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The Denver Post Names American Indian College Fund a Winner of the Colorado Top Workplaces 2019 Award

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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

College Readiness Coach

Job Details

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


Position Description

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

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

Essential Job Functions

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

Job Requirements


  • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases, Microsoft Office products and social media
  • Ability to develop and enhance relationships
  • Ability to meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and/or projects at one time
  • Attention to and tolerance for detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across departments as well as with external partners
  • Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives
  • Experience presenting for small and large groups
  • Willingness to travel during certain periods


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


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

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Professional office environment
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Lifting from 20-30 pounds
  • Travel as assigned, airplane and car

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

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to
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

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