American Indian Programs Coordinator
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION.
This position is open to all interested sophomores and first-years at Carolina and requires event planning skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work well with others. Being familiar with the North Carolina American Indian communities and the Carolina American Indian Community will be beneficial, but not mandatory for the position. The coordinator will be selected from this final pool by the end of the fall semester. Elected coordinators are required to intern with the current coordinator for an additional semester in order to fully obtain the position.
The American Indian Coordinator plans and coordinates the two main American Indian recruitment programs and also serves as the student coordinator for the Tar Heel Target program and the Parking and Motor Pool Coordinator. As the American Indian Programs Coordinator, the first recruitment program, which is held in the fall, is American Indian Recruitment Weekend which focuses on the recruitment of viable American Indian candidates, encouraging them to both prioritizes higher education, and encourage them to apply to UNC Chapel Hill. The spring program, American Indian Visitations Day, focuses on encouraged accepted American Indian students to attend UNC Chapel Hill and is in sync with the annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow Wow. This position plans all aspects of the events including—but not limited to—facilities, food, printing of necessary materials, invitations, directions, coordination of volunteers, and facilitation of overnight stays. Tar Heel Target gives current UNC students the opportunity to visit their hometown high schools during Carolina's fall break and meet with prospective students who have an interest in UNC-Chapel Hill. High school officials work with the Tar Heel Target Coordinator to arrange these visits. As the Tar Heel Target coordinator, one must assist the professional staff in coordinating all student volunteers, coordinating with all participating high schools, printing of necessary materials, facilitation of training, and all other duties pertaining to this event.
The American Indian Programs Coordinator also serves as the Parking and Motor Pool coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural affairs. In this capacity the American Indian Programs Coordinator must coordinate parking and motor pool for all recruitment programs under the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and also coordinate all office motor pool use.
The American Indian Programs Coordinator also works closely with the Carolina Indian Circle as a lesion for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. In addition the American Indian Programs Coordinator works with the UNC American Indian Center and the Office of Undergraduate Admission to coordinate outreach programs targeted toward American Indian Communities. This position also entails a summer commitment that would include working with the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in the annual Project Uplift program. In this role, the student serves as Parking and Motor Pool Coordinator. This position is in charge of: handling all move in procedures which include parking, coordination of all parking staff, coordination of all directional signage, and coordinating parking for the participants; reserving all motor pool vehicles; arranging parking for all staff members; and must working closely with the Department of Public Safety. This position is also the Recreation Committee Liaison, which supervises the coordination and transitions for the recreation portion of the program.
- MS Outlook Calendar and MS Office with heavy emphasis in Word and Excel
- Ability or willingness to learn mail merges, perform data manipulation, and learn new technology and software as needed.
- Due to the confidential nature of office activities, this is a position of trust.
- Candidate must have a valid driver’s license
- Must have a working knowledge of the American Indian Communities in North Carolina
- Candidates should be well qualified in the following areas:
- detail oriented and have the ability to multitask
- demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
- ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and various academic and on-campus organizations
- strong public speaking skills with both students and parents
- strong decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize plan, manage, and coordinate activities and major functions
- attention to detail and time management skills
- ability to work with sensitive information
More Information | Contact Recruitment and Multicultural Programs at (919) 843-6086 or by email.