Federal funds, to begin March 2013, pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Continuation beyond 8/30/14 subject to funding and program needs. May be for day, evening, 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 Coordinator, responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and improving the College’s Native Hawaiian Male Mentoring initiatives which will increase the College’s Native Hawaiian male students’ success outcomes in college admission, enrollment, persistence, graduation, transfer to 4-year universities, and career entry.
2. Responsible to provide outreach to Native Hawaiian men which will lead to their enrollment at Leeward Community College.
3. Facilitates the provision of a wide range of student development services and college persistence and retention initiatives such as first-year experience activities, financial aid and scholarship application, New Student Orientation, curriculum development and instruction, student success workshops, career counseling (assessment, evaluation, and exploration,) satisfactory academic progress interventions, referrals to on-and off-campus resources, exploring of career/employment/continued education opportunities, while promoting Native Hawaiian men’s cultural understanding and self-identity.
4. Works to develop a continued understanding of Native Hawaiian men’s post-secondary aspirations and needs by establishing and maintaining on-going communication with Native Hawaiian community organizations, charter schools, and high schools to improve the recruitment, retention and success of Native Hawaiian male students.
5. Conducts data collection to assess the progress of the College’s Native Hawaiian male students. As appropriate, integrates Native Hawaiian cultural traditions, practices, and values, particularly those applicable to Native Hawaiian men?s roles and responsibilities, into programs and services.
6. Integrates Native Hawaiian male mentoring initiatives into the College’s Native Hawaiian student support programs and services.
7. Evening, weekend, and outreach assignments will be part of the regular workload.
Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Counseling Psychology, College Student Personnel Services, Human Resources (to include both CTHAR and Personnel, Communications, or related field; OR Bachelor’s in any of the above fields or related field AND three (3) years related work experience. 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.
Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment.
1. Baccalaureate or graduate degree in Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language, or Pacific Studies.
2. Three years professional experience in providing counseling, academic/career planning and/or teaching Native Hawaiians at the post-secondary level; advocacy work within the Hawaiian community; or a combination of these experiences.
3. Experience with interventions that successfully assists or facilitates the target population with challenges such as remedial/developmental education, personal/social well-being, accommodating disabilities, unhealthy situations/relationships, and resource networking on other social/economic issues adversely detracting from educational endeavors.
4. Considerable knowledge of Native Hawaiian culture, language, history, educational programs, issues and resources.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. Working knowledge and familiarity with community/social/ governmental resources and agencies. Experience with computer software programs, Internet, e-mail, database management, and social media.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa serves approximately 20,000 students pursuing 225 different degrees. Coming from every Hawaiian island,...