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Manager, Native American Student Success & Support Program

College of the Redwoods
Job Location:
Eureka, 95501
Student Affairs and Services

Position Type: Administrator/Manager

Department: Counseling

Location: Eureka


Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Manager of the Native American Student Success & Services Program is responsible for performing activities related to planning, administering, managing, and coordinating the District's Native American Student Success & Services programs including student support initiatives, maintaining tribal relationships, fiscal coordination, grant compliance, and program evaluation.  Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.  Supports and promotes a climate of collegiality, innovation and improved service to students.  Works with faculty, staff and other managers district-wide to review and implement the District Strategic Plan in coordination with college planning and to promote effective student learning across the District.  Assures compliance with State requirements in assigned program areas.  

Grant Requirements for Hiring:
This position is currently funded through June 2028 with the potential to be expanded and extended if additional grant funding is secured.

As required for the position under Education Code section 79520©(4), preference shall be given to qualified candidates of Native American or Alaska Native heritage in a manner similar to the preference provided by the federal Indian Preference Act of 1990. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In support of the College Mission, this position puts student success first by ensuring that student learning, advancement and access are pivotal in all that duties and responsibilities.
  • Provides day-to-day management of the Native American Student Success & Support Program.
  • Coordinates program and grant activities, including student support initiatives, fiscal coordination, grant compliance, and program evaluation. 
  • Develops student support services that are in alignment with program goals and supports anti-racist and culturally responsive student support environment.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local Native American tribes in support of collaborative exchange of information between their sovereign Nation and our education institution. 
  • Collaborates with the VPSS and the President's office as a liaison with tribal nations. 
  • Administers grant funding for assigned program including budget development, implementation, and monitoring; interprets grant regulations and guidelines to others.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates employees assigned to program, explains college policies and procedures to staff and students.
  • Works with multiple departments to develop and implement a continuum of services; maintains contact with program staff through personal discussions, regular meetings, and other activities.
  • Consults with faculty, administrators of support services, and community partners to assist in improved delivery of services to students; maintains regular contact with campus leads of student services. 
  • Works closely with tribal education programs and centers, education directors, and staff to provide support for students from their tribal communities. 
  • Plans and executes program review and assessment of student and program learning outcomes in assigned areas.  Assesses the effectiveness of these outcomes and implements changes in the areas of responsibility based on results of assessments.
  • Provides leadership, vision and direction for assigned program within a collaborative, inclusive and participatory decision-making environment. 
  • Supports a climate that promotes cultural competence and mutual respect. 
  • Promotes a collegial atmosphere within Student Services and throughout the District. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • The philosophy and mission of the California community college and the role played by student services in fulfilling that mission
  • Student and program learning outcomes and assessment of those outcomes for systematic and continuous quality improvement
  • Effective management and leadership principles
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity, persons with disabilities, and the varied socioeconomic backgrounds of those the District serves
  • Applicable federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations
  • Principles of managing, training and supervising staff and faculty
  • Local cultures and community resources.


  • Maintain effective working relationships with  students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public 
  • Create an environment conducive to the development of instructional and service innovations 
  • Demonstrate commitment to participatory approaches to governance
  • Exercise group leadership skills which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving 
  • Model and promote a positive, learning-centered philosophy and student-focused attitude toward service delivery
  • Contribute positively to the student development leadership team
  • Interpret, apply and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of others
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Direct, organize, coordinate, and administer a variety of programs related to counseling and student development
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain good community relations and deliver effective public presentation

Physical Abilities

Requires light walking and standing and lifting of light weight materials (less than 20 pounds). Requires sufficient arm, hand, and finger dexterity to operate a personal computer keyboard, typewriter, and other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers and speaking and hearing to communicate in person or over the phone.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in a student services area.

Grant Requirements for Hiring:
As required for the position under Education Code section 79520©(4), preference shall be given to qualified candidates of Native American or Alaska Native heritage in a manner similar to the preference provided by the federal Indian Preference Act of 1990. 

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates

Valid CA Drivers license.


Full Time/ 12 months per year

Salary Grade: 123

Salary: $79,518.40 - $134,638.40 Annual Salary

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Start Date


Posting Number: S00320P

Requisition Number: 24-108

Job Close Date: 12/06/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

California School Employees Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods classified employees. Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

The salary range indicated is reflective of a 20-step salary schedule.


Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at

You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position

2. Professional resume

3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned.
Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. PST on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods

Human Resources

7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Eureka, CA 95501-9300

Phone 707-476-4140

Fax 707-476-4421

TTY 711


Selection Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.
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