Summary

Classified Support Services | Cultural Liaison | Diamondhead Education Center

Description

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 is a future-forward school district committed to removing barriers and forging unique pathways for learning and enrichment for all students. We create engaging programs, services and opportunities that encourage self discovery and preparedness, inspiring the pursuit of life-long learning and exploration.

One91 is a place where staff members are valued and can make an impact. We’re looking for candidates with an innovative, creative approach to education that will spark wonder and curiosity in our learners. We want relationship-builders who are dedicated and passionate about making a difference for our students and community.

Position Summary

Hours: 8 hours per day

Days: 217 days per year

Compensation / Benefits:  Per unit agreement, including: $27.50-$33.75/hour depending on education & qualifications, generous health insurance plan, paid sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more

Description:  District 191 is a suburban Minneapolis school system of 7,500 students comprising the communities of Burnsville, Eagan, and Savage. District 191’s dynamic team is highly committed to working each day to align the work of adults throughout our system, and within our community, around improving the learning of each of our students. We are committed to finding innovative leaders who value working in a collaborative culture with colleagues and staff.

Seeking two candidates (one Spanish speaking and one Somali speaking) to provide:

  • Translation of district and school documents and other communications into primary languages for families
  • Translation for emergency communications, such as in the event of inclement weather or other crisis
  • Support for the district Enrollment Center in enrolling new families and students and connecting those families with staff to support student needs
  • Language support to school staff, such as school social workers, as they support families

College degree is preferred but not required.  


Qualifications 

The successful Cultural Liaison will be an individual who…

… firmly believes:

  • all students can learn and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control
  • that student learning guides practice and decision-making throughout the school and system
  • in shared accountability and responsibility through working interdependently
  • in fostering a commitment among staff and parent communities to create the conditions for equity and excellence resulting in elimination of the achievement gap
  • in a model that promotes professional reflection and continuous improvement

… has demonstrated:

  • successful experience in facilitating high-quality school and community partnerships and remarkable outcomes
  • the ability to effectively manage and lead change, including changing practices and structures in a school system that may perpetuate inequities based on race and class
  • outstanding skills in written and oral communication
  • effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication tool to improve student achievement and manage work
  • personal professional learning and development through a strong understanding of literature related to best practices in the education of African students and family outreach & communication
  • the ability to manage dialogue effectively, valuing alternative points of view in planning and decision-making
  • that he or she is a visible community representative
  • courage to do what is best for students

Application Process

  • Our online application system offers the opportunity to upload additional information such as a cover letter, resume, references and transcripts. Paper or e-mail copies of these materials will not be accepted.
  • Interviews will be conducted with candidates that best meet the current needs of the District.
  • Review of materials will start immediately.
  • The position will be filled on an undesignated time-frame when, and not until, the right candidate emerges. 

A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students. District One91 will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.