Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) is currently recruiting a full-time and a part-time Native Youth Development Specialist. The individual will serve as educator for Wisdom and work in a team of three to provide Chemawa Indian School students with health and wellness and community leadership skills so they can graduate prepared for success in college, career, and life.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the position description below (also attached) and email your bio/resume and a cover letter to Rose High Bear, Executive Director at Wisdom at [email protected]
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) currently has an opening for a Native Youth Development Specialist. The specialist will serve as classroom educator with a team of three providing 350 high school students at Chemawa Indian School with leadership skills and health and wellness support. Chemawa Indian School is located in Salem, Oregon, 40 miles south of Portland and is the oldest Indian boarding school west of the Mississippi River.To strengthen students’ educational engagement and achievement, Wisdom uses its own culturally-tailored multimedia curriculum. Lesson plans are compatible with Alaskan Native / American Indian learning styles and include health and wellness; environmental and climate; cultural arts; and multimedia learning materials. This is a dynamic collaboration between several organizational partners including Indian Health Service at Chemawa Indian School, Project Venture, Synergo, Inc. and Wisdom of the Elders.Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) is a Native American non-profit corporation with a vision of cultural and environmental sustainability, multimedia education and race reconciliation. Our mission: Wisdom records, preserves and shares oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and indigenous science of exemplary Native American elders and scientists in collaboration with environmental organizations, educational institutions and government agencies.
• Work with a team of Wisdom educators and partners to provide 350 Chemawa Indian Students with one-hour classes three or four days weekly using our culturally-tailored multimedia lesson plans
• Submit brief daily reports on classroom activities and other issues arising during the school day
• Attend weekly meetings with partners and a Monday meeting at Wisdom’s office
• Co-facilitate occasional afterschool or weekend activities and/or out-of-school summer activities
• Help develop occasional announcements and flyers; use social media for community outreach
The successful applicant will meet the following requirements:
• Knowledge of the American Indian/Alaskan Native community, especially including Native high school students, and an understanding of their diverse strengths and needs
• Experience working with American Indian/Alaskan Native community organizations or educational institution and serving community members, especially youth
• Academic background and/or hands on experience in behavioral health working with Native youth
• Good communication and collaborative teamwork skills, engage as an exemplary mentor for students, work well with others and maintain a professional appearance
• Must have reliable transportation
Candidates can email a bio or resume and a cover letter at your earliest convenience and no later than Monday, January 30 to Rose High Bear, Executive Director at [email protected].
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