The Indigenous People Center is a part of the larger Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion (DSDI). The Division consists of the African Center, Asian-American Center, Center for STEM Diversity, FIRST Resource Center, Latinx Center, LGBT Center, and Women's Center. Within this structure, the Indigenous People Center supports the co-curricular learning and engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA @Tufts) and the School of Engineering. The Center works intentionally with all identity-based Centers on cultural identity development, community engagement, leadership development; partners intentionally with departments across the university and faculty to support student community engagement and belonging and amplify the voices of our students to collectively advocate for an equitable University culture and community.
The Indigenous People Center Director applies deep subject matter expertise to provide leadership, direction, and management for the center, establishing the center's mission, vision, and services. Directs and evaluates programs and services related to multiple intersecting identities (i.e., gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship/nationality). Writes/authors grants and seeks funding sources for center programs and initiatives and oversees assessment and evaluation of programs and services. Cultivates relationships and represents center with school and university departments and resources. Oversees engagement and support for students, manages center staff, finances, and directs communications and outreach efforts. The Center Director works closely and represents the center with student-facing resources and departments including other identity-based resources, residential life and learning, the CARE office, faculty, and the departments within and beyond the division. Responsible for overseeing assigned center projects. The Center Director will also contribute to the Admissions process by participating in recruitment efforts focused on indigenous student populations.
Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:
Master's degree; superb judgment, demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and oral and written communication skills;
5-7 years progressively responsible experience supporting student growth and development within an educational setting, preferably within a selective university or liberal arts college environment;
Deep expertise on how social identities will impact the experience of college students; strong background in understanding issues impacting the experience of students historically underrepresented at Tufts, including students of color, first-generation and undocumented students; and an awareness of various models for identity-based resource centers
Demonstrated sensitivity, imagination, and effectiveness in developing educational and community programs; facility in designing programs and resources that consider cultural constructions of race as it intersects with gender, class, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, and ability
Previous supervisory or management experience
Familiarity with working with the indigenous student population.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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