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Positions Open With NIEA

Position Title: NIEA Fellowship

Position Description and Qualifications:

The NIEA Fellow will assist in the execution of the National Indian Education Association’s policy agenda and implementation work to improve educational outcomes for Native students. This individual will report to the Legislative Director in developing and revising materials to support NIEA’s priorities. The Fellow will also work independently to research and analyze K-12 education and on post-secondary policy as it impacts Native students. The position will start June 1, 2018 and last through May 1st of 2019.

To view a full description and position qualifications, please click here.

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Miriam Davis-Rosenbaum at

Position Title: Field Operations Associate

Position Description and Qualifications:

The NIEA Field Operations Associate will support the ongoing work to engage with tribal representatives to improve educational outcomes for Native students. This person will work collaboratively with NIEA leadership to assist with community outreach to support NIEA’s priorities at the tribal and state level. Additional responsibilities include overseeing and managing tribal-state relationships and establishing networks with local stakeholders. The position will include travel.

To view a full description and position qualifications, please click here.

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Miriam Davis-Rosenbaum at

Other Available Positions

Position Title: Chief Equity Officer, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Position Summary:
State education agencies, and those who lead them, play a critical role in ensuring that our schools and educators meet the needs of each student they serve. State chiefs are committed to each childacross all backgroundsgraduating ready for college, careers, and life. One way in which they act on that commitment is to create the right state conditions and expectations that provide each student access to the resources and educational rigor they need, at the right moment in their education, across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background, or income. Released by CCSSO in February 2017, Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs lists ten areas in which state chiefs can take action to create a more equitable education system in their state:

  1. Prioritize equity: set and communicate equity vision and targets
  2. Start from within: focus on the State Education Agency
  3. Measure what matters: create accountability for equity
  4. Go local: engage Local Education Agencies and provide tailored and differentiated support
  5. Follow the money: reallocate resources to achieve fiscal equity
  6. Start early: invest in the youngest learners
  7. Engage more deeply: monitor equitable implementation of standards and assessments
  8. Value people: focus on teachers and leaders
  9. Improve conditions for learning: focus on school culture, climate, and social-emotional development
  10. Empower student options: ensure families have access to high quality educational options that align to community needs

State chiefs, and by extension the Council, have both an opportunity and responsibility to ensure that equity is at the foundation of all work undertaken. The Council has identified, and prioritized, ways to support states in advancing these equity actions so that each student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education. To ensure that chiefs have the support in leading in each of those critical areas, the Council is searching for a Chief Equity Officer to specifically help state education agencies (SEAs) advance commitment #2, oversee internal work at the Council on diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI), and to support goal and strategy leads within the Council as they ensure equity is the anchor of their work.

Reporting to the Executive Director of CCSSO, the Chief Equity Officer will have three main areas of responsibility. First, the position will serve as an experienced thought partner for chiefs and senior leaders in SEAs to advance commitment #2, Start from Within. This might include setting up a way for SEAs to share in their experience and be linked to best practices or providing assistance in setting up processes for leaders to undertake organizational culture changes. Second, the position will lead the Council’s internal efforts to achieve its goal of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. And finally, this position will be responsible for ensuring that we understand the actions chiefs/states are willing and ready to take and support as well as challenge them to deliver on each of those equity commitments. This might include CCSSO staff members as they deliver targeted, customized technical support to state as they undertake this work.

Given these three responsibilities, this position will work across the Council and specifically with Human Resources, the Delivery team (that monitors implementation of the strategic plan through a “stocktake process”), Goal and Strategy leads, and the Leadership Academy/Membership teams.

To learn more about this position, please click here.

Position Title: Project Director, TEDNA NYCP College and Career Readiness for Indian Students

Position Description and Qualifications:
The Tribal Education Department National Assembly (TEDNA) Native Youth Community Partners (NYCP) Project will develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of College and Career Readiness services and supports to improve the educational opportunities and
achievement of Indian students in middle and junior high school. The TEDNA NYCP Project is expected to achieve the goal that all participating Grade 6-9 Indian students will improve College and Career Readiness as defined by a successful transition into high school with a GPA of 2.0+ and a plan that addresses and supports College and Career Readiness that is locally informed.

This position is responsible for the overall operation of the assigned areas including services, staffing, budgeting, and reporting of the NYCP project. Also responsible for compliance with applicable federal, state, funding, or other agency requirements and regulations and TEDNA Policies and Procedures. May be assigned other duties related to TEDNA general business as needed.

Contact Information:

For more information on this position, please click here.

Position Title: Policy Analyst, National Congress of American Indians

Position Description and Qualifications:
NCAI is a leader in policy surrounding issues that impact tribal governments and individual Indians. The organization provides essential information and education on key policy initiatives, enhances coordination and consultation with tribal governments, and leads efforts to unite tribal advocates to promote progressive, proactive Indian policy. NCAI also manages several grants to enhance relationships between tribal governments and the federal, state, and local governments in order to better meet the needs of tribal citizens, and uphold the government-to-government principals that are essential to the autonomy of tribal governments. Reporting to the NCAI Director of Government Affairs, the Policy Analyst will manage several NCAI grants, and support the policy and advocacy functions of NCAI, to advance the priorities of tribal governments.

Contact Information:

For more information on this position, please click here.

Position Title: Director of Human Resources, Salt River Schools

Position Description and Qualifications:

The Salt River Schools, Scottsdale, Arizona, is seeking a highly qualified Human Resources Director. The district wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2018 or before, if available.

The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The district has identified the following desired characteristics:
• Experience providing leadership for all HR planning, operations, policies and procedures, and support services.
• Strong communication skills and be able to collaborate with others.
• Use of data and technology to make decisions that are focused on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success.
• Understanding of teaching and learning. Student-focused, and is aware of the laws and regulations impacting the HR function to meet Community, BIE, CCRD/HS and ADE requirements.

Minimum qualifications:

• Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. One degree must be in education or human resource management.
• Five (5) years of work experience that includes human resources management or related experience.

Note: Refer to the job description for more detail.

Contact Information:

For more information, or to apply, please contact McPherson & Jacobson, LLC at 1-888-375-4814 or via email at

Position Title: Consultant/General Project Manager, National Congress of American Indians

Position Description and Qualifications:

NCAI provides technical assistance to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Tribal/Interior Budget Council (TIBC). The mission of TIBC is: To provide a forum and process, consistent with the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Section 450 a-1 and Executive Order #13175 and Department of the Interior’s Government-to-Government policy, whereby Tribes and the Department work together to develop policy and budgets that provide: 1) DOI to fulfill its Trust responsibilities and Treaty obligations; and 2) the fulfillment of Tribes’ inherent sovereign rights of self-determination, self-governance, and self-sufficiency, as well as securing levels of funding necessary to strengthen Tribal governmental capacity to serve their Tribal citizens and communities.

In 2017, TIBC commissioned an assessment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Budget (BIA) Budget Formulation Process. The resulting report provides recommendations for ways TIBC and BIA could improve its budgeting process. To implement the report’s recommendations, the TIBC formed a Budget Process Improvement Workgroup. This Workgroup is seeking a General Project Manager or Consultant with the following skills, experience, and competencies who will meet the deliverables set out by the Workgroup in the laid out timeframe.

To view a full description and position qualifications, please click here.

Contact Information:

Position will be located at NCAI’s Washington DC offices and is open until filled. Exceptions to location in DC will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will depend on prior ability to meet deliverables remotely. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (2-3 pages) and the names of three references, by email to (preferred) or mail to: National Congress of American Indians Attn: Nicole Hallingstad / DGA 1516 P St, NW Washington, DC 20005

Position Title: Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center, Stanford University

If you are ready to work for an organization that nurtures and respects the diversity within the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online for the position of Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs. The Native American Cultural Center is proud to be part of The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership, within the division of Student Affairs. We advance student development and learning; foster community engagement; promote diversity, inclusion and respect; and empower students to thrive.

JOB PURPOSE: The Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is the chief administrator for the NACC at Stanford. The Associate Dean and Director provides strategy, vision and direction for the center and serves as a campus partner and advocate with all sectors of the university, including faculty, senior administrators, academic departments, administrative offices, staff and alumni. The Associate Dean and Director of the NACC is the primary conduit between and among university offices and departments with particular attention to advocating for the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander community, including both undergraduate and graduate students on campus.

Primary responsibilities of the Associate Dean and Director include strategic planning, assessment, and identifying the evolving needs and concerns of indigenous students and conceptualizing and implementing programs, resources and services that address these needs and concerns. The Associate Dean and Director must also be attuned to the dynamics between the individual, the institution, and the home environment of students.

This role also includes working directly with and advising students, managing and advising other professional employees, including managers, and being able to advance the needs of this community as well as a broader vision and definition of diversity, equity, leadership, and community.


• Provide vision and strategic direction for and manage the Center, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets.
– Develop, implement and manage long-range budget and strategic plans.
– Understand the needs of students to create space in order to address and support both undergraduates and graduate students on campus.

• Develop, analyze, measure effectiveness and oversee programs and tools for delivery of student services or programs.
– Conceptualize, develop and implement quality student programs designed to promote student’s educational, social, cultural and leadership goals.

• Provide individual advising to students on issues that include academics, career paths, internships, conflict resolution and personal matters. The director will also support and work collaboratively with the Associate Directors to engage in these opportunities.

• Crisis prevention and intervention: conduct counseling, intervention and referral when necessary to assist students in resolving personal/academic problems and crises; collaborate with other university offices, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Residence Deans when necessary; develop appropriate outreach, education and programming to proactively address unique mental health and wellness issues affecting Native students.

• Manage the work of the NACC’s two Associate Directors and student employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the unit, department, or school, including hiring/termination decisions, coaching and mentoring, training, goal setting, managing performance, compensation planning, and staffing levels.

• Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues with university­-wide scope and impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
– Participate in the development and implementation of university policies to ensure student success, e.g. mental health, well-being, academic success, retention and graduation.
– Serve on University committees such as the mental health task force subcommittee and other division committees.

• Manage the direction of internal administrative policy development for programs and operations. May serve as an advisor to the Assistant Vice Provost on programmatic and policy development.

• Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies within Student Affairs and NACC. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures. Direct process improvement.

• Represent department programs and initiatives at senior level meetings, conferences, and to both internal and external constituents.
– Participate in Vice Provost for Student Affairs divisional meetings and development activities and complete special projects as assigned.

• Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners.
– Collaborate with other offices to impact the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life, including CAPS, Graduate Life Office, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Diversity and& First Generation, Admissions, Stanford Alumni Association, schools and& academic departments.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description



Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree and experience in higher education setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge, understanding and experience with Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander students and communities and an ability to conceptualize, create and implement relevant programming and advisement in this area.
• Student development knowledge and experience in student affairs or within higher education setting is strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of the challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate students in a highly selective residential institution and ability to assist students in navigating this environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and gain support from a broad and diverse array of constituents, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, community members and visitors is essential.
• Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
• Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
• Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
• Demonstrated experience managing people.
• Knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender issues and sexual assault on college campuses and an ability to conceptualize, create, and implement relevant programming and advisement in this area.
• User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.


• Frequently sit, perform desk-­based computer tasks.
• Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations

Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

About NACC: The mission of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is to create an environment of support for the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous Pacific Islander undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford, guided by the principle that students succeed where there is support for that success. NACC’s educational mission complements and enhances students’ learning and thriving at Stanford, based on active collaboration with academic and Student Affairs partners, alumni, and the tribal community beyond.NACC strives to foster adaptive learning and community- based learning models and experiences. The NACC implements leadership development, counseling, advising, mentoring, academic support, intellectual and cultural programming, professional guidance, and service to campus and community to promote a sense of belonging or community, student wellness, retention, graduation, and preparation for global citizenship. In addition to its educational mission, the NACC is a resource center and clearinghouse for Native issues, opportunities and programs to the campus community, potential students, families, scholars, tribal leaders, and other visitors. NACC staff are institutional border crossers who facilitate dialogues and strategic partnerships among multiple stakeholders. NACC is committed to meeting student needs and challenges through innovative programs, resource development and campus partnerships. It offers a range of services for both undergraduate and graduate students and has a solid reputation for nurturing student, faculty and staff initiatives. Programs and services of the Native American Cultural Center are aligned with the Aims of a Stanford Education and provide students with various opportunities to own knowledge, hone skills and competencies, cultivate personal and social responsibility and participate in adaptive learning. Experience a culture of excellence. Stanford University, located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CANDIDATES: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application, and address the following questions in your cover letter: What do you think are the most pressing needs and concerns facing Stanford’s Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous Pacific Islander students and communities at Stanford? How would you go about addressing those needs as the Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center?

For full application instructions and position description, visit

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

Job: Student Services Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Title: Director of Native Students Program, University of Redlands

Position Summary

he Director of the Native Student Programs (NSP) Office is responsible for managing and coordinating all NSP work and activities. The Director develops a college-going culture amongst Native American elementary, middle, and high school students in the Inland Empire and Greater Los Angeles Area. Also, the Director engages Native American students, both at the University of Redlands and in the broader community, to promote learning, help students and families appreciate the importance of higher education, and support students on their journey to, at, and beyond university. As well, the Director works collaboratively with various university offices and community partners to accomplish NSP goals and entrepreneurially seeks additional opportunities that will support students. Reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs designed to inspire and support Native American students in appreciating the importance of lifelong learning.
  • Establishing and maintaining networks with tribal communities, tribal education departments, K-12 schools, and community colleges to encourage Native American students to attend university and to recruit Native American students to the University of Redlands.
  • Inviting prospective students and families to University of Redlands events and familiarizing them with the campus and its Native American support services; representing the University to prospective students and their families.
  • Supervising the Assistant Director of NSP and NSP Administrative Assistant to meet collective goals for the Native Student Programs Office.
  • With the Admissions Office, collaboratively planning recruitment, preparation activities, field trips, mentoring, and educational activities that address issues of university attendance, academic preparedness, empowerment, relationship to community, and intercultural competence.
  • In partnership with the University Advancement Office, assisting in fund development initiatives to augment existing and develop new NSP projects.
  • Participating in a University enrollment committee that awards four-year scholarships to Native American students.
  • Performing other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.


  •  Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate from an accredited institution of higher learning. If pending, evidence that it is to be earned within 18 months of appointment.
    Five or more years of executive experience desired at or comparable to a top leadership position and with a record as a successful senior executive. Preferred experience in tribal, higher education and/or corporate organizations.
    Career experience that demonstrates expertise in making data-driven decisions to direct organizations and in understanding the significance of data.
    Career experience that provides evidence of strong financial, operational and human relations skills relevant to the sustainability and advancement of the College.
    Educational or professional experiences that demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and have contributed to a personal understanding of Native American culture and the applied research that addresses Native American culture.
    The ability to be conversant on scholarship, pedagogy and Native American culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience working with Native American organizations and students is required.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead a university office dedicated to supporting students’ academic and co-curricular success is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in outreach and enrollment initiatives promoting Native American university attendance and degree completion.
  • Highly desired are demonstrated abilities: to create or further develop collaborative relationships with Southern California Native peoples and organizations; and to work effectively with tribal education departments.

Successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. They must be able to work both independently and as a part of a team to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. A willingness to work non-traditional hours is essential.

In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call (909) 748-8040.

TO APPLY:   Submit a University of Redlands Administrator application form at



Position Title: President, College of Menominee Nation

Position Summary

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President leads the campus community in creating and implementing a vision and strategy for the future of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) that is responsive to the College’s mission and capitalizes on the professional and intellectual strengths of CMN’s staff and faculty. Leading by example, the President fosters a strong sense of community and a commitment to higher learning. He or she establishes and enhances partnerships and relationships among tribal and external entities that align with the College’s purpose and educational reputation, promote its sustainability, and serve its community.


  •  Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate from an accredited institution of higher learning. If pending, evidence that it is to be earned within 18 months of appointment.
    Five or more years of executive experience desired at or comparable to a top leadership position and with a record as a successful senior executive. Preferred experience in tribal, higher education and/or corporate organizations.
    Career experience that demonstrates expertise in making data-driven decisions to direct organizations and in understanding the significance of data.
    Career experience that provides evidence of strong financial, operational and human relations skills relevant to the sustainability and advancement of the College.
    Educational or professional experiences that demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and have contributed to a personal understanding of Native American culture and the applied research that addresses Native American culture.
    The ability to be conversant on scholarship, pedagogy and Native American culture.

To Apply – Applications must include the following; incomplete submissions will not be accepted:
– A letter of interest that addresses the stated responsibilities of the President and requirements for applicants
– A current resume or curriculum vitae
– Proof that the stated degrees were earned at the listed institutions
– At least five professional references with full contact information and an indication of applicant’s relationship to/professional engagement with each reference.

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. To learn more about this position, please click here.

Position Title: Native American Center Coordinator, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Position Summary

This position reports directly to the Director for Diversity and College Access (DCA). The Native American Center was established in 1978 to respond to the self-identified needs and goals of Native American students. The Native American Center (NAC) Coordinator will primarily focus on UWSP Native American Students in order to provide support and guidance. The NAC Coordinator will also maintain a small caseload of other UWSP underrepresented students. The primary mission of the Office of Diversity and College Access (DCA) is to improve the retention of and graduation rates for underrepresented students by promoting their academic and personal growth. Diversity and College Access assists in the personal development of African-American, Native American, Latina/Latino/Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, and LGBTQ+ students. Diversity and College Access supports the students’ learning activities in and out of the classroom setting.


This is 83% FTE academic staff anuual appointment (1.0 FTE September through May; 0.5 FTE June and August; off July).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retention of Native American Students (75%)
  • Target Native American first year students, transfers, and re-entries for early contact outreach for academic and social success
  • Identify priorities, strategic goals, and action plans to enhance student progress to degree completion for Native American Students
  • Provides academically related information and advice to students in academic departments, academic programs or service areas such as financial aid, career planning and placement, registration or admissions. Advise students individually or in small group settings
  • Will maintain a caseload of Native American students and other underrepresented students to advise and meet with on a regular basis
  • Utilize an early warning system to identify students in trouble (academic, financial, social, and emotional)
  • Serve as an advisor for UWSP Native American student organizations (AIRO and AISES)
  • Refer students to other campus resources as needed Native American Student Recruitment (10%)
  • Serve as a liaison for the 11 Native American Tribes in Wisconsin and other Indigenous Peoples and the university
  • Respond to all inquiries, advocacy, referrals to UWSP admissions, and hosts visitors
  • Maintain NAC marketing and social media Administrative Responsibilities (15%)
  • Attends DCA staff meetings
  • Provides monthly reports to the DCA Director
  • Regularly attends DCA related student programs
  • Attends campus wide advising meetings
  • Participate in New Student Programs and Orientation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, student personnel or related field
  • Experience working with Tribal Education departments
  • Familiarity with Indian Law and Treaties
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience advising first-generation and low income students of color in a college setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work with as well as understand the needs and characteristics of Native American, economically disadvantaged, first-generation and/or diverse students in an educational setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, social work, student personnel or related field
  • At least 3 years or more of experience advising first-generation and low income students of color in a college setting
  • Familiarity with Regional Tribes
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice coupled with strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills with the ability to work effectively within a diverse setting Knowledge and understanding of intersectional identities

Information on posting and benefits available at:

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Indigenous and Environmental Studies, Bemidji State University

Position Summary

• Teach courses in the areas of Indigenous Studies and Environmental Studies.
• Work with members of the Indigenous Studies and Environmental Studies programs to create curriculum for the new Indigenous Studies/Environmental Studies (IS/ES) Sustainability degree program.
• Develop and teach new undergraduate and graduate courses presenting both IS and ES perspectives.
• Lead efforts throughout the three-year grant period to start the necessary long-term conversations with faculty in all departments at BSU about incorporating Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability perspectives into existing courses.
• Contribute to a program of scholarship, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
• Contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support Bemidji State University’s shared fundamental values: Environmental Stewardship, Civic Engagement and Leadership, International and Multicultural Understanding, and Belief in the Power of the Liberal Arts.
• The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the University.


  • Earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment.
  • Experience with and understanding of Indigenous Knowledge.
  • Graduate academic background in an area of the natural sciences or allied field.
  • Meet Higher Learning Commission faculty credentials in the areas of Environmental and Indigenous Studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching.
  • Preferred:
  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment.
  • Interest/experience in curriculum development.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.
  • Skills/ability to design and deliver online courses.

Apply online:

  • The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.

Position Title: Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, The University of Washington Tacoma

Position Summary

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites nominations and applications for a visionary and inspiring leader to serve as the Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (ACEI). The University seeks an Assistant Chancellor who is a highly collaborative leader and who has a passion for equity, a broad concept of diversity and inclusion, a strong academic sensibility, demonstrated administrative competence, and an in-depth knowledge of theories and practices relevant to fulfilling the promise of our vision and values.

The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. The University first opened its doors in 1990 as an upper division institution, later adding graduate programs, a full four-year curriculum, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Today there are 5,000 students, more than 80% of whom attend full-time. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships.

The Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion reports to the Chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma and serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet. The ACEI advises the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors on matters related to campus climate and community relations as these affect UW Tacoma’s objectives for greater equity, diversity and inclusion. The ACEI will work closely with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Student and Enrollment Services and the University of Washington Seattle Vice President for Minority Affairs and Diversity to advance and implement the University’s strategic direction pertaining to diversity and inclusion. The Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion oversees the Center for Equity and Inclusion and manages the development and implementation of progressive programs that mentor and retain students, as well as engage, support and educate the campus community on social justice issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This leadership position fosters change and embraces the value of equity, diversity and inclusion as components of a social justice agenda for higher education. The Assistant Chancellor will use various forms of institutional data to benchmark and promote accountability for the diversity mission in the classroom and beyond. In addition, the Assistant Chancellor facilitates the use of pedagogical strategies that support and affirm different student backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles while developing strong critical thinking skills for global citizenry. This also includes supporting curriculum development that focuses on diversity and addresses the social construction of differences as well as the causes and effects of structural inequality. Moreover, the ACEI will be central in informing, educating and working collaboratively with the University’s executive team on matters affecting recruitment, selection and retention of diverse faculty and staff.


Successful candidates for the Assistant Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion position will have at least 5 years of successful and progressive experience in a leadership and supervisory role directly related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or social justice. S/he will also have experience working collaboratively with a wide array of stakeholders in a politically sensitive context often complicated by the presence of differing perspectives. In addition, s/he will have experience developing and facilitating professional development training for staff and faculty on inclusive and culturally relevant pedagogy, diversity and hiring, and anti-bias practices including implementation, compliance and regulation. A master’s degree is required, an earned doctorate is preferred.

To access a position description with a detailed scope of responsibilities and the full list of requirements, please visit

Application / Nomination Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence. Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to: Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner or Navid Nakai, Senior Associate Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates 6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601 562-360-1353 (FAX) Email: Refer to code “UWT-ACEI” in subject line.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Position Title: Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position Summary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City. Applications are open now for 2018–2019 Fellowships. Please visit for more information. Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation): Art History Fellowships – November 3, 2017 Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship – November 3, 2017 Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 3, 2017 Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowships – November 3, 2017 Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 3, 2017 Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 1, 2017


  • M.A. or Ph.D.

Position Title: Wokini Program Director, South Dakota State University

Position Summary

The Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University seeks an Wokini Program Director. The Wokini Program Director will collaborate and coordinate with offices on student recruitment, retention, and success; fundraising; and programming to support South Dakota’s nine tribal nations in pursuit of higher education. The Program Director will report jointly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and persons underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply. A summary of the main minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, and contact information for questions on position. Deadline: October 1st, 2017. For questions on the position, contact the search committee chair, Nathan Ziegler at 605-688-4099 or To apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.


  • Earned bachelor’s degree;
  • Three (3) years experience serving and/or working with Native American peoples;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively on a program or project;
  • Ability to work with a variety of people;Creativity in working with limited resources;Skill to collaborate across disciplines and units;
  • Documented high levels of performance;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master’s degree;
  • Two (2) years experience successfully implementing Native American programming and/or services; successful grant writing experience; and budget management experience.

Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.

Position Title: Various Positions, NoVo Foundation

About the NoVo Foundation

The NoVo Foundation acts from the original meaning of philanthropy: the love of humanity.

Created in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo is committed to advancing adolescent girls’ rights, ending violence against girls and women, advancing social and emotional learning, promoting local living economies, and supporting Indigenous communities.

We are a social justice foundation dedicated to catalyzing a transformation away from a world based on domination and exploitation, to one of partnership, collaboration, justice, and equity. We envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women.

The scale of these ambitions guides our work with our grantee partners. Ours is both risk capital and patient capital; experimentation and new thinking are critical paths forward. Seeing the world as it is, and as it could be, inspires our shared work. Through all of our activities, we try to illuminate the possibility of a new paradigm, gather evidence of its existence, and establish pathways for its manifestation. We are humbled and honored to contribute to building a world based on compassion, justice, and love.

For further details about the mission and vision of the NoVo Foundation please visit

Grants Manager

The Grants Manager is responsible for all grants management functions and all daily grant activities, reporting to the Director of Grants Administration and being structurally integrated within designated Initiative teams. This deliberate cross-functional configuration is designed to allow the Grants Manager to have a general understanding of the assigned programmatic mission, be aware of priorities, be alerted to developing plans that might be complex from a grants management perspective, and build relationships with Foundation staff and grantee partners, all while implementing best practices in grants management and compliance.

Grants System Administrator

The Grants System Administrator supports all aspects of the grants management database environment by evaluating and implementing strategic solutions to enhance the grantmaking processes. With a focus on the user experience, including staff and grantee partners, the Grants System Administrator will ensure that our grantmaking systems are deployed and used successfully. Reporting to the Director of Business Application Technology, the Grants System Administrator works and cross-trains with the Technology Associate and two Grants Managers to support efficient and effective grantmaking operations at the Foundation.

Technology Associate

The Technology Associate will assist the Director of Business Application Technology in the day-to-day management of all aspects of IT, including network administration, audio/visual management, end-user support, user-training, and systems design. The Associate will work closely with staff, consultants and vendors to support our network of Mac computers as well as ongoing improvements to infrastructure, A/V, database and IT Systems. The Technology Associate will report directly to the Director of Business Application Technology and will act as her backup if she is unavailable.

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.

Position Title: Chief Diversity Officer, California State University, Northridge

Position Summary

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) reports to the President and serves as an integrating partner with the Cabinet, campus leaders, faculty, staff, students, various university committees, and external constituencies to proactively develop and implement plans, programs, and activities that educate and motivate members of the University community to hold diversity and inclusion as core values to be collectively practiced in the University. The CDO serves as the university’s executive level strategist responsible for guiding efforts and creating opportunities to define, assess and promote diversity and inclusion, educational and employment opportunity, and cultural proficiency. The CDO serves as the leader of the Commission on Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives and oversees efforts to review and assess the impact and effectiveness of a wide range of diversity and inclusion programs and activities relating to faculty, staff and students. The CDO, in conjunction with senior academic and administrative leaders, makes recommendations on how to maximize institutional strengths and respond to identified needs in order to maintain an intentional and sustained focus on achieving inclusive excellence. The CDO provides strategic oversight and direction to the Office of Equity and Diversity which is responsible for promoting and implementing equity and diversity programs in support of a working and learning environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and for conducting investigations related to discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including the principles and compliance requirements of Title IX.


A Master’s degree from an accredited institution; doctorate preferred. A minimum of five years of experience leading efforts in the area of diversity/inclusion with evidence of increasing responsibility. A record of leading and /or facilitating the effective completion of diversity and inclusion initiatives, preferably in a higher education setting. Demonstration of in-depth, contemporary knowledge on issues of: access, inclusion, diversity, equity, and multiculturalism in a large complex organizational setting. Demonstrated record of successfully working collaboratively in a team environment with senior leaders of the organization. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a shared governance environment. Demonstrated record of collecting and using data to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and to achieve measurable results. Effective conflict resolution skills and the ability to find mutually acceptable solutions to difficult problems. Able to build consensus, find support and reconcile competing interests. Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Must have active listening skills along with sophisticated relational ability to connect with others across intersectional differences. Demonstrated ability to: influence, build community, and develop effective programs related to diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing diversity, inclusion and inter- cultural competency educational, awareness and high impact programs.

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted electronically to by October 1, 2017. Complete applications shall include a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities for the position, a full curriculum vita, and the names, positions, and contact information for four references, who can speak to the applicant’s accomplishments and potential to be successful in this leadership position. The committee will only contact references with prior approval if the candidate becomes a finalist. The search will remain open until the position is filled and the start date is July 1, 2018. The University is committed to creating a community which values and supports diversity; individuals who contribute to such commitment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr. Barry Braun, Search Chair/Department Head, Health and Exercise Science via:
Ms. Heidi Propp, Search Committee Administrative Assistant (970) 491-6316.

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. Note – internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources / Employee pagelet. Review of applications begins October 6, 2017 and continues until position is filled. For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Position Title: Director, Colorado State University School of Education

Position Summary

Colorado State University is actively searching for the next Director and Professor in the School of Education. We are seeking an engaged, innovative, visionary leader to creatively build research and educational programs of excellence that will take our community of scholars and practitioners to the next level of national and international recognition. The School of Education faculty is comprised of educator-scholars whose expertise spans diverse learning contexts and populations. Innovative instruction, equitable access, technology education, distance education, service learning, professional development school partnerships, and rigorous research methodologies characterize our program. Our faculty expertise and philosophy, along with our mission-focus, guide us to educational and social inquiry driven by attention to human development, psychology, and organizational leadership. The School offers Ph.D. degrees in the specializations of Education Sciences, Higher Education Leadership, and Organizational Learning, Performance and Change; M.Ed. degrees in the specializations of Adult Education and Training, Counseling and Career Development, Education Sciences, and Organizational Learning, Performance and Change; an M.S. degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education; and a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Seventeen teacher and principal licensure endorsements are offered through our Center for Educator Preparation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A multi-discipline research center, The Center for the Analytics of Learning and Teaching, is housed within the School and The College of Health and Human Sciences. Seven other academic units comprise the College of Health and Human Sciences, one of the largest colleges on the Colorado State University campus. The School serves 1,050 students and its faculty consists of 39 tenured, tenure-track, and special appointment full-time positions, in addition to a cadre of affiliated faculty on-campus and throughout the area school districts.



• Earned doctorate degree in Education or a related field. Related field is defined as being one of the specializations represented by the doctoral and masters programs within the School; • Academic credentials compatible with a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure at a Carnegie Research University (Very High Research Activity);
• Demonstrated record of a strong, focused research program characterized by national/international recognition; • Ability to effectively develop and communicate a strategic, focused vision;
• Demonstrated record of effective administrative and professional leadership;
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence;
• Commitment to leveraging human potential; • Understanding of the PK-20, adult, and workplace education landscapes and research contexts.


• Experience with budgeting, personnel management, and/or external grant management;
• Experience as department head or associate dean;
• Experience leading the tenure and promotion process and making tenure and promotion decisions;
• Service in positions of leadership in national and/or international professional organizations;
• Experience with curricular and instructional development;
• Experience with assessment and accreditation/reaccreditation processes;
• Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders.

To apply:

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted electronically to by October 1, 2017. Complete applications shall include a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities for the position, a full curriculum vita, and the names, positions, and contact information for four references, who can speak to the applicant’s accomplishments and potential to be successful in this leadership position. The committee will only contact references with prior approval if the candidate becomes a finalist. The search will remain open until the position is filled and the start date is July 1, 2018. The University is committed to creating a community which values and supports diversity; individuals who contribute to such commitment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr. Barry Braun, Search Chair/Department Head, Health and Exercise Science via:
Ms. Heidi Propp, Search Committee Administrative Assistant (970) 491-6316

Position Title: Cultural/Language Resources Director, Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California

Position Summary

• Plans, organizes, and oversees cultural, community training and language activities for targeted age groups in the communities.
• Responsible for the development and implementation of the curriculum for language classes.
• Contributes to program effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; and implementing directives.
• Develops assessment tools to evaluate progress of language students.
• Improves staff effectiveness by supervising, coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks in a timely manner
• Design and implementation of a Washoe Basketry Program.
• Develops and implements a strategic plan for all cultural program activities including community training and language programs.
• Establishes, implements, and communicates program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures and develops a cohesive and effective strategic plan. Evaluates the program to plan and implement priorities to meet the needs of the Washoe people.
• Coordinates opportunities for community involvement by Washoe Tribal members to enhance the curriculum of Washoe language instruction.
• Generates, develops, submits, and presents program reports as required by funding agencies or Tribal Administration.
• Develops and implements Washoe Language curriculum for the Washoe Tribal community including in area Washoe Tribe Head Start and K-12 schools.
• Manages ongoing schedule and provides outreach such as cultural presentations to academic institutions, museums, and other interested parties.
• Coordinates with Tribal program directors, school administrators, and other community leaders and organizations to implement cultural instruction and language teaching.
• Represents cultural programs to the communities to provide information about the programs.
• Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and researching funding opportunities.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
• Represents the programs and the Tribe to external agencies, consultants, and other organizations and individuals; and establishes positive relationships with programs of common interests.
• Coordinates and works with the Washoe Cultural Advisory Council and coordinates information with the Senior Site Council and Washoe Tribal Elders.
• Ensures confidential maintenance of all program files.
• Manages the Washoe Tribe Cultural Resources library including compilation of library materials for the Washoe Tribe.
• Maintains appropriate documentation on incidents as required by policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as required.


• Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Native American Studies, or related field; plus two years of experience in Washoe culture and language, and program management plus two years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty (30) days of employment.
• Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.
• Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
• Must obtain current certification as a mandated reporter.
• Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

To apply:

To apply, email Kathy Macellari-Solis at

Position Title: Various Postings, National Indian Health Board

Organization Summary

The NIHB offers a mission-driven, fast-moving environment where intelligence, flexibility, and good humor are valued. We operate with excellence in mind in all matters and the confidence to defend and debate ideas without ego interfering to create the best outcome possible. Since its founding by the nation’s Tribes in 1972, NIHB remains the country’s only national organization solely devoted to improving Tribal health care for all American Indian and Alaska Natives. This position is based in our offices in Washington, DC. No relocation funding provided. American Indians and Alaska Natives are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see for more information. EOE.

Available Positions:

Communications Manager

Executive Assistant

Policy Analyst

Policy Associate

Public Health Program Coordinator- Cancer Screening and Prevention

Public Health Program Coordinator- Diabetes and Chronic Diseases

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit their questions to