The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen State University is seeking a program specialist to manage its Supporting Indigenous Arts through Mastery (SIAM) higher education grant program. Applications are open through September 2, 2021.
The program awards multi-year grants to higher education institutions that demonstrate a philosophy of service, respect, and consultation with Tribes that elevates autonomy, agency, and expertise of Tribes in their work to support and advance artistic mastery in their communities, according to the job posting.Once the grants have been awarded, this position regularly engages with the institutions to provide technical assistance on grant deliverables and evaluation instruments. The incumbent conducts site visits, reviews institutional reports and evaluations, incorporating information into annual reports, and assists in preparing funding proposals for each new SIAM higher education grant cycle. The position also supervises one support position.
The position is grant funded through June 30, 2024 and dependent on continued grant funding.
The program specialist reports to the Vice President of Tribal Relations, Art, and Culture and works collaboratively with the Managing Director of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center and the Longhouse staff to implement and manage the multi-year SIAM higher education grant program offered by the Longhouse to higher education institutions (4-year public, private, and community colleges-non-Tribal) in the Upper Midwest, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and British Columbia. The grant program focuses on institutions engaged in service to Tribes and seeks to provide support to and advance cultural arts and artistic mastery within Tribal nations.
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