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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 1, 2004 - Issue 112


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Opportunities - Page One


Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Harvard University Native American Program – Visiting Administrative
Fellowship Announcement

HUNAP would like to announce a fellowship vacancy for the “HUNAP Visiting Administrative Fellow” administered through the Office of the Assistant to the President (OAP) Administrative Fellowship Program. This fellowship is run through the OAP and HUNAP is a participating sponsor. All applications must be submitted directly to the OAP (not HUNAP).

For information on the fellowship, requirements, and application please visit: or write or call: Harvard University, Office of the Assistant to the President, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue Holyoke Center, Room 935 Cambridge, MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 495-8919.

While the deadline of February 13, 2004 has passed, the OAP is still considering applications for a limited time.

Applicants must have a bachelors degree and at least five years of work experience. The evaluation of applications will be based on professional and academic achievement, a written statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation. The final selection of Fellows will be based on interviews with the sponsoring Harvard schools and departments and suitability for the Program. In order to assure full consideration, completed applications must be received by February 13, 2004.

Please read FAQ's before requesting an application. To receive a copy of the application in PDF or word document format, please visit:

Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program seeks to attract candidates, especially those from underrepresented ethnic minority groups, to administrative careers in higher education. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month management experience complemented by a professional development program. The Program provides participants with opportunities to broaden their experience through working in an academic environment as a mid-level administrator. The Program seeks to enrich and diversify the Harvard community by bringing talented professionals to Cambridge. The Program is in its fifteenth year of operation and will draw Fellows from business, government, education, and the professions. Each participant will receive a salary from Harvard University. All costs for the required educational seminar will be covered by Harvard University. Participants must secure and cover the cost of their housing. The 2004-2005 Program will begin in September. The Fellows will be placed in various schools and departments throughout the University. Reflecting the academic and administrative diversity of the Harvard community, assignments for each Fellow will differ. However, individual fellowship needs will be shaped by considering both the school's or department's needs and the participant's career experience. Fellows are strongly urged to obtain leaves of absence from their current jobs. While the University will make every effort to place successful participants, there is no guarantee of permanent Harvard employment upon completion of the Program.

Fellows will participate in a seminar series in addition to a full-time work assignment. Seminars, lectures, and case studies have been designed to enhance management and administrative skills and to assist in self-assessment and development. The overall goal of the education program is to encourage Fellows to assess their own career development and to generate strategies for advancement.

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Harvard University Native American Program Job Vacancy Announcement

HUNAP would like to announce a job vacancy for the HUNAP "Associate Director for Student Affairs and Recruitment." All applications (resume and cover letter) must be completed on-line and submitted through the Human Resources Office (not to HUNAP). Please visit and search for requisition number 19502 to access the job description, qualifications, salary/benefit information, and instructions for the on-line application process. For additional information on working at Harvard, please visit:

Job Vacancy Announcement
Requisition Number: 19502
Title: Associate Director for Student Affairs and Recruitment
Department: Harvard University Native American Program
Salary Grade: 56 ($41,200-$68,700)

Submit Resume & Cover Letter To:
Requisition Number 19502

Duties & Responsibilities:
Position with the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP); serving Native American students, alumni, and faculty throughout the University. Reports to and works collaboratively with the Executive Director in all areas of program development, fundraising, academics, grant proposal writing and research of funding sources, and project implementation. Oversees, implements, and evaluates all aspects of recruitment and outreach, student affairs and retention, and alumni development initiatives. Recruit, retain, and graduate greater numbers of Native American students at Harvard University, and foster a sense of community through intellectual, social, and cultural exchange. Works collaboratively with students and alumni, administrators, and faculty, to foster excellent communication and working relationships among all administrative offices to provide student support, strengthen recruitment, increase HUNAP's visibility, and to identify potential collaborations. Serves as a resource to all University Admissions Offices. Responsible for maintaining statistical information, databases, and evaluations of recruitment, student affairs, and alumni efforts. Responsible for maintaining budget and processing financial reports. Evening and weekend hours, and travel throughout the nation required.

Required Education:
Masters required (BA will be considered based on work experience), with 3 to 4 years experience in higher education administration with a focus on program development and student services. Direct experience, extensive understanding, and deep engagement with issues affecting indigenous people, particularly as they relate to Indian education and retention in higher education (a working knowledge of current American Indian affairs is preferred). Proven leadership experience, and the ability to work collaboratively and motivate students and colleagues. Excellent communication, managerial, and negotiating skills are required. Willingness to travel frequently is required.

Additional Information
Evening and weekend hours, and travel throughout the nation required. This is a grant funded position with a scheduled ending date of June 30, 2006.

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The National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education presents the 11th Annual Institute "Sustaining Native Higher Education: Policy, Practice, and Cultural Resilience" (A Professional Development Institute and Personal Retreat for Educators Serving Native American College and College­bound Students)

Thursday, August 5, 2004 ­ Saturday, August 7, 2004
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Are you an educational professional who works directly with Native students that are in college or are preparing to enter college or who works with other types of Native American education programs? Have you ever wished for a conference specific to your professional needs that also met your personal and cultural needs? If the answer to either or both of these questions is yes, then please join us this August 5-7, 2004, for a truly unique gathering of your colleagues.

The National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE) is an alliance of higher education professionals committed to changing colleges and universities in ways that enable Native students to earn degrees while strengthening their cultural identities. NINLHE strengthens Native students by strengthening the skills and staying power of administrators, faculty and staff working directly with those students. By providing job skills training, peer networking and opportunities for personal and cultural renewal to these key individuals, we impact the lives of thousands of Native students. Founded in 1993 by the Native American program directors at Dartmouth College and Stanford University, NINLHE has provided training and support to over 750 educators from nearly one hundred different universities, tribes and national education organizations from across the U.S. and Canada. The Institute is a time for professional empowerment and personal renewal. This year, we will gather at Santa Ana Pueblo's Hyatt Regency Tamaya. A peaceful oasis set alongside the Rio Grande River with stunning views of the Sandia peaks, it is the ideal environment in which to reclaim a balance between work, professional and
personal development.

For further information, please contact:

Louise Chavez, Grant Coordinator/Principal Investigator
MSC02 1580, Hokona Hall, Room 320
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-2614
Fax: (505) 277-6085

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Title: Fellowship Program
Sponsor: American Indian Graduate Center
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support to assist American Indian college graduates to continue their education at the master's, doctorate and professional degree level. Eligible applicants are members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native group.

Deadline(s): 06/01/2004
Established Date: 03/19/1990
Follow-Up Date: 03/01/2005
Review Date: 03/31/2004

Address: 4520 Montgomery Blvd., NE
Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Program URL:
Tel: 505-881-4584
Fax: 505-884-0427

The sponsor provides support for fellowships to qualified Native American and Alaskan Native students to pursue Master's, Doctorate and professional degrees.

Eligible applicants must be: an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native Group, or provide documentation of descendency (possess one fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood); pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S. and; able to demonstrate financial need and. First-time applicants must submit a $15 application fee. (icm)

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