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Positions Title: Executive Director, National School Board’s Association


Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Executive Director will work with and through its members, 49 state school board associations and the territory of the Virgin Islands, and build on its strong federal, legal, and public advocacy reputation and credible voice. We are conducting a nationwide search and are grateful for your recommendations and suggestions.

The successful candidate will have a strong association or nonprofit governance experience, the ability to bring stakeholders together to create a clear value proposition, and the desire to lead a relevant, viable, sustainable, mission-focused organization. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, at least five years of top-level leadership experience, a reputation as a charismatic, respected, trusted and inspirational leader, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please click here.

Positions Title: Director, Office of Indian Education


Position Description and Responsibilities:

DE posting (INDIAN PREFERENCE/Open to public): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558552000
MP posting (INDIAN PREFERENCE/Current or former Federal employees and other individuals eligible under a special hiring authority):  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558552500

Positions Title: Native American Home School Liaison, Lafayette Central School District


Position Description and Responsibilities:

The ONS Community Liaison maintains a positive working relationship between school administration and the Onondaga Nation Community.


  • Is aware of community events that may affect any given school day; such as ceremonies, visitors, meetings/gatherings, funerals.
  • Informs and coordinates parents/community/staff of events planned at ONS, including school calendar, field trips, guest speakers, and other planned activities.
  • Assists school personnel (nurse, teacher, counselor) when student need surfaces and parent/guardian contact is warranted.
  • Provides a bi-monthly report to the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs and add additional events to the Onondaga Nation newsletter.
  • Keeps principal informed of parent/community contacts/visits.
  • Works to improve school community relationship by coordinating culture sharing activities (singers, art shows, dinners, speakers, etc.)
  • Supports and attends PTS meetings.
  • Keeps line of communication open and positive for over-all wellness of students, teachers and community.
  • Maintains records concerning student’s tardiness and contacts parents/guardians; Liaison offers solutions. Home visits considered regarding how Liaison can help with student success.
  • Advises students/parents/community of Native American educational programs and guests to the Nation which may benefit students.
  • Coordinates with Dean of Students and LaFayette District staff to help transition of ONS students to High school through educational programs and opportunities.
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Dean of Students and ONS Principal.

Full benefits offered by the district.


Position Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have minimally a high school diploma and experience at the college level.


How to Apply: 



Please submit cover letter, resume, certification, transcripts along with application.


For further information contact Simone Gonyea, Dean of Students sgonyea@lafayetteschools.org

Positions Title: Native American Career Coordinator, Lafayette Central School District


Position Description:

Assigned to the LaFayette Jr/Sr High, LaFayette Big Picture School, and Onondaga Nation School.

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Recruit and match industry partners and colleges based on student interests through college and trade fairs.
  • Work with school personnel and Gaweñnahawi’s to prepare students for the workforce or college.

Competitive Salary $34,000 and benefits package.

Must meet Civil Service Requirements.


Position Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will have minimally a high school diploma and experience at the college level.


How to Apply: 



Please submit cover letter, resume, certification, transcripts along with application.


For further information contact Simone Gonyea, Dean of Students sgonyea@lafayetteschools.org


Deadline February 14, 2020 or until position is filled EOE

Positions Title: Assistant Dean of Education Licensure and Accreditation, Oregon State University, College of Education


Position Description: This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The Assistant Dean of Education Licensure and Accreditation serves as the OSU administrator of Teacher and Counselor Education Licensure, which encompasses undergraduate and graduate programs. They will liaise with state and national governance and accrediting agencies and lead program and policy development. The position interprets and disseminates information to internal and external audiences regarding OSU programs, state administrative rules and licensure standards, and program verification for Oregon-prepared students being licensed in other states. The position also manages the Office of Student Services and Education Licensure.


As a member of the College’s leadership team, this position collaborates to ensure the College is meeting its licensure, accreditation, and strategic goals, including those for equity, diversity, and inclusion. The position also leads communication with stakeholders around licensure, monitors licensure data, works with colleagues on state and federally mandated reporting, and supervises instructional faculty in education and staff assigned to the Office of Licensure & Field Services.


OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


Position Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate in related field
  • 3 years of K-12 teaching and/or K-12 administrative experience
  • Experience working with teacher education and/or counselor education candidates
  • Demonstrated policy development and/or maintenance experience with an academic licensure program
  • 6 years of leadership experience with management responsibilities including responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work, and managing and supervising performance of staff
  • Experience in financial analysis, budget planning, and forecasting, using appropriate software and applications
  • Experience leading the writing of large-scale reports for teacher education and/or counseling education accreditation and assessment
  • Experience leading school/university partnerships and collaborations
  • Experience in contract negotiation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accreditation and licensure requirements for school counseling and teacher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and social justice
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education system
  • Proven ability to work strategically on complex issues

Preferred Requirements:

  • 8 or more years of K-12 teaching and/or K-12 administrative experience
  • A distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service that merits appointment as an associate or full professor or equivalent experience that merits an appropriate faculty appointment
  • Experience in writing and managing research grants via competitive proposal process
  • Established research profile related to Licensure
  • Proven record of accomplishment in solving complex challenges collaboratively


How to Apply: 

For more detail or to apply please visit: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/87005 by March 15, 2020

Positions Title: BIE Supervisory Administrative Officer, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)


Position Description: This position is part of the Director, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Supervisory Administrative Officer you will be responsible for providing for the management and coordination of the administrative functions and programs in the areas of human resources and organization management, budgeting, scheduling and calendar maintenance, correspondence, travel support and space management.


How to Apply: 

For full position details and information, and to apply for the position, please click here. 

Positions Title: Director of Research, American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)


Position Description: The Director of Research (Director) is a senior management position that reports directly to the President and CEO. The Director will work with AIHEC’s senior leadership team and the AIHEC Board of Directors’ Committee on Research to establish and operationalize the AIHEC Indigenous Research Agenda, including the necessary research infrastructure to significantly advance the student success goals of AIHEC and our Tribal College and University (TCU) membership. In addition, the Director will provide support to the TCUs to facilitate Tribal scholarship, Indigenous knowledge creation, and sustainable, community- and place-based research activities and engagement. As AIHEC’s research program grows, it is anticipated that the Director will develop a small team of highly skilled research staff to support the scope of responsibilities under the purview of the Director. Founded on Tribal sovereignty, AIHEC’s vision for our research program is tribally driven knowledge creation that celebrates our values, spirituality, and traditional ways of knowing, strengthening and sustaining our Nations for generations to come. We believe that tribally centered research honors, respects, and protects the attributes that distinguish Indigenous peoples and cultures—tribal sovereignty, spirituality, native languages and practices, Tribal homelands, families and communities, elder knowledge, and the hopes for generations to come. AIHEC’s research is conducted with integrity and in respectful, compassionate, and culturally appropriate ways, always mindful of the sacredness of the natural world of life.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with AIHEC and the TCU leadership to define, create, facilitate, manage, and oversee AIHEC’s Research Agenda and research infrastructure, including: research strategic planning, research data supply chain, research information technology infrastructure, and conducting and leading research initiatives (primarily social science research).
  • Promote and facilitate leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research in areas related to AIHEC’s strategic plan and the AIHEC Research Agenda.
  • Manage research programs and projects towards successful outcomes: planning and conducting work, managing contributions, anticipating areas of challenge, looking for opportunities, and making adjustments to meet timelines and budget.
  • Establish and manage necessary and appropriate compliance and Tribal/individual sovereignty and privacy protection policies for AIHEC’s research program.
  • Provide support (e.g., project management, budgeting, external engagement and contracting support) to TCU research subawardees to facilitate effective and sustainable research activities and external partnerships.
  • Build and sustain a community of innovative researchers to strengthen and sustain research capacity at the member TCUs and to increase research opportunities for TCU faculty and students.
  • Develop networks involving researchers in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally and develop AIHEC’s Collaborative Research Framework, founded on Tribal sovereignty.
  • Manage AIHEC’S Research Agenda and data collection systems effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are maintained and that Tribal sovereignty and ownership are strengthened and protected.


Position Qualifications:

  • PhD or EdD
  • Familiarity with recent research in fields such as higher education access, completion, and equity
  • Understanding of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) higher education issues, as well as issues regarding research in AI/AN or other Indigenous communities and tribal nations
  • Ability to assist in development and evaluation of research plans and methods
  • Proactive team player with knowledge of consensus building and group facilitation processes
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects
  • Commitment to work out of AIHEC’s headquarter office in (Old Town) Alexandria, VA


How to Apply: 

This position reports to: AIHEC President & CEO
Supervisory Responsibility: Research Associate(s); Research & Data Collection Associate
Location: Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia – AIHEC Headquarters
Competitive salary (commensurate w/ experience) with excellent benefits
Qualified candidate must submit cover letter, résumé, and salary history to:
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Attn: Vice President for Finance & Administration (HR)
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email: jobs@aihec.org – subject line = Director of Research

Positions Title: Superintendent, Quileute Tribal School, WA


Position Description: The Quileute Tribal School, La Push, Washington, Board of Education, is seeking a highly qualified and fully certified Superintendent. The Board wishes to have the successful candidate assume the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2020.

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., Executive Recruitment and Development has been engaged as the consultant in a search for outstanding candidates. They will assist the Board of Education in identifying and screening the candidates.

Enrollment: 120 Location: 150 miles west of Seattle


Search Timeline:

  • Closing date for applications: February 20, 2020 (11:30 p.m. central time)
  • Board of Education selects finalists to interview: March 3, 2020
  • Interviews with the Board of Education: Week of March 9, 2020
  • Selection of new Superintendent: Week of March 16, 2020
  • Start date: July 1, 2020.


Position Responsibilities and Qualifications: The candidate must have the background, skills, and abilities essential for excellence in educational leadership. The Board recognizes that selecting a superintendent is one of the most important decisions it will make. The Board developed the following desired characteristics.

  • A life-long learner who will have a long-term interest and investment in the school district and community. The individual must possess the skills necessary for oversight of the whole district.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong knowledge base of all aspects of educational finance. This includes funding sources from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). The school district does not receive Impact Aid.
  • A well-educated individual who will increase student achievement and work to provide multiple educational opportunities for all students.
  • An effective communicator who works well with all facets of the educational community and the Tribal Council. A person of integrity with a pleasant personality as well as being open and honest.
  • The successful candidate must possess a Washington State Superintendent certificate. All individuals who work for the Quileute Tribal School are drug tested.
  • A great leader who values the broader Native American cultures and has a strong desire to understand the Quileute Tribal customs and culture. Experience working in a Tribal School is preferred.


How to Apply: Apply at the link below


Positions Title: Superintendent, Plummer-Worley School District


Position: Superintendent
District: Plummer-Worley School District
Location: Plummer, Idaho
Application Period Deadline: January 20, 2020
District Details:
• Students: 368
• Budget: $5.7 million general, $8.4 million all funds
• Teachers & Staff: 86 employees
To Apply: Complete the application form found at www.idsba.org and submit additional documentation as outlined in the promotional brochure.
Have Questions: Please direct any questions to Misty Swanson, ISBA Chief Deputy, at misty@idsba.org or call (208) 854-1476.
Informational Brochure: View HERE or see attached.

Positions Title: Superintendent of Schools, Maine Indian Education


Position Description: MIE is comprised of three K-8 schools located at the Indian Township Passamaquoddy Reservation, the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation (both in Washington County) and Penobscot Indian Nation (Penobscot County). The Central Office of Maine Indian Education is located in Calais, Maine at the Wabanaki Culture Center. High schools students are tuitioned to area high schools. MIE and its three schools receive funding through the Bureau of Indian Education and Maine Department of Education and is responsible for meeting federal and state accountability measures.


Position Responsibilities and Qualifications: Maine Indian Education is seeking a knowledgeable and culturally-aware Superintendent to:

  • Provide leadership in developing and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services for the students of our school system.
  • This person will lead, guide, and direct every member of the administrative, instructional, and support services teams in setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence in educational programs and operating systems and will be responsible for a system of supervision and evaluation for all staff designed to meet the goals of the school system.
  • The Superintendent will also oversee and administer the use of all facilities, property, and funds in the best interests of students and the school system.


How to Apply: The successful candidate must submit to substance abuse testing as required by the School Committee. Only completed applications will be considered.
Apply to:
Search Committee
Maine Indian Education
39A Union Street
Calais, ME 04619

Contact: Wanda.Barlow@bie.edu. MIE Administrative Application available at: http://www.mie.bie.edu/
Accepting applications until Friday, March 6, 2020 at Noon.
Native American Preference/EOE

Positions Title: Vice-Chancellor for Advancement, University of North Carolina, Pembroke


Position Description: University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an extraordinary institution that has experienced tremendous student growth. UNCP was founded in 1887 as a Croatan Normal School to education American Indian teachers, and the nation’s only 4-year public institution founded by American Indians for American Indians. Led by Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings, M.D. and member of the Lumbee Tribe, UNCP is an institution with a unique heritage and history and very diverse student body (53% ethnic diversity). The next Vice Chancellor will lead a dynamic team of 15 energetic advancement professionals (i.e., development, alumni relations, annual giving, etc), build a comprehensive advancement program, with an emphasis on alumni engagement, serve as the architect of UNCP’s first ever capital campaign, and continue to foster valuable community/regional relationships.


How to Apply:

Click here to apply.

Positions Title: Native American Congressional Internship, The Udall Foundation


Position and Description:

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program offers a unique opportunity to gain professional leadership experience in Washington, D.C. I request your assistance in identifying students who would be excellent candidates for our program and encouraging them to apply.

Our fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students who are interested in learning more about the Federal legislative process while gaining an insider’s view of the government’s unique trust relationship with Tribes. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to Tribal communities, hone their legal research and writing skills, and network with public and Tribal officials and Tribal advocacy groups.


Position Qualifications:

The Foundation seeks candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and an interest in working with Native American issues and policy.


How to Apply:

Visit our website at www.udall.gov to learn more and download the application.


Interns are provided round-trip airfare, lodging, per diem, and an educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2020 (postmark).


Click here to view the Internship Flyer, and to learn more about Living & Working in DC.

Positions Title: Early Childhood Director, Mescalero Apache Tribe


Position and Description:

Accomplishes the Early Childhood Department’s strategic objectives by planning, organizing, and supervising all functions required to operate and maintain program activities. Operates the program in conformance within regulations and provisions. A full job description will be provided upon request.


Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education or related field.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ experience with overseeing Early Education programs
  • Three (3) years in a manager or supervisory capacity.
  • Development Specialist II Certification required.
  • Bilingual English/Apache preferred.
  • Must have a valid NM Driver’s License.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation and be negative for tuberculosis.


How to Apply:

Tribal preferences will be applied. Position is open until filled. Salary is based on experience.

Please submit letter of interest and resume to Alice Gandara-Diaz, HR Director, agandara-diaz@mescaleroapachetribe.com. Questions may be submitted to Ms. Gandara-Diaz via email or telephone at (575) 464-4494.

Positions Title: Associate Director of Operations, Center for Native American Youth (CNAY)


Position and Description:

In the last several years, the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute (CNAY) has significantly grown its reach and impact. We’re working directly in more communities. We’re working with more youth leaders. And, we’re deepening the impact of our existing programs. That’s why we need a new senior-level partner on our team who can help us manage our growth strategically and set CNAY up for a sustainable and impactful future. We are a national leadership development organization, advocacy platform, and network for Native American Youth 24 and under in tribal communities all over the country.

CNAY is currently seeking a new Associate Director of Operations with proven experience and a passion in management, budgeting and finance, systems and policy development, and reporting and administration. The Associate Director of Operations will report to the Executive Director and serve on a senior leadership team with our Associate Director of External Affairs and our Senior Fellow. The Associate Director of Operations will be responsible for managing a team of 3-4 full-time team members. They will also be responsible for managing all of CNAY’s budgeting and fiscal reporting, grant development management and reporting, coordination with other Aspen Institute divisions, and operational planning in consultation with the senior leadership team. This position must be based in Washington, DC.

Position Title: Various Positions, Bureau of Indian Education

About the Bureau of Indian Education

The Bureau of Indian Education oversees a total of 183 elementary, secondary, residential and peripheral dormitories across 23 states. 130 schools are tribally controlled under P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Contracts or P.L. 100-297 Tribally Controlled Grant Schools Act. 53 schools are operated by the Bureau of Indian Education. The Bureau of Indian Education also oversees two (2) post-secondary schools: Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

To view a full list of positions open with the Bureau of Indian Education, please click here.