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Opportunities - Page One
Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:
We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.
We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare

Title: Associate Planner, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Aquinnah, MA
Contact: Tobias Vanderhoop, Tribal Administrator
Phone: 508-645-9265 x101

Provide support services to the administrative and program management activities of the Planning Department. Principal responsibilities include facilitating a variety of planning programs for Tribal Government and its citizens, as well as assist in the preparation of funding proposals.

Duties include: Assist with the planning and implementation of new and on-going programs and special projects; Assist in the research, development and writing of funding proposals as well as follow-up correspondence and reports; Assist in maintaining the filing system, record keeping system, and budgets.

Minimum position qualifications: High School Diploma, Two years work experience in planning or a related field; Demonstrated skill and ability to write formal planning documents, funding reports and grant applications; Computer Skills in MS Word, MS Excel, databases and internet.

Please visit website for full job description.

Title: Health Services Director, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Aquinnah, MA
Contact: Tobias Vanderhoop, Tribal Administrator
Phone: 508-645-9265 x101

Responsible for planning, management systems, budget administration, contract/agreement compliance, employee supervision, and monitoring operations of health service program for tribal members. Serves as liaison between other tribes and health agencies.

Principal Duties: Administer contract & funding procedures, develop & implement health service program to meet needs of tribal members, define & develop staff roles, supervise program staff, respond to all governmental inquiries, develop & administer contracts, grants, and budgets, report to Tribal Council, Health Committee, and government agencies on status & progress, disseminate information regarding health issues, advocate on behalf of member needs, enforce policies & procedures, participate in case management.

Minimum Position Qualifications: Masters Degree in Public Health Administration or closely related field; five years experience working with tribal health programs.

Please visit website for full job description.

Title: Director of the Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA
Deadline: Open until filled

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop a vision and facilitate a strategic plan
  • Create a comprehensive fundraising program
  • Expand the volunteer program
  • Upgrade marketing strategies
  • Expand educational programs
  • Determine and manage the annual budget
  • Manage and care for the collections
  • Oversee the maintenance of buildings and grounds
  • Maintain official records and documents
  • Oversee 1 or 2 part-time staff


  • B.A. (M.A. preferred) in American History, Historic Preservation, Decorative Arts or related field
  • 4 years of museum experience
  • A leader and effective communicator who inspires diverse constituents and generates enthusiasm for the Museum
  • Experience running an organization or department, including managing a budget
  • Marketing skills
  • Office-software computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Fundraising skills

Title: Director, American Indian Environmental Office, Environmental Protection Agency (Job #: EPA-10-SES-OW-6479)
Deadline: April 2, 2010
Location: Washington, DC

The Environmental Protection Agency's American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) leads the Agency-wide effort to ensure environmental protection in Indian country and to ensure that the Agency works with Tribal nations on a government-to-government basis. The Director leads advancement and implementation of the Agency's Indian Policy. The Director provides national leadership in coordinating and overseeing EPA's efforts to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on building Tribal capacity to implement environmental programs. Issues are complex, often having a direct impact on federal Indian law and jurisdiction. Issues require proven diplomatic and technical skills to advise and assist the Assistant Administrator and other top-level officials in EPA, and to negotiate with other Federal agencies, the Executive Office of the President, and other stakeholders. The position requires a leader who is experienced with the issues and perspectives of Indian Tribes and who can credibly represent the EPA with the Tribes.

Title: Program Coordinator/Academic Counselor, Office of Academic Preparation, University of California, Santa Barbara (Reference job #2010005)

Responsible for the development and implementation of academic, college-going, and cultural programming within Santa Ynez Elementary & Santa Ynez Charter Schools, as well as Santa Ynez & Refugio High Schools. Provides academic services, leadership, and counseling support to participating students, parents, and families within both our school & community-based models. Provides liaison services that connect families to schools and colleges by improving families' understanding of the college preparation and admissions process. Works with University staff & faculty, K-12 educators, tribal leaders, and other organizations to the benefit of participating students, parents, and families. Identifies and participates in development of grants and other opportunities for ongoing sustainability of the program. Supervises a number of undergraduate student mentors who provide tutoring services and assists with program development.

Title: Instructors’ Position(s), Ethnic Studies Department, The University of Oregon (2010-2011)
Deadline: Open until filled.

The University of Oregon Ethnic Studies Department is establishing a pool of applicants for short-term teaching appointments in the following fields: African American, Arab American, Asian/Pacific American, Chicana/Chicano, Latina/Latino, Native American, and comparative ethnic studies. Positions may be part-time, temporary, limited duration appointments not to exceed one year however, these positions are renewable for up to three years. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and pool will remain active one year or until all available positions have been filled. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. The first screening will begin after March 31st 2010.

Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred but candidates with a Master’s degree or who have advanced to candidacy in a Ph.D. program will also be considered. The Department is particularly interested in special topics classes and introductory classes in the following areas: Arab-American, Asian/Pacific-American, women of color feminisms, and comparative ethnic studies.

Title: Faculty Positions, Institute of American Indian Arts
Deadline: Please visit website
Location: Santa Fe, NM

The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM is looking to find the ideal candidate for each of the following positions at our college.

New Media Arts Instructor
This instructor, in collaboration with the Department Chair, will take the lead in the development and delivery of required courses in interactive media, animation, and related graphic design courses. In addition, incumbent will function in a leadership role in developing the new media arts curriculum and assessment of student learning.

Math Instructor
The Math Instructor will lead the development and delivery of required courses in college math including algebra and geometry. In addition, faculty member will function as a Math Lead, taking a leadership role in developing the math curriculum and assessment, which will include supervising and hiring qualified adjunct math faculty, and collaborating with and reporting to the chair of Essential Studies. Incumbent will also teach developmental math courses to prepare identified students for college-level math

Science Instructor
The Science Instructor will lead the development and delivery of required courses in Environmental Science, which could include introductory courses in related science areas, such as Geology, Chemistry, Botany or Biology, with a focus on all aspects of sustainability. In addition, incumbent will take a leadership role in developing all aspects of the science curriculum, including assessment of student learning.

Title: Science Instructor, Institute of American Indian Arts
Deadline: Please visit website

The Science Instructor will lead the development and delivery of required courses in Environmental Science, which could include introductory courses in related science areas, such as Geology, Chemistry, Botany or Biology, with a focus on all aspects of sustainability. In addition, incumbent will take a leadership role in developing all aspects of the science curriculum, including assessment of student learning.

A graduate degree in Science Education, Environmental Science or a related scientific field is required and must have at least 6 months of college level teaching experience of comparable scope. Applicants must have demonstrated background as a creative and accomplished scholar in the field of science. Prior experience in the development of college-level science curriculum is essential. Experience teaching Native American students is preferred.

Title: Assistant Professor of First Nation Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Deadline: April 9, 2010

Will teach 21 credits fulfilling the General Education and Ethnic Studies requirements for students, upper-level courses in First Nations Studies and courses in Humanities within the person’s area of expertise. Will perform scholarly activities consistent with rank and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development of the department, as well as facilitate close ties with local tribal nations, and participate in the development of the Professional Program in Education Center for First Nations Studies. Doctorate from an accredited institution in field related to First Nations Studies with a strong background in First Nations culture including fields such as history, education, or oral tradition is required. Experience working with tribal Elders and working with local tribal communities is preferred. Starting Date is August 23, 2010. Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.

Title: Dean of Instruction, University of New Mexico (# 0804392)
Deadline: Open until filled— Review of Applications begins March 1, 2010
Phone: 505-863-7500

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking an experienced leader for the position of Dean of Instruction of the UNM Gallup Campus. UNM-Gallup is one of four branch community colleges of the University of New Mexico and serves approximately 3,000 students. The Dean of Instruction is the College’s chief academic officer who reports directly to the Executive Director and has overall responsibility for leadership and administration of the instructional program.

This is a tenured position with the ideal candidate holding the qualifications to be appointed at the rank of professor in one of the academic disciplines at UNM Gallup. Salary is dependent upon experience with a range in the upper $90’s to low $100’s.
The University of New Mexico actively seeks and encourages nominations of and applications from individuals who are members of under-represented groups.

Title: Humanities Instructor, Oglala Lakota College (VA#519)
Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Chris Janis, Personnel, Oglala Lakota College
Phone: 605-455-6029
Website: https://

Individual will work in the Department of Humanities under the supervision of Chairperson. Individual will teach a variety of composition, literature, grammar & linguistics and/or communications courses.

Duties include:

  • Teach a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Supervise part time instructors.
  • Coordinate and track Holistic Scoring.
  • Serve on one of the college wide committees.
  • Assist with curriculum development including incorporation of Lakota Perspective in all courses.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students.
  • Participate in department development.
  • Fulfill all other duties and responsibilities as required by supervisor.

Title: Online Adjunct Instructor, Native American History, American Public University System
Deadline: Open until filled
Website: (select U.S. History - Undergraduate). (052)

American Public University System seeks online adjunct faculty to teach Native American history. Required: masters in history; 18 graduate-level credit hours in Native American history or a related field; experience teaching college-level courses in Native American history. Preferred: online teaching experience.

Title: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Dean of General Studies Position (#600374)
Phone: 920-498-6286

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (please visit website for full description)

  • Lead planning, budgeting, and resource allocation efforts
  • Provide organizational leadership for the General Studies Department.
  • Lead and conduct annual operational planning in accordance with College mission, vision, values, and strategic directions.
  • Monitor department productivity in relation to the DSDEO, key performance indicators (KPI’s), annual goals, and measures.
  • Develop, manage and monitor overall Department budget, ensuring well-planned resource allocation to maintain appropriate learning environments.
  • Use available evidence and data resources to support decision-making.
  • Direct, support and evaluate the work of staff
  • Assist Vice-President for Learning in supervision of instructional support areas.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate department leadership and staff.
  • Collaborate with the associate deans and office supervisor in the management of the contract faculty and support staff.
  • Promote professional development of staff within the department.

Title: UMASS Amherst Repatriation Coordinator
Contact: Robert Paynter, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, UMASS Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Repatriation Coordinator to oversee compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The position is a three year 12 month lectureship in the Department of Anthropology; The Repatriation Coordinator directs a small part-time staff and teaches two courses a year that complement the offerings of the Anthropology Department and the Certificate Program in Native American Indian Studies. This position will report to the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and be overseen by the Department of Anthropology’s Repatriation Committee.

Title: Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs, Leech Lake Tribal College
Deadline: Please visit website
Phone: 218-335-4290

Leech Lake Tribal College seeks an experienced and educated applicant for the Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs. The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs is the chief academic officer of the College, reports directly to the President, and acts as the executive officer in the absence of the President. (S)he serves as advisor to the President on academic affairs, and directs and coordinates the activities of Deans and Chairpersons of the College; directs and supervises the Director of Library Services, the Director of Assessment, the Dean of Instruction, the Director of Community and Continuing Education, and Dean of Student Services.

The VP works with the LLTC community to develop and implement a unified academic vision that will lead all academic programs to higher levels of excellence, is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of curricula and instruction at LLTC. (S)he has responsibility for academic and student affairs budgets; assumes responsibility for maintaining accreditation of academic programs and implementing student learning outcomes assessment for all academic programs; and supports faculty enrichment and development in teaching, scholarship, and solicitation of grants.

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