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Program Coordinator, Indigenous Resilience Center

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Posting Number: req11103

Department: AZ Inst for Resilience

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Indigenous Resilience Center (IRC) at the University of Arizona is in search of a Program Coordinator (Research Program Admin Officer II) who will support the Center's Director & Program Manager in pursuing the vision and mission of the Center, including building partnerships with Native Nations, supporting Indigenous students, staff, and faculty working on finding community-driven solutions to environmental and societal challenges at the University of Arizona and beyond, and creating the go-to hub for tribal resilience solutions, outreach, and engagement. In particular, the IRC Program Coordinator will support a collaborative team of STEM faculty working within the Center to create a robust community of Native and Indigenous STEM scholars and students that respectfully honor Indigenous Knowledges and tribal sovereignty in all their endeavors. Learn more

The successful candidate is a dynamic, self-starting individual who enjoys working in a team environment, effectively communicates project initiatives to internal and external partners, and has experience working on project management, including bookkeeping, budgeting, and reporting, as well as data collection and analysis.

Candidates must demonstrate experience working with students, including student supervision and recruitment, handling students' contracts, on-boarding, and awards. In addition, candidates should prove expertise in providing general administrative functions to support projects and personnel, including organizing travel, meetings, and events. Finally, the ideal candidate has experience providing website content and managing promotional efforts. Demonstrable experience working with Tribal communities is a plus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement the activities of IRC projects, including but not limited to Native-FEWSS (Native Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty), Transformational Network and Indigenous Food, Energy and Water Security, and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS).
  • Draft program and project sponsor and other technical reports.
  • Represent the University of Arizona and the IRC in conferences, meetings, and other events.
  • Coordinate and perform day-to-day operational and administrative activities, including overseeing a small group of student interns and workers, scheduling meetings and events, creating meeting agendas, and documenting the minutes.
  • Serve as a point of contact for scheduling travel and making travel reservations, and processing post-travel reimbursements.
  • Work with the program manager to create documents for programming, such as scholarship awards and letters to partners.
  • Work with the IRC director and program manager and other collaborators to support the mission and vision of the IRC and the University.
  • Collaborate with the program outreach coordinator to develop a communication plan. The plan may include promoting events, creating pamphlets and other promotional materials, maintaining the IRC website, managing the IRC social media presence, and creating and disseminating a weekly email newsletter with upcoming events, opportunities, and program accomplishments/updates.
  • Design and implement activities to engage with Native Nations and Tribal members, such as Tribal consultations, meetings, and workshops.
  • Contribute to annual reporting, including to funders and partners.
  • Maintain an open communication with the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) programs and initiatives that benefit both AIRES and the IRC.
  • Manage the program budget, including monitoring spending and expenses, purchasing, and financial monitoring for events, travel, publications, supplies, and other program needs.
  • Maintain program files and data related to program administration for reporting purposes.
  • Administer resources' requirements planning and management.
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in written and verbal communications.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Enjoys teamwork and interacting with students.
  • Ability to independently prioritize work.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer skills, including updating websites

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Experience working on project management, including bookkeeping, budgeting, and reporting, as well as data collection and analysis.
  • Experience working with students, including student supervision and recruitment, handling students' contracts, on-boarding, and awards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree and five years of experience in a similar position.
  • Experience providing website content and managing promotional efforts.
  • Demonstrable experience working with Tribal communities.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,463 - $55,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Program Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Daniel Sestiaga Jr.,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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