Director, Native American Student Affairs

University of Arizona/Human Resources Division
Tucson, AZ
Nov 19, 2022
Dec 03, 2022
Student Affairs
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Director, Native American Student Affairs
Posting Number
Inclusion & Multicultrl Engmnt
Department Website Link
Main Campus
Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks a dynamic, results-oriented leader, and inclusive collaborator to work with and support Native American and Indigenous students at the University of Arizona. The ideal candidate will have a deep grounding in and knowledge of the cultural, social, financial, and lifeways needs that impact the arc of success for Native American students in higher education. The Director of NASA plays a leading role on campus as planner, strategist, and collaborator with other centers and initiatives serving the multicultural student body and Native American students specifically in recruitment, retention, persistence, well-being, and graduation. The ideal candidate will have a deep and demonstrable understanding of the importance of affirmation and celebration of identity, culture, traditions, and language in the human development of Native American and Indigenous students and communities. In addition to the core duties and responsibilities listed below, the Director of NASA has the added charge to coordinate and implement services to students that interface with other campus leaders around specific tribal sovereignty policies and projects.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
Initiate and enhance collaborative relationships with staff and partnering departments with the ability to understand and articulate Native American and Indigenous student needs and concerns from a perspective that includes intersections of gender, sexual orientation, two-spirit, tribal membership, first-generation, low-income, veteran, disability and other significant aspects of individual and cultural identity

Create an environment of collaboration and support for the leadership and members of Native American and Indigenous student clubs and organizations, including providing guidance to new and existing student groups on the development of their organizations

Work with other UA Cultural Resource Centers and Initiatives' leadership to create and support intersectional services and programs

Work collaboratively with the Sr. Vice President for Native American Advancement and the Assistant Vice Provost for Native American Initiatives to develop programs, events, and partnerships to enhance Native American and Indigenous student success, including partnerships with Tribal Nations
Create partnerships with internal and external stakeholders such as Native American academic departments and faculty to continue and develop relevant ways to increase student/faculty interaction, appropriate research projects, and programs and services to support student success
Collaborate with key stakeholders such as the Native American Community Council, an organization that consists of members of Arizona's Native American communities as well as work with the UA American Indian Alumni
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff, graduate student staff, and undergraduate student staff as assigned
Plan, allocate, and monitor overall budget and expenditures for Native American Student Affairs
Guide and support NASA staff (a Coordinator, Graduate Assistants, and student workers) to provide exceptional and compassionate support to students on issues that include academics, career paths, internships, conflict resolution and life/community matters
Lead, along with the NASA Coordinator, the implementation of the O'Odham Ki: (The People's House) Theme Community in collaboration with Housing and Residential Life
Lead recipient selection and scholarship award process for Native American and Indigenous student scholarships in collaboration with the UA Foundation and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Lead, in conjunction with the NASA Coordinator, outreach to new students at Orientation, Wildcat Welcome, Graduate Student Orientation, and other campus-wide student events
Oversee continued and ongoing services to students through active and innovative programs, events, training, activities, and collaborations with other cultural centers and related campus units
Work collaboratively with Counseling... For full info follow application link.

The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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