Student Success and Idaho Tribal Relations Coordinator

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Customer Service, Academic Programs, Education and Training

About Us: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Provide intentional academic and holistic support to current and prospective American Indian students in accordance with the institution’s commitment to American Indian student success as outlined in the State Board of Education’s Idaho Indian Education Committee strategic plan, and recommended by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This position advocates for the cultural, social, and academic needs of American Indian students who are affiliated with, or members of a federally or state recognized Native American tribe, and upholds the fundamental tenets of tribal sovereignty. This position will provide proactive academic support and offer mentorship for American Indian students aiding them in overcoming barriers related to transition and educational goals. The coordinator will assist with the development of a culture of student support for American Indian students and support Boise State in developing and maintaining relationships with community and tribal representatives. This coordinator will support orientation programs for all incoming students, while functioning as a valued advocate for Idaho’s American Indian Students. As a critical member of the NSS team, this position will contribute to the ongoing centering of marginalized students in the designing of new student services.

Department Overview:

New Student Programs makes the transition to Boise State less stressful and complicated for students and their families by creating connections, providing important information, and assisting with the navigation of university processes through comprehensive orientation and transition programming. We create and implement orientation, transition and ongoing engagement programs for new students and their families.

Level Scope:

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Essential Functions:

Student Success and Idaho Tribal Relations Coordinator must:

Mentorship: Actively mentor and support students in their academic pursuits, personal development, and engagement as campus leaders if they choose. Provide direct case management support to students with tribal affiliation.
o Employ student development theory, cultural values and understanding in the support and development of students.
o Support BroncoBridge community development
o Advise appropriate and relevant student organizations and serve as a conduit between student and campus leadership.
o Connect students with resources such as advising, counseling, educational access services, financial aid, career services, etc.
o Participate in, and promote student engagement in community building and leadership opportunities.
o Engage empirical research and establish best practices in student support.

Outreach; coordinate with local tribes, organizations, grant programs, and the general community to facilitate activities and student support programs that sustain a culture of student success and intercultural dialogue and understanding.
o Maintain relationships with relevant campus partners
o Provide proactive outreach to American Indian and other underrepresented populations through participation in campus and local events and direct outreach through phone calls, email, and community visits.
o Advise appropriate and relevant student organizations and serve as a conduit between student and campus leadership.

Provide coordination support for orientation programs for all incoming students, while functioning as a valued advocate for Idaho’s American Indian Students.
o Contribute to the visioning and execution of annual orientation programming for students
o Support the planning and execution of student trainings.
o Provide relational and developmental support (orientation coordinators).
o Coordinate with Campus Services as dictated by the Asst. Director.
o Coordinate with affinity group partners meant to establish community at the point of orientation but continued through fall

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Ability to lead and work collaboratively with others; strong relationship builder and developer.
• Ability to professionally represent Boise State University
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills and good attention to detail
• Experience with developing programming, training, and learning environments with the goal of enhancing intercultural dialogue and understanding.
• Demonstrated skills in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student staff and ability to create inclusive programs and work environment
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to effectively develop publication materials (both print and electronic), manage office websites, online reservation system, all Microsoft Office programs, select Mac software, and other programs as needed.
• A demonstrated understanding of tribal sovereignty, tribal relations, and American Indian student success.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree College Student Personnel, Student Development, Student Leadership, Counseling, Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration, Indigenous Studies or Tribal Relations or related field.

1-2 years experience

Existing working relationships and/or direct work experience with one or more of the five federally recognized tribes in Idaho
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $41,225.60 - $43,513.60. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

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