American Indian Parent Coordinator

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The American Indian Parent Coordinator is responsible to provide tutoring, advocacy and information services for the families with children seeking education services. This position is also responsible for working with middle school and high school students to promote and guide individual development of student’s well-being socially, emotionally, academically, and mentally to become positive and contributing members of their community.

• Two years post-secondary education in psychology, education, behavior management or related field required. BA preferred.
• Three to five (3 to 5) years of experience working in a Native American community.
• Loves young people and can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
• Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
• Experience with and understanding of Native American culture, values, traditions and needs.
• Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of the Nay Ah Shing School.
• Ability to make home visits with parents.
• Excellent organization, interpersonal, communication and coaching skills.
• CPR and First Aid Certified.
• Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage, and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy.
• Compliance with the Mille Lacs Band Drug & Alcohol Policy
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:

  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
    8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

• Assists students with developing a plan of study that meets their potential and future goals.
• Work to build relationships with parents to identify and address personal issues that the school is aware of such as bullying, family situations, legal issues that may affect a student’s performance at school.
• Work closely with students, teachers and parents to identify developmental needs and develop prevention or intervention activities to guide students to becoming positive members of their community.
• Attends school sponsored activities as scheduled.
• Understands and honors student and family confidentiality.
• Works with children exhibiting behavior issues in the Restorative Practices Room by providing activities and an environment that reinforce appropriate behaviors.
• Coordinates with teachers to help reinforce adjustments for children in their classroom.
• Work with social worker to assist in whole-child development.
• Assists parents in understanding the rules and procedures of the Individual Education Plan process.
• Provide school/parent liaison services for all students at Nay Ah Shing including the facilitation of the Parent Action Committee.
• Addresses tardiness and absenteeism issues with the students/parents and finds a resolution to the problem through a documented attendance plan.
• Attend meetings and advocate for parents with students on Individual Education Plans.
• Provide guidance, academic, tutoring and arbitrates issues between students, teachers and faculty.
• Identifies special needs of students and informs parents.
• Intervenes in crisis situations, per policy.
• Models desired behavior with students at all times.
• Assists in preparing and implementing special education plans and improvement plans for individual students who are having academic and behavioral difficulty.
• Interact as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
• Plan the graduation exercises.
• Other duties as assigned

• Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences regular periods of moderate stress levels. Primary sources of stress deal with children and staff issues, workload and deadlines.
• Work is exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Minimal threat of personal danger or risk due to behaviors of children.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but extra hours may be necessary to meet deadlines and maintain workload.
• Local travel is required; travel outside the state is very limited but may be required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492