Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center
Associate Dean and Director, Native American Cultural Center
Job Number: 76223
For full consideration, please apply by September 29, 2017.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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/.
Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Job: Student Services
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
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.