This is a grant-funded 100%, 12-month position housed on the NOC-Tonkawa campus for a five-year period beginning in FY 2016-2017 and ending in 2020-2021. This position will become absorbed by the institution beginning in Year 3 and will be retained by NOC post-grant period. The Native American Student Success Specialist (NASSS) will lead the development of the new Cultural Engagement Center, overseeing the development /pilots of student services and faculty development to be housed there.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES INCLUDE:
- Supervise Tutors and Tribal Leader/Faculty Coaches
- Lead establishment of Cultural Engagement Center, including renovation and equipping, in coordination with NOC IT and facilities staff
- Oversee development/pilots of tutoring and coaching for Native American students
- Facilitate professional development for NOC faculty/staff on strategies to support Native American student success
- Coordinate with NOC faculty/staff and Tribal Access Site Facilitators to integrate Cultural Engagement Center services within institutional/tribal center structures
- Assist in evaluation data collection/analysis
- Coordinate with project staff and NOC staff/faculty to ensure institutionalization of new initiatives
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily including learning and utilizing changing technology. The individual must preserve confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information; use independent judgment and initiative in the planning, organization, and performance of duties; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Initiative, creativity and teamwork are essential as well as strong organizational, management, customer service, and written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will be able to work well with students, faculty, administration, and staff members, as well as external stakeholders and supporters; work well under pressure; meet deadlines, and set priorities while maintaining professional relationships when dealing with individuals; he or she must also value the significance of collaborative inclusiveness with a diverse employee and student population. Subject to satisfactory Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure which includes a criminal background check. Hire is also contingent upon Federal agency approval. Weekend and evening work may be required with a flexible 40-hour work week schedule.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, push, lift, haul, pull, reach, carry, grasp, squat or stoop, bend and twist the body while performing essential duties, use hands to operate controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk or hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A minimum educational level of a Master’s degree in Education or related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in higher education distance instruction or services. Demonstrated expertise with Blackboard LMS and Civitas or comparable data management systems. Familiarity with best practices in distance education, Quality Matters preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with excellent leadership and communication skills. Experience working with disadvantaged, low-income, at-risk student preferred.
Applicants will need to submit an application which is available online at www.noc.edu/prospective-employee, a letter of application, a resume, Official college transcripts, and three letters of professional recommendation to Northern Oklahoma College, Human Resources, P. O. Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653. EEO