Director of Indigenous Partnership Programs

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Director of Indigenous Partnership Programs

Posting Number: R0004407
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
Willamette University invites applications for the position of Director of Indigenous Partnership Programs. The primary responsibility for this position will be the administration of the Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program, including the teaching of an associated 2-credit course each semester. In this program, enrolled university students attend a weekly service-learning course that introduces students to the history of—and contemporary challenges in—American Indian education, and also commit to tutoring one evening each week at Chemawa. The Director acts as a liaison between the University and Chemawa Indian School, as well as between the University and the Salem-Keizer Indian Education program. The Director also serves on the University's Native American Advisory Board (NAAC).

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Manages Chemawa Indian School-Willamette University Partnership Program and Salem-Keizer Indian Education-Willamette University Partnership.
  • Develops and supervises WU campus activities and projects; serves as liaison between the university and Chemawa and the university and Salem-Keizer school district.
  • Teaches one IDS course per term to prepare students for their tutoring/internship experience.
  • Supervises Willamette undergraduates who tutor or have internships at Chemawa or in the Salem-Keizer Indian Education program; includes recruitment, training, coaching, and evaluation and regular direct oversight in the schools.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years experience working with Native American communities
  • Ability to work effectively with high school and college students in a variety of educational settings, including a federal Indian boarding school
  • Ability to reside in Oregon by the first day of employment or otherwise perform work primarily in Oregon

Preferred Qualifications
  • M.A. or other advanced degree
  • Experience in Native education
  • Experience mentoring Native youth and college students

Typical Work Schedule

20 hours per week during the academic year (mid-August to mid-May). May include some evening and/or weekend hours.

Salary: $24 per hour

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

About the University

Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2600 students, 1400 of them enrolled in our undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences; other schools include the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the College of Law, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, which enrolls both undergraduate and graduate students. We are located in Salem, Oregon, the state capital, which lies 45 miles south of Portland.

Willamette recognizes that the university's history is fundamentally tied to the first colonial developments in the Willamette valley. Our Salem campus is on the land of the Kalapuya, who today are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. We strive to engage with these issues and peoples through a range of programs and bodies, including the Chemawa Partnership program, a Native American Advisory Council, and a Native and Indigenous Student Union, which has partnered with the local community in hosting an annual on-campus social Pow Wow for the last 20 years. Our Hallie Ford Museum of Art has an excellent collection of Native American Art, some of which is on display in The Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Gallery.

Willamette University believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding teachers and scholars, but whose work also furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Willamette University enrolls a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past two years, 24% of our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33% identified as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or of two or more ethnic backgrounds.

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