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Highline Public Schools Native Education Literacy & Culture Specialist in Burien, Washington

Highline Public Schools is seeking a Native Education Literacy and Culture Specialist to join their team.SUMMARY: The Native Education Literacy and Culture Specialist supports equitable access to high quality, culturally-responsive, language and literacy learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native students. The Literacy and Culture Specialist supports the Native Education Program, the Language Learning Department and other school and district staff as applicable (K-12). The position supports a wide range of school-based and community based activities to engage students and families in improving reading and writing proficiency. This position also supports the implementation of the WA State Since Time Immemorial Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. *Establishes, coordinates, plans, recruits for, and hosts a Native Student Literacy Success Summer Academy. *Assists with identifying and qualifying new students for Native Education Program and Native Title III support; leads communications with parents/families about accessing literacy support and related testing. *Coordinates with Native Education Program Manager and other appropriate staff in responding to requests to address non-academic needs of the student and/or their families in situations that could negatively impact academic success. *Coordinates, promotes, and hosts innovative in-community, in-home literacy outreach efforts and fun, engaging family literacy improvement and English language acquisition activities for American Indian/Alaska Native students K-8 and families which highlight American Indian/Alaska Native culture, community, history, language, art/music, and knowledge systems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience *Bachelor’s degree in education, American Indian/Native/Indigenous studies, education leadership, political science, literature, social services, or related field *Four years working in the field of education (K-8 specialization preferred) and/or community advocacy *Five years working specifically with and on behalf of an American Indian/Alaska Native population (urban or tribal), a Native-serving organization/entity/project/program (tribe, non-profit, agency, school district), or experience working with culturally or linguistically diverse and/or socio-economically disadvantaged populations. Please review the full job description and submit your application on our Jobs Hub -