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IMMERSION SCHOOL MANAGER

VACANCY ANN #: STOI-21-217
TITLE: IMMERSION SCHOOL MANAGER
DEPARTMENT: LANGUAGE / CULTURE
SUPERVISOR: LANGUAGE/CULTURE PROGRAM MANAGER
STATUS: REGULAR, FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT
RATE OF PAY: $25.51 / PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2021
CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2021

INTRODUCTION: The goal of the Tribal Language/Culture Program is to preserve the language, culture and history of the Spokane Tribe. Our main goal is to ensure that the language is being passed down from generation to generation. Immersion School Manager will learn the Spokane Language and assist the Tribal Language/Culture program in the efforts to preserve and revitalize the Spokane Language and Culture.
This is done is in a way that protects and benefits the Tribal children, respects and preserves their culture, values and traditions, gives families the opportunity to learn the Spokane Language and Culture.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and the need for curriculum changes.
• Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies, and students’ behavioral or learning problems.
• Prepare and maintain attendance, activity, planning, accounting, or personnel reports and records for officials and agencies, or direct preparation and maintenance activities.
• Adhere to set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.
• Monitor students’ progress, and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
• Assist in allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment.
• Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff, and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
• Direct and coordinate activities of all teaching staff and other complementary staff.
• Plan, direct, and monitor instructional methods and content of educational programs.
• Understand Tribal, State, and Federal laws and codes, and develop procedures to meet codes and to ensure facility safety, security, and maintenance.
• Determine the scope of educational program offerings, and prepare drafts of program schedules and descriptions, to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
• Other duties as assigned or delegated.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Knowledge of American Indian culture, traditions, and language.
• Knowledge in working with children and families.
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing services to children and families.
• Knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality and interests, learning and motivation.
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of such methods.
• Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training..
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
• Knowledge of the structure and content of the Spokane Salish language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• Accept training in Indigenous language teaching methodologies, classroom management and curriculum development
• Preferred but not required, fluency in the Spokane Language
• If not fluent in the Salish language, must study and become fluent
• Must learn the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe
• Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react the way they do.
• Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
• Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Teaching others how to do something.
• Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
• Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
• The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
• The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
• The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
• The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
• The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• HS Diploma or equivalent
• Education Degree preferred
• Two years of supervisory or management experience.
• Ability to obtain the following certificates and licenses within the specified time frame: Food Handlers Certification (3 months), First Aid and CPR Certification (3 months).
• Valid Washington State Driver’s License and Tribally insurable;
• Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry;
• Completion of TB test prior to employment;

OTHER:
• Learn the APS alphabet used by Tribal Language/Culture Program
• Become knowledgeable of the APS Language Alphabet

**COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND COMPLETE STOI APPLICATION REQUIRED**

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a great place to work! We offer competitive Benefits, matched 401K, & incentives that include; possible Commute Allowances, Flex Schedules, moving expenses, signing bonuses, and generous paid time off, with twenty-two paid holiday/wellness days off per year, plus Personal Time Off (PTO) accrual and cash-out ability!

Applications Are Available At the Spokane Tribal Human Resources Department or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
Contact: Sabrina McCoy (509) 458-6583, or Melissa Moses 
Ph: (509) 458-6583, (509) 458-6527, Fax: (509) 458-6556
E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com
Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department
By 4:30 PM On The Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its
Indian Preference Policy
All Applicants Will Be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90 Day Orientation Period