The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative.
The Daniels Fund strives to ensure its work reflects both Bill Daniels’ written directives, values, and unmistakable style. Bill was a patriotic American who served our country in two wars. He was a capitalist who loved our free enterprise system and was well known for his generosity to people from all walks of life. Guided by his compassion, Bill transferred his $1 billion estate to form the assets of the Daniels Fund to carry forward his legacy of giving.
Since its founding, the Daniels Fund has become a permanent fixture in the communities it serves and continues to make significant and lasting impact. To learn more about the Daniels Fund and its impact to date, please visit: www.danielsfund.org
The Scholar Selection Manager provides critical support to the Senior Vice President, Scholarship Program specific to the scholar selection process to ensure the scholarship program is successful and effective in achieving its desired outcomes, while maintaining and extending the legacy of our founder, Bill Daniels.
The Daniels Scholarship Program offers a four-year college scholarship that provides financial and personal support focused on helping Daniels Scholars succeed in college, and in life. Every year, Daniels Scholars are selected from our four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Daniels Scholars have attended more than 400 colleges and universities in 48 states. Through March 2021, the Daniels Scholarship Program has provided more than $220 million in undergraduate scholarships to over 4,600 students.
The Scholar Selection Manager drives overall execution of a community-based Daniels Scholar selection process involving high school representatives, youth-serving nonprofit organizations, and community leaders across four states. This role will:
Design and execute the scholar selection process including online application support, customer service support, application reads, and community-based interviews. Monitor and manage the Selection email inbox and dedicated phone line. Maintain Scholar Selection calendar to assist in organization of outreach activities.
Manage, and collaborate as directed, on volunteer relations for the Daniels Scholarship Program’s selection processes, including developing and implementing training, communication, and ongoing engagement. Manage the selection and community interviewer databases.
Oversee the creation of technology resources and applicant/scholar finalist portals in conjunction with IT to meet evolving needs of the program’s eligibility and scholarship requirements. Support the migration of new Daniels Scholar records and maintain existing records in scholarship databases.
Support the development and management of the selection budget. Prepare, maintain, and track budget and contracts for discrete events and activities including scholar selection interviews and scholar orientation.
Coordinate logistics and execute departmental mailings, while maintaining an annual budget for supplies and postage.
Provide customer support for applicants and Daniels Scholars. Serve as administrator for Scholar Selection email account and scholarship applicant communications.
Implement an evaluation process to obtain feedback from the outreach and selection process, and synthesize the feedback to propose program improvements.
Execute the eligibility verification process including document intake and data entry of all verification documents. Complete due diligence process, including social media and eligibility review.
Develop and execute a multi-faceted outreach plan inclusive of marketing strategies, community outreach, and sponsorship opportunities, in conjunction with the Senior Vice President, Scholarship Program.
Maintain and maximize partnerships with relevant community members and organizations, and conduct outreach presentations to prospective high school students.
Conduct data analysis to strategically drive the outreach strategy and propose improvements and new strategies for consideration.
Collaborate on event planning logistics for finalist interviews and manage summer orientation planning, including SHIFTCollege. Oversee the creation of planning and preparation materials as well as program materials used in advance of the program.
Develop communications strategies, publications, and materials for outreach, selection, interviews, offers and orientation in coordination with the Communications department.
Support creation of scripts and video filming for marketing the scholarship and training constituents for participation in the selection process.
You are mission-oriented. You have a passionate commitment to Bill Daniels’ mission and values and an eagerness to incorporate his thinking into programmatic activities. You understand first-hand the importance of the foundation always adhering to Bill Daniels’ principles, style, and direction. You value and respect the Fund’s uniqueness, reputation, and impact. You are aligned with Bill Daniels’ values and stated priorities to advance his legacy.
You are results-driven with a demonstrated desire for impact. You have an unyielding focus on impact and are driven by a desire to achieve outcomes. You are motivated by the pursuit of long-term objectives and a focus on metrics for impact.
You are skilled at content creation and an exceptional writer. You have a unique ability to start from a blank page and craft highly effective content. You excel at taking complex and evolving information and presenting it in a synthesized and focused deliverable. Your work product is well-organized, aesthetically pleasing, and nearly always error-free.
You are an effective planner and prioritizer. You enjoy managing and coordinating projects, especially the challenge of managing multiple projects simultaneously and projects with high levels of complexity. You are determined to achieve deadlines and adjust to changing priorities or challenges that arise.
You have an eye for process and administrative efficiency.You see complex projects as discrete pieces and pathways to achieve the end goal. You excel at monitoring progress and staying agile. You demonstrate strong organizational, administrative and project management skills.
You are an excellent communicator and collaborator. You use clear and concise language that reflects the context in which you are communicating. You have superb written and verbal communications skills, whether in one-on-one or in large gatherings. You value collaboration and working with various perspectives to achieve outcomes.
You are a proactive and persistent problem solver. You are analytical and examine data to understand issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. You adeptly adjust your strategies and approaches informed by evidence and information gathered.
Compensation and Benefits
The compensation for this position will be in the range of $80,000 to $110,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Daniels Fund offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, health, dental, vision insurance, LTD, life insurance, a matched 401k retirement plan and a host of additional benefits.
Interested applicants may submit an initial application through the Careers section of the Daniels Fund website at www.DanielsFund.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Daniels Fund is an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.