Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 101033
The Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is the chief administrator for the NACC at Stanford. The Associate Dean and Director provides strategy, vision and direction for the center and serves as a campus partner and advocate with all sectors of the university, including faculty, senior administrators, academic departments, administrative offices, staff and alumni. The Associate Dean and Director of the NACC is the primary conduit between and among university offices and departments with particular attention to advocating for the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander community, including both undergraduate and graduate students on campus.
Primary responsibilities of the Associate Dean and Director include strategic planning, assessment, and identifying the evolving needs and concerns of indigenous students and conceptualizing and implementing programs, resources and services that address these needs and concerns. The Associate Dean and Director must also be attuned to the dynamics between the individual, the institution, and the home environment of students.
This role also includes working directly with and advising students, managing and advising other professional employees, including managers, and being able to advance the needs of this community as well as a broader vision and definition of diversity, equity, leadership, and community.
Provide vision and strategic direction for and manage the Center, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets.
Develop, implement and manage long-range budget and strategic plans.
Understand the needs of students to create space in order to address and support both undergraduates and graduate students on campus.
Develop, analyze, measure effectiveness and oversee programs and tools for delivery of student services or programs.
Conceptualize, develop and implement quality student programs designed to promote student's educational, social, cultural and leadership goals.
Provide individual advising to students on issues that include academics, career paths, internships, conflict resolution and personal matters. The director will also support and work collaboratively with the Associate Directors to engage in these opportunities.
Crisis prevention and intervention: conduct counseling, intervention and referral when necessary to assist students in resolving personal/academic problems and crises; collaborate with other university offices, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Residence Deans when necessary; develop appropriate outreach, education and programming to proactively address unique mental health and wellness issues affecting Native students.
Manage the work of the NACC's two Associate Directors and student employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the unit, department, or school, including hiring/termination decisions, coaching and mentoring, training, goal setting, managing performance, compensation planning, and staffing levels.
Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues with university-wide scope and impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
Participate in the development and implementation of university policies to ensure student success, e.g. mental health, well-being, academic success, retention and graduation.
Serve on University committees such as the mental health task force subcommittee and other division committees.
Manage the direction of internal administrative policy development for programs and operations. May serve as an advisor to the Assistant Vice Provost on programmatic and policy development.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies within Student Affairs and NACC. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures. Direct process improvement.
Represent department programs and initiatives at senior level meetings, conferences, and to both internal and external constituents.
Participate in Vice Provost for Student Affairs divisional meetings and development activities and complete special projects as assigned.
Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners.
Collaborate with other offices to impact the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life, including CAPS, Graduate Life Office, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Diversity and& First Generation, Admissions, Stanford Alumni Association, schools and& academic departments.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree and experience in higher education setting preferred.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge, understanding and experience with Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander students and communities and an ability to conceptualize, create and implement relevant programming and advisement in this area.
Student development knowledge and experience in student affairs or within higher education setting is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of the challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate students in a highly selective residential institution and ability to assist students in navigating this environment.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and gain support from a broad and diverse array of constituents, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, community members and visitors is essential.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
Demonstrated experience managing people.
Knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender issues and sexual assault on college campuses and an ability to conceptualize, create, and implement relevant programming and advisement in this area.
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety? communicates safety concerns? uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
This is a hybrid position which requires 3 days of on-site work per week.
The expected pay range for this position is $121,000 - $143,000 per annum.
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For full consideration, apply by November 17, 2023.
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