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The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Office and Building Manager

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Job Title: Office and Building Manager

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Full-time

Earnings Range: $22.00-26.00/hour plus full benefits

Location: Denver, CO

 

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 over 75 team members. Our operations include student success services, TCU capacity building, research and evaluation, and public awareness. We annually serve over 4,000 students and 35 TCUs across the United States. The role of this position is to provide professional and efficient management of visitors, telephone calls and messages, as well as a variety of administrative duties that support the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund).

The Office Manager is often the first point of contact for the general public, potential donors, and students. As such, it is imperative that this position represent the College Fund in a professional and helpful manner, requiring strong general knowledge of our operations.

This position is responsible for office management including mail and package management, maintaining office supplies and some equipment, managing building maintenance and building management partners to ensure a clean, safe, and productive environment, and ensuring general office services are adequately serving the College Fund’s needs.

The Office Manager also supports general operations by implementing systems to track team members work schedules and locations. This position also collaborates with the Human Resources department to ensure safety protocols and systems support daily and emergency response scenarios. This position also supports other areas of operations seasonally and as needed.

This position will share front desk administration with another position to ensure consistent coverage of the front desk and allow for time away from the front desk to conduct other responsibilities.

 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Lead Front Desk Administration
    • Receive and direct telephone calls and visitors.
    • Maintain the procedures manual for the front desk administration.
    • Maintains and manages staff phone list, office floor plan and organizational chart
    • Ensure knowledge of staff whereabouts and maintains accurate and complete information for the Daily Schedule.
    • Manage incoming College Fund general email and voicemail messages.
    • Takes phone donations and enters them into the online system
    • Supports internal control process for opening mail and logging incoming checks
  1. Manage mail and packages
      • Sorts and delivers incoming mail
      • Ensures packages are logged and secured
      • Addresses issues with postal service
      • Coordinates with shipping vendors
      • Maintains postage machine
      • Prepares stamped BRE envelopes/paperwork for reimbursement
      • Distributes returned mail to the appropriate staff members
  1. General Office Management
      • Manages supply orders for entire office and maintains central supplies
      • Coordinates shredding with professional service
      • Prepares payment requests to pay bills related to central services such as office supplies, shipping companies, postage, shredding service
      • Develops and manages general office supply and services budget
      • Maintains safety protocols and systems
  1. Building Management
      • Manages internal and external building maintenance, including vendor partner selection, contracts, and relationships
      • Develops and manages building management budget
      • Ensures safety and compliance checks for elevator and fire safety
  1. Seasonal and As Needed Supports
      • Processes return appeal mailings
      • Updates bad addresses into CRM database
      • Supports students with scholarship application questions
      • Support College Fund employee events and activities
      • Support College Fund projects and activities as needed

Job Requirements and Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact positively with internal and external constituents
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage prioritized tasks
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Familiarity with office machines
  • Experience with building management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe, Foxit, and Internet
  • Ability to learn new programs and databases

Experience & Education

  • Minimum 3 years office management experience
  • Associate degree

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working with Native American or Alaskan Native peoples
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit
  • Experience in higher education or fundraising environments
  • Experience with building management

    Work Environment and Physical Activities

    • Ability to lift 10-30 pounds
    • Ability to use a computer for long periods is essential

     

    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

    Coordinator Email and Social Media Marketing

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    Job Title: Coordinator Email and Social Media Marketing

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Position Type: Full-time

    Earnings Range: $20.30-22.60/hour plus full benefits

    Reports To: Director of Marketing

    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.

    We are seeking an experienced digital communication professional who will combine their social media savvy and passion for conversing to build brand presence, audiences, and a platform for constituents to get to know our mission and the Native students we support.

    The ideal candidate will be experienced in creating content for social media platforms, identifying trending topics and opportunities, and have excellent virtual interpersonal skills to create a space where new and existing donors can learn from the College Fund and discuss with each other issues that are important to the communities we serve. This person will identify trending conversations in both mainstream media and pop culture that should include Native representation and be skilled at creating inclusive dialogue to elevate the platform we’ve created for Native students and their stories. This position also includes working with the marketing and direct response teams to create owned media communications such as email campaigns and newsletters to drive deeper conversations with our donors, improve retention rates, and increase giving.

    This role requires someone with the ability to self-start, project manage, and create content quickly when the opportunity presents itself. You enjoy writing and understand the social media dialog and tone, and its’ role within the marketing ecosystem. You are cutting edge and keep up-to-date with the latest social media technologies and best practices and combine that with your knowledge of non-profit fundraising. You bring ideas to the team on how to keep donors engaged and can present insight as to how users are engaging with our messages. You should be organized, detail-oriented, flexible to changing timelines in a fast-paced environment, data driven and curious about campaign results and insights, with good interpersonal skills.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Email
      • Functional knowledge of Email Marketing Platforms (Engaging Networks) and comfortable with drag-n-drop email builder tools (WYSIWYG)
      • Maintain an email marketing calendar, project manage multiple email marketing campaigns, and execute email strategy across multiple communication strategies and audiences
      • Responsible for segmenting e-CRM audiences, setting up user profiles, setting up A/B or multivariant test scenarios to optimize KPIs and create a more personalized donor experience
      • Work with graphic design partner to create, develop, and use email templates to communicate with donors. Ability to support graphic design partner with light image editing (cropping, graphic treatment, etc) preferred
      • Respond to data entry and finance inquiries on donor financial transactions
    1. Social Media
        • Develops, plans, and manages organic social media channels and engagement.
        • Understands existing and emerging social media platforms, their respective audiences, and how each platform can be deployed and leveraged to support marketing strategies and business needs
        • Writes content to adapt tone and urgency based on audiences and marketing needs
        • Responds to all inquiries via social media platforms, encourages and thanks donors for their engagement with the College Fund and our content while demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills
        • Collaborates with team members to develop social media strategies to support individual team goals and overall departmental goals and business needs
        • Creates organic social media content to be shared and leveraged by our partners in recognition of their support or to help build awareness
    1. Completes other duties as assigned

     

    Job Requirements and Competencies

    • Advanced knowledge of digital marketing; understanding of non-profit fundraising preferred
    • Strong project management skills which include influencing and persuading teammates and external vendors in the execution of projects.
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Experience in email marketing automation
    • Knowledge of HTML coding is a plus
    • Accuracy and attention to detail a must
    • Ability to review content and edit copy
    • Ability to set and meet firm deadlines and objectives
    • Must be able to work independently
    • Must efficiently organize workload to meet constantly changing demands
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
    • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite preferred
    • Knowledge of or interest in learning about American Indian education

    Experience & Education

    • BA Degree
    • Minimum of 2 years marketing experience or knowledge
    • Direct marketing a plus

      Work Environment and Physical Activities

      • Professional office environment
      • Frequent keyboarding
      • Lifting from 20-30 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 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

       Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

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      Job Title: Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

      FLSA: Non-Exempt

      Position Type: Full-time

      Interview Group: Research and Evaluation Team

      Earnings Range: $48,000 – $53,000 annually with full organizational benefits

      Reports To: David Sanders, VP for Research, Evaluation and Faculty Development

      Duration of Position: Verified During Interview

      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 Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship is a paid, two-year program that provides recent college graduates with a chance to learn from and contribute to the American Indian College Fund’s mission and efforts to serve AIAN students, TCUs, and Native Communities. The fellow will provide administrative, program, research, and evaluation support to the College Fund’s Research and Evaluation team.

      Post-Baccalaureate fellow serves as a full-time employee of the College Fund and is placed in the Research and Evaluation department. Through work supervised by R&E team members, the fellow will gain a range of widely acceptable professional skills in research, communication, evaluation, group facilitation, teamwork, project management, writing and leadership. Overall, the Post-Baccalaureate fellow will receive broad exposure to the College Fund’s current work, including the areas of education research and evaluation, AIAN college student experiences, and the Tribal College and University context.

      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 support coordination of research and evaluation efforts. Dedication and responsibility are essential to the role. In addition, the position requires a strong desire to learn and employ basic descriptive statistical analysis, Indigenous Research methods, and evaluation approaches. Research and Evaluation 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. Research and Evaluation Department Office Administration. Provide administrative support to the Office of Research, Evaluation & Faculty Development. Examples of administrative support include:
        • Creating and formatting correspondence
        • Creating and formatting presentations
        • Administering travel plans and reimbursements for staff members and event attendees
        • Scheduling and coordinating meetings and providing meeting notes
        • Supporting department and project budget management, including processing check requests
        • Maintaining tribal college and university contact lists
        • Supporting convening planning and implementation
        • Occasional travel to support events may be required
      1. Research and Evaluation:
          • Conducts scans of Tribal Colleges and Universities based on department’s areas of inquiry
          • Conducts descriptive statistical analysis from national and Tribal College and University data sets including Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System, American Indian Higher Education Consortium American Indian Measures of Success, National Center for Educational Statistics, American Community Survey, and National Student Clearinghouse
          • Learns and employ data collection processes including survey development, interview protocols, and talking circle protocols
          • Responds to requests for data from Research and Evaluation team
          • Disseminates research and evaluation findings through various mediums (co- authoring manuscripts, conference presentations, conference poster sessions) and at venues including internally with College Fund staff and/or externally at research conferences.
          • Learns and employs qualitative and quantitative research methods including Indigenous Research methods and assists with the completion of Institutional Review Board applications
          • Learns and employs underlying principles of evaluation
          • Understands how to utilize Indigenous Evaluation strategies to assist R&E team evaluation projects
          • Works with R&E team to develop concepts and grants for program funding.
      1. Contributes to College Fund efforts to demonstrate student, program and organizational success and outcomes
      1. Create Social Media pages to highlight Research and Evaluation department work including Blogs, disseminating findings – allowing the public to witness the incredible work we are doing in research, evaluation, programming and faculty development
      2. Other duties as assigned

       

      Job Requirements and Competencies

      • 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
      • Can establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
      • 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

      • One year of experience in office administration,
      • Experience in basic research
      • Demonstrated experience with word processing programs (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Baccalaureate degree in Political Science, Native Studies, Education, Research, Evaluation and Methods or related field
      • High potential and/or ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research
      • Understands basic statistical concepts, (descriptive statistics) and can discern trends and can offer sound assessment from quantitative data.
      • Ability to assist with evaluation projects
      • 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 and most recent college transcript (with Word or PDF document combined in one attachment and in the subject line, list your name and Post Baccalaureate Fellowship) to Human Resources at [email protected]. Excellent benefit package and competitive salary.

      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.