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Coordinator - American Indian Education - Centennial School District12

Posted on 2020-10-16 8:57:52 AM

Listing expires 2020-12-15 12:00:00 AM

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RESPONSIBILITIES: Priority 1: American Indian Program Coordination * Acts as the district’s representative in matters dealing with programs and services for Native Americans. * Participates with district staff and the parent advisory committee in the design, implementation and evaluation of the district’s American Indian Education Program * Assists the director of curriculum and instruction and parent advisory committee in completing all state and federal reports. * Coordinates identification of Native American students who reside in District #12 and assists parents in obtaining 506 documentation. * Acts as an ex-officio member of the parent advisory committee. Priority 2: Academic and Cultural Development * With parent advisory committee, plans and implements cultural activities for Native American students. * Provides academic support services such as tutoring, literacy support, peer mentorship, and homework assistance, in collaboration with the student’s primary educators. * With parents of Native American students, develops a plan that charts student progress toward graduation and post-secondary training. * Plans and coordinates student trips and experiences that will expand both their academic and cultural knowledge. Priority 3: Community Engagement * Plans and hosts community celebrations and events that honor student achievements. * With parent advisory committee, organizes events and activities that are specific to Native culture, such as powwows, drum and dance events, and showcases that highlight student artistry or skills like regalia making, beadwork, Birchbark biting, and language mastery. * Fosters positive elder-youth relationships by connecting students with American Indian community members and organizations. Priority 4: Curricular Support * With building principals, develops and implements cultural experiences for non-Native American students and staff which enhances cultural awareness and sensitivity. * Aids classroom teachers in identifying and implementing Minnesota State Standards that are inclusive of the American Indian experience. Other tasks as may be assigned by the director of curriculum and instruction that are related to the job. QUALIFICATIONS: * Thorough, validated knowledge of the Native American culture is required - formal training preferred...teacher license not required. * Successful skills in oral and written communication. * Proficient in technology skills, especially Google Apps for Education and video conferencing. * Successful skills in developing and maintaining positive relationships between and among people. Experience within the last 5 years with school age youth is preferred. * Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal resources that could be made available to assist Native American students and their families. * High school diploma or equivalent is required. Post-secondary training in Native American culture, and/or successful experience within the last 5 years in a similar job is preferred. * Ability to maintain flexible work hours including nights and weekends. * Demonstrated understanding of Native American learning styles. * Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the school board may find appropriate and acceptable. Debbie Goodwin H.R. Administrative Asst. Centennial School District 12 4707 North Road Circle Pines, MN 55014 763-792-6008

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Priority 1: American Indian Program Coordination

  • Acts as the district’s representative in matters dealing with programs and services for Native Americans.
  • Participates with district staff and the parent advisory committee in the design, implementation and evaluation of the district’s American Indian Education Program
  • Assists the director of curriculum and instruction and parent advisory committee in completing all state and federal reports.
  • Coordinates identification of Native American students who reside in District #12 and assists parents in obtaining 506 documentation.
  • Acts as an ex-officio member of the parent advisory committee.

Priority 2: Academic and Cultural Development

  • With parent advisory committee, plans and implements cultural activities for Native American students.
  • Provides academic support services such as tutoring, literacy support, peer mentorship, and homework assistance, in collaboration with the student’s primary educators.
  • With parents of Native American students, develops a plan that charts student progress toward graduation and post-secondary training.
  • Plans and coordinates student trips and experiences that will expand both their academic and cultural knowledge.

Priority 3: Community Engagement

  • Plans and hosts community celebrations and events that honor student achievements.
  • With parent advisory committee, organizes events and activities that are specific to Native culture, such as powwows, drum and dance events, and showcases that highlight student artistry or skills like regalia making, beadwork, Birchbark biting, and language mastery.
  • Fosters positive elder-youth relationships by connecting students with American Indian community members and organizations.

Priority 4: Curricular Support

  • With building principals, develops and implements cultural experiences for non-Native American students and staff which enhances cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Aids classroom teachers in identifying and implementing Minnesota State Standards that are inclusive of the American Indian experience.

 

Other tasks as may be assigned by the director of curriculum and instruction that are related to the job.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Thorough, validated knowledge of the Native American culture is required - formal training preferred...teacher license not required.
  • Successful skills in oral and written communication.
  • Proficient in technology skills, especially Google Apps for Education and video conferencing.
  • Successful skills in developing and maintaining positive relationships between and among people. Experience within the last 5 years with school age youth is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal resources that could be made available to assist Native American students and their families.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Post-secondary training in Native American culture, and/or successful experience within the last 5 years in a similar job is preferred.
  • Ability to maintain flexible work hours including nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Native American learning styles.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the school board may find appropriate and acceptable.

 

 

Debbie Goodwin

H.R. Administrative Asst.

Centennial School District 12

4707 North Road

Circle Pines, MN 55014

763-792-6008