Thursday, August 23, 2007

JOB - Director of the U's AIRC

The University of Utah American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)

Candidate must possess a Masters degree in any appropriate academic field with at least three years experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native/ Indigenous students and their communities. Candidate must have knowledge of American Indian Tribal governments, cultures, economy, education, religion and traditions especially the Utah Tribes and Nations. A working knowledge of postsecondary education recruitment techniques and strategies, competency in retention and persistence programs and an understanding of contemporary American Indian issues and cultural awareness are essential requirements. A successful candidate must be able to work cooperatively with American Indian Nations in the Intermountain West. Candidate must have skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications, e-mail communications, data collections and analysis. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary as well as strong presentation skills. A preference will be given to applicants with experience in a University setting, and with demonstrated experience writing and securing public and private grants.

The Director will be involved in recruitment of American Indian students and development of programs for retention of American Indian students in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Utah. Retention programs will include development of mentoring programs, development of campus cultural activities, development of a website/program of activities, and supervision of the American Indian Resource Center. The Director will consult with Tribal educational organizations, such as Title VII, about access and participation in higher education programs. The Director will manage programs and coordinate activities across campus that serve American Indian students ~ often working with the American Indian Administrative Program Coordinator in CESA, the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs ~ with the AIRC serving as a gathering place for these academic, social, and cultural activities. The Director will promote American Indian initiatives and retention on campus through development, such as grant writing and other fund raising.

Applicants must submit an online Human Resources application form and resume for Job 030020 at:

The University of Utah is fully committed to policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and vigorously pursues affirmative action in all programs, activities, and employment with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and status as a person with a disability. Religion, sexual orientation, and status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era also are protected under nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment policies.

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