The Transfer Pathway Navigator position is one of the key personnel in the new UMN Morris five-year US Department of Education Title III. Part A. Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTI) grant project -- Pathways to Success: Cooperative Program Development between UMN Morris and Minnesota Tribal Colleges. This position will help build foundational support and pathways for transfer student success working with UMN Morris and partnering colleges including Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Leech Lake Tribal College, and Red Lake Nation College as well as other tribal and community colleges.
Transfer Pathway Navigators will serve as resources to tribal and community college students embarking on UMN Morris transfer pathways, support program development in on-site collaboration meetings, and support development of the Pathway summer bridge program. Transfer Pathway Navigators will travel to Tribal colleges regularly when possible in accordance with COVID-19 mitigation protocols and institutional preferences.
Work with Transfer Student Services and Native American Student Success staff to develop UMN Morris campus capacity to provide structure and support for transfer students.
Support relationships with Tribal colleges to help potential transfer students match their education and interests to UMN Morris programs and to help UMN Morris identify and advance ways to better serve Tribal college students.
Support development of collaborative Tribal college–UMN Morris relationships.
Visit Tribal colleges as a representative of UMN Morris One Stop/campus to answer questions, help transfer students navigate options and processes, and plan for a successful transition to UMN Morris.
Work with offices to improve Transfer student communication flow.
Assist with development and dissemination of UMN Morris liberal arts major, minor, and program information.
Support summer transfer course communication and implementation.
Ensure coordination of and assist in hosting UMN Morris teams traveling to Tribal colleges and Tribal college teams traveling to UMN Morris. Create welcoming, effective experiences.
Assist in the development and implementation of transfer student support services at UMN Morris.
The University of Minnesota Morris, Native American Student Success (NASS) seeks two Transfer Pathway Navigators. This position is 30 hours/week, 75% time, 12 month Civil Service position with the Student Services Professional classification - 8463P1.
These are core positions in our US Department of Education Title III NASNTI Cooperative Grant funded through September 30, 2025. The project supports two 75%-time positions through September 2021. From October 2021 through September 2025, the project will support one 100%-time Transfer Pathway Navigator position. The position reports jointly to the NASS Associate Director and the new Transfer Student Services Director. The qualifications are as follows:
Essential knowledge, skills and abilities
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and the ability to contribute to the UMN Morris commitment to a diverse, inclusive learning environment.
Evidence of experience working with Native American students, low-income students, students at academic risk, and/or first-generation students.
Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities
Bachelor’s degree from UMN Morris.
Successful relationships across the UMN campus that support student success.
Experience as a tribal college student.
Background that includes overcoming barriers similar to those of participants.
Experience or coursework in Education, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Human Services, and/or Communications, Media and Rhetoric.
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About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.