JobID 300 : American Indian Mentor (#1756935)
Job Title: American Indian Mentor
Department: Duluth Edison Charter Schools
Supervisor: Academy Director
FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
The American Indian Mentor will empower students to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentor will serve as a positive role model and work in conjunction with the American Indian liaison and other staff. This position works approximately 15-20 hours per week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Informal mentoring via one-on-one or small group gatherings as assigned to help American Indian students achieve academic and personal excellence. Mentor may work with students on some or all of the following reading skills, math skills, attendance concerns, homework completion. Time with students may also occur in classrooms during small group work.
Organization of, and participation in, cultural activities and programs for American Indian students and their families with the approval of administration
Participation in the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee
This position has no supervisory authority.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
One year of post-secondary education required.
Preference is given to those applicants who have prior experience working with children of American Indian ancestry.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
No license or certification is required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret educational documentation. The ability write and present written material effectively and professionally on a consistent basis. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders including professional educators, social service providers, parents, students and others.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Basic skills in the use of a computer is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.