Native Affairs Program Coordinator

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Job Summary
Responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing programs, initiatives, and research support for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Native Affairs (AVC NA) within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as project leader, organizing and managing research and implementing strategic programs for the AVC of Native Affairs. This includes managing data that captures Indigenous-related activities on campus, including new and ongoing initiatives, research grants, and collaborative research activities. Provides management reports, analyses, data, and information for administrative purposes from both formal and informal sources.
  • Coordinate summer programs as needed, including the management of forms, permissions, policy around minors, housing, identification and training of student mentors, etc. This includes planning, goal setting, and prioritization of annual programs such as the Indigenous Pathways Summer Program.
  • Coordinate communication with stakeholders and partners who are involved in collaborative projects and initiatives from multiple constituencies including campus partners, off-campus partners, and constituents in Native Nations.
  • In partnership with the AVC for Native Affairs, become an expert in recruiting Native students, spreading capacity to recruit Native students across campus, and leveraging existing campus initiatives to increase the recruitment and retention of native students.
  • Provide daily management of any ongoing AVC NA programs including giving direction to support staff on the project.
  • Coordinate centralized filing and organization schemes for the AVC for Native Affairs and consolidate various flows of information and communication from partners including various software tools such as Box, AirTable, Teams, etc.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of publication materials for the AVC for Native Affairs including website materials and updates, including colleagues in OVCDEI and in academic colleges such as American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Student Affairs, the NAGRPA Office, and other affiliated units.
  • Pursues professional development activities to expand knowledge and maintain currency.
  • Acts as point of contact with campus, agency, and university departments and represents the senior administrator on various committees.

Additional Physical Demands
Temporary funding for this position is currently available for up to three years.

Travel Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One (1) year of work experience in event, project, or program coordination or management.(Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience supporting or contributing to diversity, equity and/or inclusion initiatives or programs for Native populations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge, personal interest, and commitment to diversity and multiculturalism as educational, community, and professional goals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations at the college and in the community.
  • Ability to function independently.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5002 – Program Coordinator position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 12/11/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on Friday, November 18, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the University Job Board posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Hope Farney at hfarney@illinois.edu.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

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