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Education Director
EDUCATION DIRECTOR - EDUCATION

This position serves as the key educational administrator, program planner and developer of all educational programs for the Tribe.  This position is also the coordinator of all educational activities for the general members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

SUPERVISION GIVEN
Monitors all activities and the professional development of the Education Program Assistant.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
  • Processes all requests for higher education grant assistance under the Tribal Higher Education Grant and Adult Education.
  • Provides guidance and direction to students sponsored under the various education and training programs and monitors their progress in school as requested.
  • Serves as liaison to the Tribal Education Advisory Committee in the development and implementation of education programs and educational activities on behalf of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
  • Administers the BIA Higher Education Grant, Adult Education Program, Adult Vocational Training and Work/Learn Program contracts (budget, procurement, reporting and other requirements) in compliance with Tribal and BIA rules and regulations governing program operations on an annual basis.
  • Secures, assembles and disseminates education data and information appropriate to Tribal members, committees and groups.
  • Creates and monitors the education program budget.
  • Prepares and submits required education reports to the Tribal Administrator and to federal and state agencies as directed.
  • Conducts educational planning and development activities – works with the Tribal planning office in assessing education need and funding opportunities.
  • Prepares budget, budget revisions, program modifications, and position statements and other written documents as required.
  • Work with Title VII Indian Education issues as required.
  • Develops Wampanoag cultural curriculum and materials for teachers and students, Tribal members and public.
  • Provide curriculum development consulting upon request.
  • Represent interest of the Tribe in attendance of professional meetings and conferences in the field of Education.
  • Creates and facilitates cultural workshops, forums and institutes for Tribal members, schools and public.
  • Compare financial statements monthly for education budget evaluation.
  • Inter-department coordination and communication related to education programs.
  • Inter-department coordination and communication related to case management.
  • Creating, implement and coordinate new programs as needs are identified.
  • Provide advocacy and research support related to educational needs of Tribal members.
  • Supervise library development and maintenance.
  • Proactive planning in identification of education and training needs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Three years experience in education administration, budget administration.
  • Familiar with college admissions/financial aid processes.
  • Computer knowledge – including Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of basic grant and contracting process from government agencies.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to federally funded education programs.
  • Must pass CORI/Background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Masters Degree in an education related field.
  • Teaching experience K-12.
  • Understanding of education needs of tribal members.
  • Library organization and administration.

SALARY RANGE:   $44,170 - $70,718



 
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Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535-1546
Phone: (508) 645 9265    Fax: (508) 645-3790    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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