• State of South Dakota
  • Gregory , SD
  • Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Full-Time

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Job ID: 11540

Agency: Department of Tribal Relations

Location: Statewide

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 annually, depending on qualifications

Pay Grade: GK

For more information on the Department of Tribal Relations, please visit

This position enhances opportunities for Native American youth to achieve educational excellence in order to improve academic achievement levels of Native American students in South Dakota. Duties include: acts as liaison between the department and tribal education officials, BIE, K-12 educators, USDOE Office of Indian Education; acts as a point of contact for tribal education officials and staff in schools that educate Native American students; assesses needs and areas of concern pertaining to K-12 Native American education; consults with department officials and K-12 practitioners about current education trends; develops and implements policies and procedures for implementation of promising practices, school improvement strategies, and other activities to ensure delivery of quality and culturally competent services to the state's schools; provides technical assistance to tribal education officials, state policy makers, and K-12 educators relative to policies and procedures, federal and state education laws and regulations, local policy development, professional development, and curriculum and instruction matters. In-state and out-of-state travel is required. Location and telecommute options are negotiable.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree or higher in a related education field and five+ years of successful employment in an educational environment is preferred.

Knowledge of:

* South Dakota Indian tribes;
* state government policies and procedures;
* K-12 education including programs, trends, rules, and laws.

Skill to:

* write and edit a variety of forms, reports, and informational materials;
* interpret government documents;
* operate a computer and related software.

Ability to:

* communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
* develop professional relationships with constituents;
* speak before groups;
* serve as state government's representative in a diverse and changing environment;
* facilitate group meetings.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Apply at:

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Telephone: 605.###.#### Fax: 605.###.####

\"An Equal Opportunity Employer\"

Associated topics: assistant principal, chief, chief academic officer, dean, deputy, elementary school principal, executive management, manage, officer, principal

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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