Director, Native American House (A1700364)

Champaign, IL
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Director, Native American House (NAH)

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Director of the Native American House (NAH). The NAH is responsible for improving and enhancing the campus environment and support networks for Native American students that contribute to their success. This position is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position within the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) which includes the Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Diversity and Social Justice Education, International Education Programs, La Casa Cultural Latina, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center, and the Women's Resources Center.

The successful candidate will be working on a campus with an academically talented and diverse student population, including 23 percent international students, 14 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students, and 8.7 percent Hispanic/Latino students.

Supervision: Direct supervision over all operations at the Native American House. Responsible for administering programming and services offered by the Center that advance the awareness of American Indian culture, encourage diversity and educate the greater community. Responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating full-time academic professional staff, graduate student staff and undergraduate student workers. Supervises one assistant director and one administrative assistant. Responsible for budget planning and oversight; delegation of tasks, conflict management, planning and goal setting, and program assessment.

Campus-Community Outreach: The Director must work collaboratively with other OIIR centers. Engage in significant collaboration with American Indian Studies (AIS) and other University offices (e.g. The Office of Admissions, alumni relations) and foster relationships with local, state and regional Native American community members and organizations. Serve as a resource person for students, faculty, staff and the community. Represent NAH/OIIR on campus-wide standing and ad-hoc committees.

Assessment and Evaluation: Conduct regular program evaluations and coordinate Center objectives with the Division of Student Affairs and University goals. Provide leadership in reviewing the mission and goals of NAH and creating a Center strategic plan consistent with OIIR's Strategic Plan. Coordinate the production of reports for internal and external units.

Programming: Develop collaborative working partnerships, specifically with experts in the areas of identity and diversity knowledge. Through these partnerships, establish and design innovative educational initiatives, services and programs related to Native American students and integrate the Center's educational and cultural activities with those provided by other campus units that support the increased enrollment and retention of Native American students. Develop and promote Native American alumni relations. Promote development activities, including grant writing and fundraising aimed at creating resources for Native American student programs and retention efforts.

Student Support: Hire, supervise, and evaluate student interns and recruit student volunteers for center-community outreach. Provide advocacy and support for students' concerns; provide information, referral, counsel and advice to individuals seeking assistance. Some evenings and weekends are required as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.


• Master's degree, preferably in counseling, college student personnel, higher education administration, social work or related field

• Five years' professional experience in student affairs, higher education administration, or with Native American community organizations

• Experience supervising professional staff members

• Experience coordinating cultural, social, educational, and/or social justice programs

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience developing, analyzing, interpreting and assessing quantitative and qualitative data for clear, informed decision making


• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with Native American constituencies
  • Consensus building and decision making abilities in the face of ambiguity or conflicting opinion

• Professional experience advising and creating leadership development opportunities for students and/or student organizations

• Experience in facility management and/or facility development

• Experience in fundraising and working with alumni and constituents

• Experience developing community and public engagement programs and public speaking

• Experience in marketing and communications (e.g., electronic newsletters, websites, and social media)

Salary and Appointment Status: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time (100%), benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month basis. Proposed starting date is September 5, 2017. For full consideration, candidates should complete an online application at and upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references prior to the application deadline July 12, 2017. Review of applications will start immediately; however, no hiring decision will be made before the application deadline.

For additional information regarding the application process, contact:

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

Phone: 217-333-1300


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Director, Native American House (A1700364)
Open Date: 06/14/2017
Close Date: 07/12/2017
Organization Name: Native American House


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