- - Education
- MI, USA
- Year Round - Full Time
The Sovereignty in Education (SIE) Program Manager, under the general direction of the Education Director, is responsible for grant administration, deliverables achievement and reporting requirements. The position is also responsible for collaborating with schools in the seven-county service area to improve the overall academic success of American Indian students.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Membership Services: Communicates with students, parents, staff, and educators; serves as a liaison between schools in the seven county service areas and tribe and responds to inquiries through letters, emails, phone calls, and face-to-face contacts. Collaborates with schools in our seven county service area to improve overall academic success of students; develops and maintains a strategic relationship with schools; works with schools in the development of cultural curriculum and programming; collaborates with schools in development of assessment surveys and analysis to determine membership educational needs as it relates to curriculum and researches current issues and trends to improve the cultural curriculum in addition include relevant cultural curriculum in all subjects.
- Financial: Collects, analyzes and interprets statistical and other data to support grant activities and responsible for grant administration and deliverables.
- Data Management: Evaluates and records findings regarding the accountability workbook and ensures development of a system to improve utilization of educational reports.
- Information clearinghouse: Performs community based planning process; develops and conducts grant related educational presentations to local government officials, tribal decision makers, educational personnel, community colleges, higher education and other community groups.
- Outreach activities: Coordinates overall planning and scheduling of activities and provides administrative support to staff that plan and implement outreach activities.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Maintains confidentiality of student information with tribal and federal laws, regulations, policies, and practices.
- Stays abreast of current, relevant best practices for programs and curricula to promote student academic success, positive youth protective factors, and health and safety outcomes.
- Serves on various committees within and outside of the Tribe that will benefit the program.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/Manager, Managers in other Departments, Executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendors/service providers.
The position is light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, near vision and typing; frequent sitting; and occasional standing, walking, carrying/lifting pushing/pulling, stooping reaching, use of midrange/far vision, field of vision, driving and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather. Potential hazards include computer and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, infectious exposure and client contact, equipment use and driving.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Human Services or Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary Education) required. Master's Degree in Education Administration, Education Specialist, Curriculum Business Administration, Communications or Public Administration preferred.
Experience: One year experience working in curriculum writing, teaching, curriculum design and instructional materials delivery preferred. One year experience working with grants preferred. Experience working with Native American families preferred.
Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and internal and external required. Excellent organization skills required. Excellent time management skills required. Must be able maintain and generate accurate and complete records and reports. Must be able to handle multiple projects. Must be able to handle crisis situations and emergencies. Must be able to speak in public to conduct presentations. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.
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