Director of Native American Student Support

  • Augsburg Univeristy
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Aug 05, 2019
Full time Education Management

Job Description

Augsburg University - Director of American Indian Student Services 

About Augsburg University:

Augsburg University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.


Job Description:

Multicultural Student Services advances Augsburg University's commitment to student success in an intentionally diverse community by providing and supporting student learning and involvement.  This work includes partnerships with key University departments and individuals to provide a strong network of support, services, and opportunities. The Director of American Indian Student Services implements and coordinates programs and services that empower American Indian students to achieve their academic, interpersonal, and professional goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate programs and services that empower American Indian students to persist and graduate, develop and strengthen self-advocacy and leadership skills, and contribute to the advancement of the communities of which they are a part.   
  • Establish, maintain, and foster strategic partnerships with key individuals, departments, and community agencies to support student success efforts.
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners to devise, execute, and assess retention-based goals, policies, and programs.
  • Develop and implement programs, projects, initiatives, and celebrations that focus on identity development, multiple identities, and intersectionality between and among students, staff, and faculty.
  • Gather and analyze data to assess student needs, establish learning outcomes for programs and services, highlight student learning and progress, and improve graduation rates.
  • Utilize assessments to evidence student needs and student success to share with the University community.
  • Promote celebrations within Multicultural Student Services and for American Indian students.
  • Serve as advisor to affiliated student groups, such as the Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA) in support of leadership development and campus and community engagement. 
  • Liaise with tribal education offices.
  • Recruit and select students to receive American Indian scholarships.


Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three years of experience required working with American Indian/Indigenous populations (may include graduate school assistantships and/or experience equal to three years).
  • Knowledge of and skill working with historically underserved student communities. 
  • Knowledge of multicultural and identity development/frameworks for related training and programming.
  • Excellent oral and written cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of financial aid and tribal scholarships preferred.
  • Ability to lead, facilitate, and mentor others in individual and group settings, work effectively in a team environment, and work independently with little supervision.
  • Knowledge and skills in advising students including the ability to apply good judgment and discretion, demonstrate patience and understanding, especially in confidential, sensitive, and/or crises in accordance with University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects at a time; and handle frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
  • Ability to use a broad range of computer skills, software, and database programs. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced education equivalent to a master's degree or specialist certification preferred.
  • Three years of experience in higher education preferred.
  • Direct experience working with American Indian/Indigenous students preferred.


Additional Information:

Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.


Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References 

When entering reference information please use professional references (including one past or present supervisor).