OFNL Grant Project Director

Recruitment #190911-UNCE-469


Office of American Indian Education, Oliver Hodge Building, Oklahoma City, OK

Manage the day-to-day management of the Oklahoma Future Native Leaders (OFNL) grant project to include the: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting of the grant. The project director will work collaboratively with participating local education agencies, tribal education agencies, and contractual partners; and ensure grant compliance and activities meet all applicable tribal, state and federal laws, statutes and policies.

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Education, Social Services, Public Administration, Counseling or related field. [official transcript(s) required];
• AND three (3) years plus of experience in education;
• Experience with professional development presentations;
• Leadership experience at a state, district, or tribal education management level.

• 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;
• 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.

• 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), tribal education agencies (TEAs), and grant partners in collaboration with the OSDE Grants Office.
• Staffing and supervising project-grant staff in the development and completion of long-term plans, goals and objectives of the grant;
• Directing that staff, sub-recipients and contractors meet all grant deliverables, obligations, objectives in a timely and meaningful manner; and reporting progress to the OSDE Grants Office on a bi-monthly basis.
• Reporting and evaluating project status to the Executive Director including any other related data evaluations for the Office of American Indian Education; and OSDE Grants Office
• Budgeting management and assistance to the Executive Director in the completion of the fiscal obligations of the Oklahoma Future Native Leaders award performance period per the Grant Award Notification (GAN);

• Manage the completion of the Oklahoma Future Native Leaders (OFNL) grant implementation, monitoring, technical assistance, and reporting;
• Manage the fiscal reporting of grant encumbrances, satisfactions, and payments in arrears to contractors and vendors who are expending grant funds.
• Supervise three field staff members and provide mentoring and meaningful guidance as needed;
• Supervise four Math Teacher Circle summer-field instructors and collaborate with the Director of Secondary Mathematics or other designee as provided by the Executive Director of American Indian Education;

• Consists of a regular office environment on a daily basis, and limited field exposure when out training grant staff or providing technical assistance to districts;
• Consists of collaborative interpersonal engagement with other agency directors or program managers related to the improvement of statewide college and career readiness;

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this position
O (Occasionally) - Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) - Position requires this activity from 33%-66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5 hrs/day)
C (Constantly) - Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
10 lbs or less F
11-20 lbs F
21-50 lbs O
51-100 lbs N
Over 100 lbs N

Physical Demands 
Stand F
Walk F
Sit F
Listen F
Grasp O
Reach Outward O
Reach Over Shoulder O
Speak F
Climb O
Crawl O
Squat or Kneel O
Bend O

15% Travel required with occasional overnight stays

BENEFITS: https://www.ebd.ok.gov
RETIREMENT: https://www.ok.gov/TRS


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