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Coordinator of Indigenous Student Support & Wellness

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Coordinator of Indigenous Student Support & Wellness
Official Title: Student Services Program Manager I
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $45,000 - $50,850
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term-Renewable
Position Summary:

The Coordinator of Indigenous Student Support & Wellness reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) of the Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence (ASIE) and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). This position's primary purpose is to support Indigenous students (Indigenous to the Americas, but particularly Wisconsin) at UW Oshkosh through the provisions of academic support, cultural consultation, outreach, programming, and advocacy. A thorough and nuanced understanding must inform this work focused on the Indigenous students' unique lived experiences, particularly in white-dominated institutional spaces. Understanding the impact of racial trauma, anti-Indigeneity, Indigenous identity development including Two-Spirit and intersecting identities, intergenerational trauma, and settler colonialism, will be critical to success in this position.

 

Additionally, the position will provide personal, cultural, academic, and financial aid advisement to Indigenous students. The position will provide Indigenous students with outreach to tribal higher education programs to enhance support, coordinate tutoring and study groups with the Center for Academic Resources (CAR) and serve as an advocate and liaison with university staff and faculty. This position will create and maintain an advisory council and communication network at UWO that reviews Indigenous students' needs while maintaining collaboration to enhance support services, including traveling time to off-campus locations. Further, this position will evaluate retention services and provide leadership regarding Indigenous students' status to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer.

Responsibilities

Academic Support (35%)

a. Evaluate retention services and provide leadership regarding Indigenous students' status to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer and other duties outlined by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer. a) Coordinate tutoring and study groups for Indigenous students with the Center for Academic Resources (CAR). b) Coordinate Academic Retention Interventions with other departments in ASIE c) Collaborate with the Indigenous Studies Committee. b. Provide personal, cultural, academic, and financial aid advisement to Indigenous students. a) Coordinate with Financial Aid to assist Indigenous students with financial aid issues; b) Identify the appropriate services to support students academically; c) Coordinate with Student Support Services when there are shared student(s); d) Offer support and opportunities for collaboration to the Intertribal Student Council (ITSC); e) Coordinate activities as it relates to Indigenous culture; f) Refer/coordinate students other departments and programs across campus.

Individual and Community Relationship Building (35%)

a. Develop an advisory council and communication network to review Indigenous students' needs while maintaining collaboration to enhance support services, including travel time to off-campus locations. b. Serve as an advocate and liaison for Indigenous students with university staff and faculty: a) Meet with faculty to discuss individual student academic and nonacademic challenges; b) Coordinate Indigenous events/services with the University community; c) When appropriate assist faculty with cultural engagement in their classrooms. c. Provide outreach to tribal higher education programs to enhance support for Indigenous students a) Maintain face-to-face relationships within Indigenous communities and with student families; b) Coordinate with Admissions staff to represent UW Oshkosh at college fairs and higher education forums; c) Develop and implement a native alumni program to support Indigenous students; d) Connect and serve as an advocate for the Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC).

Wellness, Outreach & Training (30%)

a. Provide culturally responsive and identity-informed individual (including group and single session) support to students, prioritizing Indigenous students' intervention provisions. b. Act as a liaison and referral source for students who feel culturally excluded from other wellness and mental health services on campus. c. Provide workshops, outreach, programs, liaison, and teaching activities that explicitly center the care and holistic wellness of Indigenous students. d. Provide training and supervision for interns and practicum students, such as co-leading circles or community groups. Provide culturally responsive and identity-informed space for the campus community, primarily to Indigenous students.

Qualifications  
Required:

• Bachelor's degree
• Experience consulting/liaising with campus and/or community partners serving Indigenous populations
• Experience providing outreach programming focused on the holistic wellness needs of American Indian/Indigenous people
• Effective communication skills, both intracultural and cross-cultural
• Experience leading circles and/or community building groups
• Awareness of contemporary Indigenous issues and the importance of the complex history of Indigenous peoples.

•Knowledge of Indigenous history, culture, and contemporary issues.

•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred:

• Master of Social Work, Master of Counseling, or a related field
• Experience with Indigenous post-secondary students and with tribal higher education programs, schools, communities, and landscapes
• Knowledge or lived experience of the Tribal Nations in Wisconsin
• Experience in a university student services environment
• Two years of experience providing wellness services to Indigenous clients
• Ability to communicate and apply knowledge of the mental health impacts of systemic racism on Indigenous people
• Strong commitment and demonstrated ability to enact social justice principles; dismantling racism and navigate layers of identity experienced by Indigenous students, including but not limited to connection to ancestral land, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, class, and nationality
• Demonstrated ability to consult with multiple stakeholders and clients' families regarding students' mental health needs

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at recruitment@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by June 20, 2021, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact afaction@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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