Utah State University

Indigenous Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator II)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 days ago(8/5/2022 11:38 AM)
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Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Inclusion Center
Advertised Salary
$40,100 - $42,500 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The mission of the USU Inclusion Center is to create an affirming and supportive environment for students. We achieve this by implementing effective programming that supports the academic, cultural, and social experiences of students from diverse backgrounds. We partner with faculty, staff, and students to design activities that foster an acceptance and deeper understanding of difference. We also provide leadership for positive change that creates a campus and community environment that respects and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. https://www.usu.edu/inclusion/

The Indigenous Program Coordinator will develop and implement cultural and social programming for Indigenous students. These activities will promote a sense of community and belonging for Indigenous students while raising awareness of Indigenous cultures, traditions and history at Utah State University. https://www.usu.edu/inclusion/indigenous/index


  • Establish and maintain a culturally safe environment for Indigenous students
  • Create and implement various trainings and workshops for staff and faculty
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration to address ongoing needs including student support and policy development.
  • Evaluate the need current and future Indigenous students and effectively establish academic and cultural support programs to support completion of their degree.
  • Provide guidance and appropriate internal and external referrals to Indigenous students
  • Develop and maintain a schedule of cultural, academic and social programming to support Indigenous students.
  • Engage in Indigenous student leadership development, and individual and student club advising
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships within the university's various sectors to achieve programs and services that align with strategic Indigenous initiatives.
  • Advise students on tribal funding information, and other financial resources (scholarships and stipends).
  • Sit on committees when necessary to bring forth the needs of students and promote a sense of belonging and community among Indigenous students.
  • Provide culturally-appropriate support and referral services to Indigenous students
  • Provide day-to-day coaching, mentoring, direction, and support for Indigenous students
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor Interns and Work-study students.
  • Other duties as assigned, including program assessment, administrative duties, and social media


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field plus two years of work experience in Indigenous communities and/or organizations, OR a Master's degree in a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required. 
  • Experience delivering quality programming and services to Indigenous peoples
  • Experience providing culturally sensitive support on an individual, confidential basis
  • Ability to incorporate a high degree of sensitivity to understand how intersectionality impacts the health, wellbeing, and academic success of Indigenous students
  • Experience facilitating learning and sharing circles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field plus two years of related professional experience. Work experience in the education sector will be considered an asset.
  • Professional experience working with multicultural and social justice education, including experience in the areas of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, religion, sexuality, and gender
  • Experience using web and graphic design software
  • Understanding of educational barriers for historically marginalized and underserved communities
  • Education or experience in public relations/marketing
  • Experience with online outreach and current technology (i.e. social networking sites, virtual worlds, blogs, chat rooms, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Critical thinking skills and perspectives of Indigenous issues that are based, respectively, in Indigenous community
  • Knowledge of Indigenous experiences particularly in educational contexts
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the diversity of cultural traditions and spiritual practices of First Nation peoples
  • Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to requests for help and support
  • Ability to impart sometimes sensitive or controversial information with tact and sensitivity to diverse groups with divergent interests
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to concentrate in a busy office environment, pay close attention to detail and prioritize workload with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and work independently with good judgment to seek direction when needed
  • Ability to work as a contributing member in a team-oriented environment with an understanding of the larger unit and University contexts. This includes being part of an office team as well as collaborating with colleagues and non-University partners
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word Office with a willingness to learn additional software to facilitate roles and responsibilities of this position
  • Ability to utilize current technology and attend to website updates and issues as needed
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for programming outside of regular business hours
  • General knowledge of sexual orientation and gender identity and the intersection of other identities

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 uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Leadership Philosophy (document uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation (document uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

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

Advertised Salary

$40,100 - $42,500 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University Mission:
Our mission is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered, land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement. We engage in fields of study the world can't live without. https://www.usu.edu


Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Utah State University is committed to cultivating an environment of respectful engagement and respectful discourse at every level of our society. As Aggies, we commit to USU's Principles of Community — our institutional Aggie pledge to Diversity, Human Dignity and Social Responsibility.

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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