Business Title: Native American Retention Specialist
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodationis available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Summary of Duties:
Native American Retention Specialist provides current undergraduate students who identify themselves as Native American with intellectual, academic, cultural, and social support that will contribute to their success through graduation and career development. Advises, coaches, and mentors Native American students. Manages the Native American Student Center including managing budgets, data collection, and student records, prepares reports and evaluations of the Center's effectiveness. Instructs courses as assigned, develops and implements a variety of programs, workshops, and special events. Liaisons with university faculty and staff in academic departments and student affairs offices, as well as tribal education departments. Assists with youth camps, scholarship programs, and other key administrative duties. Supervises temporary/hourly and student employees.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Must have, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Demonstrates understanding of Native American history, cultural practices and other factors that impact their college experience, and student development, persistence, achievement, and advancement in higher education.
Experience in mentoring and advising Native American students.
Computer software skills, including the ability to use office software, such as databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Demonstrates working knowledge of policies and procedures in a complex academic institution or similar complex organization.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of factors impacting and/or interacting with multi-cultural and/or underrepresented students' college experiences (i.e., first-generation students, student life, academics, retention issues).
Ability to work with and mentor students and relate to other audiences including parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Interact with faculty and professional staff in university colleges, departments, student service offices, and external constituencies; and represent the Center in a positive and relational manner.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills; effectively interacts with people in a respectful, kind, and professional manner.
Ability to apply information in stressful situations and to deal simultaneously with several problems.
Ability to comprehend complex problems and reach reasonable conclusions.
Complete tasks without supervision and manage time effectively and productively and maximize limited resources effectively and efficiently.
Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and constituents.
Master's degree in a related field.
Experience in planning and facilitating successful programming.
Area/College: Office of the Provost Department Name: Native American Programs City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164 Department Link: native.wsu.edu Monthly Salary: $4,061.90 + Commensurate with experience and qualifications FTE: 100% This is a permanent position. Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin Tuesday May 24, 2022 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.