Grade: 10                                                                                   Pay Rate: $21.47 - 26.34 per hour

Hours Per Week: 40                                                                   FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job #: 021-18                                                  

Job Summary:

Create a successful environment that will promote the academic, and individual development of students and their families. Implement instructional programs for 9th-12th grade youth utilizing the OdysseyWare Credit Recovery Program and cultural based instructional materials when appropriate to promote success for all students. This position is for the summer months only June through mid-August. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides a well-rounded education program for Tribal students that includes practice of known teaching strategies, incorporating technical skills, and maintaining a high standard of professionalism in carrying out classroom duties.

  • Assesses student academic and develop instructional programs, and strategies to improve student success.

  • Serves as a liaison to students, their families and various institutes/agencies and programs on the student’s behalf.

  • Provides an environment of acceptance that supports and respects gender, culture, language, ethnicity, family composition and special needs of program students.

  • Sets clear and consistent expectations for students’ academic and social behavior.

  • Responsible for working with students, families and school officials to ensure Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are followed as needed and maintained according to state and federal law. Monitors the implementation plans to ensure fulfillment of IEP goals.

  • Gathers information and delivers regular updates on student needs, progress, and obstacles to success to YED Team.

  • Provides written progress and final reports to parents and supervisor.

  • Establishes and maintains a process to enhance parent involvement by providing an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement in the program.

  • Conducts conferences with parents and staff regarding each youth’s development and educational status and progress.

  • Abides by all Youth Education Policy & Procedures.

  • Reports child abuse/neglect to proper authorities as required.

  • Adheres to appropriate safety and emergency procedures.

  • Maintains established monitoring system that assures compliance with performance standards and program goals and maintains current knowledge and skills necessary to comply with Teacher Certification requirements.

  • Participates in regular training programs and conferences.

  • Assists in inventory and ordering of all site equipment and materials.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Education, Experience, Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and teacher certification in Education, as recognized by the Oregon Department of Education. Preference given to certification in grades 6-12th. Master’s Degree Preferred.

  • Requires three (3) years of related work experience; one (1) year of classroom supervisory experience preferred OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.


  • Demonstrated ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all youth including at risk, special needs, and gifted and culturally diverse populations.

  • Must have a working knowledge of Youth Education components.

  • Must have a current First Aid / CPR certification or ability to obtain within 2 weeks of hire.

  • Requires working knowledge and proficiency in use of office equipment and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook.

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to work at times with minimal supervision.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Must have ability to respond courteously and tactfully to complaints and parent requests, and to maintain confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture, history, and tradition is required. 

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.