Job Number 22426691 Full/Part Time Full Time Schedule 8AM - 5PM Salary $61,600 - $121,200
Under the general direction of the Director of the California Center for Native Nations (CCNN or the Center), the Tribal Liaison/Center Coordinator/Associate Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center, which serves as an interdisciplinary research center based in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, UC Riverside. This high profile position has both external and internal-facing leadership responsibilities. This person will be experienced and culturally competent in building relationships with tribal nations and will serve as a liaison between the CCNN and representatives of tribal nations nearby, throughout California, and beyond. The successful candidate must possess the ability to effectively represent and advocate on behalf of UCR Native American Studies, Indigenous communities and CCNN-affiliated faculty. The Coordinator will also liaise with the campus Native Student Programs and academic units to engage with and respond to the needs and interests of the Native undergraduate and graduate student communities (i.e., including those of American Indian, Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, and other Indigenous descent). References will be requested including tribal references.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's Degree in American Indian/Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration or a related field.
4 - 7 years of related experience.
Minimum 5 years of experience working with Native American students or Native American studies faculty in higher education.
Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and/or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees. Interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. Knowledge of a variety of administrative operations activities such as events planning, basic fundraising processes, risk management planning, website design, accounting and payroll, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Strong skills in short term planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service. Knowledge of tribal protocols, cultures, histories, sovereignty, and government relations, particularly for California Native nations, but also for American Indian/Native American and First Nations communities as a whole. Demonstrated ability in securing grants and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) development.
Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. Advanced knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and/or personnel management.
Ability to communicate across cultural lines to include interpretation of research and policy between UCR/CCNN and tribal governments.
Analytical ability to interpret and translate CCNN research outcomes to general public and to Native community partners.
Excellent presentation skills and experience delivering (policy level) briefings.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.