We are looking to fill the following positions. Job postings will be updated as they become available.
Please contact Veronica Veaux at (218) 665-3000 ext. 3008 for questions about current job openings.
- Current Job Openings
- 2 PRINCIPALS – Elementary & High School
- (TRANSFORMATION) – All application materials must be received by Friday, June 7, 2013
Effective school leaders significantly influence student learning and other aspects of school performance. This position is responsible for providing leadership, management and direction of the educational program in order to maximize student learning at the school during restructuring.
Emphasizes high priority for activities, instructions and materials that foster academic success. Ensures that classroom instruction and objectives comply with approved goals and programs of the school. Monitors student achievement on a regular basis in relationship to educational objectives and normative data. Support culture-oriented curriculum and encourages integration of traditional Ojibwe educational methods.
Establishes and maintains high standards of student conduct to ensure school climate is conductive to learning; enforces discipline as necessary, according due process to the rights of students. Interprets and enforces administrative policies and makes recommendations concerning all school matters, activities, and problems. Initiates activities and programs to improve student attendance.
Performs classroom observation of instructional staff and evaluates staff members performance on the basis of predetermined objectives and criteria. Coordinates the service of resource personnel to ensure all classroom instructors receive effective assistance. Promotes staff development by providing in-service sessions, encouraging attendance at professional meetings and workshops, and through individual counseling regarding performance.
Plays a positive and active leadership role in fostering team relationships; leads by example and models effective communication and empowerment behaviors. Conducts regular staff meetings to ensure the ongoing flow of information and proper functioning of the school. Communicates and interprets all Board policy changes to staff members. Participates in all administrative meetings and serves as primary member on all school committees and councils.
Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with community groups and individuals to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs; maintains high profile visibility within community. Utilize community resources in implementing, enriching, and improving the school program. Cooperates with appropriate agencies in protecting the health, well being, and safety of the children.
Qualifications: Masters degree in administration; valid State of Minnesota Principal License; minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience; ability to effectively supervise, motivate, and develop professional employees; understanding and knowledge of American Indian cultural values, traditions, and lifestyles; sensitivity to the unique needs of American Indian children and families; strong interpersonal skills and high degree of patience; personal and professional integrity and ethics; American Indian preference applies.
- ELEMENTARY DEAN OF STUDENTS
This position is responsible administering discipline policies and procedures and ensure consistency in the discipline of students. Monitors number of discipline referrals, attendance, and achievement scores for referral to Supports interventions as an alternative to suspension, expulsion, and home bound placements. Notifies parents of behavioral modification plans. Functions as child advocate. Administers discipline according to the policies and procedures. Reviews referrals when levels exceed acceptable behavior. Immediately notifies parents of all school suspensions. Monitors ISS placements. Confers with social worker on ongoing behavior issues; makes referrals to social worker for investigation and functions as a mandated reporter when necessary. Confers with Principal on all suspensions and expulsions and home bound placements. Conducts investigations surrounding parent concerns of student behaviors. Functions as contact person for probation officers; court advocate. Meets with other Dean of Students to revise student handbook discipline sections. Ensures documentation of all critical incidents.
Qualifications: Valid Minnesota Teaching License. 5+ years practical classroom instruction experience. Bachelor of Arts degree in education; Master’s degree preferred. High level of professional ethics. Familiarity with American Indian cultural values, traditions and lifestyles. Sensitivity regarding the unique needs of American Indian children and families.
- ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER – EBD LICENSE (beginning SY 2013-14)
This position is responsible for imparting knowledge and values to special education students in order to contribute to their future as positive and productive members of society. Consults with and provides guidance to regular education teachers in behavior and academic intervention techniques. Makes suggestions for further interventions if necessary, at student support team meetings. Interprets intellectual and psychological test results and development preliminary IEP; describes behaviors, academic goals, and establishes time frames to achieve goals. Schedules parental meetings to review IEP. Modifies and revises programs as necessary. Reviews IEP quarterly; completes progress reports and mails it to parents. Functions as a case manager. Initiates and maintains comprehensive case files on each student including correspondence, contacts, notes, documentation, ect. Develops and documents plans for modifying dysfunctional student behavior. Establishes and documents behavior contracts with students, including expected behaviors, consequences and incentives. Develop and maintains the trust of students. Functions as mandated reporter testifies in court as a child advocate as necessary. Counsels students on personal issues. Develops, communicates and enforces self-contained classroom behaviors and consequences. Develops daily and weekly lesson plans and class work assignments. Recommend students for counseling, testing, treatment, etc. to social worker when appropriate.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in education. Valid MN teaching license, valid EBD license. 2 years practical special education experience. High level of patience. Knowledge of or willingness to become familiar with American Indian cultural values, traditions, and lifestyles. Sensitivity regarding the unique needs of American Indian children and families.
- HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHER (beginning SY 2013-14)
This position is responsible for imparting knowledge and values to students in order to contribute to their future as positive and productive members of society. Conducts and logs daily student attendance. Develop daily and weekly lesson plans, including homework assignment, assigns, collects, reviews and evaluates the contents of completes work. Evaluates and assesses student performance and progress, through midterm and final progress reports, and through the report card grading system. Uses school software to map curriculum standards and benchmarks. Aligns lessons with curriculum maps and state standards/benchmarks. Incorporating American Indian culture into curriculum. Continuously seeks to improve course content and the learning experience. Works on learning Ojibwe phrases to incorporate in classroom. Connects with students and develops nurturing repertoire. Maintains the orderly behavior of students and deals with routing discipline issues. Recommends students for counseling, special education, testing and treatment when appropriate. Provides one-on-one assistance to students falling behind in their studies; develops actions plans for students not progressing as expected; intervenes to address performance issues and collaborate with other teachers to assess the students needs. Develop evaluation methods or reproduces existing documents for testing purposes. Establishes a professional relationship with parents and communicates any academic or behavioral concerns; confers with parents during Parent-Teacher conferences. Functions as a mandated reporter; testifies in court and serves as a child advocate.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with emphasis in topic area. Must have current Minnesota licensure in teaching area. Familiarity with American Indian cultural values, traditions and lifestyles. Sensitivity to the unique needs of American Indian children and families. Flexible, patient, with a good sense of humor. High degree of professional ethics.
- SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (PART-TIME / FLEXIBLE)
Responsible for assisting students in re-mediating speech impediments in order to improve communication. Performs school-wide hearing and speech screenings; refers students to school nurse for full hearing tests with audiologist as appropriate. Secures authorizations from parents; performs assessments, e.g. Peabody picture vocabulary test and B.O.H.E.M. concepts tests on students failing screenings. Schedules all client sessions and coordinates activities with classroom teachers. Develops plans and provides therapy for all speech clients in the areas of articulation, language, voice, and fluency; documents sessions and maintains accurate records on all clients. Conducts hearing tests and screenings upon referral by staff or parent. Develop strategies and techniques to maintain highest interest level of all speech clients. Ensures ongoing professional development through training, workshops, and related activities.
Qualifications: Valid state of Minnesota license as Speech Language Pathologist; Masters degree; High degree of patience; Sensitivity to the unique needs of Native American children; familiarity with Native American cultural values, lifestyles, and traditions.
- SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
Responsible for fulfilling the duties of the regular classroom teacher during his/her absence. Bachelor of Science degree in education preferred; must have a valid Minnesota teaching license. Familiarity with Native American cultural values, traditions, and lifestyles. Sensitivity to the unique needs of Native American children and families. Flexible, patient, with a good sense of humor. High degree of professional ethics.
- SUBSTITUTE OJIBWE CULTURE/LANGUAGE TEACHERS
This position is responsible for fulfilling the duties of the regular duties of the Ojibwe Language / Culture teacher in his/her absence. A Bachelor’s degree in Education with emphasis in Anishinabe Studies preferred. Must have a valid Minnesota teaching license in American Indian Language and Culture. Must have minimal verbal and written Ojibwe language fluency. Sensitivity to the unique needs of American Indian children and families. Flexible, patient, with a good sense of humor. High degree of professional ethics.
All certified positions require current MN licensure in their respective areas. All classified positions require a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED. In accordance with PL 101-630 all positions require a favorable suitability determination via a Background Investigation. Drug/Alcohol test and State and Federal Background checks will also be conducted. Applications may also be obtained by calling Human Resources at 1-800-265-5576.
Detailed job descriptions available upon request.
To apply, submit application and resume with three (3) references, credentials, transcripts and licensure certificate to:
ATTN: Human Resources
15353 Silver Eagle Dr. NW
Bena, MN 56626
Fax: (218) 665-3028
Postings are OPEN UNTIL FILLED or otherwise noted.