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Native Education: Secondary Success & Re-engagement Specialist

Highline Public Schools is looking for a Native Education Secondary Success & Re-engagement Specialist! The Native Education Secondary Success & Re-engagement Specialist supports equitable access to high quality, culturally-grounded, support and learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native high school and middle school students and their families. This position also supports the broader work of the Native Education Program including strategic and meaningful engagement of families and family leadership development, identification of American Indian/Alaska Native students, LEA-Tribal relationship building and consultation, co-design of culturally grounded professional development, and the implementation of the WA State Since Time Immemorial Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum. This position is funded with federal Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief funding and position might not continue past August 31, 2023.

To view the full job description and to apply, click "Open Position" below!

Open Position

Native Education Secondary Success & Re-engagement Specialist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, American Indian/Native/Indigenous studies, American Indian/Native/Indigenous education and pedagogy, education leadership, science, political science, literature, social services, or related field

  • Five years working in the field of education (middle and high school specialization is a plus) and/or community advocacy

  • Four years working specifically with and on behalf of an American Indian/Alaska Native population (urban/suburban or tribal), a Native-serving organization/entity/project/program (tribe, non-profit, agency, school district), or experience working with culturally or linguistically diverse and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

Salary

$74,636 - $83,230

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Establishes, coordinates, and plans meaningful culturally grounded mentorship, engagement, and connection opportunities for Native high school and middle school students.
  • Assesses in culturally grounded and student-centered ways the impact on student learning of school closures and remote/hybrid learning and supports Native students’ social emotional learning, and supports individualized remote/in person and hybrid learning plans for Native middle and high school students who are struggling academically and who may be experiencing non-academic hardships.
  • Works with district Re-engagement Specialist and others on Student Support & Family Engagement team to support Native students in accessing resources/support including exploring placement options, innovative/alternative learning options, Schools of Choice, home learning/student and family-directed learning options, and additional student learning resources offered by the district’s Connection Center/Navigator.
  • Supports Native high school and middle school students qualified for Native Title III services, and students with IEPs and 504 plans, in partnership with families, MTSS teams, Native Literacy & Culture Specialist, and other staff as appropriate.

Questions? Contact the recruiting team at recruiting@highlineschools.org or call 206-631-3008.