Academic Support Coordinator- Native American Center

Colorado, United States
$45,000.00 - $47,000.00
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

The Academic Support Coordinator of the Native American Center (NAC), a center under the Diversity Collaborative, is responsible for the coordination of the NAC’s academic support operations (programs, programming, and student support services) as related to the goals and mission of the Diversity Collaborative and Fort Lewis College.   

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution  
  • 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   
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  

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, implementing, and assessment of 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 feast day 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 

  • Coordinate and organize daily operations of the NAC’s academic support operations to ensure open access for FLC students during the position’s reporting period and required college open hours.   
  • Maintain the NAC’s reporting systems (Accutrack, Blackboard Reporting System) for student tracking, data warehouse, and assessment of academic support programs.  
  • Coordinate and implement the NAC’s Academic Support Programs (Supplemental Academic Advising, Tutoring Program, Media Loan Program, AISEF Program, Peer Mentoring Program) and its related programming to promote Native American students’ retention, academic success, and path to graduation.   
  • Ensure NAC’s academic resources are in place through the NAC and proper maintenance occurs through the year.   
  • Coordinate administrative processes to ensure orchestration and implementation of NAC’s academic support related programs and implementation of NAC’s academic support related programs and programming is in place, in accordance with FLC’s policies and procedures.   
  • Manage program related budgets and ensure college funding is spent in accordance with college accounting policies and procedures. Maintain program related purchase tracking, submit monthly purchasing card statements with receipts, and utilize college Purchasing Card in accordance with Diversity Collaborative processes and college policies.   
  • Hire, mentor and supervisor student employees (tutors, mentors, and academic support student staff)  
  • Serve as an advisor to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) affiliated with the NAC, interpret and administer college policies and procedures, manage event planning with registered student organizations.  
  • Coordinate the annual Pueblo Throw and Feast Day in the spring semester with Pueblo Alliance (Registered Student Organization) and the Native American Center (NAC).   
  •  Assist with the oversight and mentor the Native Registered Student Organizations that are affiliated with the Native American Center (NAC)   
  • Implement and coordinate the NAC’s marketing of the NAC’s academic support programs and programming across campus via posters, newsletters, and social media accounts. Maintain the NAC’s academic support area website. Update NAC brochures and consult with Marketing & Communication Office.    
  • Coordinate NAC assessment initiatives, connecting the NAC’s outcomes to divisional and institutional goals and managing the development of assessment and evaluation tools for programs and services. Maintain knowledge of analytics, student success collaborative, and other web-based tools that support assessment initiatives.   
  • Create, develop, and foster collaborative, inclusive partnerships with college offices and departments to provide top quality co-curricular involvement experiences for FLC NAC focused students.   
  • Assist in exploring possibilities for grant funding to support NAC related programs and programming with approval by the Assistant Director, Sponsored Research, and Federal Relations.   
  • 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.  
  • Facilitate students’ personal and professional development through coaching, mentorship, and training.  
  • Oversee the maintenance and oversight of the NAC’s website.  
  •  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    
  • 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 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 sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


Salary range is $45,000 to $47,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is in early August 2021.   

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 July 11, 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. 

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