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Job title: Academic Teacher, K-2 grades

Location: Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date: Immediate

Teacher Job Description, K-2 (multigrade)

Dream Diné Charter School 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 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)
    • Classroom experience with Kinder/1st (early childhood) through 5th grade)
    • 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, events and Family Nights 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 in addition to textbooks, common core standards
  • Submit lesson plans to the school administrator no later than one week in advance of actual instruction
  • 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 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
  • Prepare students for state mandated assessments and assist with providing the assessments
  • 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.
  • When working with school support staff, including EAs or Americorps, provide direction, guidance and lesson plans so they may effectively assist students.
  • Familiarize self with and regularly use the Frontline Platform and NMTeach for educator growth and development.
  • Familiarize self with and follow the NM Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession, see at http://164.64.110.239/nmac/parts/title06/06.060.0009.htm
  •  Practice and model the school values: Baa ‘áhólyą̨́, Baa nitsíníkees, Aka’ ’anilyeed

Job title: DIne Language Teacher

Location: Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date: Immediate

Dine Language Teacher Job Description 

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 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)
    • Classroom experience with Kinder/1st (early childhood) through 5th grade
  • Bilingual and Bi-cultural—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Diné́ practices and ability to provide instruction in Dine’ 50% of the day
    • Bilingual endorsement or Navajo Language 520 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, events and Family Nights 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
  • Utilize school-developed Cultural Unit materials
  • Submit lesson plans to the school administrator no later than one week in advance of actual instruction
  • Ensure the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts and Common Core Standards for EL students
  • 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
  • Prepare students for state mandated assessments and assist with providing the assessments
  • 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.
  • When working with school support staff, including EAs or Americorps, provide direction, guidance and lesson plans so they may effectively assist students.
  • Familiarize self with and regularly use the Frontline Platform and NMTeach for educator growth and development.
  • Practice, model and teach the school values: Baa ‘áhólyą̨́, Baa nitsíníkees, Aka’ ’anilyeed

Supervisor Contact Information

School administrator, 505-368-2500, administrator@dreamdine.org

 

Job title: Office Manager, fulltime

Location: Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date: Immediate

Office Manager  Job Description  Dream Dine’ charter school

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 Office Manager is responsible for all administrative tasks in the school front office to include: front office management, record and compliance management, annual enrollment, distribution/collection of textbooks and materials 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 regarding records, enrollment, attendance, budgetary and communication matters. 

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

•    Have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field and training in office management

  • 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 communicate in Navajo and serve as a role model for youth

•    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 with willingness to learn new skills   

  • Ability to work with school data bases re: school records and business management

 Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates a neat, welcoming, and organized office environment
  • Opens campus every school/workday and locks buildings at end of day
  • Maintains complete sets of all parent and staff forms
  • Welcomes parents and visitors, responds to visitor and parent requests
  • Answers phones and redirects inquiries as appropriate, and relays messages to staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Maintains and assists with daily attendance log check-in and check-out
  • 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, fax, and postage are in working order
  • Develops newsletters and flyers
  • Provides support to teachers as needed
  • Assists with after school activity, including Family Night implementation
  • Assists in the year-round management of student information and roster configuration, lottery application, enrollment and withdrawal process in student information system (SIS)
  • Assists in the audits of student, staff and school records with attention to completeness and accuracy
  • Inputs student and staff attendance data with accuracy
  • Assists in the coordination of daily student food services and transportation, if provided by the school
  • Assists with marketing and recruitment
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to Head Administrator, Director of Operations and Budget Manager to develop documents, organize and keep records. Assist with coding invoices and purchase requisitions, entry into APTA funds (accounting software system), processing and mailing checks; maintain and update vendor files, including new set up and obtaining W-9 forms; assist with internal and external inquiries related to accounts payable and various expense reports; assist in preparation for year-end audits.
  • Supports the Governing Council with their records and meeting set-up, forms, and travel
  • Supports with effective use of school technology

Supervisor Contact Information

School administrator, 505-368-2500, administrator@dreamdine.org

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: Fall 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.

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

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          Fall 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