NIEA: Educational Specialist

NIEA is hiring for Educational Specialist

Educational Specialist

Job Title: Educational Specialist

Review Date: Annually based on hire date

Reports To: Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt



The essential functions of this position, include, but are not limited to the following:

· Support the organization’s activities leading to college and career ready Native students at the tribal, state, and national levels.

· Assist with the planning, development, implementation, and revision of curriculum using promising practices to support the unique needs of Native students.

· Evaluate policies and data of tribal communities and prepare culture-based education strategies for dissemination to tribal leadership and education agencies.

· Develop and maintain effective working relationships with groups and individuals who possess diverse perspectives.

· Develop briefing papers, talking points, and policy materials.

· Manage issue-based networks of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers that produce collective research and policy agendas to support the development of a Native controlled Native education system.

· Draft program reports per grant timeline.

· Additional duties as assigned.


· Bachelor’s degree in curriculum development, education, organizational development or business required, Master’s degree preferred.

· 1 year or more experience in curriculum development.

· Strong research and analysis skills using various methods including databases, survey/evaluation tools, the internet, and reference materials.

· Demonstrated ability in project management and meeting competing deadlines.

· Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

· Knowledge of and experience working with tribes, Native communities, and national Native and civil rights organizations.

· Proven ability to work in team environment while demonstrating capacity to solve problems independently and address concerns in a timely and accurate manner.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Diana Cournoyer at dcournoyer@niea.org.

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