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Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:
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

Title: Tenure-Track Investigator, Human Physiology and Pharmacokinetics, NIAAA
Deadline: February 27, 2009
Website(s): and

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track scientist to establish an independent research program in the area of human physiology and pharmacokinetics within the Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies (LCTS), Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR), NIAAA.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm D or equivalent degree and have at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience. The selected candidate will be expected to establish an independent program to develop model laboratory paradigms to screen novel potential treatments for alcoholism and to evaluate genetic and environmental determinants of variability in the pharmacokinetics and CNS pharmacodynamics of alcohol in humans.

Interested candidates wishing to be considered for this position may submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, the names and addresses of three references, and a brief proposal that reflects the applicant’s research interests/goals and an approach for establishing an independent research program, by the closing date to: Chair, Search Committee, NIAAA; NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism; c/o Ms. Patricia Scullion; 5635 Fishers Lane, Room 3061; Bethesda, MD 20892 **For Federal Express delivery, Rockville, MD 20852 or submit via secure email:

Title: Part-time Instructors- Shawano
Deadline: Open until filled.
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9042.
E-mail address:
Website: &

This position is customer-focused and will require flexible scheduling and/or delivery to meet customer needs. NWTC in Shawano is looking for part-time instructors in the following areas:

Quilting: Spring Term classes will be held on Fridays. Morning need for beginning quilting; afternoon need for advanced quilting. Must have prior experience with making and selling quilts.

Computer Software: Daytime need for Word, Excel and Windows 2007. Must have a Bachelor’s degree and appropriate education or training in the aforementioned software.

All application materials are only EOE-Committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students accepted online: resumes, cover letters, transcripts, etc., must be attached to the application at the time of submission.

Title: Resident Assistant, American Indian Summer Program 2009
Deadline: Friday, May 1st, 2009
Contact: Yolanda Leon, Program Coordinator
Phone: (949) 824-0291
Website: &

American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Science (AISICS) is a two-week (Saturday, June 27 - Sunday, July 12) residential program where students will work with professors, college students, and invited American Indian community members to develop interactive story projects that combine computer game technology with traditional American Indian culture. Students will also participate in field trips, academic workshops, and other courses.

· Must have experience working with Native high school youth
· Must be able to take initiative, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an outgoing personality
· Must participate in ALL scheduled training sessions including CPR, First Aid
· Must go through TB testing and fingerprinting


Augsburg, a private college affiliated with the ELCA, offers a liberal arts education grounded in Christian values, a diverse campus community, and an exciting metropolitan setting in the Twin Cities. The College is seeking this position to report to Director, TRIO/ Student Support Services.

TRIO/Student Support Services is a federally-funded U.S. Department of Education grant program serving 160 students who meet at least one of the following criteria: first generation to college, low income, or have a disability. During the academic year, the program provides academic support, workshops, and individual and group advising to ensure that the 160 participants are retained and graduated. The program also provides a five-week Summer Bridge program to assist 25 incoming first-year students in their transition to Augsburg College.

POSITION STATUS: full-time, 10 months (.833 FTE), typically July-April. Continuation of position assumes availability of on-going grant funding.

Individual academic counseling (academic progress monitoring, basic study skills training, academic intervention as appropriate); academic advising (general education, major, and graduation requirements, academic audits); financial counseling (financial aid, personal budget management); personal counseling (crisis intervention, assessment for and appropriate referral to housing, health, legal and other resources) coordination and facilitation of specialized workshops for student participants; monitoring scholarship requirements. Other duties include Summer Bridge programming, supplemental instruction, program website maintenance, assistance with department initiatives, collaboration with Augsburg faculty and staff, and duties as assigned for a team-oriented office. Advisor caseload is approximately 80 students. Occasional weekend and evening hours are required.

Required: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, counseling, or related area and three years previous experience in an academic setting; experience with web-based administrative computing; excellent written and verbal communication skills; advanced knowledge of MS office, internet and email usage; excellent record-keeping skills; ability and willingness to work with all divisions and constituents of the college; understanding of challenges facing first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities; ability to establish rapport with students from diverse ethnic/racial background; training (or willingness to receive training) in Financial Aid advising, counseling, academic needs assessment, disabilities accommodations, study skills instruction, student learning, personal development and/or multicultural education; ability and willingness to perform responsibilities listed above and as assigned.

Preferred but not required: Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel or related area; experience in academic advising, counseling or financial aid; previous experience with TRIO or other educational opportunity programs; familiarity with departments and programs at Augsburg College.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 25, 2009 TO START: May, 2009, or negotiable

E-mail or mail a resume, cover letter and list of references to (Word or text only format) or to Human Resources, Augsburg College, C.B. 79, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454


Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer Posted: ________

AIN DAH YUNG (OUR HOME) CENTER - Indian Child Welfare Compliance Monitor
Mission is, “to assist American Indian Youth and families to thrive in safety, wholeness, and a healing place within the community”.

Currently has the following open position: (All positions require a valid driver’s license and a background check)

The Indian Child Welfare Compliance Monitor position is a full-time, exempt position with full benefits. Salary range is $28,000 - $44,000 DOQ. Responsibilities include attending, participating and monitoring Ramsey County court proceedings to determine compliance with ICWA and report noncompliance to county officials. Act as resource to the county court systems and departments. Work in collaboration with the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and surrounding tribes, including tribal courts and social services. Prepare quarterly reports. Must have ability to manage, coordinate and knowledge of working with budgets. This position requires a BA degree in human services or related field and at least 5 years experience with working with families. Must have experience in court and legal advocacy and demonstrated knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act. Must have excellent communication and writing skills.

If interested, please either mail or fax your resumé and a letter of interest to: Ain Dah Yung Administration Department, 1089 Portland, St. Paul, MN 55104 or fax it to (651) 224-5136.

Full detailed information for this position is posted on our website at

Closing Date: March 13, 2009 - Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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