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Native Ed Literacy & Culture Specialist

We are seeking applications for a Native Education Literacy & Culture Specialist! This person supports equitable access to high quality, culturally-responsive, language and literacy learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native students. 

To view the full job description and to apply, click "Apply Now" below! This position will close on June 14, 2022

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Native Ed Literacy & Culture Specialist

Qualifications

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

  • Four years working in the field of education (K-8 specialization preferred) and/or community advocacy

  • Five years working specifically with and on behalf of an American Indian/Alaska Native population (urban 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 socio-economically disadvantaged populations.

Salary

  • Level 16, $31.32 - $41.48

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Establishes, coordinates, plans, recruits for, and hosts a Native Student Literacy Success Summer Academy.
  • Assists with identifying and qualifying new students for Native Education Program and Native Title III support; leads communications with parents/families about accessing literacy support and related testing.
  • Coordinates with Native Education Program Manager and other appropriate staff in responding to requests to address non-academic needs of the student and/or their families in situations that could negatively impact academic success.
  • Coordinates, promotes, and hosts innovative in-community, in-home literacy outreach efforts and fun, engaging family literacy improvement and English language acquisition activities for American Indian/Alaska Native students K-8 and families which highlight American Indian/Alaska Native culture, community, history, language, art/music, and knowledge systems.
  • Support and co-design school-based interventions for struggling American Indian/Alaska Native readers and writers, which may include small after-school reading groups, before or after school tutoring, and referrals to after school and/or summer reading programs.

Questions? Contact the recruiting team at recruiting@highlineschools.org or call 206-631-3414.