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Education Director

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Education Director

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Exempt

Grade

E8 (49555.0 - 74332.0)

Department

TANF Education

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Education Director is responsible for the coordination of Education Department resources provided to students, parents, community members, 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 advancement toward an accredited high school diploma or the approved GED equivalency. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or related field and three years education experience, one year of which must include supervision of staff.

  • Must possess a current Nevada and/or California teaching credential (any endorsement, provisional or retired acceptable).

  • 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversees and implements programmatic initiatives that benefit Native American/Alaska Native students in a K-12 academic school environment.

  • Responsible f-or coordination of Education Department resources in collaboration with school district staff and administration to ensure appropriate student promotion within the K-12 academic school environment.

  • Responsible for the oversight of Education Department staff in providing assistance to Native American/Alaska Native high school students to identify and educate core subjects in preparation towards graduation, college entrance, vocational training, and/or employment.

  • Distributes information and attends meetings between administrators, teachers, tutors, counselors, and parents regarding Native American/Alaska Native students’ progress in the school system.

  • Assists in and or develops culturally responsive curriculum for Native American/Alaska Native students.

  • Responsible for implementation of the Summer Youth Employment Program.

  • Responsible for the coordination of the annual Native Youth Conference.

  • Maintains monthly schedule of staff meetings and communicates training opportunities to Education Department staff members to ensure opportunities for career development.

  • Tracks student progress, collects data, generates reports, and evaluates progress.

  • Implements programmatic changes as necessary to provide for the academic enrichment of Native American/Alaska Native students.

  • Participates in and conducts trainings for students, communities, parents and schools to develop communication and understanding of the academic requirements.

  • Provides information to staff for increasing the number of students successfully completing core academic subjects, preparation for taking college entrance exams such as PSAT, SAT, and ACT.

  • Collaborates with Washoe Tribal Departments to secure programmatic implementation that benefits students academically and that promotes social/emotional, physical, and mental development.

  • Collaborates with Washoe Native TANF staff and leadership in providing resources to benefit client-families including the implementation of projects and programs to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

  • Oversees and updates annually, Native American student lists.

  • As appropriate, obtains 506 Forms and enrollment documents from the academic advisory staff for each Native American student served.

  • Schedules and coordinates workshops with the local colleges and universities to provide increased opportunities for academic enrichment for students for higher education.

  • Oversees the management and distribution of the Higher Education, Incentive, Barrington, and Vocational scholarship funds.

  • Monitors grant and contract compliance as appropriate.

  • Researches statistics and develops and revises organizational programs and systems.

  • Prepares and reviews budget proposals and justification.

  • Provides data, reports and all other applicable evaluation material to department, schools, and districts as applicable.

  • Attends and/or coordinates meetings with Education Committee to assist in management of Tribal grants, contracts, and/or scholarships.

  • Improves staff effectiveness by coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner. Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of elementary and middle school curriculum development, and management and programming.

  • Knowledge of administrative and project management.

  • Knowledge of records management procedures.

  • Knowledge of the development, preparation, and control of budgets.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.

  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.

  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding or revenue sources.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.

  • Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations.

  • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.

  • Skill in preparation of project time lines and staffing plans.

  • Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.

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 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level. Travel may be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events (approximately 50% or less).

  • The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California requires a background check of each new hire for employment purposes. Therefore, all conditionally offered positions will be subject to the following:

  • Negative alcohol and drug screen

  • Meet requirements of Public Law 101-630

  • Obtain or possess a valid driver’s license for either the state of Nevada or California within 30 days

  • Must be insurable under the Washoe Tribe’s driving policy