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Job Title: Education Assistant, AY 2018-2019

Location: Shiprock, NM

Start Date: August 2, 2018

General Functions: Educational Assistant is responsible for supporting the school’s academic program by working directly with students and with supervision and guidance from the school teacher.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Strengths

  • New Mexico EA licensure
  • Clear Background Check
  • Experience working in tribal communities and/or speaking Dine’ is preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with elementary school-aged students
  • An ability to build positive relationships with elementary school-aged students, families and community members.

Responsibilities

  • Assist teachers working with students throughout the day, ensuring students are on-task and supervised at all times.
  • Assist teachers in executing both direct instruction and hands-on learning experience
  • Monitor small-group work, answer student questions, ask students questions, assess student work, and give extra attention to struggling students.
  • Assist with students maintaining appropriate behavior at all times
  • Escort students to the playground, restroom portable and lunch portable, during morning walk, and monitor them, while maintaining a safe and effective school environment.
  • Conduct playground duty as students arrive before school and monitor as students leave at day end.
  • Help develop and prepare curricular materials.
  • Contribute to the classroom lesson planning.
  • Assist teachers with classroom organization and with classroom recordkeeping, including copying, collating, filing and sorting.
  • Interact effectively with students, staff, parents and the overall school community
  • Contribute to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with the teacher and classroom assistants.
  • Attend school meetings, including debriefings; contribute to planning and discussion.
  • Assist with school activities, including Family Nights, and field trips.
  • Keep daily journal and/or record of student activities
  • Practice, model and teach the school values: Baa ‘áhólyą̨́, Baa nitsíníkees, Aka’ ’anilyeed

Job title: After-School Tutor, Fall Term 2018 (part-time)

Location: Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date: August 13, 2018

Purpose:   The tutor will assist K-5 grade students with improving their reading and math skills through reading/tutoring sessions conducted at the Dream Diné Charter School after regular school hours.

Qualifications and Competencies:

High school diploma; Associates degree or college credit hours preferred

Familiarity with K-4 elementary curriculum for reading and math.

Excellent reading and math skills and willingness to share your love of reading and math.

Excellent people skills, enthusiasm for helping children, respectful attitude.

Ability to work with individual students and small groups.

Ability to manage students and keep them focused on their learning.

Creative and enthusiastic when covering lessons, reviewing homework and reading selected books.

Attention to detail regarding paperwork.

Background check required to work with students.

Job Duties and Responsibility:

  1. Tutor assists students, K-4 grades, in the development of reading and math skills.
  2. Tutor assists students, K-4 grades, with their homework and lesson review, in a safe and nurturing environment.
  3. Tutor communicates daily with teachers to understand and clarify classroom lessons and homework assigned to the students.
  4. Tutor communicates effectively with school administrator, staff and parents.
  5. Tutor documents all activity conducted with each student.
  6. Tutor must commit to work throughout the school’s spring term.  Consistent, ongoing support is necessary to support he students and teachers.
  7. Tutor will work between the hours of 3:15 and 5:45 p.m., providing tutoring two times per week.
  8. Tutor is required to complete the following:
  1. Attend an initial program orientation, arranged by the school.
  2. Attend weekly meetings with the administrator and staff.
  3. Attend reflection sessions every two-weeks, arranged by the school.
  4. Document monthly program evaluation.

 9.  Practice and model the school values: Baa ‘áhólyą̨́, Baa nitsíníkees, Aka’ ’anilyeed

Contact: School administrator at (505) 368-2500, or onsite at Dream Diné Charter School.

 

Dream Diné Charter School Shiprock, New Mexico

Job Title            Regular Elementary Teacher, K-5

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:         August 2, 2018

Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships and progress.

General Functions: A teacher is responsible for working effectively with students, families and staff, working with teams collaboratively to implement a place-based dual language educational model of instruction, and is responsible for lesson planning, design, assessment, curriculum development, utilizing hands-on experiential education methodologies, dual-language instructional techniques, literacy strategies and special education modifications. Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths

• New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred) 

• Bilingual and Bi-cultural—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices and ability to provide instruction in Dine’ 50% of the day or Bilingual endorsement or Navajo Language endorsement (required); TESOL endorsement (preferred)

• Has an understanding of/experience with dual-language instructional methodologies

• Has an understanding of/experience with hands-on/experiential educational methodologies

• Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in a Professional Learning Community

• Has a desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues

• Has a willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours

• Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency

• Experience in working with early elementary students in classroom settings

• Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

• Interact effectively with students, staff, parents and the overall school community

• Develop lesson plans that draw from the stories, history, geography, environment, science, arts, language and culture of the local community

• Ensure the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts and math Common Core Standards

• Provide direct instruction as well as experiential, hands-on activities in both Dine’ and English

• Provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community

• Administer quarterly assessments and organize student portfolios to capture individual student progress

• Collaborate with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations

• Contribute to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals.

For more information: Call Dream Diné Charter School at (505) 368-2500 Email: administrator@dreamdine.org Visit the school, which is located on the northwest side of Shiprock Chapter House. School website or FaceBook page: dreamdine.org; Facebook: Dream Dine

 

Job Title            Part-time Special Education Teacher, K-3 (4-6 hours per week)

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          August 2018 for SY 2018-2019

School Mission   Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships and progress.

 

General Functions: The teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each assigned student.

 

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths

  • New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
  • Special Education Teaching License required
  • Classroom experience with Kindergarten to 3rd (early childhood)
  • Bilingual and Bi-cultural (preferred)—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices for teaching elementary students
  • Coordinates and facilitates IEP meetings for students on assigned caseload including the annual review, reevaluation, and other IEP review meetings
  • Has knowledge of elementary school content and approved curriculum
  • Understands and utilizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 as guidance for instruction
  • Understands and ensures compliance with Individual Education Program (IEP) for each caseload student
  • Has ability to differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught
  • Uses hands-on kinesthetic instruction, and motivates and encourages students
  • Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues collaboratively
  • Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency
  • Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses

 

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities 

·          Ensures the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts and math Common Core Standards

·          Teaches in an inclusion, pull-out, or resource setting and modifies assignments for students with disabilities

  • Collaborates with regular education teacher, and informs education assistants and parents

·          Provides a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community

·          Administers assessments and organizes student portfolios to capture individual student progress

·          Collaborates with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations

·          Contributes to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals

 

To apply and learn more about Dream Diné School

· Submit a letter of interest with current resume/CV and copies of teacher licensure and certificate or endorsement(s) to: administrator@dreamdine.org

· Visit www.dreamdine.org

Job Title: Office Manager 

Start Date: July 2018

General Functions: The Office Manager is responsible for all administrative tasks in the school front office to include: front office management, record and compliance management, travel arrangements and purchasing, annual enrollment, attendance, distribution/collection of textbooks and materials, classroom support with water bottles, replenishment of bathroom supplies and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.  He/she also acts as an essential liaison for families, students, faculty and staff in all non-curricular, non-instructional and non-disciplinary school business.  The Office Manager reports directly to the Head Administrator and also provides assistance with Governing Council logistics.

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths: The Office Manager position offers an exceptional opportunity to lead and contribute meaningfully to a unique K-5 school in Shiprock. Experience in an education environment is preferred in this role. Dream Diné is seeking people who are passionate and committed to Dream Diné’s mission to improve education for Native American students in the Shiprock area through excellence and relevance.

•    Prior experience working in a school’s front office preferred

•    Budget management experience such as procurement, AP, human resources organizational skills

     preferred with accounting coursework completed

•    Ability to manage and organize confidential student and human resource data efficiently

•    Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, co-workers and the public at large consistently

•    Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, in Navajo and in English

•    Strong computer skills utilizing Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software quickly

•    Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude for meeting established goals

•    Possess good people skills and team player attitude

 Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates a neat, welcoming, clean and organized office environment
  • Maintains complete sets of all student, parent and staff forms
  • Welcomes parents and visitors, responds to visitor and parent requests
  • Assists and supports teachers, education assistants, and other staff with materials and office needs as requested
  • Answers phones and redirects inquiries as appropriate, and relays messages to staff
  • Reviews daily attendance, executes daily attendance and makes calls to the homes of absent students, reviews attendance regularly for compliance with state policy
  • Receives, distributes, and prepares incoming/outgoing mail and shipments
  • Maintains school supply closet and assists with inventory control
  • Maintains office equipment and ensures that copier machines are in working order
  • Assists in the year-round management of student information and roster configuration, lottery application, enrollment and withdrawal process in student information system
  • Assists in the audits of student records with attention to completeness and accuracy and for compliance with state policies
  • Inputs student and staff attendance data with accuracy
  • Assists in the coordination of daily student food services and transportation, if provided by the school
  • Provides administrative and clerical support to Head Administrator and Budget Manager to develop documents, organize and keep records. Assists with coding invoices and purchase requisitions, entry into APTA funds (accounting software system), processing and mailing checks; maintains and updates vendor files, including new setup and obtaining W-9 forms; assists with internal and external inquiries related to accounts payable and various expense reports; assists in preparation for year-end audits.
  • Assists with meal service pickup and return of food containers.
  • Assists with timekeeping for school volunteers.
  • Assists with regular newsletter dissemination to parents
  • Posts information to the school website, as requested
  • Practice, model and teach the school values: Baa ‘áhólyą̨́, Baa nitsíníkees, Aka’ ’anilyeed