As the IHDF affiliate grows to serve more Dreamer Scholars over multiple program cohorts, certain specialized supports can be most effectively and efficiently provided through additional staffing. 

Office of College and Career Success (OCCS)

Director of Postsecondary Success

  • Ensure strong college prep and application support for high school Dreamer Scholars
  • Ensure that case management services are provided to all postsecondary Dreamer Scholars
  • Facilitate scholarship request system and make scholarship payments
  • Manage collaboration with Opportunity Network
  • Supervise all staff of the IHDF: Office of College and Career Success

Manager of Career Services

  • Manage the Building the Dream Internship and College Readiness Program
  • Provide case management services to postsecondary Dreamer Scholars
  • Facilitate career exploration workshops for K-12 IHDF Programs

Alumni Coordinator 

  • Facilitate Dreamer-to-Dreamer/Career Coaching/Mentoring program for IHDF
  • Host Alumni Engagement Events throughout the year

Additional Program Support Staff –  (positions typically added when IHDF affiliate serves 350+ Dreamer Scholars)

Chief Program Officer 

  • Responsible for maintaining high-quality programming at all levels
  • Supervise and support the Director of Education, Director of Social Work, Volunteer Manager, Director of Postsecondary Success, and Program Directors
  • Collect, analyze, and report on data related to all Dreamer Scholar outcomes

Director of Education K-12, M.Ed.

  • Utilize resources to develop appropriate curricula for elementary, middle, and high school academic support
  • Provide training and on-site support to Assistant Program Director and after-school staff at each IHDF site to ensure high quality academic programming

Director of Social Work MSW (could be filled by contract with an outside organization)

  • Ensure that all programs have appropriate resources and are providing the necessary social and emotional support and life-skills curriculum to all Dreamer Scholars and their families
  • Supervise Social Work and other Interns at all sites that do not have an MSW on-site
  • Provide intervention services in crisis situations for all programs

  Director of Volunteers / Volunteer Coordinator

  • Conduct volunteer recruitment effort for all programs, including corporate engagement opportunities
  • Manage mentoring program for K-12 programs
  • Train and supervise volunteer tutors, mentors and activity specialists

Additional Administrative Support Staff

Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO)

  • Manage budgets for central office and all programs
  • Provide Human Resource services for the organization
  • Manage all aspects of insurance (incl. program liability, space, D&O, etc)
  • Support CEO and Dir. of Development to ensure strong fundraising infrastructure


  • Provide accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services
  • Act as internal fiscal control and assist with annual audits

Director of Development

  • Work with CEO, CFOO, and Board of Directors on all fundraising efforts
  • Oversee major gifts program, annual giving, planned giving, corporate/foundation grants, special events, and capital campaign
  • Oversee all marketing initiatives to raise the visibility of the organization

Communications Associate and/or Grant Writing Associate

  • Intern, AmeriCorps VISTA or employee
  • Provide support for specific foundation/corporate grants
  • Provide support for specific marketing / website / media

Link to example org chart (example of larger org)