Utah State University

Tribal Liaison Coordinator

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/3/2022 5:59 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
25 hours a week
USU Eastern
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$21.00 an hour


The Purpose of the Tribal Liaison is to foster respectful and mutually productive relationships between the Utah State University Blanding and Native American Tribes, Chapters, community, parents, families, and key stakeholders through culturally appropriate outreach and partnerships.


The person in this role will have multiple reporting lines and be expected to be able to balance multiple projects at one time. For the purposes of clarification duties have been divided out by funding source:


NASNTI Community Liaison

  • Work closely with tribal communities on opportunities and programs that would increase native student enrollment
  • Serve as USU Blanding’s primary liaison and conduit with tribal nations, strengthening the role of the campus in tribal engagement and partnerships.
  • Serve as USU Blanding’s representative on tribal-related initiatives.
  • Supervises the Parent & Family Website, seeking to increase the number of families accessing the website, creating posts, announcements, and campaigns, and responding to parents’ comments and questions.
  • Plan and arrange events, conferences, or meetings under the general guidance of the Associate Vice President and/or Director of NASNTI, that advance tribal cultural/educational opportunities so as to build greater relationships with tribal nations.
  • Oversees the Parents Orientation event as part of CONNECTIONS.
  • Keeps tribal leadership current on the events and activities of the university and USU Blanding.
  • Create opportunities for USU Blanding Faculty/Staff/Administration to engage with tribal leaders to build and advance relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned

Ute Mountain Ute Foundation

  • Develop connections and work with leaders in the community to advance the higher educational goals of the community.
  • Promote post-secondary educational opportunities among Ute Mountain Utes specifically those residing in San Juan County, UT.
  • Spend one full day a week working directly in the White Mesa community.
  • Develop a marketing and communications plan to disseminate information and opportunities available at USU Blanding.
  • Market and advertise the Ute Mountain Ute scholarship. And provide one-on-one assistance to prospective students in applying for the scholarship.
  • Provide assistance to prospective students in applying to USU Blanding.
  • Develop programs and events that encourage individuals to pursue their education and a college degree.
  • Work with the First-Year Experience Coordinator to develop support structures for students in their first year at USU Blanding.
  • Coordinate with NASNTI, SSS, Tutoring, and other support services to help assist students in having a successful college experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associates Degree/Certification OR a minimum of two years of related work experience.
  • Able to manage multiple projects.
  • Familiar with the communities and people in the Four Corners region.
  • Experience working with Native American populations.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to present in front of groups.
  • Conversant in Navajo Language

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$21.00 an hour


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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