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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yale University Assistant Dean and Director of Native American Cultural Center Position

Yale University is pleased to announce a search for an Assistant Dean and Director for the university's Native American Cultural Center. The full-time three-year, renewable term appointment is designated to provide strategic direction for the work on the Native-American Cultural Center, and supervise its daily operation. Appointment to begin July 2010. Review of applications begins: January 19, 2010.

Yale University Assistant Dean and Director of Native American Cultural Center Position
STARS Requisition number 8572BR
Department Undergrad Affairs
Posting Position Title Director, Native American Cultural Center and Asst Dean, Yale College
Job Category Managerial & Professional
Work Week Standard - 37.5 hrs (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Position General Purpose
While reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs, provide strategic direction for the work of the Native-American Cultural Center, and supervise its daily operation. Serve on committees and lead various student and academic programs.
Anticipated start date: Negotiable, but we anticipate July 1, 2010 or thereafter. Review of applications to begin January 19, 2010. Three-year, renewable term appointment.
Essential Duties
1. Manage and oversee the Native-American Cultural Center in all its aspects.
2. Work collaboratively with members of the administration to define the appropriate identity for the Center and to plan for its support and nurture; with undergraduates in developing services, organizing activities and sponsoring events; and with Deans and faculty in academic and personal advising, counseling and guidance matters.
3. Work with the Dean of Admissions and his staff, and with the Dean of Freshman Affairs in admitting and aiding integration of Native-American students into the larger community.
4. Actively work with the Advisory Board to advise and provide support for the Center and its goals. Develop a long-term strategic plan for the Center.
5. Oversee the physical facilities of the Center. Hire, train and supervise student workers. Manage the budget for the Center and assist in seeking additional sources of support.
6. Work cooperatively with directors of cultural centers and other organizations to foster intergroup dialogue and enhance intercultural interactions.
7. Oversee programs in Yale College including serving on committees, chairing committees, running special projects, and working for the welfare of all Yale students.
8. Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
1. Master's Degree in a related field and four years of experience in academic administration or management.
Additional Education and Experience
1. Proven experience in working with students, faculty, academic administrator and community groups.
2. Preferred: PhD in related field.
Skills & Abilities 1. Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills.
2. Ability to work a schedule that is flexible and includes evenings and occasional weekends.
3. Ability to work independently as well as a committee member and a member of teams.
4. Strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
5. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with senior administrators, staff and faculty.
6. Ability to supervise a staff of professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students.
7. Strong leadership skills, and the ability to create and lead effective teams.
8. Budgeting and strategic planning skills.
9. General computer knowledge and working knowledge with a variety of software packages including Outlook, Word and Excel.
10. Knowledgeable about issues in the Native American communities and a commitment to translating these into a local academic context.
Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.