Akii-gikinoo’amaading is seeking an individual who is passionate about learning, students, and
innovative teaching that will help students reach their full potential within our school and community through meaningful, equitable, and targeted educational experiences that affirms and values their unique cultural identities. Akii-gikinoo’amaading is a 6-12th grade project-based learning (PBL) school that will engage youth in indigenous science learning experiences that motivate them to be engaged global citizens through critical thinking and analysis of environmental issues and to explore STEM careers that meet future workforce needs for managing tribal resources.
Akii-gikinoo’amaading is a teacher-powered school, where management of the learning, program, and school is the responsibility of the instructional team. Applicants must be willing to accept nontraditional teacher duties as this is a non-traditional school. Applicants must be risk-takers, comfortable with change, and show evidence of creative problem-solving. This position is for an individual who is excited to teach outside the walls of a classroom and be comfortable outside year-round and the candidate should have the ability to guide, facilitate, coach, and create, rather than lecture and use a prepared curriculum.
We are seeking an active learner, not afraid to tackle new ideas and tasks. The candidate should have the ability to guide, facilitate, coach, and create, rather than lecture and use a prepared curriculum. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong desire to collaborate in project-based learning, student-centered education, and the ability to make school look a lot less like school. Experience in outdoor education or expeditionary learning is highly desired.
Educational Program and Curriculum
Develop, implement, and facilitate all curricular projects
Advise small group projects, regardless of subject area
Maintain communication through emails, texts & phone calls with students
Develop and maintain outside contacts for student projects, internships, job shadows.
Maintain HeadRush accounts with students, approve, revise, and close projects
Coordinate Student Personal Learning Plans
senior students’ classes on transcripts to be sent for applications
double check credit/graduation requirements for seniors
double check all ACT status of junior & senior students
encourage college visits/applications/scholarships…
youth options applications/deadlines
develop course/credit plan with all students
Arrange Standardized Testing – WKCE, ASVAB, Explore/Plan/ACT, ITBS
Newsletter Advisor (3 to 4 publications/year)
Service-Learning Opportunity Coordinator
Arrange large-scale city field trips
Advise and co-lead field experience trips, backcountry trips, and PE trips.
Coordinate & facilitate open houses & student showcase nights
Coordinate Akii-gikinoo’amaading Senior Graduation
Coordinate fundraising opportunities for school
Co-manage equipment and supplies
Enrollment, Students, Student Records, Clerical
Coordinate open enrollment, notify accepted students & maintain waiting list
Compile and send enrollment packets to accepted students
Manage student records system
Manage project-based learning internet system.
Maintain record-keeping systems, and school document file structure
Handle day to day student discipline
Keep communications and correspondence up during summer (limited)
First line of communication with parents
Update parent email database & list
Coordinate and schedule parent-teacher conferences
Global reminder emails to parents
Coordinating the updates to Google and Website Calendar
Update Facebook/social media
Coordinate parent volunteers for different events