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Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement invites applications for a Director of Native American and Tribal Programs position. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position located in Corvallis, OR with the potential to work from another location within Oregon.
This Director of Native American and Tribal Programs will be a team member of the OSU’s Division of Extension and Engagement (Division). As a member of the Division, this position will have the opportunity to cross collaborate with a variety of Extension programs to meet the needs of the Native American/Alaska Native communities in Oregon. Housed in OSU Open Campus, a unit within the Division, this position will have statewide responsibilities. This position will report to the Associate Vice Provost for Partnership.
Due to systemic racism in government policies, such as relocation and termination of tribes, and the boarding school era, and many other factors have contributed to Native American/Alaska Native students facing significantly lower graduation rates (67.7% compared to 80% for the general population – *Oregon Indian Education Association, OIEA). Native American/Alaska Native students are overrepresented in disciplinary action and special education programming. A lack of representation of Native American/Alaska Native teachers and staff, lack of understanding of tribal history, and culture in higher education institutions compound the disparity. As a result of these issues, the need for dedicated culturally responsive programing to engage Native American/Alaska Native students and families in post-secondary education pathways is urgent.
There are a variety of Tribal and Native American/Alaska Native entities, communities, governments and educational partners that this position will need to develop strong collaborative relationships with, both within OSU and statewide entities to co-create culturally-relevant programming to serve the needs of Native American/Alaska Native and Tribal communities statewide.
The Director of Native American and Tribal Programs will provide leadership for curriculum development, scholarship, research, and data gathering in relation to Native American/Alaska Native and Tribal inclusion and traditional knowledge consideration in the educational programming and services of OSU’s Extension and Engagement. This position serves on the OSU Open Campus leadership team to advance and sustain its mission of providing local access to education through community-based partnerships and culturally-relevant programming to help meet the needs of Native American/Alaska Native Oregon communities.
About OSU’s Division of Extension and Engagement:
The Division of Extension and Engagement is core to Oregon State University’s mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu.
OSU’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations.
OSU’s Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
OSU Moving Forward Together
The Director of Native American and Tribal Programs will ensure the commitment of the University to a collaborative and inclusive community in all interactions and duties performed while fostering a welcoming and respectful workplace culture.
50% – Program Development and Leadership
40% – Administrative Leadership for New Beginnings for Tribal Students (NBTS) and other program development
10% – Service
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!
Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.
• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about
Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.
Total Rewards Package:
Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
To review posting and apply, go to: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/143075. Apply to posting #P07275UF. Closes 9/26/2023. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.