Associate Dean and Director Native American Cultural Center position at Stanford

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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: Assoc. or Full Professor of Evaluation- Department of Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a position for a leading scholar in evaluation.  This position affirms Illinois’ decades of national and international leadership in contemporary evaluation theory and practice that consequentially strengthens educational and social programs and policies.

This evaluation scholar will join a diverse community of educational researchers with shared commitments to equity and social justice.  Our diversity lies not only in the demographics of our faculty and graduate students, but also in evaluative and research methodologies and epistemologies. The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois is widely recognized as one of the top five Educational Psychology Departments in the country; our College of Education is in the top 25. There are many opportunities to collaborate on evaluation projects with top-ranked programs across campus (e.g., College of Engineering, School of Social Work, National Center for Super Computing Applications, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Human Development and Family Studies, and the new College of Medicine). We seek a colleague in evaluation who will contribute to our notable scholarship and further enhance our national leadership in educational evaluation.


Further details can be found at

Hiring! The Improve Group

The Improve Group is looking for several people. Please use the links below to learn more.

·       Research analyst or senior analyst:

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·       Office manager:

·       Finance coordinator/bookkeeper:

About The Improve Group

Leah Goldstein Moses founded The Improve Group in 2000 with a vision to improve programs and organizations that impact the world. Fifteen years later, her vision remains strong and is shared by the dedicated staff at The Improve Group. We are all grateful for the opportunity to help others gain clarity and insight about the world around them and make a greater impact in their communities.


We help mission-driven organizations make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure their investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact.

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.

Wanted! Evaluator/Educator to Conduct Needs Analysis in Angola

national geographic society logo ngsNational Geographic Society is looking for recommendations for an evaluator or educator with experience in conducting educational needs analysis, or providing community-based education programs, in remote locations similar to the one described below.  The scope of work includes: design, data collection, analysis and report writing.  The actual program will be developed and delivered in 2017.

Over the next 6 months, National Geographic Society Education will conduct an educational needs analysis in 15 villages in the Moxico Province in Angola. The National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project team has been conducting research about the environment and wildlife ( in the Okavango Delta and the rivers in Angola that feed into it.  Findings from the needs analysis will be used to inform the design of relevant community education programs around the topics of conservation of the environment and wildlife in this area.

The evaluator(s) will design the needs analysis in collaboration with National Geographic Education and the Okavango Wilderness team.  The pre-work must be completed by October 1st, and the evaluator must be able to accompany the Project research team on their next expedition to Angola for about 2 weeks in October to collect the needs data.  The analysis and report must be completed by December 15th and will include recommendations for education content, pedagogical methods, etc., for future community education programs in the area.

Qualifications include:
•       Experience in Angola or similar areas
•       Experience working with remote communities
•       Knowledge of Portuguese is strongly desired.

If you or your group are interested and are available in this time frame, please send us a copy of your CV(s) and an estimate of the time required to complete this work.

If you know of educators who might be interested in creating/delivering the educational content next year, please forward their contact information as well.

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