NASNTI Program Director (Little River Institute)

$60,000 yearly
  • Montana State University-Northern
  • Montana State University - Northern, 13th Street West, Havre, MT, USA
  • Aug 30, 2022
Full time Education Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The US Department of Education  NASNTI program provides grants and other assistance to non-tribal institutions that serve American Indians in order to enable the institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve these students.
The primary goal of the proposed MSUN NASNTI Project is to increase the on-time graduation rates of Native American students at both the Bachelors and Associates levels. Its secondary goal is to increase fall-to-spring and fall-to-fall retention rates for Native American students, including first-time, full-time students and those with continuing, transfer, and returning status. These goals will be achieved through the implementation of four interconnected, culturally responsive project objectives: Tutoring, Mentoring, Professional Development, and Family Engagement.

Along with our great benefits package, MSUN offers paid holidays, paid sick leave, and paid vacation leave.


  • Direct the programs that support the grant’s goal to increase on-time graduation and retention rates of Native American students and to provide culturally responsive project objectives: tutoring, mentoring, professional development, and family engagement.
  • hire, train, supervise and evaluate necessary staff to achieve the goals and project objectives.
  • Serve as the Principle Investigator to track and assess grant activities and objectives and to report per grant guidelines and regulations.
  • Oversee tutoring services provided by the Little River Institute and evaluate the cultural relevance of tutoring methods provided.
  • Serve as a mentor for American Indian students seeking assistance and guidance in academic and administrative matters, such as financial aid, course registration/planning, and other campus life issues.
  • See job announcement for a full description of duties and responsibilities. 

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education, or related field.
  2. Experience in higher education, especially in the areas of policies and best practices in
    higher education student support programs.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills 

  1. Experience working in a supervisory role.
  2.  Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  3. Excellent organizational and collaborative skills.
  4. Ability to adapt to changing environments and student needs.
  5. Experience working with Tribal communities.
  6. Success working with American Indian youth and/or other underrepresented populations.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of American Indian cultures.
Apply online at In your cover letter, please address the required and preferred qualifications listed in this job announcement and how you meet each one. 

MSUN offers paid holidays, paid sick leave, and paid vacation leave. Find detailed benefits information at 
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