The Coordinator of Cultural Programming has responsibility for day-to-day oversight, implementation, management, and delegation of tasks for Native American Student Success (NASS) cultural initiatives. The coordinator works with the NASS Director and Associate Directors to build connections and help coalesce activities across campus. They coordinate cultural programs such as the Visiting Elder, Scholar and Leaders in Residence including a focus on the inclusion of content addressing citizenship, tribal sovereignty, and skills for engaging respectfully with free speech and diverse viewpoints.
The position will increase the capacity of the NASS Associate Directors/Success Coaches to more closely focus on coaching students (including monitoring and supporting academic success and connecting students with existing social, cultural, academic and other support structures) by assuming program planning and coordination roles formerly held by these program leaders. The position will ensure that NASS social and cultural programs and their related program structures meet the needs of Native American students, are implemented using best practices, and are integrated into campus infrastructure for long-term sustainability. This is a 100%-time 8208A1, Administrative Associate 1 (Civil Service) appointment reporting to the NASS Associate Director.
Position Responsibilities include:
Manage or assist with NASS cultural programming initiatives and collaborating offices and programs. Participate in program planning and oversee program/project execution.
Coordinate, delegate, and institutionalize cultural programs initiatives with the NASS team and collaborators, e.g., Visiting Elder, Scholar and Leaders in Residence programs; campus multilingual signage project; NASS Extended Orientation for new students; First Nations residence hall programs; and cultural aspects of Dakota Iapi and Anishinaabemowin language programming. Ensure the inclusion of content including citizenship, tribal sovereignty, and skills for engaging respectfully with free speech and diverse viewpoints.
For assigned programs/projects, coordinate program plans, schedules, contracting, registration, and related communication. Develop communication and marketing plans to engage students, collaborators in Native American and Indigenous Studies; Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs collaborators; Student Affairs collaborators; and other campus programs, faculty, staff, and community partners. Identify and propose new venues to promote programs and expand their impact.
Assist the NASS Director and Associate Directors with developing and delivering faculty/staff professional development programs.
Identify vendors and negotiate business/services contracts.
Develop and oversee program budgets. Prepare budget summaries and financial reports.
Assist the project team with liaising with regional Native American communities.
Provide outreach to committees, boards, and visitors.
Assist with cultural program documentation and assessment. Identify program/project reporting needs and prepare internal and external reports.
The University of Minnesota Morris Native American Student Success (NASS) Program seeks a NASS Coordinator of Cultural Programming, This position is 12 month, 100% time, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, some night/weekend hours. This position is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions grant through September 2020. UMM intends to apply for future NASNTI funds. The qualifications are as follows:
Qualifications: The position requires a BA/BS degree and/or work experience to equal 4 years; experience with program planning and delivery; strong planning, organization, and communication skills; and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. A background similar to project participants, experience working with Native American students, and experience working with Native American communities is preferred.
Internal Number: 331468
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.