American Indian Youth Enrichment Lead Teacher, Dept of Indian Work


Application Deadline May 21

The purpose of this position is to provide daily program instruction and culturally based curriculum to the American Indian Youth Enrichment (AIYE) program participants. The AIYE Program is offering in person summer programming June 21-July 16, 2021. We are looking for a lead teacher for the last two weeks of our summer program July 6-July 16. The summer program is in partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools.

The program will take place at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary located at 262 Bates Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55106. The program works with the American Indian community to help enrich youth’s academic and cultural experiences. This individual will perform specific daily summer program responsibilities and work with the daily program staff for the larger youth enrichment collaboration. This position requires a high level of teaching experience, cultural competency and youth program management.

This person reports directly to the AIYE Coordinator and/or Director of the Department of Indian Work. This position compliments the intergenerational efforts of the AIYE program, a community-based, culturally grounded academic and enrichment effort for American Indian school youth. This person will work with the AIYE Coordinator and summer staff at Dayton’s Bluff.

This position requires a high level of knowledge regarding daily classroom curriculum needs, program scheduling and implementation, academic preparedness and American Indian cultural awareness, as well as previous experience with children and youth in an educational setting.

  • Ability to plan and lead in school activities an implementing culturally based curriculum.
  • Ability to relate to the staff of other school education programs and school personal.
  • Manage the needs of all daily activities, such as American Indian culturally based curriculum, supervision of student participants and daily staff assistances.
  • Ability to relate to children, youth, and the parents of school-aged children
  • Ability to follow funding guidelines, supply data needed to the program coordinator for reports.
  • Ability to use computer (Word, Windows, Excel, etc.) for communication and record-keeping.
  • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision and to function well as a team member
  • To meet and keep AIYE Coordinator regularly updated on program progress and needs.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the AIYE Coordinator and/or the Director of the Department of Indian Work.


  • Licensed teacher and high-quality youth program experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required for non-licensed teacher and high-quality youth program experience.
  • Familiarity with and previous experience working in the American Indian community is desired

This is a non- exempt, position up to 40 hours per week; Paid by SPPS. No benefits.

Email Tiana LaPointe at for SPPS hiring information.