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Director of Education

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by PASCUA YAQUI TRIBE

Tucson, AZ 85726
Education
28 Mar 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Director of Education The Director of Education is responsible and accountable for proactively directing the Education Division including its assets and resources. Responsibilities include making recommendations to Tribal Council, develop, and implement initiatives, set the tone, climate, and vision for the Education Division, while ensuring compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives. Management of the Education Division includes programs for Early Childhood Education, Yaqui Education Services (K12/Higher Education), Community, and Adult Education (Adult & Continuing Education/Tech Ania & Charter High School) and the Community Library and Resource Center. Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Supervise staff, prioritize and assign work, conduct performance evaluations, ensure staff are trained and follow policies and procedures, maintain a healthy and safe working environment, make hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.Develop and implement policies and procedures, evaluate strategic program objectives, interpret, apply, policies, and procedures for the Education Division.Meet with Tribal Council, other directors and community members to examine the community needs regarding the development of long-term programs, strategic plans, establishing goals and objects.Provide direction in the development of projects, direct programs, allocate resources, evaluate cost efficiency, and division operations.Oversee, administer and monitor the budget, approve expenditures, facilitate modifications to the budget, and provide fiscal management.Pursue and participate in grant applications and additional funding request by identifying community and business partnership opportunities, including but not limited to, federal, state, local governments, and philanthropic organizations.Provide reports and presentations on program accomplishments, fiscal issues, make recommendations, and review strategic planning objectives to Tribal Council, Oversight Chair, Division staff regarding projects, and planning activities.Monitor division activities to ensure compliance with all applicable tribal, federal and state regulations and guidelines relating to the Head Start program, Indian Education Federal funding, and other grant entities.Develop a team approach in ensuring of developing programs and curriculum, provide staff and financial resources meet the current, and future educational needs of Tribal members.Provide comprehensive training and information to parents and the community on educational issues including, but not limited to, Native American educational needs, programs available in the local school system, higher education opportunities, community resources that promote and provide birth to elder educational experiences.Act as the Educational Advocate, on behalf of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, for Tribal schools and represent the division on/at the local, state, federal level, attend meetings and participate on national boards, advisory groups, committees, task forces, and public events.Establish working relationships with local school system personnel to promote the development of curriculums to assist Tribal students: exchange information with various organizations and agencies concerning the educational needs of the community.Train and develop tribally enrolled staff to ensure successful career progression and transition to positions of higher responsibility by utilizing cross training and mentoring plans with emphases on the Assistant Director and management positions.Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by supervisor or director. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Management and leadership principles;Public relations principles;Budget administration principles;Education program management principles;Negotiation and mediation techniques;Counseling & Guidance techniques;Education and learning best practices, including current education methodology in curriculum, learning center design, student motivation, and life- long learning applications;Long-range planning technique and strategic planning;National, state, and local educational systems and their operational policies;Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act;Higher Education & Financial Aid System;Applicable tribal, federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;Yaqui culture, customs, resources and traditions and/or a willingness to learn. Skills and Abilities: Monitor and evaluate employees;Prioritize and assign work;Manage division operations;Manage multiple priorities simultaneously;Grant research and proposal development;Public speaking and public relations;Analyze and develop policies and procedures for the Education Division;Resolve interpersonal conflict;Delegate assignments and coordinating activities;Train and mentor Education Division staff and provide career development;Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other public agencies, and people from various socioeconomic backgrounds at all levels;Develop needs assessment materials, collect, interpret, and develop a written report on the statistical data;Make independent judgments;Apply program practices to complex situations;Operate a variety of office equipment, including a computer and related software applications;Good communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, management, Council members, and the public. Have ability to sufficiently exchange or convey information and receive verbal and written work instructions. Education, Certifications and Experience Required Bachelor's Degree in Education, Public Administration or related field, eight (8) years of work experience in Education or a related field including fours (4) years in a management position involving education or school administration. ANDMaster's Degree preferred;Arizona Teacher Certification preferred;Experience working with Native American students preferred. Category: Education , Keywords: Director of Education

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