Scholarship Program Manager

Doyon Fairbanks , AK 99701

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TitleScholarship Program ManagerJob Reference18-0197Post Date11/26/2018CARCYesCity/LocationFairbanksStateAKPoint of HireFairbanks, AKCompanyDF - Doyon FoundationReports ToExecutive DirectorStarting Pay DOEType of PositionRegular Full-TimeFLSA StatusNon-ExemptHours8am-5pmScheduleMonday - FridayDescriptionIn collaboration with and under the direction of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the development and management of scholarship programs and other selected projects that fulfill the mission of Doyon Foundation. Also assists with outreach and Alaska Native education issues supported by the foundation's mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages and administers the scholarship program which includes advising students about Doyon Foundation application and eligibility requirements, processing applications, reviewing student files, approving or denying applications, awarding scholarships, monitoring student progress, preparing correspondence to students and working with financial aid offices.

  • Maintains schedule of deadlines to ensure tasks are done in a timely manner.

  • Maintains online database in conjunction with the Data Entry Technician to track information regarding all phases of recipient process (applicant, award and alumni).

  • Reviews and coordinates annual competitive award application process and presents information to the Competitive Scholarship Review Committee for consideration.

  • Generates student reports and statistics from database.

  • Reviews and analyzes prepared applicant demographic information as well as cumulative and summary reports of program data. Uses quantitative data to provide ongoing evaluation of programs and identify areas in need of growth and development.

  • Works with Executive Director to develop strategic assessments, priorities and direction for the scholarship program.

  • Actively communicates with key stakeholders (recipients, foundations, Alaska Native organizations, Doyon Foundation team members) to gain information regarding programmatic needs and academic opportunities.

  • Gives informational presentations on scholarship program, as needed. This may include travel.

  • Supports the Alumni Association, particularly with respect to tracking alumni.

  • Attends Doyon Foundation Board of Directors meetings and participates in committee meetings as needed.

  • Organizes student events in conjunction with Administrative Assistant.

  • Represents Doyon Foundation and promotes mission at selected conferences, forums and meetings.

  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements Maintain confidentiality and discretion.

  • Highly organized and able to work independently.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytic, and networking skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; positive attitude.

  • Knowledge and practical experience with postsecondary institutions and student financial aid.

  • Knowledge of general business formats and management procedures.

  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks and application deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Proficiency with widely used computer equipment and programs: MS Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Experience with web-based applications and internet use.

  • Ability to compose business correspondence and create visual presentations

  • Proficient with proper grammar, good vocabulary, spelling, proofreading and editing

  • Knowledge of proper telephone etiquette.

  • Use of basic office equipment such as copiers, printers, fax machine, copiers, and mailing equipment.

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Knowledge and desire to learn of ANCSA, Alaska Native history and the cultural heritage of Doyon shareholders.

  • Ability to travel as necessary to fulfill the mission of the Foundation.

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.


  • Bachelor's degree in the areas of education, business, organizational or nonprofit management or other appropriate area of study OR four years of work related experience at professional level, including knowledge of computerized base records management systems.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and management skills that support a team-oriented environment.

  • Any combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

  • Valid Driver's license, access to a registered vehicle and must be able to provide proof of state required insurance on registered vehicle.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of the work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: An individual will be required to work the majority of hours in a general office environment, and will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands. Occasional light lifting (1-25 lbs) is required. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions].

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Doyon shareholders and shareholders of other Alaska Native Corporations in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

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