***This is a Professional & Administrative position***
The Assistant Director works with the Director in leading and managing programs and projects that work to increase American Indian students’ educational attainment and retention through orientation, secondary advising, coaching, skill building, and culturally relevant programming. This position works with colleagues to create a welcoming environment where American Indian cultures, histories, and lifeways are reflected, valued, honored, and students thrive. The Assistant Director works with the Director to coordinate and supervise daily operations of the American Indian Learning Resource Center while ensuring compliance with regulations and internal policies.
Job duties include but are not limited to: â— Assist, advise and educate admissions in their efforts to recruit American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. Recruits, evaluates, and advocates for the selection of American Indian students for admission. â— Advocate on behalf of AI/AN students to academic and co-curricular and service oriented units across UMD. â— Build a more inclusive and reflective campus environment amongst University of Minnesota educational and co-curricular units on the Duluth campus. â— Strengthen reciprocal connections with tribal nations/communities valuing cultures, histories, and lifeways. â— Plan, develop, and lead the implementation of integrated programs and services to assist current AI/AN students in their success at UMD. â— Oversees student records and class data for completion and accuracy. â— Hires, trains, and evaluates the student workers who are employed within the American Indian Learning Resource Center. â— Managing overall grant efforts for the Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) and student retention activities. â— Implement the budget for the AILRC, prepare financial documents, process financial transactions, and track purchases/spending using UM Reports under the direction of the AILRC Director. â— Assess student strengths and needs to support, counsel, and advise regarding goal-setting, addressing academic concerns, and making informed educational decisions. â— Assist students in transition to a post-secondary setting by providing personal support, information regarding university and academic program systems and policies, and referral to campus, community, and traditional AI/AN resources. â— Maintain student, staff, office, community listserv and AILRC website/social media accounts. â— Participate in scholarship and award committees and selection processes.
Salary range $43,000-$59,000
BA/BS degree from an accredited University, with at least 4 years of relevant professional experience.
Cultural knowledge, competence, and experience to make informed decisions about American Indian and Alaska Native student support needs.
Knowledge of tribal sovereignty and self-governance.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity and engagement with diverse populations.
Ability to travel within the Duluth area and to other regional locations. A valid Driver’s License is required.
Masters degree in American Indian studies, Student Affairs, Education, or related field.
Two or more years of experience counseling/advising AI/AN students in higher education.
Knowledge and experience with college programs, higher education systems, policies and procedures.
Experience with and knowledge about programs supporting AI/AN college success.
Training in college educational success and retention strategies for historically marginalized populations.
Experience writing and managing grants.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Experience collaborating and consulting with tribal communities.
Experience working with historically marginalized populations (i.e. American Indian populations, first generation students, families from low-income backgrounds, students of color, rural populations, people with disabilities, and/or individuals from other underserved backgrounds).
Demonstrated ability to learn and disseminate detailed information using a high level of interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision.
Commitment to American Indian language and cultural revitalization.
Internal Number: 337998
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