POSITION PURPOSE:
The Coordinator of American Indian Youth Enrichment (AIYE) is responsible for coordination and administration of all programming.  AIYE services approximately 100 Indigenous students grade 1-8 at the American Indian Magnet School in an afterschool and summer program in Saint Paul.  AIYE students learn about their heritage and history and receive culturally relevant educational support from indigenous educators.  Our long-term vision is for students to gain a strong indigenous identity, become advocates for their culture, and succeed in school.  The AIYE Coordinator creates a quality program and ensures a safe, fun, and culturally responsive environment for all participants and staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RELATIONSHIPS:
The Coordinator reports directory to the Director of the Department of Indian Work.

  • Assist Director in planning program models, coordinating, and promoting all AIYE activities.
  • Oversee all areas of youth program including recruitment, transportation, nutrition, curriculum, family engagement, budget management, and evaluation based on stipulated program goals
  • Provide quality service and consistent communications to participants, staff, and community
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with school and community partners
  • Perform administrative duties which support program recruitment, supervision, and funding
  • Deliver program trainings, meetings, and ongoing support to staff, families, and partners
  • Provide work direction to staff and volunteers and oversee daily program operations on site
  • Work hands-on in program activities and events and perform other duties as assigned

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The Coordinator position requires a minimum of 2 years of experience working in child and youth academic preparedness programs and an awareness of Indigenous culture, history, and communities.

Other requirements include:

  • Combination of education and youth work experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals/progress reports, and continually improve programming through strategic planning
  • Demonstrated ability to select, train, and daily supervise staff
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and manage cultural and education programs
  • Interpersonal skills to organize and work cooperatively with individuals and groups
  • Ability to relate to and advocate for marginalized children, youth, and their families
  • Demonstrated ability to develop measurable goals, set priorities, and evaluate progress
  • Ability to use computer (Windows 10, Word, Excel, etc.) for communication, record-keeping, and presentations utilizing audio visual equipment
  • Ability to learn new technology and adapt to change
  • Must have own vehicle, valid license and proof of insurance as local travel is necessary
  • Familiarity with and previous experience working in the American Indian community is preferred

CLASSIFICATION:
This is a non-exempt, part-time position; funded by grants. It will be 20 hours per week during the school year, and 25-40 hours per week for 6-8 weeks in the summer.

TO APPLY:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Peter Olsen at Polsen@interfaithaction.org