Summary of Duties: The Director of Tribal Relations and Recruitment assists the Executive Director of Tribal Relations and Special Assistant to the Provost in establishing and strengthening partnerships and advancing mutual goals between WSU and Native American tribal nations in a way that honors their sovereignty. This position is responsible for knowing and staying current on state and federal legislation that impacts WSU's responsibilities to Native American tribal government, peoples, and partnerships; and assists the Executive Director in system-wide, strategic efforts to raise awareness and knowledge of tribal governance, legislation and consultation practices that should take place among administration, faculty, and staff. In addition, the Director develops opportunities and engages in activities that strengthen WSU's visibility among Native American nations, organizations, and potential students. The Director coordinates and organizes efforts that foster these relationships and mutual goals (e.g., arranges travel or visits, conduct visits to tribal communities, facilitates meetings or workshops, develops curriculum or resource materials, creates media releases, etc.). In addition to establishing strong relationships with tribal communities, the Director will oversee all Native American student recruiting and outreach in these communities.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.