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OFNL Grant College & Career Readiness Specialist

Recruitment #181220-UNCE-429

Introduction

OK FUTURE NATIVE LEADERS GRANT: COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS SPECIALIST
Field Duty Station: McAlester, OK

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This position will be one of three college and career readiness specialists to work within the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Office of American Indian Education to develop and implement the Oklahoma Future Native Leaders (OFNL) Project. This project aims to increase American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) college and career readiness and increase the use of effective strategies to promote best practices. Each specialist will work collaboratively with participating local education agencies, tribal education agencies, contractual partners, other OFNL grant specialists; and will ensure grant compliance and activities meet all applicable tribal, state and federal laws, statutes and policies.

Please Note:
All OFNL positions are funded through the Oklahoma Future Native Leaders (OFNL), a federally awarded grant from the U.S. Department of Education. OFNL will expire on September 30, 2022. It is the goal of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Office of American Indian Education, to apply for additional funding opportunities as they become available.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Services, Public Administration, Counseling, Adult and Higher Education or related field. [official transcript(s) required];
• AND three (3) years plus of general experience in K-12 education;
• Successful experience teaching/serving grades 9-12 American Indian/Alaska Native students preferred.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Able to perform necessary job-related travel;
• Knowledge of federal, tribal, and state educational laws and regulations as they pertain to college and career readiness standards, if any;
• Considerable knowledge of modern methods, materials, and practices of current literature, trends, and sources of information in the field of American Indian college and career readiness;
• Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory and effective working relationships; to conduct in-services with fellow employees, public school officials, school administrators, and the general public; to express facts and opinions clearly and concisely;
• Commitment to provide courteous, consistent, efficient services and sound judgement through the performance of the prescribed job duties;
• Design and facilitate collaborative workshops, convenings, and meetings;
• Work in highly collaborative, interdependent, and data-driven team environments;
• Manage relationships with a variety of constituents to include: tribal leaders, tribal administrators, school leaders, school administrators, researchers, teachers, etc.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
• Planning for improved college and career readiness and increased academic achievement of American Indian students grades 9-12;
• Organizing and providing technical assistance and professional development to local education agencies (LEAs) and tribal education agencies (TEAs);
• Facilitating workshops, technical assistance, and collaborating with other state agency departments/programs/grants that provide similar products/services to improve statewide American Indian college and career readiness grades K-12;
• Completing grant objective-related project tasks as assigned by the OFNL Project Director and Executive Director of American Indian Education;
• Communicating and collaborating with OFNL grant staff, targeted local educational agencies, and ensuring alignment to the Oklahoma Consolidated State Plan.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Consists of a regular office environment on a daily basis, and regular field exposure when providing technical assistance to districts and serving students;
• Consists of collaborative interpersonal engagement with other agency directors or program managers related to the improvement of statewide college and career readiness.

TRAVEL:
Frequent travel to targeted school districts as assigned by the OFNL Project Director. Some occasional overnight travel may be required.

ANNUAL SALARY: $52,000
BENEFITS: https://www.ebd.ok.gov
RETIREMENT: https://www.ok.gov/trs

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.



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