Educational Pathways Curriculum Development and Instructional Specialist


Works with project teams and partners to establish and implement middle and high school educational pathways for youth. Position works with project team to implement a culturally responsive education program that advances college and career readiness for Alaska Native and American Indian Students in Juneau and other Southeast Alaska Communities in collaboration with Juneau, Angoon and Klukwan/Haines Youth Educational Specialists.


Works to develop curriculum and teach lessons. Provides lead instruction focusing on middle and high school level coursework inclusive of sponsored courses and/or workshops based on traditional values to serve middle school and high school youth in collaboration with educators. Position additionally plans and facilitates youth workshops focused on career and college readiness, cultural youth leadership, wellness.  This includes planning and facilitating youth workshops in collaboration with project staff and educators focused on youth achievement.


Works with educators to connect cultural knowledge and/or heritage language to core content in curriculum.  Works to establish a cohort of teachers working on curriculum development and instruction at Middle and High School Levels.


Youth Specialist provides instruction and academic support to youth. Work with staff and elders to meet project objectives/goals.

Position may plan and facilitate Career and College Readiness Workshops for Youth, plan/facilitate sponsored courses and summer academies in collaboration with cultural specialists, educators and Elders/Fluent Speakers


QUALIFICATIONS:     Requires experience teaching at a secondary level and ability to provide lead instruction in early college pathways courses.  Demonstrated experience developing educational teaching lessons for youth; experience providing youth instruction/training and requires extensive teaching experience; prefer experience supporting youth development and knowledge of Southeast Alaska communities, language, culture, people and demonstrated experience working with the community.



Requires a degree in Education or a related field; and/or requires a background in anthropology, education, or related field with teaching experience in Tlingit culture and/or language at the middle, secondary or college level; knowledge of Southeast Alaska cultures; the ability to inspire.

Juneau, AK

4 month(s) ago