Director of the American Indian Learning Resource Center
Company: University of Minnesota
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Director of the American Indian Learning Resource Center ***This
is a professional and administrative position.***-- Required
--- BA/BS degree from an accredited University.
--- At least 8 years of relevant professional experience.
--- Knowledge of tribal sovereignty and self-governance.
--- Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusivity, and engagement
with diverse populations.
--- Master's degree in American Indian Studies, Student Affairs,
Education, or related fields.
--- Experience in an educational setting and knowledge of college
programs. Prior oversight of a small department or
--- Experience with and knowledge about programs supporting Al/AN
college success and familiarity with research base informing
impactful approaches to student success.
--- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
--- Demonstrated ability to learn and disseminate detailed
information using a high level of interpersonal skills.
--- Cultural knowledge, competence, and experience to make informed
decisions about Al/AN student support needs.
--- Experience collaborating and consulting with tribal leaders,
nations, and communities.
--- Ability to understand and articulate Al/AN student needs and
concerns from a perspective that includes intersections of gender,
sexual orientation, two-spirit, tribal membership,
first-generation, low-income, veteran, people with disabilities,
and other significant aspects of individual and cultural
--- Demonstrated ability to work independently. Strong
--- Commitment to American Indian languages and cultural
--- Valid driver's license is required or in lieu of driver's
license, must have demonstrated ability to travel within the Duluth
area and to other regional locations.
--- Ability to work flexible hours and to travel as required.
The Director is responsible for the overall function of the
American Indian Learning Resource Center (AILRC). The AILRC's
mission is to increase American Indian and Alaska Native (Al/AN)
students' educational attainment and retention through orientation,
secondary advising, coaching, skill building, and culturally
relevant programming. This position works with colleagues, the
University Minnesota Duluth campus and the University of Minnesota
system, as well as with community partners to create a welcoming
environment where American Indian cultures, histories, and lifeways
are reflected, valued, honored, and students thrive. The Director
works to coordinate and supervise AILRC daily operations while
ensuring compliance with regulations and internal policies.
--- Manage overall budget and operations of the AILRC.
--- Oversee programs and services to Al/AN student communities.
--- Plan, develop, and lead the implementation of integrated
programs and services to assist current Al/AN students in their
success at UMD.
--- Organize campus-wide American Indian cultural, social, and
--- Provide formal presentations to University and community
audiences on Al/AN topics to promote awareness, sensitivity, and
competence to assure inclusion of and access for Al/AN
--- Lead the effort on initiating new programs and on improving
existing offerings and processes.
--- Hire, train, supervise, mentor, and evaluate the AILRC
--- Write and manage grants for student recruitment and retention
--- Assess student needs, strengths, and support to determine their
goals. Help students adjust to changes and challenges in their
lives, refer students to campus, community, and traditional Al/AN
--- Counsel and advise Al/AN students on academic program policies
and advise students in addressing academic problems, educational
choices, and making decisions.
--- Build a more inclusive and reflective campus environment and
strengthen reciprocal connections with tribal nations/communities
valuing cultures, histories, and lifeways.
--- Serve on system-wide, campus-wide, and collegiate committees
and contribute to the development of policies and regulations
governing functional areas.
--- Assist and consult with the UMD American Indian Advisory Board.
Salary range: $67,000-$77,000-- How To Apply Applications must be
submitted online. To apply for this position, go to
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening
#343166. Job opening date: September 1, 2021. The position will
remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, completed
online applications should be received on or before October 1,
2021. For additional questions please contact Melissa Plante at
firstname.lastname@example.org.-- Complete applications must include:
1. Letter of Application addressing qualifications, including your
commitment to anti-racist work
2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for four professional references (references
will be contacted only for finalists) Please note that the letter
of application (cover letter) and resume/CV--are uploaded during
the application process. Once the application is submitted, please
return to the "My Job Applications" page to upload your references
under the activities and attachments section.-- Smoking, chewing
tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD
property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and
University vehicles. If you have started receiving retirement
annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)
or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility
for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at
1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations. If you need a
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process,
please contact a University of Minnesota Access consultant at
612-624-3316. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity
Educator and Employer. Veterans and individuals from
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.--
-- Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of
diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of
its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The
University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with
varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota
provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs,
facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability,
public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about
diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu. Employment
Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the
successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is
that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal
convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from
employment. About the U of M
University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) The University of Minnesota,
Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional
universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best
Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both
large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts
students looking for a personalized learning experience on a
medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts
foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as
well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many
research institutes and labs.
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