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Education Director (Santa Maria,CA)

Company: Chumash Casino Resort
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:


The Education Director guides strategic educational investments in the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians' community members from birth through adulthood. Oversees or delegates project planning, implementation, human resources, and evaluation for all tribal and grant funded Learning Center initiatives including Native American Child Abuse Treatment Program. Directs academic services and support including IEP and 504 plans; financial aid, and other education programs. Designs, implements, and evaluates academic services that support kindergarten readiness, educational attainment, and career transitions. Documents student outcomes and designs appropriate interventions to support student achievement. Conducts research regarding best practices to serve tribal students' unique educational needs. Serves as tribal liaison to relevant educational institutions and agency partners. Plans, coordinates, and implements strategies to maximize efficient and effective use of learning center. Plan, coordinate and/or facilitate partnerships with other departments within the enterprise including Culture, Fire Department, Communications, Environment, Accounting, Museum, and Gaming



  • MA/MS degree in education related field, PhD preferred
    • 7 - 10 years relevant administrative, analytical, and leadership experience or combination of equivalent education and experience.
    • Leadership experience with program, personnel, and student development.
    • Experience with student advising preferred.
    • Fund development and administration experience (federal and state levels) is highly desirable.
      Additional Requirements:
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise others
      • Ability to create and implement education programs relevant to tribal needs
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality with discretion
      • Excellent public speaking skills
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
      • Ability to conduct thorough research and writing
      • Ability to make recommendations with alternatives
      • Ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
      • Ability to meet deadlines and show attention to detail
      • Ability to work with a diverse population that represents different ages and educational levels
      • Ability to communicate effectively with administrators, counselors, educators, and social service providers
      • Ability to learn; ability to demonstrate initiative and responsiveness
      • Flexibility, punctuality, and availability a must
      • Direct experience as a community member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians or another indigenous nation is highly desirable.
        About Us:

        Chumash Enterprise is one of the premier employers in Santa Barbara County. We are recognized as a Four-Diamond Resort, but it is our Five-Diamond Guest Service that keeps our guests coming back! With more than 1,800 Team Members, we offer a stable and rewarding work environment with a competitive benefits package, exciting growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement and more.

        As our organization grows, new and exciting opportunities continue to develop at all of our properties including; Chumash Casino Resort, Chumash Employee Resource Center, Chumash Gas Station, Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic, Santa Ynez Chumash Tribal Administration, Hotel Corque and Root 246, Kita Wines, Hadsten House Hotel.


        The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
        Consistent with federal law, Native American hiring preference applies. Associated topics: administrative officer, administrative staff, administrative support, assist, assistant, facilities, front desk, front office, operational support, support

Keywords: Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Maria , Education Director (Santa Maria,CA), Executive , Santa Maria, California

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