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Job Title: Teacher, District Program Facilitator - Indian Education
and Requisition ID number: 80287
Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled
Organizational Unit: Indian Education (10000261)
Site: Davis Center (0001)
FTE: 1.0 FTE - 40 hours/week (43 weeks)
; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Functional Area: Teaching
Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.FUNCTION:
The American Indian Education District Program Facilitator will provide guidance, leadership and technical support to schools and departments in the form of professional development, coaching, and other duties as assigned. Assistance provided to schools and district staff will align with the core beliefs of the American Indian education department that include the following: Supporting and strengthening increased educational outcomes for American Indian students by promoting culturally responsive instruction, curriculum development, and assessment; family and student engagement; and partnerships with MPS departments, schools and the broader community. The departments' vision is that MPS American Indian students are empowered to reach their full potential through educational experiences that value their cultural identities. ADAPTIVE SKILLS REQUIRED:
We are seeking candidates who possess demonstrated leadership skills within a school/district environment; have experience working with American Indian students and families; and be able to demonstrate experience in designing, implementing, and collaborating when providing adult training opportunities and professional development using Indigenous pedagogy and MN state standards. Qualified candidates should advocate for student learning, convey innovative ideas to teachers and school teams, provide strong interpersonal communication skills, utilize problem solving skills effectively, and guide teams towards equitable, evidence based instructional and culturally responsive practices. RESPONSIBLE TO:
Director of Indian Education QUALIFICATIONS:
Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
Valid MN teacher license. Prefer 5 years of successful experience in American Indian, urban, multicultural educational settings. Experience with culturally responsive, Indigenous assessment tools. Experience leading professional development. Experience in collaborative development of teacher growth opportunities. Experience working with American Indian students and families and/or within the American Indian community ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Initiate, design and implement culturally specific professional development to district leaders, administrators, and both licensed and unlicensed staff who work within the district within approximately 80 schools with focus in the area of American Indian education.
- Build relationships with licensed staff in order to coach on: designing and implementing curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment (including progress monitoring and strategic interventions) which includes MN State Standards, specifically American Indian Standard requirements, into all student instruction, curriculum and assessment with intentional use of current student data that accelerates achievement and increases academic outcomes of American Indian students while promoting positive American Indian family engagement.
- Synthesize through collaboration all previous MPS curriculum efforts and work with MPS Academic Team members in content areas to link specific materials and district standards.
- Research, recommend, and model how to implement academic, functional and social emotional evidence based practices to improve student outcomes within a school community.
- Research, recommend, model, and disseminate current research and best practice in all areas for learners in Indian Education with intense focus on literacy.
- Identify exemplary programs, supplemental components, learning materials and assessment methods for Indian Education.
- Increase parent and community awareness of curriculum initiatives for Indian Education.
- Provide leadership and support to the Indian Education programs in the Minneapolis Public Schools.
- Assist the Director, and other staff within the department, in conducting staff, student and parent information meetings regarding Indian Education initiatives and conducting needs assessments.
- Attend events and act on behalf of the Director and department as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Multiple school environments with travel within the district; may involve lifting up to 50 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.
Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.