University of Oregon Many Nations Longhouse Steward in Eugene, Oregon

Many Nations Longhouse Steward

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Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Arts/Theater/Museum, Other

Department:Office of the President

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$48,000 - $60,000 per year

Compensation Band:OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Application Review Begins

October 8, 2018; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter describing your interest in the position. In your letter of interest, please address the following questions:

  1. Operations: In what ways has your work, life, and cultural experiences prepared you to become a Longhouse Steward?

  2. Outreach: Please explain your connections to home community, especially describe your experiences working within a reservation community.

  3. Leadership: Please describe a challenging experience and what measures you took to address the challenge.

  4. Leadership: In what ways do you have experience resolving conflict in a work setting? Please provide one example where you have resolved conflict. What were the outcomes?

  5. Supervision: Describe your management style and experiences managing budgets?

  6. Other: In what ways have you been able to manage political situations that conflict with your personal cultural perspectives? Please explain.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service. We work at a human scale to generate big ideas. As a community of scholars, we help individuals question critically, think logically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. The President's Office supports the executive leadership of the University of Oregon.

Position Summary

The Steward is responsible for scheduling, providing event support, and overseeing general maintenance in accordance to building codes for the Many Nations Longhouse.

The Steward is responsible for establishing close relationships with students, promoting activities and partnerships that encourage student retention and success, and providing a positive experience at the UO. This requires nurturing relationships with students and student groups, faculty, and staff, as well as establishing a commitment to maintaining awareness of the people, systems and structures in place to assist students. The Steward will also establish and maintain relationships with constituents and communities outside the University to ensure student success and to foster community cohesion. Primary constituents include the Native American Student Union (NASU), the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Indigenous Women’s Wellness Group (IWWG), Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Native American Strategies Group, Native American Studies (NAS), the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community (NAIS ARC), Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI), the Sapsik'ʷałá Teacher Education Program, and the leadership representing Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes.

The Steward is required to work diplomatically and confidentially on sensitive matters with all levels of administrators, faculty, students and constituents. The Steward must demonstrate sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of educational and social development needs of all students, particularly those from historically underrepresented and/or underserved communities.

This position holds supervisory responsibility for student workers and reports directly to the Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President for Sovereignty and Government-to-Government Relations in the Office of the President.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Three years of experience working with programs that serve Indian communities.

Professional Competencies

• Extensive knowledge of cultural traditions and customs of tribal people, especially among Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes.

• Proven ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff throughout a university setting and with communities where services and support for Native American students, non-traditional students, and under-represented students and concerns are engaged.

• Experience in researching, writing, submitting and managing grants.

• Proven ability to work collaboratively to help build cohesive support for initiatives.

• Ability to accept professional direction from supervisor and get requisite training in computers, UO protocols, and other professional development opportunities as appropriate.

• Skill at negotiating and consensus building to support decisions and programs.

• Ability to relate effectively and engage with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

• Ability to monitor and meet departmental and event deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree.

• Knowledge of and experience working effectively in a comprehensive research institution.

• Experience in web design/site maintenance, media production, and/or public relations.

• Effective experience supervising staff.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Advertised:17 Sep 2018Pacific Daylight Time

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