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Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center - Stanford University
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For full consideration, please apply by February 2, 2018. If you are ready to work for an organization that nurtures and respects the diversity within the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online for the position of Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs. The Native American Cultural Center is proud to be part of The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership, within the division of Student Affairs. We advance student development and learning; foster community engagement; promote diversity, inclusion and respect; and empower students to thrive. JOB PURPOSE: The Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is the chief administrator for the NACC at Stanford. The Associate Dean and Director provides strategy, vision and direction for the center and serves as a campus partner and advocate with all sectors of the university, including faculty, senior administrators, academic departments, administrative offices, staff and alumni. The Associate Dean and Director of the NACC is the primary conduit between and among university offices and departments with particular attention to advocating for the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander community, including both undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Primary responsibilities of the Associate Dean and Director include strategic planning, assessment, and identifying the evolving needs and concerns of indigenous students and conceptualizing and implementing programs, resources and services that address these needs and concerns. The Associate Dean and Director must also be attuned to the dynamics between the individual, the institution, and the home environment of students. This role also includes working directly with and advising students, managing and advising other professional employees, including managers, and being able to advance the needs of this community as well as a broader vision and definition of diversity, equity, leadership, and community. CORE DUTIES: • Provide vision and strategic direction for and manage the Center, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets. - Develop, implement and manage long-range budget and strategic plans. - Understand the needs of students to create space in order to address and support both undergraduates and graduate students on campus. • Develop, analyze, measure effectiveness and oversee programs and tools for delivery of student services or programs. - Conceptualize, develop and implement quality student programs designed to promote student’s educational, social, cultural and leadership goals. • Provide individual advising to students on issues that include academics, career paths, internships, conflict resolution and personal matters. The director will also support and work collaboratively with the Associate Directors to engage in these opportunities. • Crisis prevention and intervention: conduct counseling, intervention and referral when necessary to assist students in resolving personal/academic problems and crises; collaborate with other university offices, such as Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Residence Deans when necessary; develop appropriate outreach, education and programming to proactively address unique mental health and wellness issues affecting Native students. • Manage the work of the NACC’s two Associate Directors and student employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the unit, department, or school, including hiring/termination decisions, coaching and mentoring, training, goal setting, managing performance, compensation planning, and staffing levels. • Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues with university­-wide scope and impact and substantial significance which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment. - Participate in the development and implementation of university policies to ensure student success, e.g. mental health, well-being, academic success, retention and graduation. - Serve on University committees such as the mental health task force subcommittee and other division committees. • Manage the direction of internal administrative policy development for programs and operations. May serve as an advisor to the Assistant Vice Provost on programmatic and policy development. • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with university, academic and administrative policies within Student Affairs and NACC. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures. Direct process improvement. • Represent department programs and initiatives at senior level meetings, conferences, and to both internal and external constituents. - Participate in Vice Provost for Student Affairs divisional meetings and development activities and complete special projects as assigned. • Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners. - Collaborate with other offices to impact the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life, including CAPS, Graduate Life Office, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Diversity and& First Generation, Admissions, Stanford Alumni Association, schools and& academic departments. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Required Knowledge:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree and experience in higher education setting preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge, understanding and experience with Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander students and communities and an ability to conceptualize, create and implement relevant programming and advisement in this area. Student development knowledge and experience in student affairs or within higher education setting is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate students in a highly selective residential institution and ability to assist students in navigating this environment. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and gain support from a broad and diverse array of constituents, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, community members and visitors is essential. Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management. Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information. Strong leadership and strategic management skills. Demonstrated experience managing people. Knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender issues and sexual assault on college campuses and an ability to conceptualize, create, and implement relevant programming and advisement in this area. User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: Frequently sit, perform desk-­based computer tasks. Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. * Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORK STANDARDS: Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,
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About NACC: The mission of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is to create an environment of support for the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous Pacific Islander undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford, guided by the principle that students succeed where there is support for that success. NACC’s educational mission complements and enhances students’ learning and thriving at Stanford, based on active collaboration with academic and Student Affairs partners, alumni, and the tribal community beyond. NACC strives to foster adaptive learning and community- based learning models and experiences. The NACC implements leadership development, counseling, advising, mentoring, academic support, intellectual and cultural programming, professional guidance, and service to campus and community to promote a sense of belonging or community, student wellness, retention, graduation, and preparation for global citizenship. In addition to its educational mission, the NACC is a resource center and clearinghouse for Native issues, opportunities and programs to the campus community, potential students, families, scholars, tribal leaders, and other visitors. NACC staff are institutional border crossers who facilitate dialogues and strategic partnerships among multiple stakeholders. NACC is committed to meeting student needs and challenges through innovative programs, resource development and campus partnerships. It offers a range of services for both undergraduate and graduate students and has a solid reputation for nurturing student, faculty and staff initiatives. Programs and services of the Native American Cultural Center are aligned with the Aims of a Stanford Education and provide students with various opportunities to own knowledge, hone skills and competencies, cultivate personal and social responsibility and participate in adaptive learning. Experience a culture of excellence. Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Application Process:
CANDIDATES: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application, and address the following questions in your cover letter: What do you think are the most pressing needs and concerns facing Stanford’s Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous Pacific Islander students and communities at Stanford? How would you go about addressing those needs as the Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center? Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check. Job: Student Services Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs Schedule: Full-time Grade: K Job Code: 7507 To ensure an optimal online application experience: Use the latest version of a supported browser: Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Verify your computer has the latest version of: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Java. If you encounter issues with the application process, clear your internet browser cookies and cache. Alternatively, try to complete the application using a different machine.