Associate Dean and Director Native American Cultural Center position at Stanford

*Please do not contact BPC about this position. See contact info and details below or visit the listing online.
Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center  76223


If you are ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect within the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online for the position of Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs.
The Native American Cultural Center is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.
The Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is the chief administrator for NACC at Stanford.  The Director provides strategy, vision and direction regarding issues and objectives impacting NACC as part of the student services/affairs organization.  Primary responsibilities include strategic planning and assessment and conceptualizing and implementing policies, professional services, resources and programs that address identified concerns and needs of the community.  The Associate Dean and Director must also be attuned to the dynamics between the individual, the institution, and the home environment of students.
Liaise with senior management and cross functional areas and schools to implement this vision and strategy. The Associate Dean and Director of the NACC is the primary conduit between and among university offices and departments with particular attention to the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander community, both undergraduate and graduate. Manage the work of other employees, including managers.
  • Manage the work of managers and other employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the unit, department, or school. Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels.
    • Supervise the Center’s two professional and, in conjunction with the Associate Directors, the student staff
    • Responsible for hiring, training, goal setting, performance management/reviews, compensation planning, and terminations.
  • Crisis prevention and intervention: conduct counseling, intervention and referral when necessary to assist students in resolving personal/academic problems and crises; collaborate with other university offices, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Residence Deans when necessary; develop appropriate outreach, education and programming to proactively address unique mental health and wellness issues affecting Native students.
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues with university­wide scope and impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of university policies to ensure student success, e.g. mental health, well-being, academic success, retention and graduation.
    • Serve on University committees such as the mental health task force subcommittee and other division committees.
  • Provide strategic direction for and manage the Center, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets. 
    • Develop, implement and manage long-range budget and strategic plans;
  • Develop, analyze, measure effectiveness and oversee programs and tools for delivery of student services or programs.
    • Provide individual advising to students on issues that include academics, career paths, internships, conflict resolution and personal matters.
    • Conceptualize, develop and implement quality student programs designed to promote student’s educational, social, cultural and leadership goals.
    • Advise and train students and student organizations in event planning, organizational development and conflict resolution.
  • Review exceptions to university, program or unit policies and procedures, settle grievances. 
  • Manage the direction of internal administrative policy development for programs and operations. May serve as senior advisor to dean on programmatic and policy development.
  • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies within Student Affairs and NACC. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures. Direct process improvement.
  • Lead university­ or school­wide initiatives and campaigns; develop long range planning and policy development.
  • Represent department programs and initiatives at senior level meetings, conferences, and to both internal and external constituents. 
    • Participate in Vice Provost for Student Affairs divisional meetings and development activities and complete special projects as assigned.
  • Evaluate and recommend the technological needs and effectiveness for delivery of student programs and services
  • Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners.
    • Collaborate with other community centers, programs and departments to develop and implement multicultural student leadership training.
    • Collaborate with other offices to impact the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life, including CAPS, Graduate Life Office, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Diversity & First Generation, Admissions, Stanford Alumni Association, schools & academic departments.
    • Maintain communication and collaborations with faculty, staff, alumni and other programs.  Involve them in center programming; assist in making connections with students.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description


Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting preferred.
Education & Experience:
  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information. Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing people.
  • Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Frequently sit, perform desk­based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* ­ Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,
About NACC:
The mission of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is to create an environment of support for the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island undergraduate and graduate student population at Stanford, guided by the principle that students succeed where there is support for that success.  
NACC’s educational mission complements and enhances students’ learning and thriving at Stanford, based on active collaboration with academic and Student Affairs partners, alumni, and the tribal community beyond.  NACC strives to foster adaptive learning and community based learning models and experiences. 
Leadership development, counseling, advising, mentoring, academic support, intellectual and cultural programming, professional guidance, and service to campus and community are all venues to promote a sense of belonging or community, student wellness, retention, graduation, and preparation for global citizenship.  
NACC is a resource center and clearinghouse for Native issues, opportunities and programs to the campus community, potential students, families, scholars, tribal leaders, and other visitors. NACC staff are institutional border crossers who facilitate dialogues and strategic partnerships among multiple stakeholders.
NACC is committed to meeting student needs and challenges through innovative programs, resource development and campus partnerships.  It offers a range of services for both undergraduate and graduate students and has a solid reputation for nurturing student, faculty and staff initiatives.  
Programs and services of Native American Cultural Center are aligned with the Aims of a Stanford Education and provide students with various opportunities to own knowledge, hone skills and competencies, cultivate personal and social responsibility and participate in adaptive learning.
Experience a culture of excellence
Stanford University, located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. 
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. 
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.


: Student Services


: Vice Provost for Student Affairs


: Full-time

Grade: K
Job Code: 7507

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Job Announcement! MN Dept of Ed

job-openingPlease see the job announcement link below for more information on the Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education Director position. I encourage you to share this announcement with anyone within your network that you feel may benefit.

Director Office of Indian Education – Job ID 9290

Job Summary

This is a unclassified appointment that reports directly to the Commissioner of Education, which will serve as the Indian Education liaison between the Department of Education and the eleven tribal governments in Minnesota.  This position exists to provide leadership, policy development, program design and implementation of a comprehensive program for educational excellence and accountability for the American Indian students – pre K-graduate school.  This position will work with MDE, Tribal and public schools, Tribal governments, federal and state agencies and elected officials to fulfill the program’s desired outcomes.  The position has fiscal responsibility for and oversight of legislated grant programs and the Indian Education Act of 1988 (124.71 to 124D.82)

BPC Now Hiring! Organizational Support Personnel


Position: Organizational & Project Support Staff

Work Site County/ies: Shawano. Occasional travel to visit client sites.

Pay: $12.00 Per Hour to $25.00 Per Hour (Hourly pay depends on candidate’s qualifications and experience.)

Usual Hours Per Week: Part-Time, 3 Days Per Week (24 hours) – ability to work up to a full-time position by 2017 based on performance

Shift/Work Days: Typical schedule is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. The time of day may vary on occasion depending upon owner’s clientele needs.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Associate Degree Desired, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Professional Licenses / Certifications: Human Subjects Protection/IRB certificate (can be through company if needed).

Vehicle: Desired, Mileage reimbursement available.

Drivers License: Class D – Regular (Auto, Light Truck, Moped) Desired

Experience / Qualifications:

Interested parties must be self-motivated, a problem solver, critical thinker, a team player, and dependable. Training is available on site as needed.
*Preference will be given to applicants who apply by or before Sept. 1, 2016.

*Pre-employment drug screening required.

*Background check required.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job (see full job descriptions attached):

Essential Job Functions Include:

• MUST have PROVEN track record and experience of working in a fast paced and scientific work environment (social science, educational science, evaluation) where managing multiple deadlines is a normal part of daily operations
• Must have 21st century technology skills, including: electronic database management, online research, professional presentation editing, social media, electronic media (audio/video), and proofreading for publications
• Information and file management (oral, paper, electronic); processing paperwork; database maintenance; scheduling; coordination of multiple events effectively; managing multiple deadlines; & drafting documents.
• Developing constructive, professional, objective, and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
• Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) for routine maintenance; minor troubleshooting; set up functions (fax, scan, change printer cartridges, add paper, etc.) enter
• Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources in order to share in the most effective/efficient manner required with team members
• Adaptive, responsive, and problem solving skills to work with changing deadlines, urgency, managing multiple deadlines, and to ensure adequate preparation time needed by organization.
Benefits (full-time):

Leave and Holidays: Sick Leave, Vacation

Education and Training: Paid Training, Employee Wellness, Tuition Reimbursement

Other Benefits: On-site training; growth potential is strong for the right person

Company Profile:
Bowman Performance Consulting ( is a national scientific research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm. We provide on site professional development, grant evaluation, organizational development, research, and other technical assistance services. Our clients include government, education (K-12 and Universities/Colleges), non-profits, and Native American Tribes/organizations. BPC provides support for education, health, human services, economic development, and community development initiatives. BPC is a fast paced environment with employees who work accurately, efficiently, and effectively to serve our national clientele.

How To Apply:
As a first step in the screening process please e-mail a resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format to Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss next steps in the application process. Please no direct calls, e-mails, or other contact to BPC regarding this position.

Job Description

Occupation:  Organizational Support Personnel

Occupational Detail: Project/Program Support, Project/Program Specialist, Administrative Support/Assistant, Human Resource Support, Fiscal Support, Cleaning, Maintenance, Executive Secretary/Assistant

Organizational Category:  Support Personnel; hourly wage

Years Direct Experience 0-4 years 5-10 years 10+ years
Educational Requirements H.S. Diploma; active enrollment in IHE 1 year IHE certificate; active enrollment in IHE 2 year or more IHE degree
Wage Level $12.00/hr. $13.00/hr – $15.00/hr $15.00/hr – $25.00/hr

Position Overview:  Support positions at BPC require staff to perform routine clerical, logistical, information management, communicative, and administrative functions to support the daily tasks required for the effective and efficient functioning of the project(s), program(s), organization, and/or the overseeing the information for a client or project that the BPC support staff is assigned to.    Additional information can be reviewed regarding job tasks, skills, work activities, knowledge, abilities, and interests for this job description by going to WI Worknet, doing a “County Wage Comparison” by job title, and clicking “Occupational Profile”; by discussing further with your supervisor; via BPC task tracker; BPC policy/procedure manual; and/or through performance review documents/processes.

Essential Job Functions

Performing Administrative Activities – Information and file management (oral, paper, electronic); processing paperwork; database maintenance; scheduling; coordination of multiple events effectively; managing multiple deadlines; & drafting documents.

Interacting With Computers – Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) for routine maintenance; minor troubleshooting; set up functions (fax, scan, change printer cartridges, add paper, etc.) enter data, or process information.

Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources in order to share in the most effective/efficient manner required.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates – Providing appropriate and responsive information in a timely manner to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive, professional, objective, and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.  Being flexible with work, changing deadlines, scheduling, etc. as needed by organization.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization (as assigned) – Communicating appropriately with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Documenting/Recording Information – Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, retrieving, updating, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events – Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge – Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Processing Information – Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Scheduling Work and Activities – Scheduling events, programs, travel, and activities, including activities of others that supervisor assigns (conference calls, meetings, etc.).

Skills/Abilities:  Confidentiality, active listening, positive/constructive/critical feedback, reading/writing/oral comprehension and expression, spelling, editing, speaking, time management, writing, social perceptiveness, active learning, monitoring/assessment, appropriate learning strategies application, critical thinking, coordination, service orientation, diversity/inclusivity, problem sensitivity/solver, team player, detail oriented, category/skill flexibility, updating/using relevant skills/knowledge/strategies, and independently motivated/on task worker.

General Knowledge Base:  clerical, administrative, human resources, management (self/time/project), mathematics, economics/accounting, English language, computers/electronics/basic software applications, internet, scientific (research/evaluation), diverse and Indigenous contexts, marketing/media, grammar, law/government (particularly human subjects), customer/personnel service, and communications.

Other Duties as Assigned by Supervisor & as Needed by Organization

Other Skills/Abilities/Knowledge Base as Developed through Experience/Education provided by Organization


NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Hiring! National Indian Child Welfare Association is Recruiting a Research Manager

nicwa logoNICWA is currently recruiting a research manager. The position is open until August 12. Experience with community based participatory research is preferred, but not required.

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) offers American Indian and non-Indian professionals opportunities for personal and professional development in a family-oriented environment. As an American Indian organization, NICWA promotes American Indian values within the workplace, with an emphasis on cooperation, respect, and an appreciation for diversity.

*Visit NICWA’s careers page for more information.

Hiring UW- Oshkosh American Indian Student Support Coordinator

American Indian Student Support Coordinator – 276b.

Download or view the position description [PDF]


Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence


  • Provide personal, cultural, academic and financial aid advisement to American Indian students.
  • Provide outreach to tribal higher education programs to enhance support for American Indian students.
  • Coordinate tutoring and study groups for American Indian students with the Center for Academic Resources.
  • Serve as an advocate and liaison for American Indian students with university staff and faculty.
  • Develop and implement a native alumni program to support American Indian students.
  • Advise the Inter-Tribal Student Organization (ITSO).
  • Develop an advisory council and communication network to review needs of American Indian students while maintaining collaboration to enhance support services, including travel time to off-campus locations.
  • Evaluate retention services and provide leadership regarding status of American Indian students to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence.


Bachelor’s Degree; experience with American Indian post-secondary student and with tribal higher education programs, schools, communities and landscapes. Knowledge of American Indian history, culture and contemporary issues. Documented skills in the following areas: self-awareness and professional development; communication and personal effectiveness; customer orientation; collaboration and partnership; achievement orientation; leadership and student involvement.


Master’s in related field; experience in a university student services environment and knowledge in higher education for American Indian students.

Starting Date

06/01/2014, or as soon as possible



Terms of Appointment

Academic Staff Position. Academic contract with renewal based upon performance. Employment at the University will require a criminal background check.

Application Deadline

Review of files will begin 03/28/2014, and continue until position is filled.

How to Apply

Send letter of application addressing the responsibilities and qualifications (as stated above), vita, contact information for five references and transcripts (official or photocopy) to:

Dr. Judith Henkes – Chair of the Search and Screen Committee UW Oshkosh Campus Center for Equity and Diversity Attn: Shaune Augsburger 800 Algoma Blvd Oshkosh, WI 54901 (920)-424-3080

For the complete job description click the link below:

Hiring GLITC Tribal Coordinator – Early Childhood

 Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.

P.O. Box 9, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538

Phone: 715-588-3324 Fax: 715-588-1774


Supporting member tribes in expanding sovereignty and self-determination.

 GLITC is recruiting for the following position. A complete job description is available on our web site. Drug Testing required before hire and random thereafter.


The Tribal Coordinator – Early Childhood will provide coordinated outreach and liaison services for early learning and development programs among the eleven federally recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities in the State of Wisconsin and State Government to assure the provision of quality services and programs for young tribal children.

Working out of the Central Offices in Lac du Flambeau, WI, this position is full-time with benefits including; Annual/Personal Leave and Holiday Pay; Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 403(b) Retirement Plan. Starting Salary Range $31,200-$35,000. Drug testing required before hire and random thereafter.


Bachelor’s degree in a health and human services or early education or related field required. Minimum three years of experience in health and human services or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Experience with early childhood programs and services preferred. Experience with a Native American Tribal organization and/or not-for-profit agency desirable. Grant writing and funding experience preferred. Individual must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people. Individual must be able to apply advanced reasoning skills to problem solving and use basic mathematical skills. Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.

To Apply:

Mail, fax or email an application and resume to Great Lakes Inter Tribal Council, Inc., P.O. Box 9, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538, Attn: Krista Raske. Fax: (715) 588-1774. Email: See the employment page of our website for an application or contact us at

Application closing date is at 4:30 PM on Friday, March 14, 2014.

GLITC is an Equal Opportunity Employer applying Native American Preference as defined in Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 44-46 and 47.