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Job Title: Office Manager

Location: Dream Dine Charter School- Shiprock

Start Date: October 2019

Dream Dine is a place-based elementary school where the Dine culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationship and progress.

General Functions:  The Office Manager is responsible for all administrative tasks in the school front office to include: front office management, record and compliance management, travel authorization, creating requisitions for current and future vendors, purchasing and receiving, accounts payable, inventory/audits, attendance monitoring/liaison, classroom support,  year-round management of staff/faculty and student information and roster configuration,  enrollment and withdrawal process, outreaching , an essential correspondent for families, students, faculty, staff and community partners in all non-curricular, non-instructional and non-disciplinary school business  and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Prior experience working a school’s front office preferred
  • Experience such as procurement, AP, human resources data
  • Ability to manage and organize confidential student and human resource data efficiently
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, co-workers and the public at large consistently
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally, and in writing, in Navajo, and in English
  • Strong computer skills utilizing MS Word, MS Excel, Google applications, and the ability to learn new software quickly (AptaFund/TylerSIS)
  • Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude for meeting established goals
  • Possesses good people skills and team player attitude
  • Creates a neat, welcoming, clean and organized office environment
  • Maintains complete sets of all student, parent and staff forms
  • Welcomes parents and visitors, respond to visitor and parent requests
  • Assists and supports teachers, education assistants, and other staff with materials and needs as requested
  • Answers phone and redirects inquiries as appropriate, and relays messages to staff
  • Reviews daily attendance and inputs students and staff attendance data with accuracy, executes daily attendance and makes a call to homes of absent students, reviews attendance regularly for compliance with state and school policies
  • Receives, distributes and prepares incoming/ outgoing mail and shipments
  • Maintains school supply closet and assists with inventory control
  • Maintains office equipment and ensures that copier machines are in working order
  • Assists in the year-round management of student and staff/faculty information and roster configuration
  • Familiar with lottery application, local and state policies with enrollment and withdrawal process in the student information system.
  • Assists in the audits of student records with attention to completeness and accuracy and for compliance with state and school policies.
  • Provides administrative and clerical support to the Head Administrator and Budget Manager to develop documents, organize and keep records. Assists with coding invoices and purchase requisitions, entry into APTA fund, processing and mailing checks; maintains and updates vendor files, including new set up and obtaining w-9 forms; assists with internal and external inquiries related to accounts payable and various expense reports; assists in preparation for year-end audits.
  • Assists with timekeeping for school employees and volunteers
  • Assists with regular monthly newsletter/calendar dissemination to parents in paper and digital form.
  • Posts information to the school’s website and social media accounts, as requested.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Head Administrator
  • Practices model and teach the school values

Submit a letter of interest with current resume/CV and copies of teacher licensure and certificate or endorsement(s) to kristel@dreamdine.org

Job Title:  Bilingual Curriculum Developer/Coach/Teacher

Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language, and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships, and progress.

Job Overview: Part-Time Position

The Bilingual Curriculum Developer facilitates development of Dream Diné curriculum, coaches and mentors staff in the teaching of Navajo language culture and curriculum, models teaching methods in classes at Dream Diné, develops, presents professional development where appropriate, locates and develops resources needed by the school to teach the curriculum and acts as administrator in the absence of the site administrator.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and plan curriculum for Dine’ Language and Culture.

  • Coordinate Professional Development for staff in teaching strategies for Dine’ Language and Culture.

  • Coach and mentor staff in teaching the Dine’ Language and Culture.

  • Coordinate supervision of the administration of state and federal testing.

  • Responsible for reporting data to staff during professional development.

  • Serve as a resource on Dine’ Content Standards and best practices for students.

  • Maintain an inventory of materials and equipment specific to EL.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Head Administrator.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Bilingual endorsed, TESOL

  • Five years of teaching experience in PK-12

  • Knowledge of Dine’ Culture and Language

  • New Mexico Teacher Certificate

  • Background Check

Submit a letter of interest with current resume/CV and copies of teacher licensure and certificate or endorsement(s) to kristel@dreamdine.org

Part-time Special Education Teacher, K-3 (4-6 hours per week)

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          Immediate

School Mission   Dream Diné is a place-based elementary school where the Diné culture, language and history are the foundation of an experiential curriculum. Through a dual-language program, we will nurture strong, compassionate, bilingual young people who are committed to their personal and community health, wellness, relationships and progress.

General Functions: The teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each assigned student.

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths

  • New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
  • Special Education Teaching License required
  • Classroom experience with Kindergarten to 3rd (early childhood)
  • Bilingual and Bi-cultural (preferred)—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Dine’ practices for teaching elementary students
  • Coordinates and facilitates IEP meetings for students on assigned caseload including the annual review, reevaluation, and other IEP review meetings
  • Has knowledge of elementary school content and approved curriculum
  • Understands and utilizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 as guidance for instruction
  • Understands and ensures compliance with the Individual Education Program (IEP) for each caseload student
  • Has the ability to differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught
  • Uses hands-on kinesthetic instruction, and motivates and encourages students
  • Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues collaboratively
  • Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency
  • Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Ensures the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts and math Common Core Standards
  • Teaches in an inclusion, pull-out, or resource setting and modifies assignments for students with disabilities
  • Collaborates with regular education teacher, and informs education assistants and parents
  • Provides a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community
  • Administers assessments and organizes student portfolios to capture individual student progress
  • Collaborates with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations
  • Contributes to the overall school community by supporting school/community programs, activities and events related to school’s vision, mission and goals

To apply and learn more about Dream Diné School

· Submit a letter of interest with current resume/CV and copies of teacher licensure and certificate or endorsement(s) to kristel@dreamdine.org