Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

  • Youth Advocate (Passages)

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    # Positions
    Youth Empowerment Services
    Full-Time, Regular
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    Job Title:

    Youth Advocate (Passages)


    Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

    Reports To:

    YES Program Manager



    FLSA Status:


    Pay Grade:

    Job Type:


    Full-Time, Regular (195 Days)


    General Functions:

    This position supports the YES Passages grant goal of assisting youths with academics and socio-emotional transitions from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school, as well as, being a Point-Of-Contact for resources. This position will work within a multidisciplinary team to foster a partnership between family and school in addition to: providing regular contact with the student and their families, educational resources, academic counseling, and resources to students/families for appropriate academic and social services; serving as a support system to students in transition from village to urban life and District wide; and working together, the Advocate and CITC staff will provide educational and supportive wrap-around services to students and families.


    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Obtains assistance for students by making referrals to educational resources; arranging for appointments; establishing rapport with in-school staff and other educational agencies.
    • Facilitates youth success by monitoring progress of each student’s educational support plan, conducting overview of past week’s accomplishments/barriers; following up on educational referrals, and advising parents of youth’s status.
    • Eases transitions from a rural to urban school system and district wide transfers by providing school linkages, advocating on the youth and family’s behalf and facilitating opportunities for parental involvement.
    • Reinforces ‘parents-as-advocates’ by respecting parent’s values, learning about the family and providing pertinent resources, school information and community updates to keep the families informed.
    • Educates students by providing information and resources on areas such as: career and post-secondary planning, setting high standards for academic achievement, home school communication, importance of family involvement in education and other relevant trainings as needed.
    • Assist with creation and implementation of a 3D club for youth.
    • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and information on a quarterly basis.
    • Maintain cooperative working relationship and ensure effective and timely written and oral communications with parents, staff and other personnel.
    • Maintains operations by following CITC and ASD policies and procedures; participating in quality reviews.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Job Specifications:

    • Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of communication styles to maintain contact with families/students.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with families/students and advocate for their needs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated familiarity with educational and social services resources.
    • Demonstrated ability to compile and summarize data in spreadsheet, database and word processing formats.
    • Knowledge of Alaska Native/American Indian educational issues, and unique and specialized needs.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Education, or related field required. Year-for-year equivalent experience working with youth may be substituted.
    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working with Alaska Native families, knowledge of their values and belief systems.
    • Knowledge of the Anchorage School District policies and practices.
    • Continued employment status will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check report in compliance with the 1990 Indian Child Protection Act.
    • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires the driver to be at least 21 years of age.

    Additional information:

    Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to PL 93-638 Indian Self-Determination Act.


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