Education Philanthropy Careers
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Working in Education Philanthropy
Ascendium Education Group is a nonprofit organization with multiple functions. We’re a student loan guarantor, an education philanthropy and a provider of services for school and employer financial wellness and student loan success. Ascendium believes in the promise of a better life no matter where you started – and the power of education and training beyond high school to transform the lives of learners from low-income backgrounds.
Through our four grantmaking focus areas, we fund projects that support learners from low-income backgrounds, specifically those who are first-generation students, rural community members, veterans, students of color and incarcerated adults.
Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy is an operating division within Ascendium Education Solutions, Inc., a member company of Ascendium Education Group, Inc. & Affiliates. Our philanthropy is national in scope and has grown to become one of the country’s most active postsecondary education philanthropies.
Currently Available Positions
We’re looking for a Program Officer who shares our enthusiasm for improving the lives of learners from low-income backgrounds. In this position, you’ll maintain a portfolio of grants and strategic partnerships focused on increasing opportunities for rural learners to achieve upward socioeconomic mobility while staying in their communities. Besides having nonprofit experience, you’ll ideally be familiar with workforce development strategies, training pathways and providers and government workforce training funding streams.
Associate Learning and Impact Officer
We’re looking for an experienced professional who is committed to making a difference in the lives of learners from low-income backgrounds. As an Associate Learning and Impact Officer, you'll strengthen our ability to act on input from various stakeholders by collecting actionable evidence about our philanthropy operations and impact, facilitating learning processes across our four funding focus areas and communicating resulting lessons to internal and external stakeholders.