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 Program Administrator for College Readiness will manage the Native Pathways High School programming in Student Success Services. The program focus is to increase awareness and opportunity of college going practices and access for Native students in identified high schools and Native youth serving organizations, with the goal of increased high school completion and college enrollment for Native youth.
The program administrator for Native Pathways high school programming provides expertise in the areas of college access and admission for high school students to increase college going culture among Native students. The program administrator will establish and deepen partnerships with Native student serving high school staff and organizations to promote college going strategies for youth.
Collaboration with Student Success Services team members and inter-departmental College Fund teammates is essential to meet organization goals and objectives. This position is also responsible for providing reports for continuous improvement and program impact.
Essential Job Functions
Lead the Implementation of College-Going Programming
- Manage and ensure implementation of donor funded high school programming grants
- Support effective collaboration and complimentary student services efforts for high school students with high schools, TCUs and other community partners.
- Create and manage webinar presentations, events and text messaging in collaboration with the Marketing and Communication Manager, Student Success Senior Coach and other department team members for high school participants.
- Track budget for the donor funded grants. Provide Program Manager with updates and needs.
- Implement pre and post surveys for high school participants. Provide data reports to Sr. Program Manager.
- Provide monthly reports on data related to program progress, resource use, partner institutions and student activity.
- Coordinate and support staff with travel to sites
- Implement twice yearly reporting process (December and June) on high school program progress and impact.
- Regular check ins with direct reports. Reviews 2 times per year with reporting staff, share and turn in to supervisor.
Support Student Success Strategic Initiatives and Objectives
- Build and facilitate partnerships with high schools, community centers and organizations, and higher education institutions with concurrent enrollment.
- Stay current and up to date on latest trends involving persistence and retention of Native student college going culture- high school to college.
- Work with the Student Success Services team and assist other team members in meeting departmental and organization goals and objectives related to college going practices.
- Work with Marketing and Student Engagement Manager to create recruiting materials, manage
- webpage information, staff/faculty development materials and bridge programming for high schools and youth serving organizations.
- Collaborate with Senior Student Success Coach and Scholarship Manager on scholarship awards for graduating high school seniors.
- Create and facilitate materials for coaches site visits (presentations and handouts).
- Occasional travel to sites to provide support and technical expertise to program participants and partners
- Coordination and oversight of bridge programs for high school youth
- Implement and facilitate guidebook distribution and data collection process.
- Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products
- Demonstrated initiative in program development
- Ability to develop and enhance relationships
- Ability to meet deadlines for multiple 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
- Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives
- Experience presenting for small and large groups
- Willingness to travel during certain periods
- MA in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field and/or four years of work experience in an education related setting
- Involvement and/or experience in student affairs, grant management and program implementation.
- Two years of experience working in a field related to student affairs and program implementation
- Experience working with AIAN or underserved population college students and communities
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.
Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 annually