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Native American Student Services - Enrollment Management


Idaho State University

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Position Description

Under the supervision of the Idaho State University Director of Advising, the Native American Student Services (NASS) Coordinator/Advisor coordinates and implements programs, services, and opportunities to meet the unique needs of current, returning, and prospective Native American students.The Coordinator will develop and maintain effective relationships with campus personnel, student services units, and Tribal communities.NASS coordinates activities and services with key campus and community members for the retention and success of Native American students. Key members include Central Academic Advising, First Year Transition, Student Success Center, Diversity Resource Center, Career Center, Counseling and Testing, and Student Involvement.


  • Provide educational planning, academic advising, cultural advocacy, guidance, and referral to appropriate professionals and student service offices to ISU Native American students.
  • Develop and engage in proactive advising and early alert initiatives; monitor student success and failure and work to overcome barriers.
  • Conduct workshops in collaboration with ISU Office of Financial Aid and provide assistance on financial opportunities such as FAFSA, scholarships, and internships.
  • Create and conduct an orientation program in collaboration with NSO for incoming Native American students.
  • Support and nurture a welcoming and culturally sound environment for Native American students in the NASS space, the mural space, and across campus, including the regional sites.
  • Advocate for and assist organized student organizations with a focus on Native American culture.
  • Increase visibility and campus awareness of current events relevant to Native American issues through planning events, forums, conferences, and collaborations.
  • Collaborate with Central Academic Advising and the Office of Admissions and Recruitment on recruitment and retention initiatives for traditional and non-traditional students and participate in advisor and recruitment training and planning.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Central Academic Advising and the Shoshone-Bannock tribal education program manager to link services for increased support for academic success.

Application Information

Cover letter, Resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Institution Information

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home

Additional Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 5, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $44,000 - $46,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Contact Information

Denise Hopster, Human Resources Consultant,, 208.282.3830


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, respect for, and a deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of American Indian students.
  • Effective oral and written communication, including intercultural skills.
  • Experience in program and event planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year Academic Advising experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and involvement with Native American Tribes, especially in Idaho.
  • Cultural awareness demonstrated by a knowledge of Native American people, history, culture, values, tribal sovereignty, and contemporary issues in higher education.