The American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund is the nation’s largest and highest-rated American Indian nonprofit organization changing the face of higher education today – one American Indian at a time. We provide more scholarships to American Indians than anyone else, and we’re the only organization that enhances this individualized financial support by funding accredited, tribally controlled colleges and universities and contributing to programs that ensure student success – starting before the first day of preschool and continuing beyond students’ first day of their first career job.

We have one unwavering purpose – increasing the number of American Indians who hold college degrees. Currently only 14% of American Indians have a college degree – less than half the national average. Every year, we empower more than 4,000 American Indian students to start and stay in school, complete their degrees and launch careers that benefit us all. We have provided almost 126,000 scholarships and $193 million to support American Indian communities. We intend to double our impact in the next five years.

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$60,000 - $65,000 yearly
The American Indian College Fund Denver, CO, USA
Dec 12, 2019
Full time
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 Program Officer for TCU Student Success will manage student enrollment management strategies programming in Student Success Services. The purpose of the project is to increase enrollment, persistence and completion rates of TCU students through systemic and capacity building programming for TCUs to build more holistic, place-based, and collaborative student supports. The Program Officer will support the work of TCUs in their institutional efforts to implement a strategic enrollment management model with expanded student supports. The Program Officer will collaborate with and provide oversight of participating TCUs in guiding their program implementation, community partnership outreach, and data collection. The Program Officer will collaborate with Student Success Services team members and inter-departmental teammates at the College Fund to meet organization goals and objectives. Essential Job Functions Lead the Overall Implementation of Strategic Enrollment Management Programming • Guide, monitor, and provide support for TCU teams in their design, implementation and evaluation of their strategic enrollment management programs. Includes: site visits, regular check-ins, trainings and technical support. • Provide support to implementation teams on community outreach and recruitment to increase enrollment. • Work with TCUs to explore and partner with community organizations and resources to build holistic student support services to increase enrollment and engagement. • Identify and expand on extra-curricular, co-curricular community-based opportunities at the participating TCUs to include community service and internships. • Maintain project budget with updates to Sr. Program Manager. • Organize convenings with participating TCUs one per year. • Collaboration with participating TCUs and the College Fund research and evaluation team on data collection goals and reporting criteria. • Implement twice yearly reporting process. Includes collaboration with the College Fund grant team partners. Support Student Success Strategic Initiatives and Objectives • Build relationships with participating TCUs. • Stay current and up to date on latest trends involving persistence and retention of Native student college going culture and higher education institutional practices. • Attend professional development opportunities and present at conferences with the grant team. • Collaborate with Research and Evaluation, and Programs teams at the College Fund. • Work with the Student Success Services team and assist other team members in meeting departmental and organization goals and objectives. • Occasional travel to sites to provide support and technical expertise to program participants and partners. Job Requirements Competencies • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite • 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 • 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 • MA in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field and/or four years of work experience in an education related setting • Experience in grant management and program implementation • At least two years of experience in student affairs at a higher education institution • Experience in working with underrepresented communities Preferred • Experience working with tribal nation communities and knowledge of American Indian/Alaska Native culture • Expertise in higher education enrollment and retention strategies Work Environment and Physical Activities: • Some travel is required for this position. • 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 Please put your name and the job title in the subject line.