Jobs and Internships

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Positions Available With NIEA

Position Title: Executive Administrative Assistant

Position Summary:

The Executive Administrative Assistant will provide direct support to the Executive Director and administrative duties for the office. Responsibilities may include screening calls; managing calendars; making travel, meeting, and event arrangements; and data entry. To view a full description of the position, please click here.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in Management or related field.
  • 3 or more years in administrative support or executive assistance
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of management and staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Strong judgment and decision making skills.
  • Strong computer/technical knowledge.
  • Experience working with tribal communities preferred.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to dcournoyer@niea.org.

Position Title: Tribal Education Specialist

Position Summary

The Tribal Education Specialist will work closely with both the Program and Legislative teams to ensure culturally and developmentally appropriate standards are implemented in partnership with tribes. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with tribal communities to support their process in developing initiatives that preserve and foster the teaching of Native students, provide technical assistance and ensure policies, procedures, and processes are established by tribal communities. This position is grant funded and dependent on grant funding. To view a full description of the position, please click here.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, policy, organizational development required; Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Required knowledge of and experience working with tribes, Native communities, and national Native organizations.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in program management.
  • 1 year of direct policy making or advocacy experience, legislative background preferred.
  • Strong research and analysis skills using various methods including databases, survey/evaluation tools, the internet, and reference materials.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and meeting competing deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work in team environment while demonstrating capacity to solve problems independently and address concerns in a timely and accurate manner.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to enorde@niea.org.

Position Title: Education Specialist

Position Summary

The Educational Specialist will work collaboratively with the Program Director to plan and design curricula for educational programs, research and define educational goals, objectives, and methodologies to meet program goals. This position has the responsibility to provide professional learning services for teachers, tribal leadership, and stakeholders through workshops and trainings, online learning, and community outreach methods. To view a full description of the position, please click here.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in curriculum development, education, organizational development or business required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 1 year or more experience in curriculum development.
  • Strong research and analysis skills using various methods including databases, survey/evaluation tools, the internet, and reference materials.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and meeting competing deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with tribes, Native communities, and national Native and civil rights organizations.
  • Proven ability to work in team environment while demonstrating capacity to solve problems independently and address concerns in a timely and accurate manner.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to enorde@niea.org.

Other Available Positions

Position Title: Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion/ Basic Biomedical Sciences Faculty, Diversity and Inclusion, University of South Daota

Position Summary

The USD Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) seeks candidates to serve as Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and faculty within Basic Biomedical Sciences (www.usd.edu/med). SSOM is a community-based medical school with a tradition of excellence, and is highly ranked in family medicine and in rural medicine.

As Assistant Dean the successful candidate will work in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and focus on development of educational opportunities for medical students and SSOM faculty regarding American Indian health and assisting with efforts and responsibilities of the SSOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Specific responsibilities may include: providing medical students are cultural experiences related to the care of American Indian patients and underserved populations; developing medical student educational opportunities on American Indian reservations; assisting in coordinating the Cultural Awareness Colloquium for Pillar 2 medical students; proposing and developing curriculum that enhances cultural competence and diversity across all medical education Pillars and promoting interprofessional education; faculty development; and assisting with pipeline activities; and serving on key medical school committees.

As a faculty member within the Basic Biomedical Sciences, the successful candidate will advance public health in the curriculum by teaching concepts in public health, social determinations of health in underserved populations, and/or women’s health. Preferably teaching will include epidemiology. In addition, the successful candidate will facilitate outcomes based research programming for medical and public health students.

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who, through their diversity, enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to race, ethnicity, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.

Questions may be directed to:

Gerald Yutzrenka, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Gerald.Yutrzenka@usd.edu

(605)658-6328

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in public health, education, or other related field; experience working in women’s health and/or with American Indian people and culture or other with underserved population; the ability to travel to and build relationships with underserved populations across the State of South Dakota.

To apply:

Apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu and attach current curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a letter of interest.

Position Title: Executive Director, National American Indian Housing Council

Position Description and Qualifications:

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

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should contact Valerie Butterbredt at careers@naihc.net. Position is open until April 1st, 2017.

Position Title: Program Manager, National American Indian Housing Council

Position Description and Qualifications:

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

Contact Information:

Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Valerie Butterbredt at careers@naihc.net.  Please place “Manager, Technical Assistance & Training” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled.

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 www.nihb.org 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 jobs@nihb.org.