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
Vice President - Education Philanthropy
We’re looking for a Vice President - Education Philanthropy to lead grantmaking that helps learners from low-income backgrounds achieve their academic and career goals and experience increased upward mobility. As Vice President - Education Philanthropy, your priorities will be to oversee a team of dedicated and knowledgeable program officers, learning and impact officers and grantmaking process experts, manage an annual grants budget of over $100 million, serve as an advisor and thought partner and help develop meaningful and forward-looking grant strategies.
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.