Native American

Career Services is committed to ensuring students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or differing abilities, get access to whatever jobs match their goals and desires. These are the resources designed to assist Native Americans in their career development.

Campus Resources

The mission of the American Indian Cultural Resource Center is to promote the development of cultural identity and leadership thus enhancing academic studies and empowering American Indian undergraduate and graduate students through their college careers. By providing resources, activities, events and ongoing development of the American Indian Cultural Resource Center, we encourage the sharing of ideas and experiences, which imparts a greater understanding of our culture(s) to one another and the campus community.
 
The MultiCultural Center is a space was intended to facilitate the retention and recruitment of students of color and to combat institutional racism and ethnocentrism. These aims were to be realized in part through educational programming, which would promote changes in attitudes and behaviors throughout the campus community. Students of color joined with international students to share a space, which, it was hoped, would realize these initial demands, and increase communication among people of different cultures. In time, recognizing the need to be inclusive of diverse value orientations, the MCC mission was broadened to include combating racism, sexism, and heterosexism.
 

Career Information

Workforce One, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (ETA), is an on-line interactive communications and learning platform designed to build the capacity of the Workforce Investment System. Members include the public workforce system and its strategic partners, such as employers, Federal agencies, community- and faith-based organizations, and educators.
 
Indian and Native American (INA) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grantees and the Department of Labor share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to Native American communities that not only meet regulatory requirements, but also are administered in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people they are designed to serve.
 
A career in Indian health offers clinicians an extraordinary opportunity to provide the highest level of comprehensive, patient-centered care. Serving these important, diverse and culturally rich patient populations enable our clinicians to distinguish themselves in fulfilling ways both personally and professionally.
 
NativeOneStop.gov is a one-stop shop for American Indians and Alaska Natives to access resources available from the U.S. Government.

Professional Associations

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
 
CTER is acknowledged as a premier leader in the field of tribal employment rights. CTER’s training and consulting services are specifically tailored to meet the needs of Indian Country. The organization has provided direct on-site training and T/A to over 300 Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages.
 
The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

Society for Advancement of Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
Dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

SAIGE is the first national non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees. SAIGE provides a forum on the issues, challenges, and opportunities of AI/ANs in the government workforce (including Tribal governments) and works to foster a professional network among AI/AN government employees. SAIGE hosts an outstanding week-long annual National Training Program focused on professional development, leadership and topics that are integral to the highly complex relationship known as the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility. As part of this program, SAIGE offers special training sessions for veterans, Youth, and in Federal Indian Law.

Job Links

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government.
 
Native American Jobs.com provides diversity, indigenous, minority and employment opportunities for all. They help career minded individuals looking for employment & careers in ALL communities, locally and nationwide.
 
From IMDiversity.com, this site provides valuable information on career opportunities as well as the tools needed to survive and succeed in America’s workplace.
 
A full list of job opportunities submitted by employeers that are American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native businesses, governments, or organizations. The list also includes opportunities submitted by businesses, governments, or organizations seeking Native American applicants.
 
The Tribal Employment Database was designed to meet the needs of Native Americans looking for work on or near the San Diego area reservations.