Program Administrator - Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Location: St Paul, Minnesota
Salary: $48,090 - 67,327
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 2911878
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is a leader in pedagogical innovation dedicated to expanding access to high-quality legal education and seeks a full-time Program Administrator to work with our Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute.
The Program Administrator supports the activities and initiatives of the Native American Law and Sovereignty Institute (NALS Institute), which are designed to provide positive experiences for Native American students during their academic journey at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The NALS Institute offers a certificate for all law students across all JD options. The Program Administer works closely and collaboratively with the Director of the NALS Institute.
Our law school is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, ethnic restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation's liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota.
The successful candidate will be responsible for and have duties in the following areas:
Provide support for all operational aspects of the NALS Institute and to the Director of the Institute
Coordinate events and conferences for NALS Institute including registration, venue, food, drum group, prayer, and guest speaker travel arrangements.
Assist in recruiting Native American students to the NALS Institute specifically, and law school more generally (i.e., pathway programs), including but not limited to coordinating open houses, participating in college and law school fairs, and responding to applicant inquiries.
Lead and supervise production of a monthly media presence for NALS Institute alumni, including creative planning, compiling, and editing content on social media platforms and other informational methods, and engage in other efforts designed to connect alumni to the NALS Institute and current students.
Develop the components necessary to design graphic art and create and produce media content for digital and print publications, including recruiting materials.
Monitor and update promotional and digital communication material via program's website and social media platforms to enhance marketing efforts.
Assist NALS Institute Director with various projects.
Provide Canvas support in delivery of course material for NALS Institute courses in collaboration with the Director and other Institute affiliated faculty and adjunct faculty, etc.
Assist with research and maintenance of databases for the NALS Institute
Prepare/generate correspondence, manuscripts, routine letters and memos.
Assist in monitoring the NALS Institute budget and paying bills.
Interact and serve as liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside community agencies.
Open and review incoming mail and respond to routine inquiries.
Assist in fundraising efforts for the NALS Institute
Other duties as assigned that support the goals of the NALS Institute and the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment, but we will consider a combination of education and experience (e.g., two-year degree from a Tribal College plus relevant work experience).
Knowledge of and familiarity with Tribal Nations and Native American culture. Citizens of federally recognized tribes are especially encouraged to apply.
Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to collaborate in a collegial manner with faculty, alumni, staff, students, and applicants.
Ability to conduct basic research using on-line and print sources.
Some knowledge of the law, including Native governance and judicial systems is a plus.
Experience in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Drive, Canvas course pages) and internet research
working for/with multi-reporting structure (in an education environment a plus)
multitasking in a fast-paced team environment
working with confidential information or files
work that requires organization and attention to detail
To be considered for this position, please provide your resume, cover letter, including salary requirements.
Members of diverse and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. (AA/EOE)
Application review will begin on June 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include:
Group Life Insurance
Training and Professional Development
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Flexible Working Hours
Generous Holidays and Winter Break
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.