Job/Career Opportunities

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association supports American Indians in their career goals. It is vital that American Indians be afforded ample opportunities to serve both in and outside of their communities.

The following are a list of employment/career opportunities working with American Indian organizations and/or communities.

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Instructional Coach: Title VI Indian Education and Gifted and Talented

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1. Three years successful teaching experience preferred
2. Strong leadership skills, ability to collaborate, analytical creative problem-solving ability, self-directed decision making, excellent oral and written communication skills.
3. Experience in developing and facilitating professional development.
4. A passion for advocating for students’ needs in schools and the community
5. A strong drive to connect families with schools to promote what is best for students.

JOB GOAL: To work as a colleague with classroom teachers for the purpose of supporting student learning. Focus on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine understanding about researched-based effective instruction. Assist administration in developing plans for American Indian students and students who are high ability but low achieving in their current situation (Gifted and Talented). Collaborate with administration to enhance team meetings within the district and other district/school initiatives directed toward improving student learning.

GUIDING VALUES: The Shawano School District Team member values the whole child and seeks to provide or enhance engaging educational opportunities that will empower students to embrace their individuality and unique talents to become lifelong learners. They are committed to creating a collaborative working and learning environment for Shawano School District Team members and students as well. Keeping preparation for an unknown future in mind, they prioritize building the confidence and resiliency of each student and aim to inspire a growth mindset that will prepare the student to achieve success.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The following job responsibilities are intended to represent the majority of the expectations of this Instructional Coach role. Additional responsibilities may be assigned.

STUDENT FOCUS: Prioritizes students’ needs and community’s educational goals in decision-making and time management.
? Observe classroom teaching and offer instructional feedback.
? Provide leadership in the integration of student choice in learning into all areas of the curriculum and instructional practices.
? Assist teachers in assessing student’s needs and make recommendations based on those assessments for student learning.
? Help to create/maintain an environment focused on student success through establishing positive working relationships with staff, challenging misconceptions and beliefs, and modeling professional growth.
? Act as a coach/resource to support implementation and fidelity of universal curriculum and best practice
? Advise and assist teachers in assessing student needs and lesson planning based on data review and student need.
? Assist teachers in building an interactive environment that includes appropriate resources.
? Assist with the development and implementation of professional development opportunities for staff. ? Participate in building leadership teams as requested
? Support and implement assessment tools and student achievement data management systems
? Support and provide culturally responsive programming that honors student culture and promotes all staff honoring and respecting student culture

? Work with administrative team to attend collaborative team meetings as needed
? Review summative assessment data (STAR, Forward, etc.) in order to suggest instructional and curriculum decisions to building principals and teachers.
? Attend professional development opportunities to maintain current and in-depth knowledge of research and best practices in all aspects of reading and literacy.
? Keep the immediate supervisor informed of progress on a continual basis.
? Coordinate with Title VI staff to ensure top notch programing for American Indian students
? Attend all Title VI PAC meetings and report on Title VI work
? Collaborate with Title VI parents to ensure strong connections between the school district and tribal communities.

Professional Development: Is responsible for ongoing professional growth. (State Teaching Standard 9)

? Uses a professional growth plan to establish goals.
? Creates a professional portfolio to demonstrate growth over time and foster self-reflection.
? Indicates knowledge of developments in techniques, philosophy and content in the professional literature relating to teaching practice and subject areas or specialized field.
? Strives for continuous professional growth through participation in conferences, in-services, and/or course work.
? Performs such other tasks as assigned by administration.

Contribution to Total School Effort: Assists cooperatively in school activities. (State Teaching Standard 10)

? Accepts and carries out required school procedures, and assignments within designated time limits.
? Contributes to committees, faculty meetings and other school system groups.
? Gives encouragement and lend assistance to groups of individuals promoting school-related projects whenever possible.
 ? Supports organizations and activities within the school.
? Performs such other tasks as assigned by administration.

Fiscal Management: Assists cooperatively in school fiscal management.
? Develops and manages the position’s budget.
? Maintains inventory of all office material, supplies, and equipment.
? Explores alternative sources of funding for academic materials and assists in writing grants.
? Performs such other tasks as assigned by administration.
? Will seek and apply for grants to support programming.

? Be knowledgeable about alternative learning strategies 4K-12.
? Demonstrates excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as good listening skills.
? Identifies needed action without continual direction.
? Ability to identify needed action without continual direction.
? Possesses excellent organizational skills.
? Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
? Basic computer skills such as utilizing Microsoft Office software, email and online resources and organizational skills.

COMMON PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Communicates with students, parents, co-workers, and members of the community in a positive, courteous, and respectful way. Works collaboratively with all stake-holders to facilitate the highest level of student success possible while contributing to individual and team satisfaction. Performs duties in a safe and effective manner. Maintains appropriate levels of confidentiality for information. Follows the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the District. Committed to ongoing personal & professional development. Maintains personnel information as needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employee has frequent contact with staff members, students and possibly members of the community. While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee is regularly required to engage in conversation and is required to utilize communication skills, such as speaking and listening. The employee is required to sit, stand, and walk at regular intervals throughout the workday. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. Essential functions require a high level of concentration and attention to detail. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above and within the job description 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Shawano School District is committed to a work environment that is free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, race, color, gender, creed, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, arrest or conviction record (unless there is a substantial relationship between the crime and the job), military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other such factor as may be specified in any law applicable to the District.

The District’s commitment in this regard extends to recruiting, hiring, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment, and including a commitment to providing and maintaining a work environment that is not a hostile work environment due to harassment or discrimination on the bases of any protected classification described in this Statement.

The Shawano School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable applicants or employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their position as required by state and federal law.

This statement reflects the Shawano School District’s compliance with state and federal law respecting the equal access to education and equal employment opportunity consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Section 118.13, Wis. Stats. and Wis. Admin. Code, Section PI 9 and any other state and federal law protecting the right of equal access to education and of equitable treatment relative to employment decisions.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Annual in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 118.22

COMPENSATION: To be based upon qualifications and prior experience and approved annually by the Board of Education.

TEAM LEADER & EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated by the assigned administrator.

SUPERVISES: N/A LEGAL REFERENCE: Wisconsin State Statutes 118.19, 118.22, and 121.02

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Advanced Tutor, Forest County Potawatomi

SUPERVISOR: K-12 Director


The Advanced Tutor provides academic support and tutoring for grades Kindergarten through 12th.   This position works with students and families on an individual basis to help create and promote academic success.   Creates and implements tutorial programs that guide and assist students with homework, problem solving, report writing, and test preparation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Assists students on an individual basis to develop life plans.

·        Assists in developing interventions, functional behavior assessments and behavior plans for the purpose of providing a safe and effective educational environment for students with changing behaviors.

·        Assists in monitoring and evaluating the students’ academic functioning, and makes appropriate plans for each student.

·        Tutors students individually or in scheduled group study sessions to review principles, solve problems, and review for tests.

·        Administers testing instruments and writes individual case plans; refers students to other agencies as appropriate.

·        Facilitates academic skills for proficiency in reading and writing.

·        Identifies and provides for “at risk” students on an emergency basis. Monitors progress of students.

·        Conducts developmentally appropriate individual and/or group activities and learning opportunities according to individual needs and learning styles.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):

·        Bachelor’s Degree required

·        Master’s Degree preferred

·        Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and eligible for coverage under the Tribe’s Insurance prior to an actual start date. Must maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license as a condition of employment.

Physical Demands

·        Lift / Carry 50# – Occasional 

·        Lift / Carry 25# – Occasional  

·        Pull – Occasional 

·        Push – Occasional 

·        Hear – Constant 

·        See – Constant 

·        Walk – Frequent 

·        Stand – Frequent

·        Sit – Frequent 

·        Crawl – Not Applicable 

·        Heights – Not Applicable 

·        Enclosed Space – Not Applicable 

·        Twist – Occasional

·        Bend – Occasional

·        Climb – Not Applicable

·       Drive – Constant

Operate Heavy Equipment – Not Applicable

Interested candidates can apply on or call Terrance Brown at (715) 478-4894 for a phone interview to start the process.