Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center

Location
Stanford
Posted
Sep 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center

Job Number:
76223

If you are ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect within the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander students 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 Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.


JOB PURPOSE: The Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is the chief administrator for NACC at Stanford. The Director provides strategy, vision and direction regarding issues and objectives impacting NACC as part of the student services/affairs organization. Primary responsibilities include strategic planning and assessment and conceptualizing and implementing policies, professional services, resources and programs that address identified concerns and needs of the community. The Associate Dean and Director must also be attuned to the dynamics between the individual, the institution, and the home environment of students.

Liaise with senior management and cross functional areas and schools to implement this vision and strategy. The Associate Dean and Director of the NACC is the primary conduit between and among university offices and departments with particular attention to the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander community, both undergraduate and graduate. Manage the work of other employees, including managers.

CORE DUTIES:
  • Manage the work of managers and other employees, processes, and projects, to implement the strategic goals of the unit, department, or school. Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels.
    • Supervise the Center's two professional and, in conjunction with the Associate Directors, the student staff
    • Responsible for hiring, training, goal setting, performance management/reviews, compensation planning, and terminations.
  • 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.
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues with universitywide 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.
  • Provide strategic direction for and manage the Center, including forecasting, planning, and managing program budgets.
    • Develop, implement and manage long-range budget and strategic plans;
  • Develop, analyze, measure effectiveness and oversee programs and tools for delivery of student services or programs.
    • Provide individual advising to students on issues that include academics, career paths, internships, conflict resolution and personal matters.
    • Conceptualize, develop and implement quality student programs designed to promote student's educational, social, cultural and leadership goals.
    • Advise and train students and student organizations in event planning, organizational development and conflict resolution.
  • Review exceptions to university, program or unit policies and procedures, settle grievances.
  • Manage the direction of internal administrative policy development for programs and operations. May serve as senior advisor to dean 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.
  • Lead university or schoolwide initiatives and campaigns develop long range planning and policy development.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate and recommend the technological needs and effectiveness for delivery of student programs and services
  • Identify, manage relationships, and negotiate with external and internal partners.
    • Collaborate with other community centers, programs and departments to develop and implement multicultural student leadership training.
    • 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 & First Generation, Admissions, Stanford Alumni Association, schools & academic departments.
    • Maintain communication and collaborations with faculty, staff, alumni and other programs. Involve them in center programming; assist in making connections with students.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting preferred. Education & Experience:

  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently sit, perform deskbased 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
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 Pacific Island undergraduate and graduate student population 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.

Leadership development, counseling, advising, mentoring, academic support, intellectual and cultural programming, professional guidance, and service to campus and community are all venues to promote a sense of belonging or community, student wellness, retention, graduation, and preparation for global citizenship.

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 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.
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.



Job: Student Services

Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

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.






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