Executive Director

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Features

Position TitleExecutive Director
Period to Apply11/15/2022-Open Until Filled
SupervisorBoard of Education
Pay Rate$74,767.36 - $124,512.26 (D.O.E)
Position StatusRegular Full Time
FLSA StatusExempt
LocationDepartment of Education

Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the Board of Education, accomplishes the program’s objectives by planning, organizing and supervising all functions required to operate and maintain departmental activities and services. Ensures that services are provided effectively and efficiently for Ohkay Owingeh in accordance with Federal Education standards. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.


Works under the direct supervision of the Board of Education.


Education Department



• Develops a strategic plan for all program functions
• Establishes, implements, and communicates goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to the Board of Education and Tribal Council
• Evaluates all programs to plan and implement priorities to meet the need of the community
• Coordinates program planning and development with other community service providers to improve service delivery system
• Develops and implements annual program plans to meet the education needs of the community’s children
• Ensures confidential maintenance of all participant files
• Develops curriculum in conjunction with staff and parents; reviews enrollment
• Reviews all plans and activities within each program component to ensure completion of program objectives
• Coordinates and provides qualitative analysis for Education Resources availability
• Prepares the Federal and State funding applications to ensure program continuation
• Writes grant applications and contract applications for the continued funding of the Education program
• Ensures that all nutritional services are in compliance with USDA requirements, rules, and procedures
• Compiles reports submitted by component coordinators into an overall quarterly narrative report outline progress and developments; prepares and presents reports on the status, activities, and plans for current and future operations.
• Represents program to the community to provide information about the program,
• Achieves financial objectives by preparing the annual budget, inclusive of operational plans and objectives, and recommends staffing and expenditures; monitors program expenditures; institutes budget revisions as appropriate; and reviews purchase orders, request for payment, and in-kind contributions
• Improves staff effectiveness by; coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks and results in a timely manner
• Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding program related activities
• Develops, implements, and participates in staff development and training programs
• Coordinates the technology needs; purchase hardware and software; ensures staff in fully trained on systems, policies and procedures
• Represents the program and the Pueblo to external agencies, consultants, and other organizations and individuals, and establishes solid relationships with programs of common interests
• Contributes to program effectiveness by; identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; and implementing directives
• Conducts annual program evaluation and assessments of program components and staff according to established policies, procedures, and regulations
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by; conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations
• Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
• Performs other duties as required
• Knowledge of Traditional form of Government and Pueblo customs and traditions
• Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh
• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, County, and Local laws, regulations, and requirements
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of elementary and middle school curriculum development, management and programming
• Knowledge of BIE funding requirements and compliance
• Knowledge of administrative and project management
• Knowledge of childhood learning methods
• Knowledge of OMB Circular and A-33 compliance
• Knowledge of records management procedures
• Knowledge of the development, preparation, and control of budgets
• Knowledge of managerial and statistical analysis techniques and reporting procedures
• Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to develop and submit BIA Budget based on GRPA standards
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels
• Ability to work effectively with individuals and demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with empathy and enthusiasm
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate course of action
• Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgement
• Ability to identify and secure alternative funding or revenue sources
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people
• Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results
• Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports, create and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations
• Ability to interpret applicable Federal, State, County, and Local laws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, and legislation
• Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, and presentation Software, such as (PowerPoint)
• Skill in fiscal management
• Skill in training staff and parents in child development needs
• Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations
• Skill in preparation of project timelines and staffing plans
• Skill in budget preparation and administration
• Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports
• Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff


• Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration, Management, or related field plus five (5) years’ experience in project management, including Head Start experience; two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Current valid New Mexico Driver’s License with no DWIs or accidents including criminal violations in the past three years and safe driving record.
• Must be physically able to perform job duties
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality
• Must be insurable through the Pueblos Insurance Carrier
• No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors
• Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; and walk. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work will be required. Travel is required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.


FAX (505) 852-0093

When required of the position, attach a copy of high school /GED, college education, certification(s) or license(s).

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