Education and Training Director

Kenaitze Indian Tribe • Kenai, AK 99611

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Education and Training Director

Dept./Program: Education

Division: Executive Office

Reports To: Executive Director of Tribal Administration

Supervises: Language and Culture Program; Education and Career Development Coordinator, Early Childhood Center Manager, Yaghanen Recreation and Prevention Manager

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: 40 + hours/week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Revision Date: 08/24/2018

Job Summary

The Education and Training Director acts in a key leadership role within Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) to provide a culturally appropriate educational environment that facilitates lifelong learning for all clients (un'ina). The Director provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the Tribe's educational systems builds a culture of lifelong learning that sustains our traditions and values into perpetuity. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the strategic initiatives of the Tribe.

Essential Functions

* Oversees the Education and Training management team.

* Designs, plans, implements and effectively manages a comprehensive Education and Training Division.

* Partners with the TERO Commission on education and job training development opportunities.

* Oversees education and training initiatives to include, not limited to, grant research and administration; local, state, federal and tribal specific programs.

* Develops, implements and evaluates education and training programs having direct and indirect impact on tribal member focused initiatives.

* Ensures a success-oriented, accountable educational environment within the Tribe.

* Provides updates to the Executive Director of Tribal Administration regarding Tribal programs/services and all other matters of importance.

* Provides reports to the Tribal Council, with direct support of the Executive Director of Tribal Administration on a regular basis and upon request.

* Works in partnership with the Executive Director of Tribal Administration in the execution of the master, strategic and tactical plans as it pertains to the education division i.e. ensure program strategic initiatives are implemented and outcomes are achieved.

* Must have strong writing skills.

* Designs and implements business strategies, policies, plans and procedures in alignment with tribal, applicable state and federal law and regulations.

* Ensure compliance with all federal laws, regulations and policies as related to education and career training.

* Ensure compliance with all federal funding protocols, practices and procedures specific to program funding.

* Set comprehensive goals and outcomes specific to professional performance and growth.

* Participate and fulfill fiscal and performance audits.

* Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication.

* Evaluate performance of operations by analyzing and interpreting data and matrix.

* Encourages, develops and implements strong working relationships in an integrated system of care, which includes but is not limited to, Family and Social Services and the Dena'ina Wellness Center.

* Collaborate with employees to identify the needs of the programs for education and training.

* Collaborate with staff to ensure the Tribe's representation at essential local, state and federal Education and Career Development Program meetings and activities.

Financial Management

* In partnership with department and program supervisors develops and prepares Tribal budgets related to programs and resources.

* In partnership with the Department of Finance ensures accounting and performance compliance with all grant funded initiatives.


* Hires, supervises, directs, mentors and develops/improves skills of staff in the performance of their duties.

Program Developments

* Evaluates the services provided by the Tribe in relation to specified goals and standards, recommends modifications where appropriate.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

Category III Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid





Comments: Travel Required



* Bachelor's Degree in Education, Business or Public Administration, or a combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree.


* Eight years managing education and/or training programs and progressive supervisory experience; experience working with students, State and Federal agencies , managing community based programs and personnel management; development of community program strategies; managing private, state and federal grants; and grant compliance; budget management; policy and procedure development and implementation.

* Experience working with tribes preferred.

* Experience with management of child and adult educational systems strongly preferred.


* Valid Alaska driver license or must obtain within 90 days of date of hire and be insurable under the tribe's policy.

Special Skills

* Ability to prioritize and effectively manage a wide range of tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

* Effective problem solving, negotiation, conflict management and leadership skills.

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

* Ability to hold staff accountable and to motivate and develop them to do their job effectively and efficiently.

* Must have experience working with program budgets and ensure the completion of reports, data reviews and project outcomes.

* Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Natives/American Indians.

* Experience in public


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