San Bernardino, CA
5 - 7 years
Posted 100 days ago
The Director of Tribal Relations will lead communication, engagement opportunities and special project alliances for California State University, San Bernardino and all federally and/or state recognized tribal nations in California. The position serves as the primary contact and resource on all tribal issues, providing leadership to enhance, develop and create progressive and enriched institutional partnerships and collaborations with tribal governments and various tribal entities.
The position will be responsible for creating a vision for the advancement and the success of Native American students attending CSUSB. Incumbent also will be responsible for developing a 5- and 10-year plan for enhancement of our programs and policies, as well as, oversee the planning and development of educationally-focused relationships, providing expertise for university and tribal issues while providing guidance and assistance to the President and other university administrators. The position will work toward the inclusion of Native American issues on campus ensuring representation at conversations and actions related to the diversity issues of the University. This position also will work closely with the faculty and staff in order to better support Native American students attending CSUSB.
This position includes a combination of project support and administrative skills, which requires a high degree of organization, initiative, good judgment, as well as the social and professional etiquette required when communicating with tribal leadership statewide. Skill is required in both oral and written communications. Computer proficiency is essential. The person must be able to handle multiple projects and to work as a team member, communicating effectively with work colleagues.
This position represents the campus at events throughout local tribal communities including attendance at education-related meetings. The incumbent also represents the university at regional, statewide, and national Indian education events, requiring evening and weekend hours.
This person will report to the Office of the President.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
In close consultation and collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Admission and Student Recruitment, manage a staff of two full-time Native American admissions outreach/recruitment professionals, focused on educating tribal communities statewide on the advantages and expectations associated with baccalaureate degree attainment.
Work closely with tribal communities, the Division of Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs on opportunities and programs that would increase native student enrollment, helping to navigate those internal bureaucracies that have historically inhibited greater matriculation to CSUSB.
Serve as CSUSB's primary liaison and conduit with tribal nations, strengthening the identity of the university as a national leader in tribal engagement and partnerships.
Serve as CSUSB's representative to all CSU tribal related initiatives.
Research, summarize, and analyze information, compile data to prepare special and recurring reports containing specialized or sensitive information following general direction, select relevant information from a variety of sources.
Plan and arrange events, conferences or meetings under general guidance of the Office of the President, that advance tribal cultural/educational opportunities so as to build greater relationships with tribal nations.
In collaboration with the Office of Strategic Communication, develop consistent communication tools (i.e. newsletters) that keep tribal leadership current on the events and activities of the university.
Collaborate with the CSUSB First People's Center.
Provide counsel and support the San Manuel Student Union (SMSU) for CSUSB's annual hosting of the San Manuel Pow Wow.
Provide advocacy support in collaboration with Tribal Colleges and Universities at the federal level.
In consultation with the Director of Executive Affairs and other members of the President's Cabinet, create opportunities for the President to engage with tribal leaders to build and advance relationships.
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited higher education institution in a field appropriate to area of assignment.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience working collaboratively with First People, Native American organizations and students. In addition, experience in outreach and enrollment initiatives promoting First People, Native American university attendance and degree completion.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a designated position under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Drivers Training course.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This is considered a sensitive position. As a result, current CSUSB employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSUSB within the past 12 months. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
Ability to work effectively with tribal education departments.
Must be able to work both independently and as a part of a team to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.
High level of attention to detail.
Excellent communication (written and oral), customer service, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create personal relationships on all levels.
Strong organizational skills with "hands on" attitude, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple events, projects, and activities at the same time.
Experience coordinating events and meetings.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of standard office policies and procedures.
Knowledge and skill using personal computers and business office software packages such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Attention to Detail
Skill in English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Master's degree from an accredited higher education institution in a field appropriate to area of assignment.
Experience working with a wide range of government constituents and national tribal organizations.
Ability to communicate in a tribal language.
Preference will be given to candidates who currently have active relationships with regional tribal communities.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)