Tu Ha’ Buts Learning Center Director

Job Title:
Tu Ha’ Buts Learning Center Director

Department:   
Tu Ha’ Buts Learning Center

Reports To:
Director of Operations

FLSA:
Exempt

TS Range:
12/13

Opening Date
October 9, 2020

Approved By:
October 23, 2020

Summary:
The Education Director serves as administrator of Tribal K-12 education programs; youth prevention, leadership, and other ad hoc programs assigned by leadership; and the Tribal higher education program.  Administration of these programs will include fiscal oversight and management; leadership, development, and supervision of department staff; and development, implementation, and oversight of all departmental programming.  This position is responsible for coordinating ongoing relationships with other educational entities, school districts to ensure the Squaxin community is equipped for educational success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(Other duties may be assigned)

Responsible for fiscal management and oversight of the department; including the development and oversight of departmental budgets and expenditures.

Plans, formulates, coordinates and implements Tribal K-12 educational programs and services.  Provides the direction and leadership for all components.

Plans, formulates, coordinates and implements youth prevention, leadership programs.  Provides the continuous direction and leadership for all components.

Plans, formulates, coordinates community outreach efforts and implements the Tribal higher education program, to include adult education and GED.  Provides the direction and leadership for all components.

Supervises, mentors, and supports department staff and training positions.

Develops and recommends plans consistent with the overall mission and strategic planning for the department.

Participates in non-administrative duties and provides active support to programs and clients during departmental activities.

Responsible for departmental and tribal reporting requirements; including but not limited to, the annual report and budget reports.

Coordinates program operations in a manner consistent with requirements of state and federal laws and regulations.

Supports and coordinates the Squaxin Island Education Commission.

Responsible to maintain and adhere to the Education/Youth Policies and Procedures to assure efficient program operation and compliance.

Assist with grant applications and implement grants received by the department in a timely manner.

Provides verbal and written documents and progress reports to the Tribal Council and Executive Leadership.

Participates in interdepartmental collaboration on community programs and projects.

Attend all mandatory meetings.

Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has supervisory and training responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful candidate must be able to: identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics; develop project plans, coordinate projects and communicate changes and progress; write clearly and informatively, vary writing style to meet needs; present data effectively and be able to read and interpret written information; approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, and treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Education, Administration, or other related field and four years of related experience as well as four years of senior level administrative management and supervision; OR Bachelor’s Degree in related field and six years of related experience as well as four years of senior level administrative management and supervision; OR Associates Degree in related field and eight years related experience as well as four years of senior level administrative management and supervision; OR High School Diploma or equivalent and ten years in related field as well as four years of senior level administrative management and supervision.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and sole geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have valid Washington State Driver’s License; Current First Aid, and CPR certification. Successful applicant must also complete and pass a WATCH, Tribal and Washington state background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities to perform the essential functions include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.