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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 3, 2001 - Issue 48


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The Associated Press (AP) is looking for a Native American intern for its summer 2002 program. The AP Internship Program is a 12-week training program for up to 22 print, broadcast, multimedia and photo interns. Each intern will work in an AP bureau and be paid based on experience. Interns who successfully complete the program will be offered a full-tiime probationary news position upon graduating and receiving their degree. Each applicant must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student at an American college or univeristy.

The Native American Journalist's Association will receive notification of acceptance the week of November 18, 2001. The selected intern applicant will be notified by December 1, 2001. For questions and additional information, please contact Diane Parker at 212-621-+7405 or email at

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Title: UCLA Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral/VisitingScholar Fellowship in Ethnic Studies--American Indian Studies
Sponsor: University of California, Los Angeles


The sponsor provides support for strengthening and coordinating interdisciplinary research and instruction in ethnic studies, specifically American Indian studies. Eligible applicants are individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and who have received a Ph.D. or terminal degree. Stipends range from $27,000 to $32,000.

Deadline(s): 12/31/2001

Contact: Margaret Kelley
Address: American Indian Studies Center
3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548 U.S.A.


Program URL:
Tel: 310-825-7315

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Artists in Residence Program
Artists Fellowship Program

Artists in Residence Program
The Artists in Residence Program provides funding for projects that emphasize long-term, in-depth interaction between professional artists and an on-going group of participants through workshops and classes sponsored by schools, nonprofit organizations, units of government, social institutions and tribal councils.

The postmark deadline for applications is November 9, 2001.

Eligibility: Individual Artists in all disciplines. Arts Organizations working in schools, communities, or social institutions.

Artists Fellowship (Individual Artists)
Fellowships are awarded to exemplary California artists who are primary creators of their work, not interpreters of work, and who have created a significant body of work. The funding rotation for the program addresses different disciplines within a four-year cycle.

This year's Fellowships are in Literature, including Spoken Word.

Discipline categories are as scheduled: Visual Arts - 2002-2003, Performing Arts -2003-2004, Media Arts, New Genre, Digital Arts, Scriptwriting -2004-2005.

The postmark deadline for applications in Literature and Spoken Word is October 26, 2001.

Visit: for guidelines and applications or call 800-201-6201.

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Women of Color in Law School

This is an excellent program that offers a substantial amount of money to women of color enrolled in law school. In the past few years! , 4-6 students have been selected each year and given awards ranging from $5000 to $12,000; among them have been students enrolled at a wide range of institutions.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for it 2002-03 Selected Professions Fellowships in Law.

These fellowships are awarded to women of color of outstanding academic ability who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. for full-time study in a juris doctor (J.D.) program.

Fellowships are for the final year of the J.D. The fellowship year is July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003. Fellows must earn their degree at the end of the fellowship year.

Award Amount:
$5,000-12,000. Award can be used for educational and living expenses.

Application must be postmarked by January 10, 2002.

Application information:
For more information or an application, visit the program webpage at:

Or contact:
AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 195, P. O. Box 4030,
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; telephone: 319-337-1716, ext. 195.

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The Ford Foundation is seeking nominations of U.S. community leaders who are successfully tackling tough social problems for the Leadership for a Changing World program. Twenty outstanding social-justice leaders and leadership teams that are not broadly known beyond their immediate community or field will receive awards of $100,000 to advance their work, plus $30,000 for supporting activities. The program also includes a major, multiyear research initiative and numerous forums to bring awardees together with other leaders to share experiences, address specific challenges and explore opportunities for collaboration. Nominations will be accepted by the Washington, D.C.-based Advocacy Institute through January 4, 2002. Leaders must be nominated by someone who is well acquainted with their work and can attest to their qualifications.

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We currently have two jobs positions available with our agency: Indigenous Nations: Child & Family Agency, Bay Area American Indian Council, Inc.

I will be leaving the agency as the current Executive Director, and we are looking for a new agency Executive Director to continue along. We are also looking for a combined fulltime, Finance/Office Manager.

We are a non-profit Foster Familiy and social services agency working with American Indian children and families in both urban and tribal communities.

We are looking to hire immediately.

Cristina Rodríguez de La Mar
Executive Director
Indigenous Nations: Child & Family Agency
Bay Area American Indian Council, Inc.
440 Santa Clara Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 645-1430 main line
(510) 645-1433 direct line
(510) 645-1434 fax email

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ASA Minority Fellowship Program
Primary Sponsor: American Sociological Association

Deadline: 12/31/2001

Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of minority sociologists in mental health. Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the MFP seeks to attract talented minority students interested in mental health issues and to facilitate their placement, work, and success in graduate programs throughout the U.S. Sociological research on mental health and mental illness is germane to core areas of emphasis within the NIMH specifically, and the National Institutes of Health more generally. Research on the social dimensions of mental health includes attention to prevention and to causes, consequences, adaptations, and interventions.

Eligibility Requirements
MFP applicants can be new or continuing graduate students. However, the MFP is primarily designed for minority students entering a doctoral program in sociology for the first time or for those who are in the early stages of their graduate programs. MFP applicants must be applying to or enrolled in sociology departments which have strong mental health research programs and/or faculty who are currently engaged in research focusing on mental health issues.

Applicants must submit their applications to the Minority Fellowship Program by December 31, 2001.

For information on fellowship application, forms, and guidelines, please contact:

ASA Minority Affairs Program
American Sociological Association
1307 New York Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-4701

For more information go to

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Title: ANA--Native American Languages Preservation and Enhancement Projects
Sponsor: Administration for Native Americans

Funds are provided to assist applicants in designing projects which will promote the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages. Approximately $2,000,000 is available.

Deadline(s): 04/05/2002

Contact: Sheila Cooper, Program Specialist
Address: 370 L'Enfant Promenade
Mail Stop HHH 348F
Washington, DC 20447

Program URL:

Tel: 202-690-5787
Fax: 202-690-7441

Award Type(s): Curriculum Development
Information Dissemination
Technical Assistance
Training/Professional Development

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Majoring in environmental science, physical science, biological science, computer science, environmental health, social science, mathematics or engineering and attending now or planning on attending a HBCU, Hispanic Serving Institution or Tribal College? There are Minority Academic Institution Scholarships available for the US Environmental Protection Agency. The fellowship provides for tuition, fees, expense allowance, stipend & paid summer internship. The deadline is November 19, 2001. To learn more go to: & click on the Diversity Initiative. For further questions, contact H. Nizhonii Kinsel at ECO: or call (617) 426-4375.

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COLLEGE HORIZONS 2002, A Precollege Workshop For Native American Students (current sophomores and juniors), co-sponsored by AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society). Dates are: June 12-16 at Washington University, St.Louis, Missouri or June 19-23 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. College Horizons is a five-day "crash course" in preparing for college.

Colleges represented include: Washington U, St. Lawrence, Brown, Carleton, Princeton, Dartmouth, Whitman, Macalester, Barnard, Rice, Oberlin, Notre Dame, Smith, Yale, Cal Tech, Grinnell, Cornell U., St. John's, Guilford, Pitzer, Stanford, Bates, Skidmore, Harvard, & MIT.

Students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 in college prep or academic courses to qualify. Complete program cost is $100 (includes tuition, room, board and all materials). Substantial funds are available for travel and tuition assistance. Students may indicate preference for either site. For more info or to print an application click on "College Horizons" at or contact Rachel Nelson, program Ass't, (505) 490-2416 or e-mail:

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23rd Annual National Conference and Career Fair
November 15-18, 2001
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Academy for Educational Development (AED) is pleased to announce another cycle of New Voices fellowship grants. The New Voices program strengthens the capacities of small nonprofit organizations addressing a variety of social justice concerns. Sponsored fields include: international human rights, women's rights, racial justice/civil rights, migrant and refugee rights, foreign policy, international peace and security, and international economic policy.

Preference is given to small nonprofit organizations with budgets of $2 million or less and to prospective Fellows with undergraduate or graduate degrees or comparable education, skills, and experience. Organizations with budgets under $75,000 or over $5 million or only one full-time staff member should not apply. Prospective Fellows must have strong leadership potential and be new to the field. Up to 15 grants will be awarded this Fiscal Year.

A New Voices fellowship grant offers the following benefits:

To the organization:
  • The professional contributions of a New Voices Fellow, with full support for salary and benefits in the first year, and 75% support in the second year;
  • Up to $2,000 for strategic on-site technical assistance to the organization;
  • Training and networking opportunities for the Fellow's Mentor;
  • Access to information about emerging trends, best practices, and new resources; and
  • A new computer to support the Fellow's position.
To the Fellow:
  • Salary and employee benefits;
  • Professional mentoring;
  • Up to $1,500 per year for professional development;
  • Up to $6,000 per year for student loan repayment or up to $4,000 per year to cover other types of approved expenses;
  • Biannual leadership training;
  • Online discussions; and
  • Networking opportunities.
The program aims to help both the organization and the Fellow to grow and To achieve their potential.

Applications are now available and downloadable from our web site at Applications must be received by AED by January 15, 2002. Notifications of awards will be made mid-April.

We strongly encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, diverse ethnic, racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, educational and work experiences, geographic and national origins, sexual orientations, and ages.

Contact our program staff by e-mail at or by phone at 202-884-8051 with any questions and comments you may have.

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Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and English
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

The Native American Studies Program and the Department of English at Dartmouth College seek a specialist in Native American literature. The position is tenure-track at the assistant professor level, and the successful candidate will hold a joint appointment with teaching responsibilities divided equally between Native American Studies and English. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and research and have the Ph.D in hand or pending.

Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample (25 pages maximum) to:

Colin G. Calloway, Search Committee Chair
Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
37 North Main Street - The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755

Review of applications will begin November 15.

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Indian Summer Festivals Inc.

Poster contest for artists 18 years and older.

Theme: Coming Home

Prize: $1,000

Entries will be displayed at the Indian Summer mid-winter pow wow at Wisconsin State Fair Park, March 2-3, 2002.

For more information, e-mail

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(MS)2, a mathematics and science program for minority students

(MS)2, a mathematics and science program for minority students is accepting applications from 9th grade students. The program is a three-summer, five-week opportunity to study math and science at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Though the program is demanding, it provides extensive support services for its students so that they may continue to realize their potential. The program, for qualified students, is cost-free because of the financial support that it receives from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

E-mail for application information.

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The Board of Education of the Salmon River Central School District has
reopened the search for a Superintendent of Schools. The new closing date
is December 28, 2001.

The Board of Education of the Salmon River Central School District, located in northern New York State near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation at Akwesasne, is seeking a highly qualified educational leader to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools. The district currently educates 1,551 pupils, 53% of whom are Mohawk. Salmon River Central seeks creative leadership for its unique multi-cultural school community and encourages applications from qualified Native Americans.

For more information and to request an application, call 518/483-6420, or

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The University of Arizona Science and Mathematics Education Center and The University of Arizona American Indian Graduate Center are excited to present the twelfth annual Science and Mathematics Conference, scheduled for February 1-3, 2002, at Desert View High School, 4101 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona.

This innovative conference will focus on "Science and Mathematics Through Native Eyes," featuring University of Arizona Collegeof Education Prof. Emerita, Alice Paul (Tohono O'odham) and University of New Mexico College of Education Prof. Greg Cajete (Tewa-Santa Clara Pueblo) as the keynote speakers.
This 2-day conference will provide an opportunity for teachers to learn teaching strategies that have been shown to be effective with American Indian students. Through topics and activities of cultural relevance and
interest to Indian students, science and mathematics can be taught successfully. Participants will receive conference instructional materials that will enhance science and mathematics instruction. In addition,
Professional Development and State Certification credits will be offered.
Sample workshops include: An Indigenous Approach to Teaching Math, Native Learning Styles, The Science of Farming Methods, The Science of Indigenous Nutrition & Diet, A Major Project Approach to Science Education for American Indian Students, Integrating Multiple Perspectives Across the Curriculum for Today and Tomorrow (Project IMPACTT) Practical Aspects of Diabetes. and BEEPOP-Populative Dynamics and Honey Bees in the Hive and In the Wild.

For further information, please contact Selina Johnson
( or Donna Treloar ( at

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Native Wellness & Healing Institute and Billy Rogers presents:

"All My Relations"
Native Women's & Men's Wellness Gathering
Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada
February 24-27, 2002

Call for Presenters

Gather Objectives:
To build skills that allow for greater success in life. To challenge you to take responsibility for your personal growth. To inspire you to connect with "all our relations" on the wellness path. To encourage you to further
develop healthy relationships. To celebrate and honor Native People gathered together in the spirit of wellness.

Featured Speakers:
Cecelia Fire Thunder: Lakota-Martin, SD
Don Coyhis: Mohican-Colorado Springs, CO
Clayton Small: N. Cheyenne-Albuquerque, NM
Theda New Breast: Blackfeet-Babb, MT
Terry Tafoya: Warm Springs/Taos-Seattle, WA
Billy Rogers: Kiowa-Norman, OK

Special Musical Guest:
Jim Boyd & Thunderwold

For more information contact:
Pam James, Gathering Coordinator
Washington Office
P.O. Box 1388
Shelton, Washington 98584
Phone/Fax: 360-898-7071

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10th Annual New Year's Red Road Powwow


"Keeping The Sacred Circle Strong"
Fresno Fairgrounds:
Dec. 29, 12pm-12am; Dec. 30, 12pm-12am & Dec. 31, 12pm-1am

Gate Fee: $2.00

Sponsered by: Red Road Intertribal Committee

Masters of Ceremony: Tom Phillips/Kiowa & David Bearheart/Apache
Arena Director: Chilito Valenzuela/Yaqui-Miwok-Maidu
Host Northern Drum: Strong Hold
Host Southern Head Singer: Richard Roubedeaux/Otoe
Southern Guests: Aztec Dancers "White Eagle" & "Wind of the Mother Spirit"

For information contact:
David or Felisha Bearheart: 559-645-6017

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Sophomore and junior students interested in environmental policy, or Native American students interested in health and health policy are eligible to apply for this $5000 award.

For more info, call: (520) 670-5542

The deadline to apply is 12/03/2001

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Native American Health Center
3124 East 14th Street
Oakland Ca. 94601

Native American Health Center
160 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The following positions are being recruited for by the Native American Health Center's, Family & Child Guidance Clinic. Job Descriptions can be obtained form Jason Robinson, Human Resources, or at the office of the Family & Child Guidance Clinic.

Intake Manager
Nurse Case Manager
Community Health Outreach Worker
Administrative Coordinator

Community Organizer
Family Advocate -
Outreach Coordinator
MIS Assistant

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Wayne State University, in Theatre History/Black Theatre Studies to begin August, 2002. Seeking collaborative and creative scholar/artist committed to diversity and multi-cultural approaches.

Duties: teach Theatre History undergraduate sequence; Theatre History doctoral seminar; African-American and/or minority theatre studies; assist in the Black Theatre Program; advise students including Ph.D. candidates; directing possible, recruit locally and nationally.

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred, or MFA with significant teaching at the university level. Salary is commensurate with rank, experience and credentials.

Send letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation to John Woodland, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Theatre 4841 Cass Avenue, Suite 3225, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202-3489 Deadline: 01/13/02. AA/EOE.


Associate/Full Professor, Wayne State University, to Head MFA Acting program at nationally recognized Hilberry Theatre, starting July, 2002. Seeking an energetic, collaborative individual, committed to increasing the diversity of the program.

Duties: teaching classical acting in production/performance oriented repertory program, directing, recruiting, advising, academic committees, teaching other areas of expertise possible.

Qualifications: Terminal degree required, Ph.D. preferred; extensive directing experience in classics, especially Shakespeare, significant teaching at university or conservatory level. Professional experience or
understanding of the professional market strongly desired.

Send cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference to Professor Cynthia Blaise, Search Committee Chair, WSU Theatre, 4841 Cass Ave. Suite 3225, Detroit, MI 48202-3489 Deadline: 01/11/02. AA/EOE.

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Director, Government Relations (Source NIE0310)


The National Education Association, a 2.7 million member union and professional association dedicated to a leadership role in advocating quality public education is searching for a director of its government relations department.

The position requires significant and extensive experience as a public advocate for an organization in legislative, political, and media forum; demonstrated expertise in federal and state political and legislative
processes, including intergovernmental relations; proven skill in developing, organizing, and sustaining grassroots networks for legislative and political action; knowledge of change management principles and effective organizational systems; effective skills in supervision, decision-making, oral/written communications including effective presentation skills, interpersonal relations, team building, collaboration, financial management, and understanding of computer technology for information and advocacy purposes.


Interested candidates should submit letter of application and résumé to:
Employment Manager, National Education Association, 1201 16th Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20036, or, apply online at:

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Executive Director
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
Deadline: Until filled


The goal of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation is to ensure lands within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas of high significance where tribes retain aboriginal interest in the Northwest Area
Foundation's region are in Indian Land ownership and management. This will be accomplished through the following strategic initiatives:

  • Educate every Indian Landowner about Indian land tenure issues so that knowledge becomes power when decisions to create positive futures are made
  • Increase economic assets of Indian Landowners by gaining control of Indian lands and by creating financial models that convert land into leverage
  • Use Indian land to help Indian people discover their culture
  • Reform legal mechanisms governing sovereignty of Indian land to recapture physical, cultural, and economic assets of Indian people
  • The work of the ILTF will be to engage tribes, tribal and Indian land-related organizations, and other appropriate entities to educate, encourage, and empower Indian landowners through Investment Project
Position Summary
The Executive Director is responsible to the Board for applying the principle of inclusiveness, reducing poverty, learning, and self determination in leadership, delivery of project support to Investment Projects, program support to the Board, and management and accounting for the ILTF funds.
Position Responsibilities
  • Facilitate and activate the vision of the Board
  • Serve as primary contact for all ILTF communication
  • Manage reporting relationship with foundation staff
  • Facilitate all operating and grant fund management
  • Identify and evaluate Investment Projects
  • Identify and secure resource development opportunities position requirements
  • Understand existing and current Indian land tenure principles, issues, organizations, and activities
  • Experience working with Indian tribes, related state, federal and inter-tribal organizations, and institutions providing services to tribes, particularly in the Foundation's service region (Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon)
  • Ability to navigate the multi-dimensional nature of the aforementioned organizations
  • Contract negotiation capabilities
  • Personnel management capabilities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
How to apply
Use the following methods to express your interest in assisting the Indian Land Tenure Foundation in achieving its goals:
1217 Seminole Avenue
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Email: Phone: 651-338-8140
Please include experiences that highlight your abilities as they relate to the information above. Please limit your submissions to four pages, and understand that your submission will be evaluated based upon experience with the issues outlined and your ability to present your case based upon your experiences. Also, note that finalists will be required to show samples of successful grants and other program related experiences. hank you for your consideration of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation!

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Title: Rockefeller Foundation--Humanities Fellowships--Center
for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation

In-residence fellowships at Marshall University focus on an interdisciplinary examination of the intersection of gender, ethnicity and region with a primary goal of providing a research data base to undergird paradigms that encompass multiple aspects of Appalachian identity. The center will host a series of visiting scholars, drawn from a variety of disciplines, for a period of one semester each.

Deadline(s): 02/15/2002


Address: Humanities Fellowships
Arts and Humanities Division
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2702
Program URL:
Tel: 212-869-8500

Preference will be given to scholars who focus on the ethnic and gender aspects of identity that have been most invisible such as: African-Americans, especially women; persons of alternative gender identities; and persons of Native American ancestry. Scholars will have access to extensive multimedia technology and an extensive collection of archived West Virginian and Appalachian materials.

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Title: Rockefeller Foundation-Humanities Fellowships-Tribal
Histories and a Plural World: Toward a New Paradigm

Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation

The sponsor will award one long-term fellowship and a series of short-term fellowships each year to nourish research and teaching in Native American Studies.

Deadline(s): 01/20/2002


Address: Humanities Fellowships
Arts and Humanities Division
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2702
Program URL:
Tel: 212-869-8500

The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry invites applicants whose research projects articulate a commitment to interdisciplinary synthesis, the implications of diversity among Indian communities, and/or the collegial exploration of the methodological implications of different epistemological traditions.
Long-term fellowships of $40,000 each support postdoctoral research in residence at the Newberry for a minimum of ten months. Short-term fellowships support one to three months of research in residence with a stipend of $3,000 per month plus $1,000 travel reimbursement.

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$48,223 - $62,686 PER ANNUM PLUS 25 PERCENT COLA
US Army Engineer District, Alaska,
Executive Office




CLOSING DATE: 11-06-01

Please contact for more information and application materials.

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Seven Generations Child & Family Counseling Services in Los Angeles is seeking to fill several Therapist and Case Management positions, as well as a position for a Clinical Supervisor/Coordinator.
It is an IHS Urban program.


Antony Stately, Ph.D., Program Director
UAII/Seven Generations Child & Family Counseling Services
1135 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 241-0979 (phone)
(213) 241-0925 (fax)


Job Title: Outpatient/Child Therapist
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor and Program Director

Provides assessment and counseling/therapy to eligible children and their families as a member of a treatment team.
  • Provide intake and initial assessment of children and adolescents referred to Center.
  • Provide individual/family in-home counseling services and/or office-based treatment to children and adolescents with a range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems.
  • Assess family dynamics and home environment and prepares reports as needed/required.
  • Identify and work with Case Manager to obtain resources for child/family to sustain the child/family?s involvement in Center programs/treatment.
  • Provide group treatment, parent support groups, and/or parenting classes as needed/required.
  • Provide 24-hour availability and crisis intervention as needed/required.
  • Provide aftercare follow-up and support/assistance to children completing Center programs/treatment.
  • Participate in case planning with other center clinicians, consulting specialists, and representatives from schools, DCFS, and other jurisdictions as required/needed.
  • Participates in Outpatient Staff meetings, Clinical Case Conferences, and other meetings as appropriate/assigned.
  • Participate in and conduct in-service training to Center staff and others as assigned.
  • Strict adherence to confidentiality of client information.
  • Maintain client charts in a responsible manner and meet all paperwork deadlines as required by DMH and agency policy (e.g. complete case notes and discharge notes on timely basis, etc.).
  • Comply with agency guidelines, policies and procedures, and with applicable professional licensing or certifications, and with ethical standards.
  • Arrange work schedule to benefit the Center program and clients with the approval of Clinical Supervisor/Program Director.
Qualifications and Education:
  • MA in clinical psychology or social work; or Ph.D./Psy.D. in psychology from an accredited graduate program; California license or license-eligible
  • Minimum one-year clinical experience with children and families.
  • Some experience providing home-based/community-based counseling services.
  • Minimum one-year clinical experience working with multiple-problem families (e.g. unemployment, poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, etc.).
  • Strong interest in providing home-based, culturally relevant therapeutic services,
  • Commitment to providing community-based services to multicultural populations, and American Indians in particular.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of the American Indian community and cultures.
  • Minimum of two days with evening hours required to provide appropriate treatment/services.
  • Valid CA Driver?s License required.
Salary Range: $37,000 to $60,000 DOQ/DOE

Send or fax resume and cover letter to: Antony Stately, Ph.D., Program Director

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Job Title: Clinical Supervisor/Coordinator
Reports to: Program Director

Provides clinical supervision and direction to clinical treatment staff (child therapists and case managers), and coordinates clinical activity within the program.
  • Perform intake and clinical case assignment to treatment staff.
  • Develop and establish new treatment protocols in response to identified community needs utilizing center resources as needed.
  • Set and implement policies and procedures of clinical programs under the direction and consultation of the Program Director.
  • Provide individual and group supervision and case consultation to treatment staff.
  • Coordinate training activity within the clinic.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director in the recruitment and selection of clinical treatment staff.
  • Consult with the Program Director regularly to keep him/her up-to-date on program performance and needs.
  • Act as liaison for clinic at Department of Mental Health meetings, community based meetings, and other constituents as needed.
  • Conduct probationary and yearly performance evaluations of clinical treatment staff.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director and Medical Records Coordinator to ensure compliance with DMH paperwork requirements and quality assurance issues.
  • May be required to provide some direct clinical services to children and their families.
  • Provide 24-hour availability and crisis intervention as needed or required.
  • Participate in in-service training to UAII staff and others as assigned.
  • Strict adherence to confidentiality of client information.
  • Maintain client charts in a responsible manner and meet all paperwork deadlines as required by DMH and agency policy.
  • Comply with agency guidelines, policies and procedures, and with applicable professional licensing or certifications, and with ethical standards.
  • Arrange work schedule to benefit the Center program and clients with the approval of Program Director.
  • Other duties as negotiated by the Program Director.
Qualifications and Education:
  • Clinical Social Worker or Ph.D./Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited graduate program; must possess a valid California license.
  • Minimum three years clinical experience with children and families.
  • Experience providing home-based/community-based counseling services to multiple-problem families (e.g. unemployment, poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, etc.).
  • Minimum of two years of clinical service management in a public service agency or a community-based non-profit organization.
  • Experience in the supervision and/or training of social workers and/or psychology interns strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to providing community-based services to multicultural populations, and American Indians in particular.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of the American Indian community/culture.
  • Minimum of two days with evening hours required to provide appropriate clinical treatment and/or supervision.
  • Valid CA Driver?s License required.
Salary Range: $52,000 to $60,000 DOQ/DOE

Send or fax resume and cover letter to: Antony Stately, Ph.D., Program Director

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Job Title: Case Manager
Reports to: Program Director

Participates and collaborates with the mental health provider in the development of case plans to address social, economic, medical, and other issues that impact the client?s treatment.
  • Identifies patient clinic-based and community service needs.

  • Identifies needed resources for child and family; provides re

    ferrals and direct linkages to resources.
    Develops and maintains community based referrals for to progr

  • ams for child, youth, and their families.
    Interface with community agents (e.g. schools, DCFS, Probatio

    n Dept., etc.) on behalf of clients.
    Provides feedback to treatment teams on case management issues.

  • pervises children in various program settings.
    Prepares reports as required.
    May be required to work oc

    casionally on weekends and/or evenings.
    Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Qualifications and Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in social work or closely related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience of one or more years in the provision of case management services in clinical or other human service setting.
  • Knowledge and/or understanding of mental health.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of the American Indian community and culture
Salary Range: $22,000 to $32,000 DOQ/DOE

Send or fax resume and cover letter to: Antony Stately, Ph.D., Program Director

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