College Success Senior Program Manager

American Indian College Fund  |  Denver, CO

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

College Success Senior Program Manager

Job Type: Counseling Services First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Management Student Affairs Administration
Location: Denver, CO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Non-Profit Company, Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 29735


Salary Range:
$65,000 - $75,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Salary Range:
$65,000 - $75,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Student Affairs

Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Student Affairs

Position Description


The priority of the College Success Senior Program Manager is to increase the number of Native students entering college and successfully progressing and completing within a reasonable time.  Successful programming supports students holistically and within the place they are at on their pathway.  The programming serves pre-college students, traditional and non-traditional students, transferring students, re-entering students, with students seeking a variety of credentialing and degrees across many institutions. 


The College Success Senior Program Manager provides expertise in student admissions services, student access, tribal college transfer process, curriculum development, and student success programming.  The College Success Senior Program Manager will be responsible for the implementation of all aspects of College Success programming including the coordination of multiple donor funded program grants.  This position will also support program evaluation, program adaptations for continuous improvement, and reporting to communicate program impact.


Essential Job Functions

Manage the overall implementation of College Success Programming

Develop program plans
Coordinate efforts across student success coaches
Collaborate on and support execution of career exploration and readiness programming
Lead team member professional development in student success
Support program evaluation
Ensure proper management of donor funded program grants
Provide reporting on program activities and impact
Develop and ensure implementation of strategies to garner and maintain knowledge of the TCUs’ student success services
Ensure legal compliance in programming and mitigate liability to College Fund
Support effective collaboration and complimentary student services efforts with the TCUs

Support Student Success Strategic Initiatives and Objectives

Actively participate in student success strategic planning
Support sharing of successful programming between the College Fund and the TCUs and between the TCUs themselves
Support the development and implementation of strategies to enhance and expand best practices in supporting Native student success across the College Fund and TCUs
Engage and develop meaningful relationships with community partners, regional, and national organizations to support student success
Stay current with trends in college admissions, community college transfer, enrollment management, academic planning, supporting students’ basic needs, retention and progression, and other elements of student success programming
Provide technical expertise to Student Success Team and to TCUs
Present College Fund programming and outcomes at conferences and other venues
Collaborate on student engagement and communication efforts


Support 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

Job Requirements


·         Demonstrated employee management and team building skills

·         Proficient IT skills particularly with databases and Microsoft Office products.

·         Demonstrated initiative and creativity in program development

·         Ability to develop and enhance relationships

·         Supervisory 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

·         Proven ability to accomplish defined goals and objectives.

·         Experience presenting for small and large groups

·         Willingness to travel extensively during certain periods and to remote locations



Education/Experience/Certification Requirements

·         Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree with significant experience in student affairs or similar field

·         Extensive experience working with AIAN or underserved population high school and/or college students


Preferred Qualifications

·         Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field

·         Four years of experience at a director level in a student success program

Application Information

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