Summary

Support Staff Site Specific | Supplemental Programs Assistant | District Wide | Closing: Until Filled

Description

Job Summary:  The American Indian Cultural Liaison provides direct services and support to students, families, and staff. The overarching focus of this position is to eliminate achievement disparities through oversight and implementation of the goals identified in the American Indian Education Aid Application. This is a part time position – 105 days per year, 8 hours per day, for an annual salary of $19,845. Some nights and weekends are required. Most hours will be during the school year. The number of days and salary will be prorated for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Meet with Native students in small groups and lead activities that support and strengthen their cultural identity using culturally relevant materials, curriculum, and knowledge of tribal culture and languages

  2. Provide academic oversight and intervention to Native students that are not meeting grade level academic standards

  3. Support students and families at IEP meetings and conferences when necessary

  4. Act as a resource for incorporating inclusive practices and American Indian content standards in the classroom, including coordinating cultural appropriate training(s) and identifying resources and content materials

  5. Act as a communications liaison from parents to school or school to parents

  6. Organize and lead American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) meetings

  7. Coordinate community cultural events and community building activities

  8. Order supplies and materials in accordance with with identified plan and budget

  9. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Skilled in communicating with culturally diverse students and families, Communicating using a variety of modalities (in person, phone, Seesaw, email), Working effectively with students, families, and school personnel, Organization, Scheduling, Thinking creatively, Having a strong knowledge of American Indian programs, culture, and heritage. 
  • AAS or AA Degree Required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Oral and written language proficiency 

  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills

  • Excellent time management, prioritization, organization, and scheduling skills

  • Willing to learn and support Big Lake Schools educational philosophy and goals for our students

Application Procedure:  Candidates may apply for this opportunity via the school website at biglakeschools.org

Big Lake Schools is an equal opportunity employer: applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.