Native American Liaison

Laveen Elementary School District Laveen , AZ 85339

Posted 1 week ago

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate's degree (A.A.), 60 college credits from an accredited institution, or a passing score from an approved academic assessment in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

REPORTS TO:

Federal Program Coordinator / Principal

JOB GOAL:

Work closely with school and district staff, Native American parents and community to create, support, and strengthen strategies and activities for Native American students.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use student related data to identify areas of needs and obtain content resources for intervention and transition strategies (attendance reports, grades, etc.).

  • Create and maintain Native American student records and information in the student information management system.

  • Assist identified Native American students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts.

  • Communicate accurately, effectively, and maintain a professional rapport with Native American students and parents.

  • Meet with and provide support and information to parents on a case by case basis if necessary.

  • Provide information about and connect parents to appropriate community services.

  • Maintain the district-wide Native American Parent Advisory Committee and facilitate the quarterly meetings.

  • Educate school personnel in techniques for communicating and working with Native American parents.

  • Promote understanding of families' cultural diversity.

  • Provide schools and parents with information on the Chief Azule Scholarship Application, AIEA Youth Scholarship, and other Native American scholarships.

  • Work with school staff and Native American students to foster Native American culture at schools (i.e. student clubs, parent and community events, etc.).

  • Articulate and support the goals of the district to the community and staff.

  • Maintain positive relationships with the building administration, parents, other staff and students in the buildings.

  • Coordinate student support services with the Gila River Indian Community Johnson O'Malley Advisor, Gila River Head Start, Gila River Behavioral Health, and Gila River

  • Komatke Services.
  • Network with community and state tribal programs.

  • Develop and implement a system to gather data for the evaluation of the program.

  • Attend meetings and training sessions as directed.

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios.

  • Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.

  • Understand multi-step written and oral instructions.

  • Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping principles; and office equipment/software.

  • Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Customer Service
  • Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to student, staff, and public needs.
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Maintains confidentiality; Creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment.
  • Oral Communication
  • Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication
  • Edits work for spelling and grammar.
  • Diversity
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Ethics
  • Treats people with respect.
  • Organizational Support
  • Follows policies and procedures.
  • Professionalism
  • Approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
  • Safety and Security
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write correspondence.

  • Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain confidentiality of information.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet and District software, preferred accounting used software and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and other appropriate technology software).

  • Knowledge of appropriate business machines and telephones.

  • Monitor special system(s), not limited to, including security and fire alarm systems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In addition, some carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.

  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: requires sitting, walking, and standing.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

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Native American Liaison

Laveen Elementary School District