Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

  • APEX Teacher

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Youth Empowerment Services
    Full-Time, Regular
  • Overview




    Job Title:         APEX Teacher

    Department:    Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Department

    Reports To:      Program Manager

    Supervises:      None

    FLSA Status:   Exempt

    Pay Grade:       C4

    Job Type:         Regular, Full-Time (43-week position)



    General Functions:

    The APEX Teacher works with Alaska Native/American Indian students in the classroom located at Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC). The CITC Teacher is responsible for establishing a learning environment of mutual respect and professionalism where students are encouraged and supported. In addition to classroom instruction the Teacher will identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.


    Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

    • Develop positive working relationships with students and families; encourage family involvement in the educational process of each student.
    • Develop individual student files to include demographics, attendance, in-class participation and other educational data.
    • Grade student work, conduct office hours, and provide other instructional support to students in adherence with CITC policies and procedures.
    • Provide face-to-face or web conferencing for small group and individual direct instruction.
    • Provide timely, formative feedback on student work.
    • Provide appropriate intervention and direct instruction to assist struggling students.
    • Communicate student performance regularly with students and parents.
    • Help students to problem solve, set goals, plan and pace their learning.
    • Proctor designated assessments and ensures academic integrity.
    • Maintain timely records of student performance.
    • Issue grades in the Apex Learning Grade Book and CITC’s MIS data collection system.
    • Other duties as needed and/or assigned


    Job Specifications:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work with diverse groups of people with varying needs.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong problem solving proficiency.
    • Demonstrated ability to work productively with a minimum amount of supervision.
    • Proficient computer skills, including spreadsheet, word processing, and publishing programs.
    • Become familiar with Anchorage School District (ASD) curricula and be willing to design alternative, innovative and culturally responsive teaching methods.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, educational, training and cultural needs of the Alaska Native/American Indian community.
    • Experience working with Alaska Native people, knowledge of their values and belief systems and ability to provide culturally competent services.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Education or core academic discipline from four-year, accredited college or university.
    • Current Alaska Teaching Certificate in required academic discipline or the ability to become certified within (1) year from hiring.
    • Experience with innovative and culturally responsive teaching methods.
    • At least three years of experience working professionally with youth, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check, in compliance with the 1990 Indian Child Protection Act.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current Alaska Teaching Certificate
    • Highly Qualified Teacher status in area of assignment or ability to obtain Highly Qualified status in one (1) year from hire.
    • At least three (3) years of experience working professionally with youth, or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Additional Information:

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


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