NAC Program Coordinator Native American Center Fort Lewis

NAC Program Coordinator
Native American Center
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College seeks a Program Coordinator for the Native American Center (NAC). The position is
grant-funded full-time exempt status for twelve months. The position will develop, coordinate, and assess
enhanced programming developed for retention of Native American students at Fort Lewis College. The
Program Coordinator reports to the Director of the Native American Center.
The Native American Center (NAC) fosters the academic success and personal development of
all who attend Fort Lewis College. We do this through academic, social, cultural, and spiritual
support. We promote diversity and inclusion at Fort Lewis College, in the local community, and
within the larger Four Corners area.
Enrichment 50%
 Develop, coordinate, and implement educational, social, cultural, and spiritual programing that
create opportunities for students to develop critical life skills and make balanced life choices;
 Collaborate with other campus programs, offices and academic departments;
 Develop and support programs that create and enhance cultural intelligence on campus and in the
surrounding community;
 Supervise programs outside of normal work hours.
Mentoring 25%
 Serve as advisor to selected Native American registered student organizations and provide
support for their programming and professional development;
 Have working knowledge of campus resources, policies, and procedures so as to serve as a
reliable and accurate source of information to current and prospective students and their families;
 Provide mentoring for individual students in social, personal, and cultural areas of concern;
 In collaboration with NAC staff, create a community among students and staff to enhance a
feeling of belonging.
Administrative 25%
 Assist the Director in developing policies and procedures, and long-term strategic planning for
the Center;
 Assist Director to maintain budget reports from grants to the NAC;
 Develop assessment tools and rubrics, using data and other sources of feedback (surveys, focus
groups, etc.), to coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of office services, programs,
staff, and specific learning outcomes;
 Prepare data reports and power point presentations as requested;
 Represent the NAC both on and off campus;
 Assist the Director in special projects as assigned;
 Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution;
One year’s work experience with college-aged students from diverse backgrounds;
Experience in developing programs to increase the retention of under-represented college students;
Experience with data collection and analysis in order to implement program assessment strategies;
Effective skills in written, oral and intercultural communication, collaboration, and administration;
Experience with public speaking and/or presentations;
Demonstrated cultural competency;
Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Publisher, Word) and Outlook; experience with word
processing, spreadsheets, databases and desktop publishing.
Master’s Degree or equivalent (Anthropology, NAIS, Sociology, History, or related humanities);
Two years’ experience working with college-aged students from diverse backgrounds;
Experience in developing programs to increase the retention of Native American students;
Experience with grant writing and grant funding monitoring;
Experience with academic systems such as BANNER, WebOPUS, Moodle, Canvas, Uachieve;
Experience developing programs to increase the retention of Native American college students.
Salary Range: $38,000 to $40,000 + full benefits based on experience and education. This position is
grant-funded; as such, it may or may not be funded in the future.
Application Procedure:
Email all application materials to:
Letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position and your ability
and willingness to carry out the duties of the position.
Names and contact information of three references.
Current résumé and copy of unofficial transcript.
NOTE: The person hired must provide official transcripts, and pass a background check for employment.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for
employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal
opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty,
and staff. People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.