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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: Executive Director, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Deadline: Screening begins June 4th, but position will remain open until filled.
Phone: 541.276.3570, Ext. 7191

The Executive Director is the highest ranking CTUIR employee charged with the management of CTUIR governmental operations and community service enterprises (excluding Wildhorse Resort and Casino) as directed by the CTUIR governing body, the Board of Trustees. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operational, fiscal, personnel and legal systems of the CTUIR and to ensure efficient delivery of governmental services and community service enterprises. The Executive Director has the authority and responsibility to implement the legislative actions and annual budgets as approved and directed by the Board. The CTUIR government and community service enterprises employ approximately 500 persons with an annual budget of approximately $110 million.

Title: Women’s Education Center Teacher Coordinator, Rosie’s Place
Contact: Jane Adler

Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston, is looking for a Teacher Coordinator for its new Women’s Education Center.

Objective: To develop and support all teacher related activities in the Women’s Education Center

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Supervise all teachers and tutors, including trainings, placement, observation, evaluation and support. Ensure teacher compliance with all required reports and documents. Substitute teach as required.
  • Work closely with Volunteer Services to recruit teachers and tutors.
  • Develop best practices. Oversee curriculum creation and revision. Oversee assessment tool development and revision. Analyze data from assessments, midterms pre- and post-tests to accomplish these responsibilities. Organize on-going program and staff development activities.
  • Network with community allies within the Adult Education community.
  • Assist with quarterly reports and other related program documents.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by WEC Director.
  • Report directly to WEC Director.


  • TESOL certification and second language proficiency strongly preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience teaching adults.
  • Experience supervising volunteers and/or Adult Education teachers.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and sensitivity to the issues that affect poor and homeless women.
  • Strong writing skills and basic computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Highly organized, self motivated, patient, flexible, sense of humor.

Title: Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Education, The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)
Deadline: Review of applications begins October 4, 2010, position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Education is searching to fill one Ed.D. position. This position is listed as requisition #165455 for the Tenured Professor for Ed.D. This position is also listed as requisition #164865 for the Tenure Track Associate Professor for Ed.D.

Required qualifications include: Teaching and research expertise must be demonstrated in the following areas: special education, teaching and learning, curriculum and instruction, or a related field; doctorate in education or related field such as teacher education, higher education, special education; evidence of successful experience in teaching and advising at the graduate level; an active research agenda; a record of publication in scholarly journals appropriate for appointment rank. Responsibilities include teaching with an emphasis on special education and research and advising in an Ed.D. program in Teaching and Learning. Responsibilities also include research, scholarly writing, service and outreach.

Full time position to begin Spring Semester, 2011 (January 13, 2011) or Fall Semester, 2011 (August 29, 2011).

Title: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Various Positions)
Deadlines: Please See Website

The NIH Intramural Research Program provides an ideal environment for scientists, with competitive start up packages (for its tenure-track and tenure-eligible positions) and no grant writing or teaching requirements. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Several positions are now open within the NIH Intramural Research Program, including:

Fellow, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, NIAID
Staff Scientist / Animal Program Director, National Institute on Aging
Branch Chief, Senior Investigator/Senior Scientist, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM
Tenure-Track Investigator, HIV-Drug Resistance Program, CCR NCI
Director, NIH Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Center
Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Staff Scientist, Neuro-Oncology Branch, NCI
Clinical Neurophysiology / Staff Clinician, Office of the Clinical Director, NINDS
Chief, Laboratory of Computational Medicine, NEI
Tenure-Track Investigator Positions, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory, NEI
Chief, Visuomotor Disorders Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI

Title: Director, American Indian Resource Center, University of Utah
Deadline: July 30, 2010 (position begins no later that Sept. 1, 2010)
Contact: Whitney Salanoa

The Director will coordinate, develop and implement programs, practices and initiatives that will enhance the presence and success of American Indian students at the University of Utah. A major focus of this position will be to work with the Tribes and Nations in the state of Utah.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Equity & Diversity, housed in Academic Affairs, the Director is expected to help guide the development and implementation of a campus-wide plan for enhancing the success of American Indian students.

The main responsibilities of the Director include (but are not limited to):

  • Enriching American Indian students’ educational experience by enhancing their academic and personal success at the University. This includes creating academic support, cultural, career development, preparation of reports, development of publications, and proposal writing for external funding.
  • Serving as an academic advisor and mentor to American Indian students, particularly those sponsored students and other first-year Diversity Scholars.
  • Providing advice and counsel for students and student groups and enlist assistance of academic and student affairs offices to assist in the academic and personal success of students.
  • Creating opportunities for students to become leaders on the campus and in the community.

In addition to the on-line application, please submit cover letter stating interest and qualifications for the position and a resume to: Whitney Salanoa: on behalf of Dr. Jennifer Williams Molock, Assistant Vice President, Office for Equity & Diversity.

Title: Development Manager, Leadership High School

Leadership High School is a public charter high school in San Francisco. Our mission is to serve San Francisco and its diverse students by providing an excellent education and developing effective community leaders. Our vision is to achieve this mission by ensuring that every child is known well by at least one adult and by fostering a learning community that, based in inquiry, is focused on equity and diversity. Our rigorous program prepares 100% of our diverse student body for college. Graduation is based on completion of the UC A-G requirements, Exhibition, Portfolio Defense, and mastery of our four School-Wide Outcomes of Communication, Personal Responsibility, Social Responsibility, and Critical Thinking.

Statement of Duties: The Development Manager is responsible for the execution of the school’s development and fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will be expected to implement systems and practices to engage potential donors of the school throughout the year, as well as coordinate the school’s annual appeals. This position will be largely be self-directed, with the Development Manager working with the Principal to ensure the school’s development efforts align with the school’s mission.

Job Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent level of training and minimum three years relevant experience (preference for five or more years) in fundraising and direct solicitation and capital campaign environment.
  • Applicants should have demonstrated success and experience in major gifts fund-raising strategies for cultivation and direct solicitation, as well as demonstrated knowledge of development systems commonly used at comparable non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, thoughtfulness and diplomacy to build amiable, effective working relationships with board members, volunteers, donors and staff is also critical.
  • Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Title: Educational Outreach and Retention Specialist, Creighton University
Deadline: Open until filled.
Contact: Tami Buffalohead-McGill, TRiO Student Support Services
Phone: 402-280-3468

Job Summary:

  • Coordinates an existing outreach program and works with first generation and low income students.
  • Supports students already enrolled at Creighton as well as those interested in applying for the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
  • Administers a mentoring program for at risk underrepresented high school students by engaging Creighton students, faculty and staff in service learning projects centered around Gates Millennium workshops, reservation Immersion service trips, mentoring and assisting with retention.

    Qualifications (include but are not limited to):
  • Bachelors' degree in counseling or related field or equivalent 3 years of related experience in higher education working with first-generation college students
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Prefer experience with resume building, essay writing, federal financial aid, and scholarship applications, especially the Gates Millennium Scholarship

Title: Health and Human Rights: An International Journal Editor
Deadline: August 31, 2010
Contact: Patricia Spellman, FXB Center Director of Administration
Phone: 617-432-6940.
Website: and Human Rights journal editor.pdf.

The Harvard University François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights seeks a scholarly and enterprising academic who is interested in expanding the reach and role of one of the world’s leading journals on health and human rights. The primary role of the Editor of Health and Human Rights: An International Journal is to serve as a thought leader who ensures the scholarly rigor and readability of the journal’s content, develops new authors, and increases diversity of readers.

The Editor shall serve in a pro bono capacity under the overall guidance of the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor is primarily responsible for decisions about the content of materials submitted to the journal. A major part of this responsibility is to increase the number of high-quality manuscript submissions. The Editor shall also participate in setting all policies and strategic direction of the Journal.

Specific responsibilities and duties (include but are not limited to):
The Editor will dedicate an average of 10–15 hours per week to the following tasks of the journal:

  • Solicit high-quality manuscripts appropriate for upcoming issues from experts in relevant fields
  • Communicate with identified potential authors as they prepare manuscripts for formal submission and/or delegate such communication to the Managing Editor or other members of the editorial team
  • Collaborate on a weekly basis with the Managing Editor to evaluate submitted manuscripts, advise on peer reviewers, and make publication decisions, taking account of the results of the peer review process and the mission and standards of the journal
  • Participate in periodic dialogue regarding: the overall editorial direction of the journal; the definition and sequencing of HHR theme issues; the internal structure of individual journal issues; and HHR’s organizational model and business plan, deferring to the FXB Center Director of Administration on all matters pertaining to the journal budget
  • Consult with the Managing Editor on production (including copyediting, layout, and website design/process) details as needed

Send applications to: Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, Director, Harvard University FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. Applications may be submitted by email to:

Title: Managing Director, Resource Centers; Office of Campus Life and Dean of Students, University of California, Santa Cruz (# 1002592)
Deadline: Initial review begins June 24, 2010. Position will remain open until filled.

The Managing Director, Resource Centers provides senior strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, coordination, assessment, and continuous improvement of a range of programming designed to support student identity development. The Managing Director will provide campus wide leadership on issues of diversity and inclusion in student life. The position is responsible for setting Resource Center and student advocacy priorities and allocating resources for programs and services in accordance with the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs and the academic mission of the University.

The Managing Director has authority and responsibility for program management, human resources and resource allocation, assessment and analysis, and policy development for the following units: African American Resource Center, American Indian Resource Center, Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Center, Chicano Latino Resource Center, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex Resource Center and the Women’s Center. The Managing Director also serves as the Director of American Indian Resource Center.

The initial review date is June 24, 2010 which means all those that apply by that date are guaranteed to be reviewed by the search committee. The position remains open until filled, so this is not a cut-off date for submitting applications, however, meeting the initial review date guarantees full review.
Title: Program Director, Community Vitality, University of Minnesota (St. Paul Campus)
Deadline: Application Review begins July 14, 2010. Position will remain open until filled.
Contact: Michael Darger, Extension Program Leader, Community Econ Ext Center for Community Vitality
Phone: 612-625-6246

The University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota. As one of four centers, the Extension Center for Community Vitality makes a difference by engaging Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities through the faculty and staff in its two program areas: Leadership and Civic Engagement (LCE) and Community Economics (CE). The center is led by the Associate Dean for Community Vitality and Public Engagement. LCE helps communities strengthen social capital, make informed decisions, encourage and develop local leadership and create productive public forums. CE helps communities retain and expand local business, know and grow the retail sector, make informed public finance decisions and develop successful tourism opportunities.

This position will achieve goals through coordination of activities, coaching and tracking of community activities, and integrating project learning into the Center for Community Vitality’s education and outreach. The position will also succeed by understanding the full scope of resources in Minnesota that are available to provide technical assistance to business communities after the grant period is over. Grant reporting and accountability is key to success.

The overall goal is to engage each participating community, through local steering committees, in planning that will help them envision a stronger business community through the adoption of broadband technology options. Their plans will include a strategy to have technical assistance available to businesses that are not using high-speed technology opportunities. Each community will receive community economics program offerings from an Extension Educator to enrich their thinking through educational programming and applied research.
Title: Extension Educator, Regional 4-H Youth Development Programs, University of Minnesota (Two Positions)
Deadline: June 16th, but position will remain open until filled.
Contact: Naaz Babvani, Extension Human Resources
Phone: 612-624-3717
Website: &

The University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education.

The vision for the Minnesota 4-H Program is …“Minnesota 4-H Youth Development is recognized and respected by a broad cross-sector of audiences as a leader in the application of positive youth development through educational programs that balance research, design, and practice.”

The mission of Minnesota 4-H Youth Development is “to engage youth, in partnership with adults, in quality learning opportunities that enable them to shape and reach their full potential as active citizens in a global community.” This mission is achieved by offering out-of-school educational programs that stimulate youth to learn in subject areas that they are interested in; engage youth in addressing community and youth-related issues; and encourage youth to reach their full potential in an ever-changing, diverse world.

This position provides program and administrative leadership to a multi-county region with the goal of assuring effective and efficient administration, monitoring, planning, and delivery of 4-H Youth Development opportunities. This position develops and implements policies related to fiscal, human, and programmatic resources. The individual provides the supervision and support for county level staff as well as problem resolution. While not required to make original contributions to scholarship, there is expectation to be aware of and use scholarship in relevant areas to do the work. This position has increased responsibility for working with Regional Directors and county extension committees to assure adequate resources for the 4-H program and aligning 4-H programming in the area to the resources available. Assume related responsibilities as requested.
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