Deadline: February 19 or until filled

Position Purpose:

The Coordinator of American Indian Youth Enrichment (AIYE) is responsible for coordination and administration of all programming. AIYE engages approximately 100 Indigenous students grade 1-8 at the American Indian Magnet School in an after-school 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.
  • Modify program if needed to distance learning online after-school or summer program and creating videos to upload
  • 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 24 hours per week during the school year, and 40 hours per week for 6 weeks in the summer. Employees are eligible for health and dental benefits, paid time off, holidays and the ability to work from home.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Peter Olsen at Poslen@interfaithaction.org.