Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check.
This position is covered by the Public School Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Required Ability: to participate in evening and weekend events and multi-day recruitment trips, which will require a valid Driver s License and clean driving record;
Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment
Bachelor s degree in a relevant academic field, which could include any discipline in the social sciences, Native American studies or related, Education, or Finance (or related).
Relevant experience, such as working in higher education in disadvantaged or underrepresented college and/or high school students; work experience in minority affairs, minority achievement, retention, college preparatory programs, recruitment, and student advising; or other relevant experience;
Advanced computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Apple and other applications and technologies necessary for data access/retrieval and communications; experience with Excel spreadsheets and developing databases is required.
Understanding of Native American and Indigenous cultures, and the ability to work with culturally and economically diverse populations, including first generation students.
Knowledge and abilities, to include: Knowledge of high school to college transition Ability to generate ideas for new and modified first-year transition and retention programs for upperclassmen. Ability to skillfully work with and engage campus constituents with a wide range of understanding, in working with American Indian and Indigenous students and their families (position will have contact with faculty, staff, and administrators); Ability to work effectively with campus service units to disseminate information and encourage dialogue to improve cultural awareness;
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preference may be given to candidates with courses in Native American Studies, Counseling, Higher Education, or Student Affairs.
Other preferred qualifications include:
Masters in Higher Education or Counseling, Native American/Indigenous Studies or other related areas specific to working with students of American Indian/Indigenous descent and first generation populations.
Teaching experience or presentation/workshop planning, design, development and implementation.
Work experience with students of American Indian descent, individuals of all ages and their families;
Direct experience working with, developing or coordinating retention initiative or related work;
Direct experience or familiarity with grant writing
Other Skills and Abilities
Be student-centered and have a strong sense of responsibility for student success;
Be detail-orientated and organized;
Have strong prioritization, time management, and follow-through skills;
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, pay attention to detail and produce desired results;
Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner both orally and in writing;
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
Ability to take direction and possess the ability to work independently under general supervision to meet the needs of program;
Ability to collect data and produce reports based on data
Work Schedule Type Regular Work Schedule
M-F 8am 5pm, some weeknights and weekends required
Posting Date 07/03/2019 Open Until Further Notice Yes Closing Date Screening to Begin 07/16/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online application portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, contact Lori Livingstone at (509) ###-####.
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the qualifications (required and preferred if applicable). It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list within the body of your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications.
3. Please attach a list of professional references to include their names, titles, organization names, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
4. Transcripts please attach your undergraduate transcripts to the link for Transcripts.
5. Diversity Response As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.
Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date, such as once we have identified interview candidates.
Application Types Accepted Application Job Duties % of Time 30 Responsibility / Duty
Plan methods and strategies for recruiting Native American and Indigenous students to EWU, and coordinate recruitment activities.
Conduct recruitment visits to both public and tribal high schools, community colleges and other resources and maintain cooperative relationships with high school and tribal counselors and community and tribal based organizations and agencies.
Maintain contact with prospective students, parents, guardians, school personnel, etc.; refer prospective students to student services (advising, admissions, etc.) as appropriate.
Provide information to prospective students on processes and policies relating to application, admissions, financial aid, including Native specific funding, and academic policies; monitor admissions and financial aid process for Native American and Indigenous students, identify issues; take steps or make referrals to resolve.
Develop and administer program scholarships in collaboration with the office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the University Foundations Office.
Attend evening and weekend events, and programs as needed.
Work in partnership with the Office of Admission and Admissions Advisors concerning admissions of students of American Indian descent
Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties % of Time 40 Responsibility / Duty
Oversee and maintain American Indian Studies academic support programs such as tutoring
Develop procedures and approach for providing individualized culturally specific counseling services.
Coordinate mentoring and retention efforts; provide academic, career, and personal counseling to students; advise on academics, policies, course selection, degree, major, grad requirements, grants, scholarships, internships.
Advocate and mentor students: Meet regularly with students and provide academic, emotional and cultural support
Monitor and track student academic progress
Be familiar with College resources such as tutorial programs and writing centers that support students.
Work with alumni groups as part of retention
Analyze reasons and contributing factors for why Native American and Indigenous students are not retained; develop reports and proposals on retention.
Develop and provide workshops on issues that contribute to retention.
Maintain information on careers, professional occupations, internships and community social services agencies for use by students.
Advise and assist AISP Director and others as appropriate on matters relating to issues and concerns of students or pertaining to department; advise student organizations.
Assist American Indian Studies faculty in supporting American Indian Race & Culture Studies majors
Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties % of Time 30 Responsibility / Duty
Administrative Programmatic Activities
Collect and analyze data related to prospective students; prepare and disseminate reports.
Collect and analyze data related to student success measures, including student persistence and retention rates; prepare and disseminate reports.
Analyze results of retention strategies and activities, and prepare reports and contribute to departmental reports as required
Create and disseminate marketing materials-brochures, advertisements, and recruitment literature.
Develop relationships with student affairs staff, faculty and administrators from the Colleges and become familiar with student policies and academic standards;
Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with guidance counselors, community organizations and agencies, and other key influencers
Represent the American Indian Studies Program and EWU, participate in networks, conference tours, and community activities focusing on recruitment of Native American and Indigenous students.
Plan strategies and approach for accomplishing departmental goals and objectives; assist program Director with program activities, services, events, research, fund raising, alumni activities, and administrative activities.
Contribute to or assist with quarterly newsletter, correspondence, website, articles, news releases, public service announcements, brochures, fliers.
Develop and maintain contacts with tribal, Native focused, and other local and regional constituents; inform about program activities.
Conduct outreach activities; participate in events; serve as program liaison; disseminate program information; represent American Indian Studies program, Race & Culture Studies major and EWU at local, regional, national conferences and other types of events.
Develop workshops for faculty and staff to develop cultural understanding of American Indian students and their experiences
Conduct workshops/presentation about College success, American Indian Studies, Race & Culture major and other issues related to encouraging college access and preparation at local high schools, churches, community colleges, community organizations and other venues
Make other professional contributions through presentations and participation in local and regional venues and conferences
Collaborate with instructional faculty and staff in all subjects and skills to make learning more effective for American Indian students by incorporating American Indian relevant content and pedagogy and performance styles of diverse students into the general education curriculum
Expected to be familiar with current research and trends in higher education specifically as it relates to the success of students of American Indian descent, specifically American Indian student
Serve as liaison to various constituent groups relative to first-year programs & activities and retention such as Residence Services, Community Engagement, Alumni Advancement, and academic colleges, schools and departments
May develop, plan and teach College Success & First Year Experience courses provided educational degrees are met and unit offering the course approves
Essential Function Indicator Yes Associated topics: enrollment, officer, public safety officer, registrar specialist, safety officer i, safety officer ii, safety officer iii, student assistant, support staff, transfer
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.