Colorado Nonprofit Association

Program Advisor

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a passionate, driven individual with the desire to learn, grow, and excel in a culture that values every member of the team. DSF was named one of the Denver’s Top Workplaces in 2024 (5 year recipient of Top Workplaces), a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment. In 2022, DSF was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for by  the National Association for Business Resources. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, and innovative environment where your work has a profound impact on the lives of students and their families.


As a nonprofit organization, DSF’s mission is to inspire and empower DPS students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. By embodying the core values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do, DSF strives to be a leader within the community. As we constantly seek to improve our services, we build strong relationships with college staff members, partners, students, team members and the broader community. We are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, believing in the value and ability of all students and team members.

We seek candidates who will model, live, and reinforce DSF’s mission and core values with colleagues, students, families, and the broader community. If you are passionate about the philosophy and mission of DSF, then we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver’s students.

Job Summary:

DSF seeks dynamic applicants for an impactful new advising role! This unique position promises to be an exciting opportunity to support both Denver Public Schools (DPS) high school students and DSF Scholars who have recently graduated from college (DSF Alumni).  As a Program Advisor, you’ll be at the heart of two primary functions of our program. In this role, fifty-percent of time and effort will be serving with our College Access Team to provide college and career advising to high school students across our network of 15 Denver Public Schools with a DSF Future Center rotating among them as needed. The other half will be spent with our College Success Team with a research-based focus on crafting and implementing research-based programming and communications for DSF Alumni who have recently graduated from college. Your creative input will be key in supporting DSF Alumni in their transition from as needed as-needed college to a thriving career.

Site- Multiple Locations

Primary Responsibilities: College Access (20 hours per week on-site)

  1. College and Career Exposure- college representative presentations, academic major exploration, job shadows, interest and aptitude surveys, connecting career interest to academic pathways  
  2. Personal Development- relationship building, goal setting, decision making, student accountability, navigating systems, communication skills 
  3. College Readiness- high school academic success, extracurricular involvement, 
  4. Financial Literacy- how to pay for college, financial aid readiness, scholarship identification and application support 

Primary Responsibilities: College Success (12 hours per week on-site 8 hours per week off-site) 

Other Primary Responsibilities

Requirements

Education and Experience