Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Instructor, CC (Counselor, Native Hawaiian Success)

Position Number:
0086643T, 0086645T

Hiring Unit:
Student Services

Leeward Commuity College

Date Posted:
December 10, 2014

Closing Date:
January 07, 2015

Salary Information:
C2A; minimum $4,612/month

Monthly Type:
11 Month

Tenure Track:
Non Tenure

Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Temporary - Not to Exceed: September 30, 2015


Other Conditions:

  • Federal funds, temporary to 09/30/15, with possible annual renewal to 09/30/19, to begin approximately 03/15 pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Assignments may include day, evening, and or weekend, on- and off-campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Under the general supervision of the Dean of Student Services, and working collaboratively with the College’s Native Hawaiian Student Support and Going to Finish On-time (G2FO) Coordinators, responsible for: 
  2. providing information, assistance, guidance and support for Native Hawaiian students at Leeward Community College that lead to their enrollment, persistence, graduation, baccalaureate transfer, and career planning; 
  3. providing guidance and advising in both individual and group settings that address academic, career, financial aid, personal development, and life management needs; 
  4. providing instruction and assistance with applications and forms required for college admission, financial aid, scholarships, graduation, and transfer; 
  5. developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving counseling and instructional activities that enhance admission, enrollment, retention, graduation and transfer of primarily Native Hawaiian students (instructional activities may include workshops and/or courses); 
  6. contributing to the development, implementation, revision, and improvement of a wide range of student development services and college persistence & retention initiatives such as first-year experience activities, financial aid & scholarship applications, New Student Orientation, cohort based and accelerated degree programs, curriculum development and instruction, student success workshops, career counseling (assessment, evaluation and exploration), satisfactory academic progress, and graduation/transfer interventions while promoting Native Hawaiian cultural understanding and self-identity; 
  7. establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with on- and off-campus programs; 
  8. working to develop a continued understanding of Native Hawaiian post-secondary needs by establishing and maintaining on-going communication with Native Hawaiian community organizations, charter schools, and high schools to improve recruitment and retention of Native Hawaiian students; 
  9. collecting data and preparing reports. 
  10. Evening, weekend and outreach assignments will be part of the regular workload.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance, Counseling Psychology, College Student Personnel Services, Human Resources (to include both CTAHR and Personnel), Communications, or related field; OR Bachelor's degree in Counseling and Guidance, Counseling Psychology, College Student Personnel Service, Human Resources (to include both CTAHR and Personnel), Communications, or related field and three (3) years related work experience. 
  2. Related fields: Education (to include all degrees in this field), Family Resources, Human Development, Psychology (to include all degrees in this field), Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, and Student Services Personnel. 
  3. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Three years professional experience in providing guidance, counseling, academic/career planning and/or teaching Native Hawaiians at the secondary or post-secondary level; work to enrich the Hawaiian community;
  2. experience with providing interventions for remedial/developmental learning, persons with disabilities, first generation to college, at-risk behaviors, substance abuse/addiction, mental illness, and poverty/homelessness; 
  3. considerable knowledge of Hawaiian culture, educational programs, issues, and resources; 
  4. use of Internet based student data management systems; 
  5. excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  6. experience with computer software programs, Internet, e-mail and database management.

To Apply:
Submit to the address below: 1) UHCC Form 27 ( standard format ) (large format ), 2) graduate and undergraduate transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (Copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. On-line transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will NOT be accepted.), 3) a brief one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, 4) three letters of recommendation (optional) attesting to job performance and personal character, and 5) resume (optional). One set of documents and application materials will be accepted for both positions. All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the college. No electronic transmission will be accepted. Original signature required on application. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application incomplete and will not be considered.

  1. Human Resources Office
  2. Leeward Community College
  3. 96-045 Ala Ike
  4. Pearl City, HI 96782

  1. 808-455-0326

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