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Education Specialist

Re-Opening Date: January 4 , 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled
Job Title: Education Specialist
Salary/Wage: $27.69/hr.
Tribal Level: 20
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Job Posting Number: 202193


Provide education services to eligible Supplemental Education, Adult Education, Adult Vocational Training, and Higher Education applicants in accordance with program guidelines and Committee goals.


Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Psychology, Counseling, Education, or related field, -OR- an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Knowledge of: Tribal, community, and educational services.  Entrance and financial aid requirements for colleges and vocational schools. Educational resources and case planning. Ability to: Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills. Meet with the public and staff in a courteous professional manner using tact, diplomacy, and mature judgment. Work with target population and individuals of varying social, educational, and economic backgrounds. Effectively identify individual barriers to educational goals and develop a plan of action. Compute allowable training and education costs. Accurately track client’s progress, and maintain complete records in accordance with policies and procedures. Perform work and accomplish tasks in accordance with established policies, procedures, practices and priorities of the department. Other: Must be dependable and a responsible team player. Must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends; and travel outside of the local area. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.


Conduct an annual assessment of the learning needs of the Tribal community in designated area. Promote program services and activities through presentations, tribal newsletter, and informational packets. Develop individual educational case plans utilizing Higher Education, Adult Vocational Training, Adult Education, Supplemental Education, and other educational resources. Assist participants to understand and complete the Tribal education application process. Conduct annual financial aid workshops for students and parents. Determine and document participant eligibility. Provide assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications. Work with college and university representatives in developing college success programs. Keep abreast of eligibility requirements for related educational programs and financial aid.  Compute, recommend, and process student grants for tuition, stipends, and fees for educational activities. Provide academic counseling to students, including interfacing with school personnel to identify student problems or special needs, and to discuss and implement intervention and assistance strategies. Work with local schools in service area to enhance Native awareness. Work with individual students in support of their Individualized Education Program. Establish and maintain professional relationships with local schools, higher education facilities, and vocational schools. Monitor program activities and student statistics. Monitor and track participant’s academic progress. Conduct home and school visits. Maintain participant and program files. Monitor expenditures and prepare program reports. Coordinate activities and resources within and outside the tribe to advance educational, vocational, and cultural goals of program participants’ education. Assist Program Manager and Committee in assessing participant needs and developing program action plans. Acts as Staff Representative to the committee as requested. Involve appropriate parties in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education services. Coordinate and supervise the Tribal Youth Education and Employment (TYEE) program for tribal youth.  Makes arrangements with various work sites for the TYEE. Works with Native youth in developing the annual Youth Conference, scheduling attendees, presenters and staff. Works with Native youth and UNITY, developing the UNITY Youth Council, organizing meetings, arranging youth transport and fund raising. Represent the Tribe on various committees and coalitions throughout the state of Oregon. As part of Programs II, participates in large events – Culture Camp, Pow-Wows, Run to the Rogue and others. Interact with primacy, middle, and high school students. Serves as Acting Programs II Manager and fulfills managerial duties (Meetings, approval of check requests, purchase orders, meeting with Tribal members, supervisory duties of Programs II staff). Manage all Culture Department bills (Repository, Community Center and Dance House). Check mail daily, maintain fax machine and coordinates all paper work to and from our department to other departments – including all check requests / purchase orders etc. from other Area Education Specialist. Track, prepare and submit monthly VISA reconciliation for department.

Committee/Coalitions etc. – represent the Tribal Education department on various committees and coalitions throughout the State of Oregon. Coordinates Youth Activity Fund –maintain the Youth Activity Fund for all Tribal members. Other duties as assigned.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.