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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)

Title: Director of Scholarships

Position Summary: Directs and disburses over $5 million in scholarship support to American Indian Students attending Tribal Colleges and Mainstream universities.

In order to fulfill a core mission of the American Indian College Fund the Director of Scholarships manages all aspects of both the special and general scholarship programs. The special scholarship program supports American Indian students at tribal colleges and universities and at mainstream institutions and often includes programmatic components. The general scholarship program works with over 30 tribal colleges and universities to provide scholarships to American Indian students at these institutions only. The Director of Scholarships will be responsible for providing training, direction, and evaluation for all members of the scholarship team. The primary aspects of scholarship program management include recruiting, managing the on-line application process, maintaining the scholarship database, ensuring that scholarships are properly awarded, creating accurate and timely scholarship reports, managing scholarship programmatic components, and tracking and providing student data to the organization.

For more information, visit our website at

Please email a letter of interest, report writing sample (maximum of three to four pages), salary requirements and résumé to:

American Indian College Fund
Human Resources Department
8333 Greenwood Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
Fax: 303-426-1200

Title: Dean of Instruction GALLUP CAMPUS
Location: University of New Mexico

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.

The Dean's leadership responsibilities include encouraging and facilitating excellence in faculty teaching, scholarly work, student success, and service with the College and the community at-large. The Dean is responsible for strategic planning and goal setting for the instructional area, oversight of the instructional budget, continuing a comprehensive assessment of academic and Career Technical programs, promoting the recruitment and retention of a diverse and talented faculty and student body, furthering education innovations, including instructional technologies within the service area, working with the faculty and administration to foster faculty development, recommending faculty for tenure and rank advancement, and building and maintaining strong relations between the College, UNM-Albuquerque, the local community and alumni. The Dean has oversight of the processes for accreditation and evaluation visits and direct surveys and studies required to determine the training, Career Technical education, community education and economic needs to the community. This individual also oversees the operation of the Center for Career and Technical Education (CCTE, an area vocational high school program). There are two offsite campuses for the Gallup Campus; Zuni and Gallup north side. The Dean will also be a member of the Dean's Council in Albuquerque, confer with the departments there and facilitate faculty dialogue with UNM-Albuquerque.

* An earned doctoral or terminal degree.
* Qualifications for tenure at the Full Professor level in one of the academic departments or programs at UNM Gallup.
* At least five years of senior level administrative experience.
For details of preferred qualifications, please contact Teresa Wilkins.

The position will remain open until filled. If you wish to nominate an individual, please contact Teresa Wilkins, Committee Chair at For further information and to apply, please to, posting # 0809732. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Title: Program Manager

The Fetzer Institute announces openings for two full-time program managers to assist in the development and implementation of project ideas, manage established projects, and participate in the execution of other strategies designed to further the Institute's vision and mission. Qualified applicants will possess a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in related work.

The Fetzer Institute is a private operating foundation with an endowment of approximately $420 million and the mission “to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community.” The Institute was founded by John E. Fetzer (1901–1991), a broadcast pioneer and owner of the Detroit Tigers, who was deeply influenced by many spiritual traditions and who held a keen interest in the relationship between the inner life of spirit and the outer life of service in the world. The Institute comprises a board of trustees, a staff of 55, and 16 advisory councils that help shape its work. The Fetzer Advisory Councils represent diverse sectors of work: Design; Education; Information and Communications; Humanities; Arts; Law; Social Sciences; Non-Governmental Organizations; Governing; World Religions and Spiritualities; Natural Sciences; Engineering; Labor, Trades, and Crafts; Business; Health; and Sports, Physical Training, and Embodied Spiritual Practices.

For more information on our advisory council structure and recent work, see our recent newsletter. A competitive salary along with an excellent working environment is offered. We encourage applications from people representing diverse backgrounds. Qualified candidates should e-mail (preferred method) or mail a letter of interest and résumé by May 9 to:
(please use "job411" in the subject line)

Human Resources
Fetzer Institute
9292 West KL Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
The Fetzer Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Title: Multiple Positions
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Associate Degree Nursing Instructor.

The descriptions and qualifications for these jobs can be found on the NWTC website at

Fire Protection Engineering Technology Instructor, Marinette; Licensed Professional Counselor(4) Prototype & Design Instructor (2); Dental Assistant Instructor; Health Information Technology Instructor/Program Director; and Machine Tool Instructor. Early Childhood Education Program Instructor and Welding Instructor

In addition to the following positions:
Basic Education/Developmental Education Communications Instructor, 50%, Northwest Regional Learning Center – Job Order 600570
Basic Education/Developmental Education Communications Instructor, 50%, Sturgeon Bay – Job Order 600571
Basic Education/Developmental Education Math Instructor, 50%, Sturgeon Bay – Job Order 600572
Basic Education/Developmental Education communications Instructor, 50%, West Regional Learning Center – Job Order 600573
Marketing Instructor – Job Order 600574
Business Management Instructor, 50% - Job Order 600580
Leadership Development Instructor, 50% - Job Order 600581
Business Management Instructor, , 50%, Sturgeon Bay - Job Order 600582

Our employees and friends of the College are our best source for reaching out to qualified candidates. As always, we encourage the application of qualified minority candidates as well as those with disabilities. We are asking your assistance in sharing our opportunity to individuals that you feel would be qualified.

Thank you for your help; please do not hesitate to contact NWTC’s Human Resources ( or 920/498-6286) with any questions.

Human Resources Department
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
P O Box 19042
Green Bay WI 54307-9042
(920) 498-6286

Title: Faculty Research Position
Location: University of Maine

Position Summary: Native American Programs at the University of Maine invites applications for a faculty research position with a primary focus on research and outreach with Wabanaki Tribal Nations in Maine - Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Houlton Band of Maliseets and Aroostook Band of Micmacs. The successful candidate will be expected to generate external research funding in cooperation with other Native American Programs personnel and UMaine faculty; and will be required to teach at least one course a year in Native American Studies that focuses on Wabanaki peoples. The candidate will also be expected to work with the Coordinator of Native American Research to develop research protocols with the Tribal Nations of Maine. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is required by the time of appointment and the candidate should show promise of excellence in scholarship along with a demonstrated commitment of outreach to Native American communities. Review of applications will begin the middle of April and continue until a suitable applicant is found.

Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference and a writing sample. Applications should be directed to: Prof. Darren Ranco, Chair of Search Committee, 5724 Dunn Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Title: Director of Communications, NIEA
Location: Washington, DC
Fax: 202-544-7293, attn: Nancy Dewire

This position is responsible for creating and executing an overarching communications plan to promote and expand the influence and capacity of the NIEA to accomplish its mission and increase awareness and service to its members, constituents, strategic partners, funders, volunteers, opinion and policy setters, and Native American students, families, and communities. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions for the position include, but are not limited to: establish and implement an overarching communications plan to promote and expand the influence, capacity, and sustainability of the organization and its mission; establish and implement a media relations plan encompassing all aspects and services of the organization; foster working relationships with journalists, reporters, opinion and policy setters, and all print, electronic, video, and other media; establish, develop, and implement a plan to use social media to increase the influence of the organization; create consistent and uniform messages on behalf of the organization; create and build future fund development opportunities; develop and deliver training to volunteers and staff on media relations and communication plan, effective use of social media, communicating consistent organizational messages, and how to increase potential fund development opportunities for the organization; assist in man! aging the development, updating, and effective use of the technical infrastructure and website contained with the organization; tell the story of NIEA's success: create web and print news stories about NIEA in our members' communities; develop promotional material (video, web and print) for NIEA events; other innovative ways to reach and increase a diverse membership base; and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
For qualifications, please see website.
NIEA will be accepting resumes and writing samples (3-5 pages) from qualified applicants. Please complete the attached application and send with cover letter, resume, writing samples and the names of three references who are familiar with your ability to accomplish the requirements of the present position to: or fax them to: 202-544-7293, attn: Nancy Dewire.

Title: Executive Assistant
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Fax: 313-846-0150

The Executive Assistant will directly assist the Executive Director of an Urban Indian Health clinic and will be responsible for a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks. Must be able to work independently, with little or no supervision. Responsible for relieving management of administrative detail, tracking delegated tasks, drafting correspondence, assisting with grant writing, drafting of forms, agreements, and position descriptions, administrative processing of personnel information, developing and/or maintaining an administrative procedures manual and filing system, and coordinating meetings and events. Performs clerical duties as needed, such as documenting purchases and incoming revenue, filing, photocopying, and collating. Performs other duties as assigned.

Please send a cover letter (include the position that you are applying for, a summary of your interest and qualifications for the position, and minimum salary requirements), resume, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample of a business letter to:
American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan, Inc.
Attn: Jackie Allison, Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 810
Dearborn, MI 48121

Title: STEM Resource/Demonstration Coordinator
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Wisconsin

The College of Menominee Nation has a great new project funded by USDA and they are looking for a new employee to work as a liaison across CMN, UW Madison, and the Menominee Community to help train classroom teachers and strengthen their classroom curriculum to help develop more culturally-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational materials for grades 6-12.

UW Madison is the administrator of this $4.7 million dollar USDA grant and CMN is the primary partner. All work would be carried out in Shawano and Menominee County. The primary school targets are Menominee Indian School District and Menominee Tribal School. At some point other local schools may be asked to join especially if UW/CMN want higher participation levels. Please note that CMN would be your employer and you'd have an office at CMN for this 5 year grant. The job description from CMN is here if you are interested in applying (I would apply this week if interested):

Title: Development Officer
Location: American Indian College Fund—Denver, CO

Position Summary: This position exists to focus on developing expertise in corporate, corporate foundation fundraising. The incumbent will identify champion support and align donor strategy with charitable giving opportunities to meet individual revenue goal. The development officer will have the necessary skills to independently manage a fundraising portfolio and reach fundraising expectations as set by director.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Builds and maintains relationships with donors and prospects in portfolio.
2. Raises funds with limited guidance of director to help reach the Corporate and Tribal Development team’s annual fundraising goal.
3. Creates mechanisms to communicate with donor base in portfolio.
4. Contributes to the enhancement of fundraising strategy for the team and the Fund

Title: Associate Dean for Inclusion & Professional Development
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Associate Dean for Inclusion & Professional Development, Graduate School Cornell University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Inclusion & Professional Development in the Graduate School. The Associate Dean is a core member of the Graduate School ( leadership team, and provides vision, direction, and coordination for Graduate School initiatives to enhance the academic and professional development of graduate and professional students with a primary focus on students from groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. The Associate Dean will be responsible for strategic leadership in defining and implementing programs that foster competencies and develop skills to enhance students' academic success, improve retention and completion rates, and prepare students to pursue academic and non-academic careers following attainment of their degrees. S/he will proactively counsel and advise graduate and professional students to ensure a high level of support for developing skills required for successful completion of a graduate or professional degree, and will build effective collaborations and partnerships with other offices within the university, among peer institutions, and with appropriate external organizations including funding agencies. The Associate Dean will also serve as the primary Graduate School representative on campus diversity and inclusion initiatives as assigned by the Dean. In addition, s/he will collaborate with graduate student organizations at the university level to facilitate leadership and provide guidance with regard to graduate student professional development, retention, completion, academic success, and career search strategies. S/he will assist graduate fields in applying best practices for successfully recruiting and supporting a diverse graduate and professional student body.

To apply, please submit a resume/CV, letter of application, and a list of 3 references. Include a statement describing your experiences and your vision for how you would develop and foster programs to address the responsibilities described above. Materials may be submitted online at (Req. #14509). For additional information and to obtain the complete job description, please contact Kelly Tillotson at (607)255-5864 or

Title: Tenure-track entry-level or advanced Assistant Professor of English, University of Tulsa
Deadline: Until filled

The University of Tulsa seeks a tenure-track entry-level or advanced Assistant Professor of English, commencing August 2011, with research interests in digital humanities and 20th /21st-century literature and culture. Tulsa is a home to the Modernist Journals Project, an important digital humanities initiative. The McFarlin Library’s Special Collections have significant 20th-century archival holdings. We see English as a broad field with fluid boundaries, encompassing interests in film, creative writing, art, media studies, history of the book, women’s and gender studies, periodical studies and other interdisciplinary areas. Teaching will include departmental courses and graduate seminars, participation in a humanities-based general curriculum and honors program, and service on dissertation committees. Send letter of application, vita, and dossier to Professor Lars Engle, Chair, Faculty of English, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104-3189. Digital applications will be accepted and can be emailed to: Review of applications will begin 25 February 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.

Title: Senior Scholar, University of Tulsa
Deadline: Until filled

The University of Tulsa seeks a senior scholar, commencing January 2012 or August 2012, in 19-century American literature and culture to fill the Chapman Chair in English. Interests in Native American literature and culture are particularly welcome. Both the McFarlin Library’s Special Collections and the Gilcrease Museum of the Americas (which is now under the University’s stewardship) have significant archival holdings in this area. We see English as a broad field with fluid boundaries, encompassing interests in film, creative writing, art, media studies, history of the book, digital humanities, women’s and gender studies, periodical studies and other interdisciplinary areas. Teaching will include departmental courses and graduate seminars, participation in a humanities-based general curriculum and honors program, service on dissertation committees, and direction of dissertations. Letter of application, vita, and contact information for three recommenders should be addressed to Professor Lars Engle, Chair, Faculty of English, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104-3189. Review of applications will begin in March 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.

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