Program: AIRR

Positions Available for 2017-2018

For all AIRR positions the following course is highly recommended:

NAS 1 Introduction to Native American Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to Native American Studies with emphasis upon basic concepts relating to Native American historical and political development. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS, WC, WE.—I, II, III. Crum, Middleton

NAS 10 Native American Experience (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the diverse cultures of Native American peoples from North, Central, and South America. Emphasis on Native American voices in the expression of cultural views and in the experience of conflicting values. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, DD, WC, WE.—I, II, III, IV. Hernandez-Avila, Mendoza

Student Director (SD)/Recruitment & Retention Organizing Committee (RROC) Representative

The Student Director will have oversight over AIRR’s programs and coordinators. They will work towards supporting and helping build cohesion and unity within AIRR coordinators, the greater Native American/American Indian/Indigenous student community at UC Davis and the SRRC.

The Student Director will have the task of:

  • Providing holistic personal support for all AIRR coordinators and general members

  • Making sure all programs align with SRRC values and funding proposals throughout the school year

  • Promoting transparency between RROC and the SRRC

  • Serving as a core member of the Powwow planning committee
  • Assisting in the planning and organization of various AIRR events/activities

  • Attending SD meetings to discuss various SRRC topics

As RROC representative, you form part of the governing board of the governing board of the Student Recruitment & Retention Center. The governing board, RROC, is the decision-making body of the SRRC. Accordingly, all RROC member have voting privileges. RROC has oversight for all SRRC finances. SRRC operations and recruitment/retention initiatives. Further, RROC provides advocacy surrounding issues of educational equalty.As RROC (along with the other RROC members), you will have the tasks of:

  • Funding allocations to support SRRC initiatives

  • Hours of operation

  • Building logistics

  • Planning in-service

  • Maintaining and promoting a welcoming, inclusive environment for the overall SRRC

  • Creating awareness to the general public of issues pertaining to your respective community

In addition to being a RROC representative, you will have accompanying responsibilities for one of the follow specific RROC roles:

  • Internal Chair

  • Campus Community Advocacy

  • External Advocacy

  • Financial Chair

  • Secretary

  • Recruitment Chair

  • Retention Chair

Lastly, the SD will be expected to work with the Reservation Outreach Coordinator to carry out the administrative duties for AIRR.

Those include:

  • Submitting Purchase Requests

  • Room reservations
  • Collecting receipts and consolidating the logistics of each coordinator’s events

  • Organizing and maintaining the Volunteer/Interns Program

  • Create quarterly expense reports
  • Organizing a staff development retreat at the beginning of the Fall Quarter and a transitioning staff retreat at the end of Spring Quarter

Reservation Outreach Coordinator

The AIRR Reservation Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing outreach services to American Indian/ Native American high school, middle school, and community college students who reside on or near reservations/ rancherias once per academic quarter. You will be expected to create and/or maintain existing partnerships and foster ongoing communication with the school site. You will be expected to travel (usually overnight trips) and inform students about the ways in which they can prepare to attend an institution of higher education through presentations, student panels, and by hosting workshops. In addition, you will be expected to work with the Urban Outreach Coordinator to organize and execute large-scale AIRR specific recruitment efforts such as:

  • Native Youth Empowerment Conference- Spring Quarter

  • American Indian Summer Institute - Summer

  • Maintain and increase partnership with community affiliates such as NASU, the Native American Studies departments, and Undergraduate Admissions

  • Co-coordinating the SRRC recruitment event: Aggie Senior Weekend Trip

 Further, the AIRR Reservation Outreach Coordinator will serve as a core member of the SRRC's recruitment team. Accordingly you will be expected to attend SRRC recruitment meetings and integrate agreed upon center-wide activities into your community’s calendar of events. 

 Lastly, the Reservation Outreach Coordinator will be expected to work with the Student Director to carry out the administrative duties for AIRR. Those include:

  • Submitting Purchase Requests and reconciling expenses

  • Handle logistics for all AIRR sponsored events

  • Coordinating & recruiting Interns and Volunteers

  • Organizing a staff development retreat at the beginning of the Fall Quarter and a transitioning staff retreat at the end of Spring Quarter

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Urban Outreach Coordinator

The AIRR Urban Outreach Coordinator is responsible for creating and/or maintaining existing partnerships with nearby community centers that serve the American Indian/Native American/ Indigenous population and providing outreach services on a weekly basis. Including participating in tribal college motivation days that take place in the community. You will act as a mentor to the students you work with, providing tutoring services, hosting workshops, and promoting a college going culture. In addition you will be expected to work with the Reservation Outreach Coordinator to organize and execute AIRR specific recruitment efforts such as:

  • Native Youth Empowerment Conference- Spring Quarter

  • American Indian Summer Institute – Summer

  • Maintain and increase partnership with community affiliates such as NASU, the Native American Studies departments, and Undergraduate Admissions

  • Co-coordinating the SRRC recruitment event: Aggie Senior Weekend Trip

 Further, the AIRR Urban Outreach Coordinator will serve as a core member of the SRRC's recruitment team. Accordingly you will be expected to attend SRRC recruitment meetings and integrate agreed upon center-wide activities into your community’s calendar of events. 

Requirement: 

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license

Retention Coordinator

The AIRR Retention Coordinator is responsible for organizing activities that both create a welcoming environment and foster a sense of community for 1st year American Indian/Native American/ Indigenous undergraduates. The activities include but are not limited to organizing annual AIRR sponsored programs such as:

  • A Native Peer welcome - Fall Quarter

  • Native Leadership Retreat - Fall Quarter

  • ThanksTaking Dinner - Fall Quarter

  • Native Film Series – open

 Other opportunities for programming include:

  • Cultural Exposure trips

  • Increased partnership with community affiliates such as NASU, AISES, SACNAS, Housings Cultural Programmer, CCC and the Native American Studies departments

 Further, the AIRR Retention Coordinator will serve as a core member of the SRRC's retention team. Accordingly you will be expected to attend SRRC retention meetings and integrate agreed upon center-wide activities into your community’s calendar of events. All members of the retention committee plan and promote center-wide events such as The Study Lounge, Housing Day, Demystifying AP/SD and Thrive Through Finals.

All directors and project coordinators will be responsible for:

  • Creating a budget and proposal for each of your position’s projects as well as detailed outlines for each project. Programming for your respective position must be catered to the American Indian/Native American/ Indigenous community issues, working with students and AIRR staff to holistically address their needs

  • Evaluating their respective programs on a regular basis and gathering feedback from participants as well as working closely with the Student Director

  • Attending weekly staff meetings, weekly or bi-weekly one on ones with the Student Director, SRRC whole staff meetings (In-Service), and any additional meetings depending on position (Recruitment, Retention, Administrative, RROC/Student Director)

  • Professionally representing AIRR and the SRRC, as well as being able to articulate the mission and goals of both AIRR and the SRRC to staff, faculty, and students

  • Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and full-time student status

  • Coordinating programming that effectively recruits and/or retains American Indian/ Native American/ Indigenous students

  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects in order to provide them with a valuable experience

  • Supporting major community events such as the annual Native Leadership Retreat, Native American Cultural Days, Native Youth Empowerment Conference, Powwow, etc.

  • Logistical task management such as scheduling meetings, reserving campus venues and vehicles, and keeping track of your respective budget throughout the year.

Position descriptions are subject to change.

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Important Hiring Information

  • Applications DUE Friday, February 3
  • Interviews will be held between 2/6-2/28
  • Returning Staff Application HERE
  • New Staff Application HERE