Program Associate, Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

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Job Description Summary:

Based in the College of Professional Studies (CPS), the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) has a mission to research, educate, and promote public awareness on issues of significance to Indigenous communities. As a part of AT&T CIPP, the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) and INSPIRE Pre-College Program (INSPIRE) steep Native American students in scholarship and service in order to return to their schools and communities with fresh perspectives and knowledge about the political process and community organizing skills. Together they work in partnership with CPS's Semester in Washington - Politics (SIW-P) program to provide immersive educational programming for students from around the country.
Since 2005, NAPLP has provided an opportunity for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study applied American politics in our nation's capital. The program offers up to nine credits in tuition and the opportunity to complete an internship in a congressional office, national tribal organization, or federal agency. This full scholarship program also provides housing and a stipend for books and living expenses.
Since 2013, INSPIRE has provided an opportunity for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school students to study politics and policy in Washington, DC and earn three college credits. This three-week summer program includes classroom and experiential learning. This full scholarship semester-long program provides tuition, housing, board, and transportation.
AT&T CIPP is seeking a Program Associate to provide day-to-day administration support for AT&T CIPP, NAPLP, INSPIRE and the SIW-P. INSPIRE duties include marketing INSPIRE including social media accounts (more than 10,000 followers) and administrative tasks required to house students and set up student accounts and planning networking events. NAPLP duties include marketing NAPLP including social media accounts (more than 4,000 followers), recruiting students, assisting in placing students in internship sites, and planning networking events for students. SIW-P duties include the administrative tasks required to schedule classes, register and enroll students, monitor information requests, and coordinate with CIPP educational activities.
The Program Associate reports to the Director of the CIPP. This position does not have direct reports, but may, schedule, train and supervise temporary or student workers. While the position is housed in Foggy Bottom, travel to the Mt. Vernon Campus for the INSPIRE program and around DC is required.

Responsibilities include:
Facilitate recruitment of students and maintain student files.

Make logistical arrangements for student travel, University housing, stipends and tuition awards/billing.

Provide administrative support for student move in, student orientations, scheduling guest speakers, networking, special events, and off-campus learning activities.

Cultivate relationships with internship placements, assist in coordination of student internship placements, assist students with resume and cover letter development and monitor and evaluate students' internship experience and performance at the midterm and end of term.

Elevate any student concerns or issues involving internships to the Director of CIPP. Maintain records of internship placements and prepare an end of term report on internships for the Director of CIPP.

Cultivate alumni network including coordination of connecting alumni mentor volunteers and students and maintenance of NAPLP and INSPIRE contact lists.

Facilitate mentorship program and activities including maintaining listing of interested alumni mentors and participants.

Collaborate in the production of written, visual, and multimedia content for AT&T CIPP, NAPLP, and INSPIRE, NAPLP by evaluating content against engagement numbers and use this information for future content schedules.

Use analytics tools (such as Facebook data, Google analytics, Twitter engagement) to measure content effectiveness.

Under general supervision manage and monitor SIWP/NAPLP website to reflect programmatic activities, including timely posting and creation of programmatic content and outreach.

Support photographer and videographer during SIWP/NAPLP events.

Assist with execution of digital media plan for marketing, recruitment, alumni relations, etc.

Coordinate event planning and implementation including budgeting, logistics, and evaluation.

Perform administrative functions such as record keeping, supplies, mailing lists, and digital files including photographs.

Maintain weekly inquiry/application activity logs and records.

Position performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Native American political, historical, policy, cultural, and societal issues.

Knowledge of advocacy organizations in Washington, DC including Native American organizations.

Experience working with Native American communities.

Experience with web design and input social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Strong verbal and written communication skills including a facility with social media.

Strong customer service skills.

Proficient computer skills and the ability to work on various contemporary hardware/software applications as they pertain to websites, social media, print publications, etc.

The ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse academic community, and the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Project management, organizational and time management skills; and attention to detail.

Typical Hiring Range $47,500 - $60,200 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: College of Professional Studies (CPS) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. with occasional nights and weekends Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007735 Job Open Date: 10/29/2018 Job Close Date: 11/19/2018 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Please describe your understanding of the workings of non-profit educational institutions and/or research and advocacy organizations?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Do you have experience with and knowledge about the political and cultural history of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian peoples and federal policies and political relations?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 10/30/2018
      Application Due: 11/20/2018
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