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    Mansel A Nelson Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 928-523-1275 Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu Begin forwarded
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 21, 2013

      Mansel A Nelson
      Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education Outreach

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      From: Harvard University Native American Program <hunap@...>
      Date: March 20, 2013, 1:09:50 PM MST
      To: "'hunap-opportunities@...'" <hunap-opportunities@...>
      Subject: [Hunap-opportunities] HUNAP Opportunities March 20, 2013

      OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

      This is the March 18, 2013 Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

       Opportunities Table of Contents (New- use Ctrl+Click to go directly to one section)

      I.                Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

      II.             Employment Opportunities

      III.          Research

      IV.           Call for Papers

      V.              Conferences

      VI.           Powwows

      VII.         Internship/Fellowship

      VIII.      Scholarships/Grants

      IX.           Miscellaneous


      Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter



      Current campus culture. Includes news, events, and announcements about what is happening on the Harvard Campus.


      HUNAP Twitter:

      Up to date  announcements for scholarships, fellowships, conferences and employment opportunities from across Indian Country.





      New Opportunity!


      Employment Opportunity Announcement


      Employer: Peace Corps

      Title: Information Technology Specialist

      Location: Washington, Dist of Columbia

      Salary Range: Min: $53,350 - $119,327

      Application Deadline: 03/21/2013


      Job Description:

      This position is in the Operations group within the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Peace Corps. Our Domestic Infrastructure systems are located in the Agency's onsite data center, and are the hub of the network which connects all our sites -- providing core infrastructure services such as network authentication, email, mobile device support, storage, web services, and a wide range of enterprise databases and applications. The IT Specialist role entails providing on-site business-day support of the Peace Corps HQ windows and Linux Systems including, System Administration, patching, performing backups, and disaster recovery operations. Other duties include monitoring of server uptime, performance of routine operational maintenance procedures, completion of daily operational checklists, tier-one troubleshooting and incident escalation, and providing additional as-needed support to the Infrastructure Operations, Engineering, and Deskside Support teams. Coordinates system operation/maintenance efforts. Determines the actions required of various units that must contribute to the operation and maintenance of the broadcasting system. Establishes coordinated schedules and milestones for the operation and maintenance functions. Sets up, operates, and monitors computer systems and peripheral equipment such as printers, tape drives, scanners, and external modems.

      -Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
      -Ability to communicate in writing.
      -Ability to plan and execute work.
      -Knowledge of computer hardware/software technologies.
      -Knowledge of computer languages, utilities, machines, and access methods.
      -Knowledge of electronic analog and/or digital communications systems.
      -Knowledge of the techniques and theories characteristic of electronics.
      -Knowledge of basic electronics theory and operating principles.
      -Attention to Detail
      -Oral Communication
      -Ability to apply basic analytical methods to various aspects of assigned program or project areas.
      -Knowledge of automated data processing functions, operating systems, software applications, and utility programs.
      -Customer Service
      -Knowledge of program support practices and procedures.
      -Problem Solving
      -Knowledge of information technology systems administration.

      Website: https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=XTSCW&sourceCode=DZATHURDMU


      New Opportunity!


      Employment Opportunity Announcement


      Employer: NCAI

      Title: Associate Victim Advocate

      Location: Washington, Dist of Columbia

      Salary Range: Salary will be determined based on experience

      Application Deadline: 03/25/2013


      Job Description:

      As a member of the organization’s External Affairs team, the Program Associate (Membership & Communications) will assist in the creation, editing, and publishing of content on the organization’s digital communications platforms including websites, social media platforms, email management software, and any other projects as required. They will work with the organization’s other teams to ensure each team’s online content remains updated. Primary responsibilities include: supporting the maintenance of the NCAI website and initiative websites, assisting with the production and distribution of media items, working with outside vendors to ensure project completion, producing and editing online copy including various email communications, and editing and producing videos.

      -One to two years of experience in digital communications and/or online advocacy campaign management. (Motivated, recent graduates with applicable skill sets and student leadership background will be considered);

      -Strong written communication and editorial skills;

      -Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;

      -Advanced computer skills with experience in social media platforms, web publishing, and management tools;

      -Proficiency in Microsoft Office;

      -Works well independently and in collaborative project settings;

      -Able to see projects through from start to finish with little oversight;

      -Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills;

      -Bachelor’s degree. Major in communications, marketing, or journalism would be helpful. A degree in Native American studies, policy, or law will also be considered a plus.


      The ideal candidate will also possess:

      -Background or experiencing in Native American affairs;

      -Proficient in HTML;

      -Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite;

      -Any graphic design or developmental experience;

      -Experience with GIS mapping.

      Contact: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and the names of three references, by email (preferred) or mail to: National Congress of American Indians Attn: Nketia Agyeman 1516 P St, NW Washington, DC 20005 jobs@...



      New Opportunity!


      Employment Opportunity Announcement


      Employer: Peace Corps

      Title: Associate Victim Advocate

      Location: Washington, Dist of Columbia

      Salary Range: Min: $53,350 - $96,689

      Application Deadline: 03/25/2013


      Job Description:

      This position is located in the Peace Corps, Office of Victim Advocacy and reports to the Director, Office of Victim Advocacy (Senior Victim Advocate). The incumbent is responsible for advocacy activities related to the agency's support of Volunteers who are victims of crime including sexual assault. Maintains full understanding of the agency's programs, policies, and procedures related to all support functions and services for Volunteers, with particular emphasis on outreach, counseling and health care, and safety and security. Maintains regular communications and outreach to victims to ensure access to and continuation of appropriate care, support and assistance. Keeps the Director of OVA informed of concerns, trends, deficiencies, successes, best practices, and all other related topics and matters concerning the agency's response and support to crime victims. Identifies areas of improvement, where possible, and makes recommendations to ensure better response and support for victims.


      -Skill in developing outreach, awareness, and educational materials.
      -Skill in providing training to stakeholders.
      -Ability to develop training materials.
      -Skill providing support to and empowering victims of crime.
      -Knowledge of confidentiality and privacy in the context of victim advocacy.
      -Knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint or similar presentation program.
      -Knowledge of Microsoft Excel or a similar spreadsheet software application.
      -Knowledge of Microsoft Word or similar word processing program.
      -Knowledge of the support services provided to victims of crime including sexual violence within a systems-based or community-based advocacy program.
      -KSA Name
      -Knowledge of victims' rights and the support services provided to victims of crime including sexual violence within the criminal justice system.


      If you are interested in applying please visit the Avue Central website at https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=SWHMJ&sourceCode=FIFHQCSWEK



      New Opportunity!


      Employment Opportunity Announcement


      Employer: Native Arts & Cultures Foundation

      Title: Program Associate

      Location: Vancouver, WA

      Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000

      Application Deadline: March 29, 2013


      Job Description:

      The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is seeking a Program Associate to work under the supervision of the Program Director.  Essential duties will include general support for all aspects of the fellowships and grants programs including liaison duties with partner organizations, grantees and panelists, technical support, administrative and clerical support, customer service, event coordination, minutes, power point presentations, grant report intakes and other duties as assigned.  A BA or BS (or equivalent educational and work experience) is required with at least three to five years grant-making or program experience in an arts or culture-related environment.


      Minimum Qualification Requirements:

      1. A BA or BS or equivalent educational and work experience.

      2. At least three to five years grant-making or program experience in an arts or culture-related environment.

      3. A demonstrated self-starter with initiative, judgment and great organizational skills.

      4. Experience working/volunteering in nonprofit organizations.

      5. Advanced working knowledge of Windows applications, Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

      6. Ability to operate basic office equipment such as computers, copy machines, calculator, keyboard and facsimile machines.

      7. Valid driver’s license and willingness to use properly insured car.

      8. A great attitude under deadlines and pressure.


      Desired Qualifications:

      1. Knowledge and understanding of database and donor software programs.

      2. Experience working in business and private sector.

      3. An arts background.

      4. Cultural competence, specifically knowledge and understanding of Native peoples and tribes.

      Contact Reuben Roqueni, Program Director, via email at reuben@... for further questions or to apply (please send a resume and cover letter).


      New Opportunity!

      Employment Opportunity Announcement


      Employer: University of Minnesota Extension

      Title: County Extension Educator, Agriculture Production Systems/ Home & Community Horticulture

      Location: Minnesota

      Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

      Application Deadline: April 12, 2013


      Job Description:

      This Extension educator will primarily focus on providing education and support for crop, horticulture, and livestock programs that are relevant to the local communities in Norman/Mahnomen counties.  This support will involve local program development, teaching, marketing, evaluation, coordination logistics and participation in scholarly research.  A majority of time and effort will be focused on involvement with the above efforts.  This position will also be responsible for giving supervision and education to the Norman county weed management program.  This position will also work as a local coordinator for farmers participating in the on-farm research network supported by MN wheat.  .Special effort will be required to maintain competency in multiple EFANS discipline areas as well as knowledge of local/federal/state related programs.



      Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.  At least one degree in an agriculture and/or horticulture related discipline is required.



      Experience as an Extension professional or other educationally-related position (within horticulture or agriculture production systems) is preferred.


      Skills/Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders is required.  Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.  Experience with pilot design, data collection, reporting preferred..  Commitment to ongoing professional development and ability to articulate public value of educational programming in horticulture, agriculture and natural resources is preferred.


      *To check the status of your application, log-in to the University of Minnesota employment website at https://employment.umn.edu/. To log-in, you will need the user name and password you create when you apply for the position.



      Nathan Johnson, Program Leader, EFANS & Search Committee Chair, at johns854@...

      Phone: 218-463-0291, Cell Phone: 218-689-6573, Fax: 218-463-0297


      Employment Opportunity Announcement

      Title: Healthy Native Communities Partnership, Executive Director

      Location: New Mexico

      Application Deadline: Candidates will be evaluated on an immediate basis, with the goal of selection by April 2012 and a start date of June 1, 2012 or sooner


      Job Description:

      Healthy Native Communities Partnership (HNCP) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization based in New Mexico that is seeking its next executive director to continue growing the organization and its network of alumni and communities nationwide that are focused on Native American community wellness. Reporting to the board of directors, the leader will have a passion for network-building and for supporting community development that encompasses wellness, prevention, personal development, and community leadership.

      The Partnership consists of four core programs:

      • Just Move It – a national campaign that has promoted  physical activity in more than 330 communities;
      • Healthy Native Communities Fellowship – a culturally relevant, hands-on program that has supported 300+ community coaches so they can be more effective change-makers in grassroots settings;  
      • Native Wellness Resource Network – a network that shares promising practices, lessons and resources in New Mexico and beyond;  and
      • Native Health Communications Center – a resource to  amplify community voices by using digital storytelling, social media and new  technology.

      The successful candidate will be a Native leader with strong communication skills and entrepreneurial instincts. S/he will have demonstrated success in fundraising; project management experience; understanding about working in grassroots tribal environments; and experience with partnerships across boundaries such as tribe or region. Travel expectations are 30-40 percent. HNCP will provide salary and health benefits with the understanding that the executive director will be responsible for raising future funding. The ideal candidate will live in the Shiprock, NM, area. There is more information about HNCP at www.hncpartners.org.


      Candidates will be evaluated on an immediate basis, with the goal of selection by April 2012 and a start date of June 1, 2012 or sooner. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to David Cournoyer of Plain Depth Consulting, who is assisting HNCP with the search. Email: davidc@hncpartners.o

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