Sault Tribe
  • - Education
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Dependent on Experience
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Under the general direction of the Assistant Executive Director, the Education Director is responsible for the establishment, management, and oversight of policies and procedures within the Education Division.  The Education Director will oversee positions under the BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) Grant, as well as positions funded by other grant and non-grant sources to ensure policies and procedures are adhered to and that all necessary reporting requirements are met.  Position will oversee financial and human resource management, divisional operations, development and management of departmental policies, and interdepartmental communications for divisions to best serve the membership and organization.  Responsible for all incoming grants, financial and reporting requirements and seeking additional sources of revenue including grant submissions. The position will work to enhance the personal growth and enrichment of the Tribe as it relates to our education, culture, and history.  The position uses considerable independent judgment and signature authority in decisions that influence development and operations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Planning and Development of Education Division.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates departmental policies and procedures.
  • Financial and budgetary administration, review, development, and monitoring.
  • Ensures program compliance.
  • Responsible for reporting to funding agencies as required.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate generation and submission of required reporting to the Tribal Board of Directors and Executive Office.
  • Research grant opportunities, direct grant writing, application, and administration processes.
  • Ensure departments are making diligent efforts to find sources of funds, submit timely, accurate, and thorough applications and maintain compliance with administrative requirements and regulations.
  • Research, plan, and implement initiatives and special projects.
  • Establish long term goals and strategic plans to expand and enhance the quantity and quality of our Educational programs.
  • Develops and establishes a comprehensive, standardized communication system for all Education activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring that activities are marketed and identified to the membership to ensure all members have an opportunity to attend.
  • Will be responsible for timely and thorough communication of plans, requests, and recommendations to the Tribal Board of Directors, Executive Office, Tribal members, Tribal team members, and community as necessary. 
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance of approved Tribal policies and procedures and developing positive morale and team spirit while ensuring accountability for delegated responsibilities within the Education Division.
  • Supervises and evaluates the work of, completes performance evaluations, and addresses performance related items and training needs of assigned personnel.
  • Develops and writes responses to Tribal letters and white paper requests on various education topics, trends and funding.
  • Liaison between our Tribe and Department of Education, Bureau of Indian Education.          
  • Attend mandatory meetings as required.

                                         

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Participates in various meetings and special committees to obtain guidance, provide leadership, and coordinate activities of these groups to the best interest of the agency and programs.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS:                       

 

Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other

departments, Executives, Board of Directors, Tribal members and employees, individuals, families, community groups, leaders, Tribal Elders and Traditional Ojibwe people, Anishinaabe knowledge carriers, pre-birth to higher educational institutions, social services personnel, Community, Federal, State, and other Tribal agencies, customers, vendors/ service providers

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Position is sedentary, primarily sitting, lifting a maximum of 50 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of near vision and typing; frequent sitting, use of midrange vision, occasional standing, walking, carrying, lifting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, reaching,  manual handling, use of hearing, smelling, far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision, travel and bending; Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold, and noise, Potential hazards include constant computer use, frequent travel by car and plane, occasional moving mechanic parts, electric shock, chemicals, infectious exposure, client contact, and equipment.  Working conditions include contact with the general public, client contact and infectious exposure.  Exposure to outdoor environments including wooded, field, and uneven terrain for gathering, ceremonial or research purposes.  Protective equipment/ clothing needed to perform the job include; hazard kit with protective gloves, mask, etc. and personal protective equipment

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:     Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field required and a Master's Degree in Public, Business, Education Administration, Education leadership or related field required. A graduate degree in Educational Specialist or a doctorate in Educational Administration or Leadership preferred.

 

Experience:    Minimum of 5 years in fiscal and program management and working with federal grants and contracts preferred. Minimum of 5 years of working in an education field setting preferred.  Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience preferred. 

 

Certification/License: 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:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources required.  Knowledge of development planning, design, and project management principles, practices, and terminology, including needs assessments, development planning formats and documents, research methodology, compilation of applicable narrative and supporting documentation, conceptual design, organizational structures, roles and responsibilities required.  Knowledge of governmental accounting required. Knowledge of grant administration, documentation, management, and reporting formats required.  Working knowledge of strategic planning formats and procedures required.  Must be familiar with procurement processes, practices, policies, and procedures.  Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems required.  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, this includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction required.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, and requirements of divisions required.  Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process required. Knowledge of NASIS (Native American Student Information System) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Provacy Act.).Must have excellent organizational skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time, goal oriented and solution directed.  Must have strong leadership, management, team building, and interpersonal skills.  Must have good project management skills and the ability to meet project deadlines.  Must have financial and budget preparation, administration, modification, and monitoring skills.  Must have experience with developing financial projections, formulating effective corrective measures to restore budget compliance, and period and year end closing procedures. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, by telephone and email and in a diverse range of audiences and settings.  Must have excellent dispute resolution skills and ability to maintain self- discipline and objectivity.  Must have diverse, advanced knowledge of experience related to administration of education programs.  Must be able to identify and analyze educational trends for feasibility.  Must be capable of public speaking and conducting formal and informal meetings and conferences.  Must be able to handle, resolve, and direct multiple department issues and projects with composure.  Must have knowledge of standard office systems, including computer, word processing, presentation, databases, and spreadsheets.  Must be able to work extended hours when needed to accomplish goals and objectives.  Must be able to work with little to no supervision. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

 

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