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Student Services Coordinator

Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Kenai, AK
Closing date
Apr 23, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
Student Services Coordinator

Department: Education

Program: Community Education

Reports To: Community Education Administrator

Supervises: Special Education Coordinator; Liaisons

Employment Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The Student Services Coordinator position is similar to a school counselor but is trained to provide guidance and support to all students. The primary function of the Student Services Coordinator is to assist students in developing career pathways whether that career is vocational or professional in nature. A working knowledge of K-12 programs including curriculum, special programs, intervention processes, mentorship and literacy proficiency along with an understanding of vocational training and technical programs is another function of the position.

Essential Functions
  • Ensure un'ina (customer) care and services occur
  • Help students understand and develop different career pathways
  • Be a liaison between parents, teachers, and un'ina for vocational training and educational systems
  • Participate in career/job fairs, school district wide events, Native Youth Olympics, STEM, ANSEP projects and promote those projects with our un'ina
  • Develop systemic programs to help un'ina develop social skills, life skills, independent living skills, literacy skills, employability skills and other essential skills to seamlessly transition into adulthood
  • Through appropriate referrals, assist un'ina and families in managing personal issues/crises, school-related problems, home and family concerns and any other issue that interferes with learning including attending IEP meetings when applicable
  • Collaborate with the educational and vocational stakeholders including future employers with a goal of un'ina success
  • Ensures compliance with Tribal, federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, Tribal policies and TERO ordinance

It is the intent of this to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements
  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements
  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
  • Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories
  • Category III - Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, phone, fax machines and other office tools

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: both

  • Local


  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field, or a combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree

  • Three (3) years of experience
  • Three (3) years of experience in school and community based programs
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Experience working with the Department of Education, and other State and Federal agenciesExperience in the development of community program strategies
  • Experience in policy and procedure development & implementation and process flow mapping
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Understanding of public education regulations

  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities

  • Must have a valid Alaska State driver's license and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy, or obtain within 90 days of hire
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid within 30 days of employment

Special Skills
  • Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with professional and support staff.Conducts business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, pleasant, respectful and kind when dealing with un'ina, visitors, co-workers and others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, or obtain within 90 days

This position is a Covered Position subject to all requirements of the Alaska Barrier Crimes Act (ABCA) and to the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, (ICPA). ABCA and ICPA requirements apply and must be complied with at all times in order to remain in the position.

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