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Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator more...
Location:Portland, OR
Company:Portland State University
First posted:June 06, 2017

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Position Details

Proposed Start Date 08/01/2017

Classification Title Program Administrator 1

Rank N - No Rank

Working Title Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator

Position Number D93234

Representation AU - AAUP

Renewable Renewable

Position FTE 1.0

Tenure Status F - Fixed Term

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator provides leadership to the Native American Student and Community Center's ( NASCC ) student population and stakeholders to maintain and enhance an environment where Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander students see themselves reflected, embraced, and valued, and make connections to campus resources. The Program Coordinator facilitates the development and coordination of co-curricular (non-academic) programming that supports student success through community-building activities, cultural programs, leadership development, community service and engagement, and identity development. The Program Coordinator facilitates student involvement in planning and implementing programs in the NASCC and with other cultural resource centers on campus. The Coordinator collaborates with student groups, on campus departments such as Indigenous Nation Studies faculty and staff, the NASCC Building Manager, the Coordinator of Native American Student Services in Retention Services, the Student Organization Advisor for Multicultural Student Groups, and Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander community organizations to advance the mission of the center. The position reports to the Executive Director of Cultural Resource Centers.

Primary Activity A - Administrative

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in relevant discipline
Experience organizing and planning programs and/or workshops
Experience working with Native American, Alaskan Native and Pacific Islander students/populations;
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and diverse cultures;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Competency with basic computer application, e-mail, etc.
Working knowledge of developing training on topics such as running meetings, group development, budgeting, etc.
Listening and mentoring skills; motivational skills
Knowledge of student programming, student services and activities; and community service programs
Interpersonal skills and cross-cultural communication skills working with students from diverse backgrounds
Organizational skills to strategize and develop short and long term plans
Ability to prioritize assignments and tasks, to juggle various projects and issues at the same time, and to work with a minimal amount of direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in relevant discipline (student affairs, higher education, public administration, social work, counseling, ethnic studies, etc.) with 3 or more years providing retention services to multicultural students;
Knowledge of PSU and the Portland and Oregon Native American/Alaskan Native/Pacific Islander communities and organizations;
Knowledge/experience with social media

Key Cultural Competencies

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
  • Adheres to all PSU's policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

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    Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

    The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $42,660 and $44,044 (dependant on qualifications and experience). The position comes with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rate for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University system schools.

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    Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No

    Background Check Required Yes

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