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Student Success Advocate (AIHC) 3436

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina
Commensurate Upon Education and Experience
Posted Date
Aug 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

-Utilize national and campus student data specific to Native American and Indigenous populations to develop, implement, and assess services relevant to current educational initiatives and research-Develop and implement programs, services and initiatives that strengthen Native American and Indigenous student education, using relevant student development theories and practices-Leads efforts to design, coordinate, manage, execute, and assess large-scale campus programs such as the American Indian Welcome Back Social, Native Strong Student Success Program, Indigenous Peoples Day, American Indian Heritage Month, American Indian Graduation Ceremonies, Study Breaks, and the BraveNation Powwow.-Advocate for American Indian and Indigenous students’ holistic needs and access to appropriate services and resources-Develop programs that explore Native identity development and provide opportunities to learn about different Indigenous cultures-Work collaboratively with Undergraduate Admissions to recruit American Indian students-Create innovative events and programs based on the needs and feedback of American Indian students (i.e.: mental health, financial literacy, life skills, leadership skills, etc.)-Create a safe and supportive space for UNCP’s American Indian student community-Perform other related duties and participate in committees and special projects as assigned

All candidates should submit a detailed resume, cover letter of interest and a writing sample as a part of their application package.

This is a grant-funded, time-limited position through September 30, 2025.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Master’s degree strongly preferred in Higher Education or related field. Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, college access, and major trends and issues faced by Native American student populations. At least two years of experience working directly with Native American students (e.g. tribes, community organizations, educational settings, etc.). Direct experience developing and implementing programs that support Native American students from an intersectional framework. Demonstrated experience working with Native American communities, especially tribal communities in North Carolina. Computer literacy knowledge and ability to utilize office equipment and computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, and social media) Expertise in delivering program and education services to diverse populations Ability to acknowledge, affirm and advocate for under-represented groups Demonstrated experience with academic advising Ability to navigate university systems to pull, interpret, and analyze data and adapt programming accordingly Demonstrated effective interpersonal, public relations, organizational and communication skills. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with Alumni, students, parents, and stakeholders Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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