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Non-Classified Opening

Coordinator/Advisor, Native American Student Services (5544)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: January 9, 2018 - February 5, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS050752
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req587
12 Month Full-Time

Non-classified Staff
Enrollment Management Admin
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

-Under the supervision of the Idaho State University Director of Advising, the Native American Student Services (NASS) Coordinator/Advisor coordinates and implements programs, services, and opportunities to meet the unique needs of current, returning, and prospective Native American students.
-The Coordinator will develop and maintain effective relationships with campus personnel, student services units, and Tribal communities.
-NASS coordinates activities and services with key campus and community members for the retention and success of Native American students. Key members include Central Academic Advising, First Year Transition, Student Success Center, Diversity Resource Center, Career Center, Counseling and Testing, and Student Involvement.

Key Responsibilities

-Provide educational planning, academic advising, cultural advocacy, guidance, and referral to appropriate professionals and student service offices to ISU Native American students.
-Develop and engage in proactive advising and early alert initiatives; monitor student success and failure and work to overcome barriers.
-Conduct workshops in collaboration with ISU Office of Financial Aid and provide assistance on financial opportunities such as FAFSA, scholarships, and internships.
-Create and conduct an orientation program in collaboration with NSO for incoming Native American students.
-Support and nurture a welcoming and culturally sound environment for Native American students in the NASS space, the mural space, and across campus, including the regional sites.
-Advocate for and assist organized student organizations with a focus on Native American culture.
-Increase visibility and campus awareness of current events relevant to Native American issues through planning events, forums, conferences, and collaborations.
-Collaborate with Central Academic Advising and the Office of Admissions and Recruitment on recruitment and retention initiatives for traditional and non-traditional students and participate in advisor and recruitment training and planning.
-Serve as a liaison between the Central Academic Advising and the Shoshone-Bannock tribal education program manager to link services for increased support for academic success.

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree.
-Demonstrated sensitivity to, respect for, and a deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of American Indian students.
-Effective oral and written communication, including intercultural skills.
-Experience in program and event planning.

Preferred Qualifications

-One year Academic Advising experience.
-Demonstrated knowledge of and involvement with Native American Tribes, especially in Idaho.
-Cultural awareness demonstrated by a knowledge of Native American people, history, culture, values, tribal sovereignty, and contemporary issues in higher education.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=587

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter, Resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 5, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $44,000 - $46,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.