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Cameron Piercy

AIGC & AIGCS are the largest scholarship providers to American Indian and Alaskan Native students in the U.S.

The American Indian Graduate Center seeks a Director of Scholarship Operations

Director of Scholarship Operations

Position Summary

The Director of Scholarship Operations is responsible for the leadership of Scholarship Operations team ensuring scholarship program delivery and achieving outcome goals in conjunction with the vision, mission and strategic direction of AIGC. Serves as liaison between educational institutions and recipients, and AIGC and the educational, Native American and wider community.

The Director of Scholarship Operations works with COO and Development Director to maintain contract compliance and reports for all scholarship portfolios. The Director will assist with planning, developing and implementing strategies for identifying and generating funding and resource opportunities for program activities, including development of grants and other fundraising proposals. The Director of Scholarship Operations will also promote programs and assist in publicizing them through scholarship directories, conferences and meetings, information booths, social media and other appropriate channels.

The Director of Scholarship Operations will be based in AIGC’s office in Albuquerque, and the position will require regular travel throughout the United States.


A strong candidate will have Master’s Degree, plus three years experience in education, financial aid or related student services environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Pay Range

Starting Salary $58,000 – 72,000 DOE.

Download the Director of Scholarships Operations job description. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to erin@aigcs.org. For more information visit www.aigcs.org.