In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Diversity, and Engagement, coordinate activities related to Office of Student Financial Services on administration of First Nations scholarships. Engage in annual information dissemination regarding availability of First Nations Scholarships, outreach to scholarship applicants and recipients, as well as monitoring of student progress. In collaboration with the CESS Office of Student Services and other units across campus, develop, and implement activities designed to promote retention and wellbeing of First Nations students within CESS and across the UVM campus. Design and coordinate implementation of 2 -3 activities per year that raise awareness of indigenous peoples and communities and engage UVM students, faculty, and staff, as well as external community members in examining issues of identity development, inclusivity, equity, and belonging among members of indigenous communities. Collaborate with UVM Foundation and the CESS Office of Research Development and Support to identify and secure external funding for First Nations initiatives. Partner with faculty across the university to explore the development of a curriculum focused on the history and contributions of members of indigenous communities with the goal to develop a minor or certificate in Indigenous Studies.
This position is wholly supported by restricted funds and is a 10 month position.
The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) aspires to continue building an inclusive learning community reflective of our diverse and global society, both physically and culturally, embodied through intentionally elevating the presence, contributions, voices, and perspectives of historically marginalized populations.