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Education Advisor II

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Education Advisor II

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Non-Exempt

Grade

NE11 (17.95 - 25.13)

Department

TANF Education

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision, the Educational Advisor I is responsible for coordinating with parents, teachers, counselors, principals and other school district staff to assist Native American/Alaska Native students enrolled in the public school system or other approved alternative education program(s) in obtaining academic advancement toward an accredited high school diploma or the approved GED equivalency; assists Native American students in identifying educational opportunities that foster academic and developmental growth. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • EDUCATION ADVISOR I:

  • Minimum 12-15 credits in Education or related field with one year experience working with students in tutoring or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

  • EDUCATION ADVISOR II:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field and one year of experience in education or human services field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Teaching credential with any endorsement preferred (retired acceptable).

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides academic support to Native American/Alaska Native students with identified needs inside and outside the classroom under direct supervision of a classroom teacher.

  • Responsible for advocacy in the prescribed education plan to ensure representation by all parties. Attends IEP meetings as assigned.

  • Coordinates information and meetings between teachers, tutors, counselors, and parents regarding student’s progress in the school system.

  • Assists each student to advance grade levels through the day school program and will work with the student and family to develop an educational plan to ensure optimal growth in each developmental area.

  • Schedules monthly conferences with each student during the school year with additional conferences scheduled as needed.

  • Maintains written, confidential records that includes student progress, developmental deficiencies, attendance and academic standing.

  • Updates annually, Native American student lists for the assigned school(s).

  • Obtains 506 Forms and enrollment documents from each Native American student served.

  • Assists with student enrollment in afterschool programming to ensure that students and families are aware of options for assignment completion, credit recovery (9-12th grade), testing and college planning.

  • Makes referrals to social services of children considered to be at a high risk due to an unsatisfactory home life or poor educational performance as a result of a serious problem.

  • Assists in coordination of local educational workshops and field trips and transports and chaperons students as needed.

  • Coordinates and assists in the annual awards ceremony recognizing Native American Students achievement.

  • Provides information to parents to ensure and maintain interest in the student’s academics.

  • Provides written monthly reports to area supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Additional Duties: Education Advisor II

  • Schedules and conducts home visits with students as assigned.

  • Orient and familiarize families to area resources (both tribal and non-tribal).

  • Attends educational committee meetings as required.

  • Coordinates culturally relevant extracurricular activities as assigned.

  • Schedules and co-facilitates Student Assistance Program (SAP) groups for at-risk Native American students as assigned.

  • Chaperones students and/or families to regional and national education related summits and conferences.

  • Leads after school programming for at assigned site and/or assigned community.

  • Collaborates with Education Lead and Education Coordinator in curriculum development and lesson planning.

  • Implements curriculum and lessons in the after school, holiday and summer program.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • EDUCATION ADVISOR I:

  • Minimum 12-15 credits in Education or related field with one year experience working with students in tutoring or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

  • EDUCATION ADVISOR II:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field and one year of experience in education or human services field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Teaching credential with any endorsement preferred (retired acceptable).

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.