“Thank you for coordinating with me and the Native American Community Academy (NACA).  Our students gained so much knowledge and are better prepared for the next steps.  We are always happy to be a part of college readiness!  Thank you for all that you do to get indigenous students to college.”

Jessica Becenti

We award $15 million annually to deserving undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students; and have awarded over $200 million since inception.

The American Indian Graduate Center seeks a Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary

The COO is a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the Executive Director, and is responsible for the oversight and management of daily operations including direct responsibilities for finance. This role will serve as second-in-command and ensures the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization. The COO will maintain control of diverse organizational operations, including finance, student support services, scholarship administration, human resources, and information technology.

The COO will direct program staff in all aspects of the scholarship programs, including recruitment, retention, student services, data collection, and reporting. The COO will serve as program liaison to the Board of Directors. Promote AIGC through attendance and participation in national, regional and local conferences and events. The COO will be responsible for ensuring full compliance to conditions and requirements of grantors, including federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. In addition, the COO will be responsible for establishing policies that promote the company culture, vision, and mission.


A strong candidate will have five or more years of experience in the COO role or similar position with broad organizational responsibilities for the following areas: fiscal management and budgeting, institutional fundraising, sales, marketing, human resources, business/program development, and strategic planning. Must possess working knowledge of tribes and tribal organizations, federal contract regulations and procedures, and financial aid procedures A Bachelor’s Degree required and a Master’s Degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Pay Range

Starting Salary $ DOE.

More Information

Download the COO job description.  Please submit your letter of interest and resume to erin@aigcs.org. For more information about AIGC,  visit our website at www.aigcs.org.