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Education Division Director

at Ak Chin Indian Community

Pay: $87,988 to $131,981/year
Salary : $3,384.15 - $5,076.19 Biweekly $87,988.00 - $131,981.00 Annually
Posted: 3/15/2019
Job Reference #: 2385537

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Education Division Director
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 03/14/19 12:00 AM Arizona Time
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 04/04/19 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Location:42507 W. Peters and Nall Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139, Arizona
Salary:$3,384.15 - $5,076.19 Biweekly
$87,988.00 - $131,981.00 Annually
Salary Information:Offering salary will be made between the minimum to midpoint of the posted salary range for this position, based on qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.
Under general supervision of the Community Services Manager (CSM), the Education Division Director oversees the complete management of all operational activities and provides leadership for the Ak-Chin Indian Community Educational system (Ak-Chin Education Department, Ak-Chin Early Childhood Development, and Ak-Chin Language Program).  This position is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Division of Instruction, including curriculum and staff development as well as liaison between Ak-Chin Indian Community and Maricopa Unified School District and out of district schools.  
 Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Education and a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in education administration or as a school administrator; OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends and holidays.  Must have a valid driver's license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements.  Must successfully complete and pass a fingerprint/background check

Preferred Qualifications:

 A Doctoral degree in Education Administration and Supervision and a minimum of ten years progressive experience as a school administrator, including at least three years as a public school superintendent and some experience in Education.
 Examples of Duties:
  • Provides vision, leadership and direction to the Ak-Chin Indian Community's education programs and administrative services to the Community student and members.
  • Supervises the work of program managers, educational coordinators, and staff within the Ak-Chin Education Division. 
  • Oversee the Ak-Chin Language Program, plan and initiate language staff development to teach O'odham language for various levels of proficiency.
  • Implement accountability framework for the Division.
  • Establishes, maintains and complies with credential and educational requirements for teaching staff and Education Managers.
  • Oversee the completion and collection of data to include student data, financial data, and education programs.
  • Develops and manages the department budget and program budgets and assists Early Childhood Program, Education Program, GED and higher education with the implementation of their respective budgets.
  • Ensures professional development and growth opportunities for staff in the Education program division.
  • Develops monitoring systems and standards for evaluation purposes. 
  • Creates job descriptions related to the Education programs.
  • Acts as the liaison between key community agencies and the Ak-Chin Indian Community Programs.
  • Oversees the recruitment of new personnel under the division.
  • Manages the accuracy and timelines of all reporting; that includes but are not limited to coordinating timesheets, monthly reports and purchase orders as well compliance with the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

 Other Requirements:
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of educational procedures, program development, management and administration including trends.
  • Knowledge of educational, economic and social challenges of the Native American people.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and implementation.
  • Specialized knowledge in special needs and ability to oversee, IEP's, Early Childhood Development, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education including knowledge of 504 accommodations.
  • Knowledge in Education Administration for Pre-School, Elementary, Secondary, Higher Education.  Including knowledge and oversight of GED and truancy processes.
  • Skill in policy development and implementation.
  • Skill in conflict resolution with administrators, offender parent/family/relative, teachers, staff, and community.
  • Strong communication, public speaking, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to interpret data and prepare comprehensive written reports.
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel.
  • Ability to coordinate district function for educational events.
  • Ability to implement policy and procedures.
  • Ability to effective plan, supervise, organize and direct the activities of professional and technical staff and multiple projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community officials and the general public.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.  Evenings, weekends and holiday work may be required.


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