The Student Success Coach coordinates and implements programmatic components of scholarship and student success programs to ensure that goals, objectives and criteria specified by the donor and the College Fund are accomplished in accordance with College Fund policies.
Responsibilities include implementation, assessment, and development of donor funded program components that will result in improvements in persistence, degree completion, and career readiness through the guidance and support of the College Fund Signature Scholarship Programming. Additionally, responsibilities include collaboration across departments to implement public recognition/donor stewardship activities, student ambassador development, and program/event planning. This position will actively work with team members in student success services, resource development, and public education to develop, execute, and report on scholarship and student success programming.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, coordinates, and executes programmatic components of scholarship and student success programs.
In collaboration with the SSS team and Resource Development the Program Coordinator will support the design and development of the College Fund’s Signature Scholarship program.
Serves at the team lead for the Student Ambassador program, developing and supporting the success of the program.
Provides information and support for public awareness, donor cultivation, stewardship, and reporting.
Assists with student recruitment for internship and other student involvement opportunities.
Assists in researching, developing, and implementing innovative ideas to improve and increase Student Success Services team programming related to student success objectives.
Continually evaluates the use of online college success resources provided by the College Fund and makes recommendations to the Directors of SSS and Resource Development on retaining, enhancing, and replacing resources to better serve scholars.
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 award.
Engages students in educational and career planning activities to help guide them to achieve their graduation and career readiness goals.
Supports other Student Success Services and College Fund initiatives.
Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products
Demonstrated initiative and creativity
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
Experience in working with underrepresented populations
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
Ability to work within budgets
Experience presenting for small and large groups
Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods
Required Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience working in a college or university student services area; experience working with tribal colleges and/or American Indian students
Work Environment and Physical Activities
Professional office setting
Significant air and car travel
Multi-tasking with a variety of different responsibilities
Valid Driver’s License
Background check required
Lifting up to 35 pounds
Send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your name and the job title in the subject line. No phone calls please.
About The American Indian College Fund
At the American Indian College Fund 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.
We are 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.