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IRB Professional Development Session

IRB Professional Development Session

Tribal and Tribal College Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have been established at the majority of tribal colleges and a significant number established by tribal nations. Sponsored by AIHEC’s NARCH Project, 1.5-day professional development sessions are intended for members of IRBs serving tribal communities and tribal colleges. Each session will provide an overview of the purpose, scope, and mission of IRBs including the requirements that must be met according to Title 45 CFR, Part 46 as administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most specifically, the focus of each session will examine the nuances of research in Indian country and the challenges presented to these IRBs. There will be discussion of the types of issues being faced by IRBs in Indian country including best practices. Training Materials and Reference Information

  1. September 27–28, 2018. Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, Bloomington, MN. Registration (deadline: 9.1.2018)

UW-Extention is Hiring: Evaluation and Program Development Specialist

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Article: Curriculum development, lesson planning, and delivery: A guide to Native language immersion

Congrats to Martin Reinhardt on publishing “Curriculum development, lesson planning, and delivery: A guide to Native language immersion!”

Abstract: In 2016, Dr. Martin Reinhardt and Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa produced a series of three webinars concerning Indigenous language immersion programs. The first webinar focused on broad curriculum development ideas including core relationships, guidelines and principles for effective pedagogy, and models. The second webinar focused on the elements of lesson planning. The third and last webinar focused on assessments and the use of rubrics aligned with Indigenous language standards. The content of the webinars has been transposed into the following chapter with certain modifications.

Subjects: Education; Education Studies; Multicultural Education; Curriculum Studies

Read the full article online!

BPC Partners with Northwest Area Foundation & Rainbow Research on National Workforce Development Project

Shawano, WI May 19, 2017 Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) has been hired to work as an evaluation and technical assistance subject matter expert to work on a new workforce development initiative funded by the Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF).  The NWAF “Reservation-based Work Opportunity Initiative” is part of the “Work Opportunity” portfolio of NWAF to provide funding and support to Native-led grantees for the focus areas of:

  1. Promising career pathway programs that link training to available jobs.
  2. Capacity building efforts to increase the effectiveness of workforce organizations and their leaders.
  3. “Building the field” activities that lead to a larger and more networked field of stakeholders invested in reservation-based workforce efforts.

BPC’s partnership with Rainbow Research (RR) will support the efforts of the grantees who will work to increase workforce development skills and capacities of their organizations; strengthening systemic supports with non-Tribal workforce partners; and increasing the participation, knowledge, and skills of Tribal workforce participants.   This will result in a Native-led grantee portfolio that documents Tribal workforce development best practices, best strategies for program effectiveness, and a greater understanding and capacity of local Tribal and non-Tribal workforce system partners to increase reservation-based work opportunities.

BPC will work with RR as an Indigenous evaluation and multi-jurisdictional workforce education systems subject matter expert.  BPC will provide support to needs assessments, grantee training and technical assistance, curriculum development and implementation, and design of a culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation study.  BPC will also provide technical feedback to grantees on their evaluation and data collection instruments and support the capacity, knowledge, and skill building of RR and NWAF to strongly support the efforts of Native-led grantees from Reservation or urban workforce contexts. Bowman Performance Consulting has contributed over two decades of culturally responsive and multi-jurisdictional evaluation, research, training and technical assistance.  Their living mission and motto is “working WITH people and not ON them.” If you would like more information about this project, please contact BPC at 715-526-9240 or by email


Grant Opportunity – Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for the Native Youth I-LEAD. This program will emphasize a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approach to ensure that all young Native people can thrive and reach their full potential by fostering Native youth resilience, capacity building, and leadership. Native Youth I-LEAD will specifically focus on implementation of community programs that promote Native youth resiliency and foster protective factors such as connections with Native languages and Elders, positive peer groups, culturally-responsive parenting resources, models of safe sanctuary, and reconnection with traditional healing. Projects will also promote Native youth leadership development through the establishment of local models to instill confidence in Native youth of their value and potential, preparation of older youth to be role models for younger peers, and activities that foster leadership and skills-building. In addition, it is intended that Native youth must be actively involved during the planning and implementation phases of the projects to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of Native youth in the communities to be served and to ensure that youth remain engaged throughout the project period. DUE: May 22

Another Great Video To Share From The Sustainable Development Institute!



Take a look at the video created from the visit the Sustainable Development Institute took to Lakota Nation – Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center. Interviewing the Solar Warrior Henry Red Cloud.

Check out the video here:

Take a Look at The First Nations Development Institute’s First Study on “Indian Country Food Price Index”


Read First Nations Development Institute’s (FDNI) first study on “Indian Country Food Price Index” and learn about food deserts in Indian Country.  A second study is coming up and your urban Indian community or Tribal Government can be part of it.  FDNI’s solutions focused efforts being led by Indigenous practitioners and scholars to develop practical resources for us is such a breath of fresh clean air in academia!  Anushiik FDNI!

Link to report:

Call For Peer Reviewers For Professional Development Grants!

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The Department of Education, Office of Indian Education is conducting a discretionary grant competition in FY 2016 for the Professional Development Grants Program.  They are seeking well qualified individuals who have education experience, either post-secondary education or in teacher/administrator training fields, plus experience working with the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) community.

Applications due June 24th!

To learn more click here:

Apply to be peer reviewer here:

Apply Today! Menominee Nation is Hiring 4-H Youth Development Educator!

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The Menominee County/Nation 4-H Youth Development Educator is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational, cultural and leadership programs that meet identified needs and interests of Menominee Nation youth, organizations and community. The Educator organizes community resources in support of the positive development of youth.

To read full job description and apply click here:

Job Opening: Small Business Development Center Director

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Position: Working Title: Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director 
UW System Title: 
Outreach Program Manager II
Posting Date: January 15, 2016
Essential Job Functions: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director reports to the Dean of Continuing Education, and is responsible for the daily and long-term operations of the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay by providing an integrated and cohesive array of business programs and business counseling (consulting, advising) services to emerging and existing entrepreneurs in an 11+ county service area.  This position provides overall planning, administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Center’s services to prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners and managers in the Center’s service area. The SBDC Director, working collaboratively with the statewide Wisconsin SBDC Network, is also responsible for the local administration of certain federal and state economic development programs sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship (DBE) at UW-Extension. The Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay director is responsible for meeting performance metrics as specified by the organization’s funding sources, including the U.S. Small Business Administration and the DBE unit of UW-Extension.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Under the general supervision of the UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Outreach division and with the support of the Executive Director of the Wisconsin SBDC Network:
    • Promote, deliver, evaluate, and report on the small business counseling (consulting, advising) services provided by the Center.
    • Ensure that small business owners and managers as well as prospective entrepreneurs in Northeast Wisconsin have access to governmental and other resources intended to support their success.
    • Provide business counseling (consulting, advising) services, including business planning, financial analysis, marketing and sales analysis, and human resources and legal issues, among other topics.
    • Make referrals to other professional resources who can offer more specialized consultation on particular business issues.
  • Supervise multiple full-time and/or part-time employees.
  • Carry out all functions of the Center’s human resources management, including recruiting and hiring, ongoing performance management, and terminating under performing employees if necessary.
  • Serve as a member of the Outreach and Adult Access leadership team and, in that capacity, contribute to decisions that affect the entire division.
  • Pursue the development of external partnerships that serve to expand the reach of the University and position it as an attractive collaborative partner to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others involved in regional economic development.
  • Provide financial oversight and stewardship of all financial resources assigned to the Center.
  • Prepare annual budgets and work to secure the resources necessary to fulfill the goals of the Center.
  • Ensure that the Center’s day-to-day financial management is conducted in a manner consistent with all requirements associated with federal or state grants, as well as the financial policies and procedures established by the UW System, UW-Green Bay, and UW-Extension.
  • Prepare and distribute regular reports on the Center’s financial performance.
  • Meet performance metrics as specified by the organization’s funding sources, including the U.S. Small Business Administration and the DBE unit of UW-Extension.
  • Identify, develop, deliver, evaluate, and report on innovative educational programs for prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners and managers.
  • Ensure that qualified subject-matter experts available through UW-Green Bay and other sources are engaged as instructors.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of relevant resources and expertise available throughout the University.
  • Maintain positive, productive working relationships with college deans, department chairs, faculty, and campus administrators.
  • Ensure that all program logistics are professionally managed, and that the marketing of all programs is effective and consistent with brand management requirements of UW-Green Bay, UW-Extension, the statewide Wisconsin SBDC Network, and other entities as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all educational programming for prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners and managers is managed in a financially sound manner.
  • Facilitate groups, serve on community committees, and give presentations in the region at the local level that support entrepreneurship, small business starts and growth, economic development, and other noncounseling activities.
  • Perform Continuing Education, Community Engagement, and Cofrin School of Business duties as assigned such as building relationships in communities that the SBDC and University serves.
  • Develop and deliver the Wisconsin SBDC’s signature Entrepreneurial Training Program in areas of the service territory with local partners.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree at time of application
  • 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree
  • Small business ownership
  • Professional credentials such as CPA, EDFP, or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience in business consulting, including financial statements preparation, business financing, and marketing

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment: Position is a full-time academic staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Special Conditions of Appointment: This position will require occasional travel in state and out of state with overnights.
Salary: Salary Range of $58,000 – $65,000. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).
To Apply: STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under “Basic Job Search” choose:

  • “Advanced Search”
  • Job Opening ID: “11407”
  • Find Jobs Posted Within: “Anytime”
  • “Search”
  • Select “Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director”
  • Click “Apply Now”
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login”
    • If you have not yet registered, click “Register Now” to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select “SUBMIT”, selecting “Save” will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Ryan Kauth
Phone: (920)496-2112

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390).

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

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