Native/Indigenous Healer (part-time position)

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Posting Details

Job # 036802 Department Code 00000 Department Counseling Center Job Title Native/Indigenous Healer (part-time position) Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Twelve month position, part-time hours with benefits.

Job Type Part-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Barnes Center at The Arch is Syracuse University’s integrated health and wellness center which incorporates counseling, health, health promotion and recreation. The Native/Indigenous healer is a 12 month, part-time position that supports student’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health through the use of traditional healing practices. Specific duties include creation of spaces and places for healing, cultural knowledge exchange, providing opportunities for spiritual connection, and leading ceremony. The Native/Indigenous healer will spend part of their time working from the Barnes Center and will spend part of their time within the campus community, including working with students in the Native Student Program.


Must have received prior mentorship from a Native/Indigenous healer. Must have prior experience working in a healing capacity within Native/Indigenous communities.

Prior experience working with university students preferred but not required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Must have extensive working knowledge and experience providing traditional healing, guidance, and counseling.

Must have knowledge and experience with traditional holistic healing methods. Experience and ability to conduct traditional ceremonies.

Must have excellent communication skills and demonstrate strong ability to collaborate with various partners across the university community.


Provide culturally appropriate services and support to students seeking balance and harmony with mind, body, spirit, and context.

Assist in leading culturally appropriate approaches to health and wellness including healing ceremonies, celebration, sweats, drum, and song.

Work in partnership and consultation with other Barnes Center staff to provide supportive and wrap-around services.

Provide cultural training, education, and guidance to members of the Syracuse University community including consultation and guidance related to ceremony and traditional healing practices.

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


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