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Program Director - Native American Initiative
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Jan. 30, 2020
Title Program Director - Native American Initiative
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Multicultural Student Services
Application Deadline 1/10/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Program Director - Native American Initiative


Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Multicultural Student Services, the Program Director provides support services, creates and implements retention and completion efforts, and establishes connections to community resources for UVU's Native American/American Indian population. The Program Director collaborates closely with campus entities and community partners to provide a safe and supportive environment conducive to student success.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a masters degree and two years of experience directly related to the Summary of Duties OR a bachelors degree plus four years of directly related experience and/or any combination of education and/or experience directly related to the Summary of Duties totaling eight years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrates significant understanding of Native American/American Indian culture and ethnicity.
Demonstrated knowledge of retention and completion strategies for Native American/American Indian populations.
Demonstrated knowledge of recruitment strategies for Native American populations.
Demonstrated experience advising college students and/or student organizations grounded in theoretical framework.
Knowledge of and experience in developing and presenting training programs and/or workshops for employees and students.
Knowledge of higher education.
Knowledge of fundraising methods.
Demonstrated skill in supervising and providing direction to staff, student employees, and volunteers.
Must possess strong communication skills in both written and verbal formats.
Must possess strong skills in facilitating dialogues about diversity, inclusion, and Native American issues.
Must possess skill in preparing and managing budgets.
Must demonstrate interpersonal, technical, analytical, marketing and resource development skills necessary for program effectiveness.
Demonstrated competency in computer software and diverse programs necessary for position responsibilities.
Demonstrated skills in developing professional relationships with students.
Ability to provide one-on-one support and resources for students that include but are not limited to: dealing with identity development, coping with campus climate concerns, struggling with academic demands, etc.
Must demonstrate the ability to foster and build collaborative work environments.
Ability to work successfully with a diverse student body and staff and possess a strong commitment to creating an inclusive environment for staff and students, the delivery of programs that support the diversity objective of the campus community, and the development of cultural competency skills.
Ability to plan and execute small and large scale events.
Ability to foster collaborative efforts with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to serve on community committees and build effective partnerships.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications plus experience working directly with tribal communities and governments totaling eight years. Proficiency in Native American/American Indian language(s).

Physical Requirements:

General office environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $43,400 - $54,250

Advertisement Number: STA213718 Multicultural Center/EOC Staff 01/10/2020

Open Date: 12/12/2019

Review Start Date: 01/02/2020

Close Date: 1/10/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration is given to those who apply on or before the review start date. This advertisement is subject to close at any time.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/16887

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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