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Position Title: Program Support Specialist, NACA-Inspired Schools Network (NISN)

Position and Description:

NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) is dedicated to training leaders to open up schools of excellence and relevance in Native American communities. Based on a community-driven school development model, NISN seeks to support school leaders placed in or starting high-performing schools. NISN seeks talented individuals from all backgrounds to apply for roles. We are especially interested in individuals who are self-starting, deeply believe in engaging communities and truly want to see transformation in rural Native communities. Our people want to work on a diverse, high-energy, and do whatever-it-takes team that is committed to social entrepreneurship in rural communities.

Purpose: Supports the Director of Education, Oceti Sakowin (currently North & South Dakota) to implement the NACA-Inspired Schools Network (NISN) model in this region. The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of programs according to NISN’s Six Commitments.

Function: The Program Support Specialist serves as direct support to the Director of Education and related staff as directed by the Director of Education. Duties include program logistics; creating organizational systems of a start-up large-scale initiative; scheduling; completing reports; meeting all deadlines for program coordination and implementation; and assisting in facilities and personnel logistics.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director of Education in delivering the mission of the network
  • Assist the Director of Education with calendar appointments and setting up meetings
  • Coordinate logistics for network sponsored meetings and events that include preparing meeting materials, making travel related arrangements, securing venues, and arranging for meals
  • Assist the Finance Director with business and finance operations
  • Create annual work plan and quarterly goals as directed by the Director of Education
  • Provide general support to the NISN staff to implement programs
  • Serve as a community liaison for the network, promoting its success and communicating with community partners in collaboration with NISN team members
  • Assist with grants management and fiscal reporting to funders
  • Serve on the NISN Operations Leadership team and attend weekly planning sessions
  • Receive supervision and evaluation from the Director of Education


  • Track record of success working with Indigenous communities, preferably in North or South Dakota
  • Commitment to the philosophy and vision of NISN
  • Alignment with NISN core (Culture, Community/Service, Perseverance, Responsibility, Respect, Reflection)
  • Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures
  • Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping, and reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Google Drive, and internet research
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Thinks systemically in terms of efficiency and effectiveness
  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated and solutions-oriented
  • Demonstrates consistent follow up and follow through without error
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Three years of experience in executive assistant and program support role preferred

Please direct any questions, resumes, and cover letters to Jonathan Santos Silva at jonathan@nacainspiredschoolsnetwork.org.

To view the full job description, please click here.

Position Title: Native Education Outreach Specialist, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Position and Description:

The Native Education Outreach Specialist will create and deliver a variety of new education programs, and oversee existing programs, in response to growing demand communicated to us by visitors, members, teachers, and students for focused content relating to the art, culture, history, and lives of Plains Indian people. This position will develop a stronger exchange between Native communities, the Center, and our collections for shared knowledge with all audiences in conjunction with the strategic and operating plans of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Job Duties:

  • Work with the Plains Indian Museum and in conjunction with Center’s Education Staff to research, develop, and deliver interpretive programming and exhibition content including web-based programming.
  • Assists with docent, volunteer, and tour guide training for Plains Indian Museum related content.
  • Collaborates with Education Staff to meet Curriculum standards, including contributions to Wyoming Indian Education for All Initiative
  • Works directly with Native students, teachers and personnel of Native schools and Tribal Colleges.
  • Develops future initiatives such as the Tribal College Partnership, Native Film and Speaker Series.
  • Evaluate and enhance educational aspects of existing programs such as the Plains Indian Museum Powwow, Native Artists in Residence Program, web and gallery interactives, and the St. Labre Museum Studies Class, and Skype in the Classroom Series.
  • Collaborates with staff, artists, advisory board members, volunteers, interns, teachers, students and community members.
  • Assists with grant proposal content and reports.
  • Evaluates visitor experience and adjusts program elements to more closely match visitor needs and expectations.
  • Supervises volunteers, interns and temporary or contract staff.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • An education based upon knowledge specializing in Native American History, Art, Anthropology, Native American Studies or related field combined with training or experience as an Educator. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with teaching certification or demonstrated teaching ability.
  • Experience with competencies such as program planning, development and organization for educational and public institutions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with diverse communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including speaking to audiences of various sizes, ages, and education levels.
  • Program development and presentation experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Discretion and good judgment.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • 2 years’ work experience in a museum or educational setting demonstrating the requested qualifications

Excellent Benefit Package, and competitive wage.

To apply online, please click here, and send your resume and cover letter to terryh@centerofthewest.org

Position Title: Positions Available at University of Wisconsin – Madison

Positions and Descriptions:


The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies, (School of Human Ecology) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position, open to all ranks. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship and substantive interests in civil society and community studies. The specific research area is open and may include a focus on community leadership, action research, youth, civic development, community psychology, empowerment, community organizing, and/or health equity. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community.

For more information, please click here. 

Native Scholarship Faculty Position Search

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to full three faculty positions as part of a campus-wide clister hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community of academic researchers at UW-Madison focused on research at the nexus of environment, health, and community in the Native American context. Participating units in this three-faculty cluster hire include the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the School of Nursing, and the School of Human Ecology.

For more information on the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies position, please click here.

For more information on the School of Nursing position, please click here.

For more information on the School of Human Ecology position, please click here.

Position Title: Positions Available at the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights

Position Description:

The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights is looking to hire three positions:

  • K12 Education Program Analyst – For information on how to apply, click here
  • Higher Education Program Analyst – For information on how to apply, click here
  • Education Equity Program Associate – For information on how to apply, click here

For more information about the organization, visit www.civilrights.org.

Position Title: Various Positions, Bureau of Indian Education

About the Bureau of Indian Education

The Bureau of Indian Education oversees a total of 183 elementary, secondary, residential and peripheral dormitories across 23 states. 130 schools are tribally controlled under P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Contracts or P.L. 100-297 Tribally Controlled Grant Schools Act. 53 schools are operated by the Bureau of Indian Education. The Bureau of Indian Education also oversees two (2) post-secondary schools: Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

To view a full list of positions open with the Bureau of Indian Education, please click here.