Assistant Director of Native American Health Sciences’ Programs and Student Services

Updated: about 13 hours ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


1157-NN - Assistant Director

Business Title:

Assistant Director of Native American Health Sciences’ Programs and Student Services

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Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Washington State University’s Assistant Director of Native American Health Sciences’ Programs and Student Services position will help advance the mission of the unit by providing direct support to the Director and department through strategic planning and leadership within the areas of development and management of of Native American health education pathways and programs, including but not limited to recruitment, outreach, and retention, culturally inclusive Indigenous curriculum, and tribal community health initiatives and partnerships.
The Assistant Director establishes consistent oversight and leadership over student, academic, and tribal community areas within the new Center for Native American Health, manages programs and staff, and tracks and reports upon pathways and impacts. Additionally, they contribute as an educator and manager of the newly developed Indigenous health curriculum and certificate, as a tribal health liaison within and outside of WSU system, as a contributor to the growth of the unit through collaborative partnerships and initiatives and helps develop and manage internal unit policies toward mission driven goals. This person will act as an instructor of record.
Develops, manages, and maintains strong working relationships within the University system and with tribal partners located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Provides outreach to Native communities and builds partnerships that will develop opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students to explore health science programs as options for further studies.

Essential Duties:

  • Program and Student Services Management: 40%
  • Leadership of NAHS Programs and Center for Native American Health: 30%
  • Curriculum, Teaching, and Scholarly Management: 15%
  • Supervision: 10%
  • Other: 5%

Required Qualifications:

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Health, Education, Communication or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and/or program development/expansion.
  • Demonstrated experience leading community and student development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience providing excellent cross-cultural communication.
  • Demonstrated experience developing culturally responsive curriculum, training and/or teaching.
  • Demonstrated experience presenting training sessions in one-on-one, small, and large group settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising employees.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license by time of hire.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to travel, including overnights on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, underrepresented or disadvantaged students.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with educational systems at all levels-secondary and higher education and with tribal communities.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading programs in the health sciences for Native American students at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple operating programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and/or community driven projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with tribal communities, higher education, and/or health systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Native American histories and/or health areas.
  • Familiarity with Plateau Tribes, grant writing, leadership skills.

Additional Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: WSU Health Sciences
Department Name: Native American Health Sciences
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
This is a Permanent position
Screening Begin Date: Immediately; Open until filled
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: This position has been reposted and will remain open until filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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