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POSITION TITLE:     Certified Secondary Teacher
CLASSIFICATION:    Exempt
DEPARTMENT:         Education
SUPERVISOR:          Director of Education

GRADE:                     E3
COMPENSATION:  
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Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Education Director, the Certified Secondary Teacher develops and implements a creative, flexible teaching program that promotes a favorable learning environment by encouraging students to develop skills, positive attitudes and knowledge needed to obtain a good foundation for continuous growth and development throughout the traditional school year and summer months. *NOTE: job announcement will be initially open to Pueblo members for a period of five (5) working days.* This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • •Supervise and support online and credit recovery classes for high school students.
  • •Collaborate with high school counselors and high school liaisons to ensure Santa Ana Pueblo students are on track with credits earned at the end of each high school semester.
  • •Accurately demonstrate knowledge of the content area; approved curriculum and pedagogical skills.
  • •Demonstrate knowledge of students’ interest and cultural heritage and special needs.
  • •Set instructional outcomes suitable for diverse students, value, sequence, alignment, clarity and balance.
  • •Design coherent instructional learning activities, instructional materials, resources and lesson & unit structure.
  • •Proctor student assessments congruent with instructional outcomes and/or formative assessments.
  • •Create an environment of respect and rapport.
  • •Establish a culture for learning to include expectations for learning and achievement.
  • •Manage classroom procedures to include instructional groups, transitions, materials and supplies, and performance of classroom routines.
  • •Manage student behavior to include expectations, monitoring of student behavior and response to student misbehavior.
  • •Organize physical space to include safety and accessibility and arrangement of furniture and use of physical resources.
  • •Communicate with parents or legal guardians about the student’s and family engagement in the instructional program.
  • •Communicate expectations, directions for activities, and explanations of content with students.
  • •Use questioning and discussion techniques to enhance student involvement.
  • •Maintain accurate and complete records and report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.
  • •Provide students with experiences which integrate the affective, cognitive and psychomotor dimensions of learning.
  • •Establish effective rapport with students and their parents.
  • •Assist students in developing positive feelings toward themselves and others.
  • •Using Assessment in Instruction to include; Monitoring of student learning, feedback to students and student self-assessment and monitoring of progress.
  • •Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs.
  • •Select, use, and interpret evaluation data.
  • •Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.
  • •Be available to parents, students, administration, and peers outside the school day, if needed.
  • •Ability to de-escalate students/parents; listening/visiting with them about their concerns prior to them meeting the Department Director or Program Manager.
  • •Work productively with colleagues, parents, community members and administration.
  • •Understand and participate in the development, use, and implementation of individualized education plans (IEP’s), individualized transition plans/SAT plans/504 plans, and Academic Improvement plans including making necessary modifications. Come prepared with data, grades and all pertinent information to assist the team in decision making.
  • •Maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive matters.
  • •Be flexible and able to prioritize tasks.
  • •Supporting library hours and community use of the library as a library assistant including; inventory tracking and support, website resources, community event scheduling and library programming
  • •Supporting afterschool programming including; being the lead contact for our contract tutors along with the Director and Program Manager, providing academic materials support to liaison homework groups, and stepping in to help as a tutor for homework help and afterschool tutoring groups
  • •Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • •Attend and participate in Department meetings.
  • •Follow Santa Ana Pueblo policies and administrative rules and regulations.
  • •Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field plus five years’ work experience in education programs and administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a New Mexico Secondary Certified Teacher; must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation including a motor vehicle check. Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license and be insurable under the Pueblo’s insurance.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • The minimum expectations for this job are as follows:
  • •Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • •Flexibility, organization, decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • •Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.
  • •Knowledge of Santa Ana community, computer system, financial procedures, and legal requirements.
  • •Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and coordinate the work of others.
  • •Knowledge of Santa Ana policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect.
  • •Knowledge of all laws, regulations and guidelines affecting teachers and students.
  • •Knowledge of effective classroom management techniques.
  • •Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents, community members and staff.
  • •Bachelor’s degree
  • •Current New Mexico Secondary Teaching Certificate.
  • •Current New Mexico Special Education Teaching Certificate, preferred.
  • •Current TESOL endorsement, preferred.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), climbing stairs, reaching, squatting, kneeling, having full mobility of fingers/hands, talking and hearing, and moving light furniture may be required, unless ADA accommodations have been mutually agreed on and does not create an undue hardship upon the Pueblo. The employee frequently is required to walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Safety and Health: Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions (blood borne pathogens, body fluids, etc.) Equipment/Material Handled: Must know how to properly operate, or be willing to learn to operate, multi-media equipment including current technology as needed.

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in a classroom setting with moderate to loud noise levels and where employee may be exposed to unpleasant odors, hazardous material and infectious disease. There is frequent interaction with children, the public, and Pueblo of Santa Ana employees.