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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

Senior Accountant

Job Details

Job Title Senior Accountant
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To CFO / COO
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified October 16, 2020


This position holds a key role at the American Indian College Fund (College Fund), a national non-profit with a $30 million operating budget supporting over 4,000 American Indian students annually and 35 Tribal Colleges and Universities. The Senior Accountant supports the financial affairs of the organization and provides management with financial information necessary to make operational decisions.

This position is responsible for key financial functions including investment management, cash flow projections and cash management, financial reporting, financial analysis, supporting annual budget development and multi-year projections, leading the audit and 990 completion, and supporting vendor partner relationships. The College Fund maintains budgets on several levels including organizationally, departmentally, and by project/program. The College Fund’s investments include a $65 million endowment. Moreover, the College Fund strives to achieve the highest standards and ratings of watchdog agencies.

The Senior Accountant will be a member of a three-person accountant team. The team is highly collaborative and interdependent. Finance team members are trained in all facets of the College Fund’s financial management and provide back-up support to each other as needed. External vendor partners include auditors, bankers, investment consultants, 403B administrators, accounting software provider, and insurance brokers. This position has significant interactions with team members across the College Fund, especially department team leads.

Essential Job Functions

1. Ensure the accuracy and security of all accounting transactions and reporting

a. Provide timely and accurate monthly and annual financial statements internally and for all Board and Finance & Investment Committee meetings

b. Review, analyze and advise senior management about financial data in order to help management make informed decisions

c. Provide College Fund staff with financial information required for grant writing, grant reporting, and annual reports, impact reports, and budget management purposes

2. Support the development of the College Fund’s budget, budget monitoring, and the development of multi-year projections

a. Consult with department team leads and program officers in the development of their departmental budgets and project/program budgets

b. Support the consolidation of all departmental budgets and provide potential adjustment recommendations

c. Monitor expenditures against approved budget, providing variance reports with explanations

d. Serve as resource to department team leads related to expenditures and budgets

e. Support the development of multi-year budget projections

3. Manage and monitor cash flow projections and cash management

a. Collaborate with department team leads to create cash flow projections

b. Update and analyze cash flow projections monthly and review cash and investment management strategies with CFOO

c. Monitor cash management routinely to ensure amounts are available in proper accounts to cover expenditures and excess funds and endowment funds are invested timely to maximize earnings potential

4. Ensure that the annual audit process and preparation of the IRS form 990 and 990T are completed effectively and timely

a. Coordinate annual audit and provide auditors with information necessary to perform audit

b. Ensure audit report is timely, accurate, and presents fairly the financial position of the College Fund

c. Ensure that auditors complete IRS Form 990 on time and review for accuracy

5. Monitor and support investment management

a. Develop and maintain a working relationship with investment consultants, money managers and other external companies involved in the investment process.

b. Monitor the organization’s investment performance and investment maturities

c. Work with financial consultants, Finance and Investment Committee, and CFOO to create and implement a prudent investment strategy that meets the College Fund’s investment revenue goals and cash flow needs

d. Determine liquidity needs to ensure that funds are available when required and facilitate all investment investments, divestitures, and transfers

6. Actively participate in the monitoring and updating of Accounting Policies and Procedures

a. Ensure accounting policies and procedures are being followed appropriately and provide systems of segregation of duties and authorities to safeguard assets

b. Periodically review policies and procedures, assess the need to modify, and make appropriate changes

c. Ensure all policies and procedures are documented and communicated appropriately to staff

7. 403B and Organizational Insurance

a. Lead the 403B investment committee and vendor partner relationships

b. Ensure the College Fund has appropriate insurance coverage, including but not limited to, D&O, liability, cyber, and property insurance

8. Manages special projects as assigned by CFOO and related to organizational operations and reporting (i.e. Creation of charts and graphs to demonstrate historical and/or projected financial metrics, sale of donated property, financial system conversions)

Job Requirements


  • In-depth knowledge of fund accounting in a not-for-profit organization
  • Experience in facilitating investment redemptions and purchases
  • Experience in implementing earnings allocations and reconciling investment accounts
  • Budget development and management skills
  • Ability to work competently with external vendors and partners such as auditors, investment advisors, money managers, and donors requesting financial information about the organization
  • Strong computer skills with accounting systems
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, chart and graph development, and if/then functions
  • Problem solving skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Comprehensive and timely communication skills—both written and verbal
  • Ability to hold oneself and others accountable
  • Leadership skills demonstrated through initiative and ability to support team success

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Financial Edge Software

Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 4+ years of experience in not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting

Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Visual acuity is essential in the performance of this job
  • Ability to occasionally work extended hours
  • The ability to use a computer for long periods is also 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 Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employee

Database Manager

Job Details

Job Title Database Manager
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Interview Group Resource Development (RD)
Reports To Director of Marketing
Location Denver, CO
Duration of Position Verified During Interview
Date Modified July 27, 2020



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.

The ideal candidate for this position will be knowledgeable in database management, project management, vendor management, a “power user” and a resource development analyst of CRM and e-marketing tools.  He/she will also be proactive, articulate, strategic, organized and technically-minded, with good business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills and well-developed quantitative skills and analytical thinking. The candidate should have strong hands-on technical skills, both back-end and user-facing, with experience in non-profit fund raising, marketing, email/direct response marketing, CRM and e-marketing software, donor lifecycle management, project management, segmentation, response analysis and campaign tracking.

This position supports the work of the College Fund through vendor management of the organization’s CRM and e-marketing tool partners, as well as providing direct support to the RD and Finance teams, including detailed report writing and data analysis across various software platforms and channels. This position requires tremendous attention to detail and priorities. The ideal candidate must have the ability to interact professionally with staff, vendor partners, and donors in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Excellent collaboration and communication skills are required.

Essential Job Functions

  1. CRM and E-Marketing Solution Functionality and Oversight
      • Owns and manages relationship with outsourced CRM and e-marketing solution agency partners, including serving as primary liaison between agency partners and organization
      • Serves as project manager for internal and outsourced CRM and e-marketing tool requests/updates/communications/prioritization
      • Works directly with Finance and Web teams to ensure seamless data exchange and reporting with Financial Edge and website backend reporting
      • Analyzes data across databases, reports, functions, and strategies to identify trends and opportunities
  1. Database Management
      • In partnership with outsourced agency partners, owns responsibility for managing both front and back end for the organization’s CRM and e-marketing tools, including:
        • Multi-platform data in and data out, including both individual/manual and automated data exchanges with multiple agency marketing partners and others
        • Data hygiene
      • Development of processes and supporting documentation
      • Software construct, plug-ins, modules
      • Up and down time, including appropriate communications/notifications
  1. Reporting/Queries
      • Creates and runs reports and queries in the College Fund databases for the purpose of analyzing/evaluating current fund raising and marketing program performance and return on investment, including:
        • Individual Giving
        • Mid-level donor program
        • Major Gifts
        • Planned Gifts
        • Community Engagement/Special Events
        • Broad population marketing efforts (social media, public service announcements [PSAs], website)
      • Manages/updates all analytics and modeling tools, including development of reports to gauge tool(s) usage and efficacy
  1. Digital Communication/Online Communities
      • Ensures appropriate tracking and evaluation of digital/online strategies
      • Manages donor directed (or general population) digital communications and manages tools for same
      • Creates technical backdrop, manages content and monitors all RD related online communities
      • In collaboration with the Website team, manages and updates donations/activation forms on website and RD specific web pages (i.e., Planned Giving)
  1. Department Support
      • Manages the planning and implementation of data management for RD team special projects and activities
      • Provides training as needed to ensure accurate and reliable use of data systems
      • Generates needed reports; assists in research and materials for proposals, grant submissions and meetings with prospective funders
      • Development of data entry best practices in partnership with data entry staff, data management, reporting, and evaluation and implementation of technology tools
      • Ensures the integrity of revenue reports by reconciling revenue reports to Financial Edge and organizational financials
      • Completes data entry and data edit projects
  1. Completes other duties as assigned


Job Requirements


    • Expert in leading organizations through identifying business needs, targeting appropriate tools and implementation, including both project management and “hands-on” database conversion experience.
    • Expert in agency/vendor partnerships management, including accountability, prioritization, and budget development/management.
    • Expert knowledge in best practices for data management and support, preferably in the context of donor data.
    • Expert ability to retrieve, analyze, and report on development data. Candidate must demonstrate familiarity with various record types, gift batching, acknowledgement letters, exporting/importing, queries, reports, and mail functions.
    • Additional product experience required: E-marketing tools, wealth indication tools, and peer-to-peer fundraising tools.
    • Web development or programming experience preferred (i.e., html).
    • Modeling tools knowledge preferred.
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
    • Candidate demonstrates initiative and executes projects from development to final delivery. Must be logical and develop/deliver strategies with high focus and attention to objectives.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills required. Candidate is able to prioritize work and manage several projects simultaneously.
    • Strong customer service skills (internal/external) as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • 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.
    • Ability to collaborate across departments is essential.
    • Candidate must have strong competency with Microsoft Office Suite.


Education/ Experience

    • BA degree, preferably in computer science and/or quantitative or computer science/technology
    • Demonstrated experience as a database manager and/or analyst, preferably in non-profit environment. Regional/national experience a plus
    • 5+ years developing business requirements, identifying CRM/email/online technology tools and implementation
    • Experience leading data mapping and conversion
    • 5+ years ‘experience in non-profit data management/CRM software/e-marketing tools
    • 5+ years’ experience using CRM and e-marketing software for development, marketing and financial tracking including reporting analysis, and implementation of segmentation strategies
    • 5+ years’ experience analyzing donor/campaign trends
    • Experience with general database 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 ApplySend your cover letter and resume to

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

The American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TCU Computer Science Initiative Program Manager

Job Details

Job Title TCU Computer Science Initiative Program Manager
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Full-time
Reports To Vice-President, Programs
Location Denver, CO
Date Modified August 14, 2020


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.

The priority of the TCU Computer Science Initiative is to facilitate the establishment of computer science education at tribal colleges and universities and to increase the number of Native students and community members with computer science knowledge. Programming under this initiative primarily empowers tribal colleges and universities to build capacity through the development of computer science courses and programs and through building human capital especially computer science instructors. Further, the initiative seeks to increase the integration of computer science education throughout college curriculum, ensure delivery of introductory computer science courses throughout the TCU system, and encourage participation in computer science education through outreach to students of all ages.

The TCU Computer Science Initiative Program Manager provides expertise in program design and development, faculty development, course development and delivery, and creation of services that support student pathways into computer science education. The TCU Computer Science Initiative Program Manager will be responsible for the successful implementation of all aspects of computer science education programming and outreach at participating tribal colleges and universities. The Program Manager will work to establish external partnerships with industry and community partners and to internally coordinate with multiple donor-funded program grants within the College Fund. The position is also responsible for supporting program evaluation, program adaptations for continuous improvement, and reporting to communicate program impact.


Essential Job Functions

  1. Manage the overall TCU Computer Science Education Initiative
      • Develop program plans, including process for selecting TCUs to participate in program based on faculty and other resources.
      • Support program implementation at participating TCUs.
      • Build a cohort of TCUs engaged with computer science education and use community of practice strategies to gain widespread commitment to computer science education as an institutional and community resource and to share best practices.
      • Support effective collaboration with TCUs and coordinate complementary efforts already at work.
      • Foster widespread awareness of computer science and computer science education among TCUs and other tribal partners and communities.
      • Create formal and informal relationships with industry, education organizations, and computer science associations.
      • Support program evaluation by aiding the development of evaluation metrics and methodologies for showing progress and defining overall success of the Initiative.
      • Create and manage the program budget.
      • Ensure proper management of the Initiative as a donor funded program grant.
      • Provide reporting on program activities and impact.
  2. Support Programs, Student Services, and Faculty Development priorities of the College Fund
      • Actively participate in department level and organizational strategic and annual planning.
      • Support sharing of successful programming between the College Fund and the TCUs and among the TCUs themselves.
      • Support the development and implementation of strategies to enhance and expand best practices in supporting computer science education among the TCUs, with partners, and with tribal communities.
      • Engage and develop meaningful relationships with community partners, regional, and national organizations.
      • Present College Fund programming and outcomes at conferences and other venues
      • Collaborate on TCU and student engagement and communication efforts
  3. Support other College Fund Strategic Goals and Objectives
      • Share student stories and program successes to support the College Fund’s general awareness and fundraising efforts
      • Support donor relationships and fundraising efforts


Job Requirements


    • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development and program management
    • Ability to develop and enhance relationships with industry, academic and other educational and tribal community partners.
    • Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives.
    • Demonstrated employee management and team building 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 within and across departments as well as with external partners.
    • Experience presenting for small and large groups
    • Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods and to remote locations
    • Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products.

Education/Experience/Certification Requirements

    • Master’s Degree or bachelor’s degree with significant experience in program design and implementation and in building communities of practice
    • Extensive experience working with AIAN or underserved populations, including high school and/or college students in those communities
    • Understanding of computer science education at the university level
    • Experience in curriculum development and program evaluation

Preferred Qualifications

    • D. in a field relevant to education or computer science. For example
    • Degree in Education with knowledge of or experience in computer science education
    • Degree in Computer Science with knowledge of or experience in education
    • Four years of experience at a director level.


Work Environment and Physical Activities

    • Professional office environment
    • Frequent computer use
    • Travel as assigned, airplane and car
    • Lifting from 20-30 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:
Send your cover letter and resume to Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.

American Indian College Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employee

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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