Employment Opportunities

SCHOLARSHIP ASSOCIATE

MISSION
The mission of the St. Croix Valley Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley by:
Encouraging charitable giving in the Valley –
Building permanent funds that will provide resources for the needs of today and
tomorrow;
Connecting people and programs –
Bringing together people’s charitable interests and the funding needs of programs and organizations; and
Encouraging collaboration –
Forming partnerships and providing servant leadership through programs that enhance the quality of life in our region’s distinct communities.

JOB SUMMARY:
This .4 FTE position is responsible for administering and processing the Foundation’s Scholarship funds.

Principle Responsibilities Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. These reflect principle job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Scholarship Administration:
• Develop awareness of SCVF scholarship programs throughout the Valley
• Administer over 50 unique scholarship programs
• Work with donors to establish scholarship criteria, applications, and scoring rubrics
• Communicate with high schools and educational institutions to promote scholarship opportunities
• Coordinate scholarship review panels
• Communicate with scholarship recipients
• Ensure best practices are followed in in proprietary scholarship software: entering student, institution, and payment data; processing scholarship disbursements; generating necessary reports.
• Update scholarship curriculum and materials as needed
• Suggest and implement process improvements
• Provide excellent customer service

Additional Responsibilities:
• Provide back up to team members
• Interact with donors on the phone and in person
• Other duties as requested

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office

REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to adequately perform the job.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Extreme attention to detail to produce the highest quality work
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
• Commitment to donor confidentiality
• Self-directed
• Mission and goal oriented
• Tactful and diplomatic
• Dedicated to public service
• Passion, integrity and positive attitude
• Knowledge of the St. Croix Valley area a plus
• Highly Organized
• Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
• Computer proficiency with strong data entry skills
• Ability to communicate, listen to and understand ideas to prioritize and execute work assignments
• Flexible schedule to support work load

Send cover letter and resume by September 12, 2018 to Margi Miller, Chief Operating Officer mmiller@scvfoundation.org