Student Engagement Program Coordinator - Native American Center

Colorado, United States
$45,000.00 - $47,000.00
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

The Student Engagement Program Coordinator of the Native American Center (NAC), a center under the Diversity Collaborative, will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the NAC’s program and event operations (programs, programming, and student support services) as related to the goals and mission of the Student Affairs Division and Fort Lewis College.   

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required  
  • Two or more years’ experience with student development and program planning   
  • Excellent organizational skills   
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written   
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and files   
  • Experience project/program coordination/management   
  • Computer skills, including word processing and data entry (i.e. Microsoft Office)   
  • High motivation and commitment to Fort Lewis College, including the ability to self-start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines, work without direct supervision, be able to multi-task, problem-solve, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances   
  • Ability to represent Fort Lewis College in a positive, professional manner  
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate occasional evening and weekend activities   

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in related fields of Education, Counseling, Public Administration, Psychology    
  • Previous experience in coordinating programs and events to a degree of technicality that involves knowledge of planning and implementing programs on a college campus  
  • Experience working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds  
  • Previous experience working with students, staff, and faculty groups   
  • Aware and knowledgeable of the tribal diversity of with the Native American/Alaskan Native/Indigenous Native/Indigenous populations outside of the Southwest United States.   
  • Cultural knowledge and understanding of the logistics to plan and host a pow wow in collaboration with student organizations, NAC and FLC community.   
  • Aware and knowledgeable of Fort Lewis College campus  
  • Experience working with a diverse population and understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Assist in coordinating the Native Skyway to Success Program, facets of the program will entail cultural engagement, student achievement, peer mentoring, student support, and student outreach, all for the purpose of promoting and increasing Native American student retention from entrance to FLC through graduation.  
  • Coordinate the annual Hozhoni Days Powwow in the spring semester with Wanbli Ota (Registered Student Organization) and the Native American Center (NAC).  
  • Assist in coordinating student support programs that come forward, event planning across a team to ensure success of programs that support Native American undergraduate students.  
  • Collaborate with NAC Assistant Director and stakeholders (including students) to identify, develop, and manage projects and programs.  
  • Assist the NAC Coordinators team in areas that promote student success and cultural engagement.  
  • Provide appropriate referrals for students to college resources, including but not limited to: the Skyhawk Station, the Disability Services office, the Career Services office and the Counseling Center.   
  • Coordinate Indigenous Peoples Day, Native American Heritage Month, and Native American Graduate Celebration.   
  • Oversee and mentor the Native Registered Student Organizations that are affiliated with the Native American Center (NAC).    
  • Participate in activities, events, and programs within Fort Lewis College that promote the Native American Center (NAC) among students, staff, and faculty.  
  • Represent the NAC at tribal outreach events and on campus events.  
  • Support colleagues and actively contribute to a collegial work environment by demonstrating diplomacy and tact.   
  • Professionally represent Fort Lewis College and the Native American Center (NAC).   
  • Facilitate students’ personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship, and training    
  • Coordinate in conjunction with the NAC staff, the NAC social media accounts.   
  •  Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.  
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


Salary range is $45,000 to $47,000 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 



Application materials received by May 16, 2021,  will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 



The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.