The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian and Alaska Native higher education issues through advocacy, research, and programmatic initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, lands, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.
Reporting directly to the Director of Equity, Education Innovation, and Research (EEIR); the Specialist will champion the use of critical, culturally responsive, culturally sustaining, and empowering approaches for AIHEC sponsored projects, research practices and initiatives. The incumbent will support the Director of Equity, Education Innovation, & Research to operationalize the AIHEC Research & Programs Agenda, steward research and program activities, and contribute to the developing knowledge management infrastructure that significantly advances the student success and nation building goals of AIHEC and our Tribal College and University (TCU) membership. In addition, this Specialist will provide support to the TCUs to facilitate Tribal scholarship, knowledge creation, and sustainable research activities and engagement.
Required Education, Experience and Attributes (minimum requirements):
This position is hybrid. This role is approved for telework, remote with occasional, bi-annual in-person activities in Washington, DC.
Sedentary work. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Close visual acuity is required to perform typical workday activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.
Total Rewards Package
At AIHEC, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes a competitive base salary, generous paid time off policy, the latest technology and tools to do your best work, merit-based or annual cost of living increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of gratuitous coverage in the most comprehensive insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan with 6% employer matching, an employee assistance program with mental wellness counseling benefits, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.
You must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Commonwealth of Virginia where the agency is headquartered, it is the absolute pleasure of AIHEC to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or candidate with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship for AIHEC. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our People and Culture Director Kea Magoh at email@example.com or 703-504-9838.
Equity, Education Innovation, and Research
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%
Type of Travel: AIHEC headquarters, Alexandria Virginia-Washington, DC area and other TCU institutions as required.