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Native American Services Assistant Director


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Position Information

Position
Native American Services Assistant Director

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type
Regular

Position Summary

The Assistant Director is responsible for the administration of the Native American Center and supports the social and academic integration of Native American students in collaboration with other NMHU student support offices and academic programs. The Assistant Director will also maintain, host, and develop new relationships with Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals to increase Native American students and develop opportunities for those students at NMHU .

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the AVPSEM in developing policies, procedures, and long-term strategic planning for the Native American Center.
  • Work to establish relationships and maintain contact with Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals to provide information regarding educational opportunities for Native Americans.
  • Develop an enrollment plan to increase Native American undergraduate enrollment to 10%.
  • Work to establish relationships and maintain contact with Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals partnering with NMHU through a Memorandum of Understandings/Agreement ( MOU /A) regarding scholarship and other educational opportunities for Native Americans.
  • Track and maintain data of all Native American students attending NMHU and provide monthly reports to the VP for Strategic Enrollment Management ( VPSEM ) and Tribes as agreed via MOU /A.
  • Coordinate and host MOU signing events with all partner Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals.
  • Provide appropriate reports to the Tribal Higher Education Commission.
  • Work to establish relationships and coordinate communication between agencies, departments, Indian tribes, and organizations that aim to help Native American youth reach their educational goals.
  • Develop and support programs that create and enhance cultural intelligence on campus and in the surrounding community.
  • Coordinate the development of an updated method of partnering regarding scholarship and other educational opportunities for Native Americans at NMHU .
  • Coordinate and participate with the Office of Student Success to host orientation and other activities for first-time freshmen.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Student Success to advise Native American students.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid to provide financial aid and scholarship opportunities to current and prospective Native American students.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions to host on-campus visits for prospective Native American students.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions to develop and implement a plan to recruit Native Americans to attend NMHU .
  • Coordinate with all NMHU student support and academic programs to provide social and academic support to all Native American Students
  • Create awareness of student events and other student opportunities through social media and traditional media.
  • Develop a working knowledge of campus resources, policies, and procedures so as to serve as a reliable and accurate source of information to current and prospective students and their families
  • Administer all aspects of the program activities in the Native American Services.
  • Maintain regular attendance.


Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field with at least two (2) years’ experience within an academic setting.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in any field
• Familiarity and experience working successfully and collaboratively with multi and inter-tribal relationships and events
• Familiarity and experience working successfully with tribal governments, agencies, and offices
• Four (4) years’ experience with Native American students in an academic environment
• Experience in program design and implementation.
• Demonstrated ability to relate well to students, faculty, staff and tribal officials.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and odd hours.
• Must be willing and able to travel and must be eligible for use of university vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Experience working in a university or college environment.
• Knowledge and appreciation of Native American traditions.
• Knowledge/experience with Indian tribes, organization, and agencies.
• Knowledge of FERPA and have the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Ability to work with a diverse population of varying cultural beliefs.
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people and demonstrate sensitivity and discretion in all aspects of work.
• Be community oriented, with ability to work well with the local and tribal governance and communities.
• Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.
• Skilled in the Microsoft Office suite software applications.
• Demonstrate ability to relate well to students, faculty, staff, and tribal officials is required.

Physical Demands

• Sitting……………………………………………………………………….Frequently
•Standing…………………………………………………………………..…Occasionally
•Walking………………………………………………………………………Occasionally
•Bending………………………………………………………………………Occasionally
• Squatting…………………………………………………………………….Occasionally
• Climbing ……………………………………………………………………Occasionally
• Kneeling …………………………………………………………………….Occasionally
• Lifting/Carrying up to twenty (20) pounds…………………. …. Occasionally

Working Environment

• Work is performed mostly in an office setting.

Pay Rate
$51,811

Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email hr@nmhu.edu

Visit the link below for more information regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity:
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
AS812P

Open Date
08/01/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) Professional references in online application; 4) Unofficial copies of transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at hr@nmhu.edu NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Quick Link
https://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/8816
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What is your Philosophy for serving students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How many years of experience do you have working in an office environment?
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • More than 10
  7. Please describe any previous experience you have working in a customer service enviornment

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. How many years of Administrative support experience do you have?
    • 0-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10 or more
  9. Provide examples of how you handled difficult situations with those you have worked with.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. Please describe in detail how your background and experience would be applicable for this position in a College/University setting

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. Briefly tell us about your experience in a leadership, management or supervisory role. How many people were your direct reports and how long were in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents

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