Sault Tribe
  • - Youth Education and Activities
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Dependent Upon Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The YEA Manager, under the direction of the Education Director, is responsible for implementing services to promote and support tribal members in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The position is responsible for providing academic assistance, cultural enrichment and leadership opportunities.

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

  • Personnel: Manages program personnel according to approved personnel procedures; including hiring, disciplinary actions, professional development, and evaluations; provides guidance and serves as management resource regarding personnel issues.  Ensures and manages personnel training as required by the organization and federal/tribal laws.  Manages Youth Education Coordinator and Youth Services Coordinators and ensures compliance with federal and tribal regulations, laws. 
  • Approves personnel time keeping and payroll processing, leave requests, and other personnel documents.               
  • Financial: Prepares and manages annual/quarterly/monthly budgets, expenditures, budget revisions, inventory control, reporting, and approves procurement of program equipment and supplies.  Facilitates and manages Youth Development Fund and application processes.
  • Membership Services: Facilitates, manages, and implements services to promote and support tribal members in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade; develops scheduling of academic assistance, cultural enrichment, and leadership activities throughout the seven county service area and; collaborates with the schools regarding tutoring and educational program descriptions. 
  • Collaborates with other Tribal Programs to provide support to tribal students and families (K-12) where program goals and objectives align.    
  • Data Management: Facilitates and maintains student files and K-12 database, including data entry, running queries, and preparing reports.
  • Information clearinghouse: Evaluates and assesses program effectiveness.  Analyzes existing data systems capability, propose updates of Data Information Management Systems.  Develops and continues other programmable project development enhancements.                                                                        
  • Outreach activities: Provides educational and supportive outreach services to youth and families across the 7-County service area via virtual and/or in-person methods to meet their service needs.  Serves on various committees within and outside of the Tribe that will benefit the program.                                                                          

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.        
  • Develop, plan and implement Annual Schedule of activities that provide education and outreach to Tribal Youth on relevant and current trends and issues impacting these populations.          
  • 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, outside vendors/service providers and authorized individuals and  FERPA Release of Information (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).


Position 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 up to 20 pounds, stooping, reaching, manual handling, use of midrange/far/field of vision, driving and bending. Working conditions includes occasional exposure to weather. Potential hazards include constant computer use and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, infectious exposure, client contact and equipment and equipment use and driving. Protective Equipment/Clothing needed to perform job; Hazard Kit with protective gloves, mask and personal protection equipment.


Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Education, Business or Human Services or five years demonstrated ability in related work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience: Minimum of three years of supervisory experience required in addition to above stated degree requirements.

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.  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. Must be able to obtain valid Chauffeurs License within 6 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Minimum of four years' experience working directly with tribal youth programs preferred.  Knowledge and/or experience working in Johnson O'Malley Programs preferred.  Knowledge and/or experience developing strategic planning to achieve programmatic goals needed.  Direct work experience operating Microsoft Office Programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access required. Knowledge and experience using Accounting/Payroll systems required. Knowledge and experience using JD Edwards Accounting Software preferred. Modern Office practices and procedures (including equipment, machines) knowledge required. 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.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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