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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

Temporary Donor Services Coordinator

Job Details

Job Title Donor Services Coordinator
FLSA: Non-exempt
Position Type Full-time (TEMPORARY POSITION) from February to September 2020
Reports To Database Manager/Report Writer/Analyst
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified January 17, 2020

 

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.

This position will support the Office of Resource Development. Professional communication skills, the ability and desire to take initiative, expert knowledge of CRM software (including producing queries and reports), Word, and an outward mindset for supporting others are essential to supporting this department.

The work environment is both dynamic and fast-paced; and the organizational culture is one that focuses on accountability, teamwork, and a strong passion for our mission. This position will have the opportunity to work with individuals across the organization, along with other business partners and donors of the College Fund.

Essential Job Functions

    1. Develops and executes processes for donor service/support functions, including:
      1. Responds to all donor outreach/feedback/inquiries/requests in response to outbound fundraising communications and general population awareness outreach
      2. Documents donor communications in customer relationship management database
      3. Updates Donor records based on donor communication preferences
      4. Updates Donor acknowledgement letter copy
      5. Creates and provides reporting to team members to identify potential mid-level and major donors to prompt additional research/cultivation
    2. Oversight and management of:
      1. Back-end processes for monthly sustainer program
      2. Stock gift processes and processing
      3. Failed payment follow-up
      4. Combined Federal Campaign
    3. Additional Administrative Tasks:
      1. Orders supplies
      2. Back up support for Front Desk coverage
    4. Assist with other project needs within the College Fund

Job Requirements

Competencies

      • Familiarity with philanthropic sector and understanding of fundraising concepts and trends
      • Outstanding customer service skills resulting in consistent customer delight
      • Excellent listening and problem resolution skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
      • Expert knowledge of CRM software/applications
      • Ability to work well within a diverse team and across departments
      • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
      • Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills via all channels
      • Personal characteristics sought include initiative, discretion, mature judgment, positive behavior and performance
      • Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about American Indian/Alaska Native education

Required Education/Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
      • 3-5 years of relevant experience with above qualifications
      • Extensive experience working in non-profit CRM applications

Preferred:

      • Experience with fundraising, including building donor relationships
      • Experience working with tribal nation communities and knowledge of Indigenous culture

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

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 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 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

Competencies

  • 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

Education/Experience:

  • 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

Preferred:

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

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

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

College Success Coach

Job Details

Job Title College Success Coach
Position Type Full-time
Reports To College Success Senior Coach
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified December 6, 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 are also integral elements of our mission.

The College Success Coach is responsible for implementation, assessment, and development of donor funded student success programming that will result in improvements in persistence and degree completion for native students.  Additionally, responsibilities include collaboration across programs to work with team members in student success services, resource development, research, and program initiatives to develop, execute, and report on student success programming. The coach will also partner with TCU and mainstream college staff and faculty to ensure students are connected to appropriate resources in their communities needed to meet their academic and career goals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide tiered support for students in both college and career readiness strategies to guide students towards their graduation and career goals.
  • Monitors and manages student database entries, student documents, and associated reports with a focus on data-driven analysis to measure effectiveness.
  • Provides proactive communications connecting recipients to intentional intervention and student support services provided by the College Fund, their college, or their community.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with scholars regarding upcoming deadlines, requirements, and expectations associated with their scholarship or other awards.
  • Plans, facilitates, and engages students in online or in-person educational and career planning activities to help guide them to achieve their graduation and career readiness goals.
  • Use cohort/group models of coaching when possible to support student goals to graduation and career.
  • Plan convenings and site visits to institutions in collaboration with Student Success Services team for student check ins, TCU staff collaborations and to maintain partnerships.
  • Build, maintain and enhance relationships with TCUs and their surrounding communities to ensure students are connected to resources and supports needed for their success.
  • Provide reporting on activities, milestones, and impact to support overall department evaluation
  • Provide formal updates to supervisors twice yearly for review and for professional growth (December and June.)
  • Facilitates College Readiness program awards to TCUs
  • Connect scholarship recipients and program participants to other Student Success Service programming at the College Fund as relevant.
  • Plan, facilitate and implement summer programming and convening for scholarship recipients in collaboration with the Student Success Services team.
  • Collaborate on student engagement and communication efforts
  • Support College Fund Strategic goals and objectives by sharing student stories, program successes, and supporting donor relationships and stewardship
  • Supports other Student Success Services and College Fund initiatives.

Job Requirements

Competencies

  • 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

Education/Experience:

  • BA Degree
  • Experience working with AIAN or underserved population college students and communities
  • Experience in Student Support Services or related fields

Preferred:

  • 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
  • Two years of experience working in a field related to college and career readiness

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

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

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Volunteer or Contact HR

Are you looking to find a place where your contributions make a difference? Do you have some free time to lend a hand? Looking to find a place where you can develop your job skills in a fun and learning environment? If you answered yes, then we would like to meet you. The American Indian College Fund is seeking a civic minded individual/s who can volunteer their skills in the following area: Office or clerical support – answer phone, file, data entry.

Send Resumes To:

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

Call us at:

303-426-8900

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