Job Description

Indian Education Project Liaison

Location: Language Acquisitions Department

9 months 4 hours/day

Grade 16, $16.66/hour

Non-Interim Position

Start Date: 8/2/2023

Purpose Statement

The job of Indian Education Project Liaison is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for providing information on programs/services available to Native American students and families as well as school and/or district activities and procedures; facilitating administrative processes; referring families to other agencies; and fostering an ongoing partnership between the home and school.

This job reports to Director of Language Acquisition

Essential Functions

Assists in coordinating with community leaders and organizations (e.g. Hoop of Learning program, etc.) for the purpose of building resources, expanding program capabilities and increasing academic achievement in high school and higher education.

Communicates orally and in written form to Native American parents, district staff and community stakeholders regarding the grant through (e.g. newsletters, phone calls, parent meetings, data, reports, etc.) for the purpose of dispersing information on resources, events, academic and social needs of students and families.

Coordinates a variety of activities (e.g. parent meetings, cultural activities, academic events, grant planning meetings, etc.) for the purpose of dispersing culturally appropriate information, resources information and strengthening parental involvement in child's education.

Identifies Native American students by working closely with schools, parents and community agencies for the purpose of providing support and referrals to ensure student progress and ongoing involvement of family members in the educational process.

Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. activity logs, phone logs, community resources, data related to student achievement through grant participation, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing up-to-date reference and audit trail and/or ensuring the availability of items for loan.

Monitors all program aspects of the Indian Education Title VI Grant (e.g. data collection, reporting, goal development, bringing awareness of program through recruitment, monitoring proposals, budgets and expenses, etc.) for the purpose of increasing academic achievement among American Indian students in the district.

Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. scheduling, copying, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the Director of Language Acquisition in providing necessary records/materials for the grant.

Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. registrations, proposals, budgets, expenses, lists, activity logs, phone logs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information relating to the grant.

Provides a variety of services for identified K-12 students (e.g. individual tutoring services, mentoring services, higher education resources, etc.) for the purpose of increasing academic achievement, retention and promotion to higher education.

Refers students and their families to outside agencies (e.g. state agencies, medical professionals, counselors, foundations, charities, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the need of students and families are met.

Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources (e.g. parents, students, teachers, staff, outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing activities; preparing and maintaining accurate records; utilizing standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: community resources and principles of a community services program; concepts of grammar and punctuation; knowledge of community resources.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to effect the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 20% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

Experience:  Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.

Education:    High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                                   Certificates and Licenses                  

Online Driver Training Certification            Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability                                                          

Continuing Educ./Training                    


Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Language Acquisition

Shift Type: 4.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

Apply Online