Washington State University Native American Outreach Health Sciences Coordinator in Pullman, Washington
Summary of Duties
The Native American Outreach Health Sciences Coordinator is responsible for the outreach, pathways, and visitation programs of Native Americans for the Health Sciences programs. Plans and implements new and existing programs to bring attention to the various Health Sciences programs. Works with tribal communities to present WSU Health Sciences to future students. Will identify and develop relationships with potential students and encourage family involvement. Plans age/group appropriate visitation programs. Attends and presents information to tribal communities at various venues located in the region. Creates and develops marketing and communications plans.
This position provides admissions advising/counseling to Native American students and parents and supports incoming and current students.
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
Recruitment, Outreach and Visitation – 45%
Coordinates, further develops, implements, assesses, evaluates, and reports upon the Na’ha’shnee summer institute program.
Serves as the Native American Outreach representative for WSU Health Sciences | Spokane student recruitment for Health Sciences. Coordinates the recruitment efforts of Native Americans for each of the Colleges on the Spokane campus.
Organizes and participates in recruitment programs for Native American middle school, high school, community or tribal colleges, undergraduate, and re-entry students interested in undergraduate and graduate health sciences degrees.
Initiates, coordinates, and implements various programs and services to support and facilitate existing Native American WSU students, community college students, college transfers, and college graduates in applying to WSU Spokane health sciences programs and in their successful transfer to campus.
Collaborates with the Colleges and tribal communities, to create visitation programs that will excite young student to consider a future education in the health sciences.
Assists the Native American Health Sciences Program Director in developing a strategic plan for Native American outreach and pathway programs responsive to the tribes in the region and regional urban Native American students establishing a visitation program for middle and high school students interested in health science programs.
Develops, implements, assesses, and evaluates programs and services for Native American programs
Participates in tribal and urban Native American community events to build WSU’s contacts and relationships in Native communities,
Collaborates with other WSU campus locations to ensure that recruiting efforts are not being duplicated or are interfering with other recruitment efforts. Builds relationships with other campus locations and shares recruiting ideas and programs that have been successful for Native Americans.
Establishes and maintains close working relationships with a variety of student affairs, enrollment, and academic faculty and staff who work directly with students.
Develops and cultivates relationships with key area community college personnel, area college/universities, high school counselors/teachers, career specialists, and community programs such as Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA).
Develops and cultivates relationships with key Native American club advisers and/or counselors in Native American programs in area community colleges and area college/universities.
Develops and cultivates relationships with Native American alumni and other useful contacts.
Student/Participant Monitoring and Student Retention – 25% Maintains current databases of current Native American health science students, alumni, tribal contacts, school contacts, professional networks, potential students, and the Native American Health Sciences Tribal Advisory Board.
Tracks students participating in early outreach and pathway programs from first contact through recruitment process, and post-graduation.
Collaborates with programs across the WSU system to work with Native American students in pre-health majors.
Organizes retention activities and programs focused on Native American students and strengthening student community.
Collaborates with the Student Diversity Center to organizes diversity and educational activities and events on campus to enhance the campus climate for retention.
Disseminates information on Health Sciences and Native American Health Science activities to students and other groups.
Strategic Planning and Leadership – 15% Works with the Native American Health Sciences Program Director in the planning and implementation of a strategic outreach and pathways plan.
Develops admissions programming to present information at various venues about academic, career, and financial aid opportunities on our campus to future students.
Researches and writes grants and reports related to Native American outreach, pathway programs, to include Na’ha’shnee.
Develops recruitment presentation to be used in high schools, community colleges, and tribal and urban Native American community events communities and other venues as needed.
Serves on committees as requested and assigned.
Administers, promotes and evaluates local recruiting fairs and college visits specifically focusing on Native Americans.
Schedules high school and community college visits and other events. Follow up on questions, phone calls, travel logs, and emails.
Collaborates with staff, faculty, and current students in all academic programs to promote, implement, and evaluate campus programs and services for prospective Native American students. Programs include campus visitation events, counselor/teacher events, various workshops, diversity committees, and group and individual campus visits.
Collaborates with Student Affairs staff to maintain current information to share with students, and to plan recruitment procedures, and retention programs.
Student Advising/Counseling – 10% Advises high school students regarding educational opportunities for Health Sciences academic programs. Inform students of WSU and WSUS resources. Make referrals as needed.
Advises community college transfer students regarding transferable courses. Inform students of WSUS resources. Make referrals as needed.
Advises college graduates regarding requirements and additional course work if any. Inform students of WSUS resources. Make referrals as needed.
Advises students regarding scholarship and load repayment options.
Other – 5%
Perform other duties as required.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a “highest research activity” institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.
Washington State University Spokane
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, who welcomed its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.
Spokane is the second largest city in Washington State and the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience speaking in front of large groups.
Demonstrated experience in program planning and administration.
Experience with MS Office Suite, including Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, and Internet.
Must have or be able to obtain a valid unrestricted driver’s license at time of hire.
Ability to travel and to work some weekends and evenings.
Master’s degree in related field.
Demonstrated experience and involvement in successfully working and communicating with Native American/Alaska Native populations.
Knowledge of tribal community educational needs.
Experience with student information systems.
Knowledge of student recruitment and college admissions.
Knowledge of admissions procedures, academic programs, financial aid and scholarships.
Knowledge of Washington State University programs, policies and procedures.
Experience with event planning/programs for student organizations.
Experience with marketing and communications.
Will this position require a background check?
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check
Posting Detail Information
Special Instructions to Applicants
At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume. Within the online application, please include contact information for at least three professional (3) references. Screening of applications will begin on February 4, 2019.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
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Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
University Title: Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
Working Title: Native American Outreach Health Sciences Coordinator
College/Area: WSU Spokane
Department: WSUS Administration
Department Link: WSU Spokane
Position Number: 118648
Hiring Unit: WSU Spokane Chancellor's Office
Work Location: Spokane
Zip Code: 99210
This position is in a Bargaining Unit: No
Appointment Status: Permanent
Job Appointment (FTE%): 100%
Position Term in Months: 12
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Open Date: 01/10/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Posting Number: 20134920P