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American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Center Director

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

This position reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and is a member of the Community and Cultural Centers (CCCs) team at Virginia Tech. The director provides strategic vision and guidance for the center and the programs and initiatives therein. He/she /they build(s) meaningful collaborations and partnerships internally and with those external to the university. This position works collaboratively with campus partners to provide culturally appropriate services that positively impact campus climate for Native American and Indigenous students; that facilitates explicit connections between inclusion, success, and equity; that promotes intersectional work and connections; and that builds healthy communities using Indigenous models. Upholding the Ut Prosim (that I may serve) motto, the director also facilitates connections between Virginia Tribal Nations and the university. He/she/they assists tribes in leveraging university resources and expertise in support of tribal nation building. The Director is responsible for advocating for the unique needs of students, faculty, and staff who are members of tribal nations and other Native and Indigenous students. The position is required to be available for some nights and weekend engagements.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in a related field
• Experience creating learning environments and opportunities for Native American and Indigenous students
• Experience advising student organizations
• Demonstrated competency with Native American and Indigenous history and current issues impacting the community
• Experience with Native American and Indigenous tribal and community outreach
• Personal commitment to social justice, intercultural competence, and intersectionality
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience cultivating and sustaining relationships with historically underrepresented and underserved communities
• Demonstrated experience with project management
• Demonstrated experience with development large-scale programs and events
• Exceptional communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in conducting assessments and reporting findings
• Familiarity with mentoring program management and development
• Previous work in advocacy of individuals or groups
• Social media and marketing experience
• Supervisory experience of undergraduate and graduate student employees

Appointment Type


Review Date

October 13, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 27, 2021
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