such as, “How are our acquisition and retention strategies being received?”, “Are we successful in moves management?”, “How are our messages being received and are they impactful?”

      c. Create data stories to provide insight on success and provide data-driven recommendations on how to leverage opportunities

      d. Manages/updates all marketing analytics and modeling tools, including development of reports to gauge tool(s) usage and efficacy

      e. Uncover marketing problems and identify data we need to solve for them

       

      2. CRM

      a. Primary contact for CRM and e-CRM technical partners

      b. Prioritize work based on business goals and financial needs

      c. Works with Director of Marketing and Chief Marketing and Development Officer to determine resource and development priorities

       

      3. Completes other duties as assigned

       

       

      Job Requirements

      Competencies

      · Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret and translate data analysis (preferably donor data) into communication and marketing optimization recommendations.

      · Advanced ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities and meaningful analysis

      · Proficiency in data visualization tools (Tableau, Google Data Studio) and databases (AWS, BigQuery) for marketing purposes to succinctly convey results/trends and insights.

      · Proven experience analyzing marketing data performance, with knowledge of both traditional and digital marketing channels and measurement capabilities.

      · Experience in web analytics/data layer or tag management systems, including Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. Knowledge of Javascript a plus.

      · Skilled in interpreting business measurement/reporting needs.

      · Strong ability to communicate (oral and written) and collaborate on cross-functional teams (internal and external) and work with all levels of management.

      · Solid understanding of data management (1st party and 3rd party data), identity graphs and resolution, and privacy &compliance regulations (e.g. CCPA, GDRP, etc.) leveraged by advertisers and brands

      · Modeling tools knowledge preferred.

      · Strong project management and organizational skills with attention to details.

      · Must be professional with strong ethical standards and ability to adapt to change.

      · Must be able to work independently as well as on a team.

      · Candidate must have strong competency with Microsoft Office Suite.

       

       

      Education/ Experience

      · BA degree, preferably in data marketing and/or marketing analysis

      · Demonstrated experience as a data manager and/or marketing analyst, preferably in non-profit environment. Regional/national experience a plus

      · 3+ years’ experience using CRM and e-marketing software for resource development, marketing and financial tracking including reporting analysis, and implementation of segmentation strategies

      · 5+ years’ experience analyzing donor/campaign trends

      · Experience with general data management best practices

      · Technical experience in consolidating data from multiple sources

      · Familiarity with non-profit fundraising practices and campaign management including direct marketing principles, statistics, and data mining

       

      Work Environment and Physical Activities

      · Professional office environment

      · Travel as required

      · Ability to lift 20 – 30

       

      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 [email protected]

      Please put your name and the job title in the subject line

       

      The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Human Resources Associate

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      Job Details

      Job Title: Human Resources Associate

      FLSA: Non-Exempt

      Position Type: Full-time

      Reports To: Director of Human Resources

      Location: Denver, CO

      Salary Range: $54-$58k/year

      Date Modified: February 14, 2022

      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 Human Resources Associate will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department. The Associate acts as a first point of contact with applicants and plays a strong role in the recruiting process. Additionally, the HR Associate will provide excellent internal client care for the employees of the College Fund, including conducting new hire on-boarding and taking responsibility for organizational orientation execution, as an integral part in championing and elevating company culture.

      ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

      Recruiting and Hiring Process –Build online, social and general presence of College Fund as a Top Employer through job postings, Linked In, Facebook and other social media activity with a focus to reach top talent

      • Proactively connect with candidates to develop a robust pipeline of candidates
      • Find pathways for connection with Native communities for talent partnerships, including connections with our student populations, relationships with Tribal Colleges and Universities, and relationships with the Denver area Native American community
      • Explore creative recruiting options for hard to fill positions
      • Identify and participate in career fairs
      • Provide hiring managers with recommendations on candidate progression
      • Conduct prescreens and coordinates later round interviews
      • Implement background check process
      • Meticulously complete internal process documentation and forms to support sourcing, screening and selection processes and ensure hiring process progression

      Support Employee Onboarding:

      • Use virtual tools and direct outreach to collect basic new employee information.
      • Collaborate with other teams including hiring department, IT, finance and office management to ensure on-boarding plan is in place and executed
      • Review HR policies and practices, including employee handbook with new hires
      • Conduct new employee orientations on benefits resources and tools including web demos, available benefits, eligibility, etc.
      • Schedule organizational orientation meetings
      • Conduct 30-day check-in with new employees 2 Support HR Department Objectives:
      • With HR Director, support creating annual department goals and budgets
      • Support budget management and payment processing
      • Actively participate with employee engagement activities implementation

      JOB REQUIREMENTS:

      Competencies:

      • Demonstrated experience and success within human resources and specifically talent acquisition
      • Passion to promote and drive positive employee engagement from first point of contact
      • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
      • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with interdepartmental teams
      • Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment and work autonomously • Demonstrated project management skills
      • Detail-oriented and a strong work ethic
      • Time management and prioritization skills
      • Working knowledge of computer systems, particularly Microsoft Office
      • Proven ability to operate with integrity and maintain high levels of confidentiality

      Education/ Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field
      • At least 2 years of human resources experience, specifically within recruiting and talent acquisition space Preferred Qualifications:
      • SHRM Specialty Credential – Talent Acquisition
      • Demonstrated experience working with diverse cultures and/or specific experience with American Indian communities and culture
      • Familiarity with tribal colleges and universities and American Indian education

      Work Environment and Physical Activities

      • Ability to lift twenty pounds
      • Ability to keyboard and view computer screens for long periods time
      • Ability to sit for long periods of time

      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

      To Apply

      Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

      Volunteer or Contact HR

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      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:

      [email protected]

      or

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

      Call us at:

      303-426-8900

      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.