Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The Director is responsible for providing strategic planning, staff supervision and management of the American Indian Center. The Director provides leadership in the development and implementation of culturally relevant programs and services to support the recruitment and retention of American Indian students. The Director also collaborates with students, staff, faculty and tribal leaders to elevate awareness about tribal history, culture and sovereignty at St Cloud State University. The Director strives to enhance diversity, campus climate and equity in outcomes relevant to American Indian student success and collaborates across campus and throughout tribal communities in the state.
Provide leadership and management for the American Indian Center (AIC). Facilitate the development and implementation of student engagement initiatives for American Indian students.
Work with the staff and faculty to provide academic, cultural, financial, career and personal development for American Indian students.
Assist in providing leadership in implementing strategies to enhance campus climate and inclusion of American Indian students at St. Cloud State.
Develop and implement programs to educate American Indian Students and the campus community on American Indian history, culture, sovereignty and contemporary issues.
Provide leadership to an Indigenous Learning Community for students.
Provide support to student leaders in the American Indian student organization.
Develop and maintain relationships with campus departments and external groups to support the recruitment and retention of American Indian students.
Collaborate with staff partners (Student Life & Development units, Huskies Advance, Admissions, College of Education and more) to develop and implement student recruitment and retention programs and services for American Indian students.
Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with tribal and state leaders to enhance access and success of prospective and current American Indian students to St. Cloud State.
Establish relationships with relevant groups in the greater St. Cloud community capable of providing support for students.
Collaborate with campus administrators, faculty and staff to increase the awareness of issues and needs of American Indian students.
Outreach to organizations and groups to collaborate to enhance programs and services to support American Indian students.
Provide management in the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of student and staff employees. Responsible for the sound fiscal management and practices of department financial resources.
Provide leadership in a strategic plan and implementation of assessments of programs and services provided by the American Indian Center.
Serve on University committees, enrollment taskforces, and working groups as appointed by Supervisor and/or as needed. Actively engage in professional development activities.
Complete additional duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Life and Development to meet departmental, division, and university needs.
Masters plus 3 years of professional experience OR a Bachelor's plus 4 years of experience
Knowledge about tribal history, culture, sovereignty and contemporary issues relevant to American Indian Students
Demonstrated record of effective fiscal management, training and supervision of employees
Proven organizational skills with project management and event planning
Evidence of communicating effectively to a wide range of audiences through excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population, faculty and staff
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and ability to use various software programs
Demonstrated record of successful recruitment and retention of American Indian students in higher education
Understanding of student development and counseling strategies
Evidence of ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex situations, programs, groups, and various stakeholder needs and expectations
Demonstrated record of student program and service assessments
Experience in fundraising and grant writing
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations. Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
Benefits Info Why Work For Us: GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.