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Office Manager  Job Description  Dream Dine’ charter school

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 Office Manager is responsible for all administrative tasks in the school front office to include: front office management, record and compliance management, annual enrollment, distribution/collection of textbooks and materials and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.  He/she also acts as an essential liaison for families, students, faculty and staff in all non-curricular, non-instructional and non-disciplinary school business.  The Office Manager reports directly to the Head Administrator, and works closely with the Director of Operations regarding records, enrollment, attendance, budgetary and communication matters. 

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths: The Office Manager position offers an exceptional opportunity to lead and contribute meaningfully to a unique K-8 educational organization in Shiprock. While experience in an education environment is preferred in this role, Dream Dine’ is seeking people who are passionate and committed to Dream Dine’s mission to improve education for Native American students in the Shiprock area through excellence and relevance.

•    Have a degree in a related field and training in office management

  • Prior experience working in a school’s front office preferred
  • Budget management experience such as procurement, AP, human resources organizational skills preferred with accounting coursework completed

•    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 communicate in Navajo and serve as a role model for youth

•    Strong computer skills utilizing Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software quickly

•    Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude for meeting established goals

•    Possess good people skills and team player attitude with willingness to learn new skills

 Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates a neat, welcoming, and organized office environment
  • Maintains complete sets of all parent and staff forms
  • Welcomes parents and visitors, responds to visitor and parent requests
  • Answers phones and redirects inquiries as appropriate, and relays messages to staff
  • Executes daily attendance calls to the homes of absent students
  • 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, fax, and postage are in working order
  • Assists in the year-round management of student information and roster configuration, lottery application, enrollment and withdrawal process in student information system (SIS)
  • Assists in the audits of student records with attention to completeness and accuracy
  • Inputs student and staff attendance data with accuracy
  • Assists in the coordination of daily student food services and transportation, if provided by the school
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to Head Administrator, Director of Operations and Budget Manager to develop documents, organize and keep records. Assist with coding invoices and purchase requisitions, entry into APTA funds (accounting software system), processing and mailing checks; maintain and update vendor files, including new set up and obtaining W-9 forms; assist with internal and external inquiries related to accounts payable and various expense reports; assist in preparation for year-end audits.

 

 

Dream Diné Charter School Shiprock, New Mexico

Job Title            Teacher, K-1 Combination

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          August 2017 for SY 2017-2018

 

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 (English and Diné), 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 is responsible for working effectively with students, families and staff, working with teams collaboratively to implement a place-based dual language (English and Diné) educational model of instruction, and is responsible for lesson planning, design, assessment, curriculum development, utilizing hands-on experiential education methodologies, dual-language instructional techniques, literacy strategies and special education modifications.

 

Qualifications, Competencies and Strengths

  • New Mexico Elementary Teaching Licensure (Level II preferred)
  • Reading endorsement preferred
  • Special Education Teaching License welcomed
  • Classroom experience with Kindergarten to 3rd (early childhood)
  • Bilingual and Bi-cultural (preferred)—has an understanding and appreciation of traditional Diné practices and ability to provide instruction in Diné language 50% of the day and 50% of the day in English
  • Bilingual/Navajo/Diné Language endorsement, 520 Navajo certificate, or TESOL endorsement (preferred)
  • Has understanding of implementing reading intervention.
  • Has an understanding of/experience with dual-language instructional methodologies
  • Has an understanding of/experience with hands-on/experiential educational methodologies
  • Possesses collaborative skills and a willingness to work with colleagues collaboratively
  • Has a desire to learn and grow, and is open to feedback from instructional leaders and colleagues
  • Has willingness to be involved in community activities and events outside of typical school hours
  • Possesses technological knowledge/proficiency
  • Experience in working with early elementary students in a combination grade classroom setting
  • Recognizes the social, emotional and intellectual developmental needs of early elementary school students and understands appropriate responses

 

Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

· Interact effectively with students, staff, parents and the overall school community

· Develop lesson plans that draw from the stories, history, geography, environment, science, arts, language and culture of the local community

· Ensure the attainment of learning standards in the English Language Arts, math Common Core Standards and Navajo language and culture standards

· Provide direct instruction as well as experiential, hands-on activities in both Diné and English

· Provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and overall school community

· Administer quarterly assessments and organize student portfolios to capture individual student progress

· Collaborate with parents and communicate student’s progress and classroom expectations

· Contribute 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: [email protected]

· Visit www.dreamdine.org

 

Dream Diné Charter School Shiprock, New Mexico

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

Location:           Shiprock, New Mexico

Start Date:          August 2017 for SY 2017-2018

 

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 Individual Education Program (IEP) for each caseload student
  • Has 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: [email protected]

· Visit www.dreamdine.org