Department of Education Director

CHUGACHMIUT   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 7, 2023
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Department of Education DirectorJob Code:04-23-1-003

Location: Anchorage



This professional-level, exempt, full-time position reports to the Deputy Director. The Department of Education Director, in conjunction with executive management, plans, coordinates, and manages Chugachmiut educational programs, including day-to-day operations, as well as actively participates in strategic planning, grant development, and administration. This position manages educational and cultural programs including Head Start, and portions of Chugachmiut’s P.L. 102-477 Programs. The position is also responsible for department contracts, MOAs, grant management, and policy & budget development, including research, review, and advisement. 

Major Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating all Department of Education staff.
  • Coordination and supervision of programs offered by Chugachmiut’s education department, including workshops, presentations, and special educational events.
  • Identification of trends and needs in education and design of programmatic responses, including preparation of program descriptions and narratives for grant applications.
  • Development and nurturing relationships with other organizations to strengthen connections with Chugachmiut communities.
  • Development of budgets for education programs and tracking to ensure that programs operate within financial parameters set for in the board-approved budget.
  • Oversite of scheduling of education programs.
  • Interpretation and compliance with relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards in cooperation with administrative staff.
  • Participation in grant proposal planning, preparation, tracking, and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Grants management 

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education or a related field is required.
  • Five to Ten years of experience as a full-time faculty in an institution of higher education: school systems or university level.
  • Superintendent or Principal experience a plus
  • Experience writing and administering grants or other external funding.
  • Experience with Indigenous populations of students.
  • Familiarity with working with non-traditional students.
  • Experience with budget development and management.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

  • Important personal qualities that will aid in meeting the position’s challenges include a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently, tempered by a cooperative spirit and the ability to take direction from the Executive Management team; flexibility; tact; patience; and organizational ability.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and workshops.
  • Experience with Non-profit management.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, MS Office Suite, and collaboration software user.

Hours of Work:

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch.  Chugachmiut maintains a drug and alcohol and non-smoking work environment.