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Program Coordinator-WPT

Northern Michigan University
Job Location:
Marquette, 49855
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Position Title: Program Coordinator-WPT
Department: Social Work
Term of Assignment: Grant term
Term End Date, If Applicable: 9/30/2026
FLSA Status:  Exempt = not eligible for overtime
Work Schedule: 32 hours per week; schedule to be arranged with supervisor.
Salary: Targeted prorated salary range: $32,200-$34,200
Travel: 10-25%
Brief Statement of Duties
Brief Statement of Duties: Work collaboratively with the program Graduate Assistant to ensure functioning of the Mino-bimose-idiwag (Walking the Path Together) program, which is designed to support internships in tribal victim services program to reduce barriers to higher education for Native American and other students pursuing post-secondary education in preparation to work in tribal victim services. Initiate and enhance relationships with Tribally Run Victim Services Programs (TRVSPs) and U.P colleges; recruit program participants; coordinate with TRVSPs and U.P. colleges in order to arrange internships; collaboratively develop and implement program orientation and site specific training; assist participants in navigating potential financial, social, and political barriers; work with the program evaluator on data management; provide ongoing functional support to interns and TRVSP site supervisors; facilitate implementation of mini-internships; collaborate with the instructor of the undergraduate internship course; develop and deliver trainings to interns, community providers, and NMU staff/faculty; develop recruitment materials; and visit recruitment sites such as colleges, high schools, and community organizations.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Education: High School Graduation or Equivalent
Discipline / Degree Area:  
Required Specialized Training/Certifications:  
Required Minimum Work Experience: BSW with no work experience.
Bachelor degree in field related to social work (psychology, sociology, criminal justice, education, Native American Studies, etc.) and at least one year of experience working in social services.
Two years work experience in social services or with native communities.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties: Knowledge of and ability to work from a decolonized perspective and apply Indigenous ways of knowing.
Ability to apply a strengths and empowerment perspective with marginalized communities.
Effective leadership skills.
Effective communication (verbal, written, electronic, etc.) and public speaking skills.
Knowledge of and experience with Zoom or other methods of virtual or distance communication.
Collaborative work ethic.
Effective in group coordination, organizational, and task management strategies.
Effective time management and personal motivation skills.
Ability to drive to stakeholder locations throughout the region.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Lived experience with Native communities.
Coursework in Native American Studies or internship working with Native communities.
Experience with victim services.
Personal and/or professional experience in culturally diverse communities or marginalized communities, particularly with American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and particularly with Nations located in the so-named Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Knowledge of culturally sensitive data collection and program evaluation methods.
Experience developing decolonized program policies and implementing decolonized social and educational programs.
Experience working with survivors of violence and ability to operate from a culturally sensitive trauma-informed perspective.
Teaching or training experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit application, cover letter, resume and references
Contact Information:
Julane Cappo, Associate Director of Human Resources-Compensation and Staffing, 906-227-1493
Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.
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