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Alternative Education Coordinator

Billings, MT
Under the supervision of the Program Director and in accordance with the direction and mission of District 7 HRDC, the  Alternative Education Coordinator is delegated the responsibility for providing an educational atmosphere where youth and adults are actively involved and have the opportunity to achieve academic success and fulfill their potential. 

The requirements listed, are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each task satisfactorily and perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Organize and implement an instructional program that assists youth and adults in preparing to obtain their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), High School Diploma or brush-up on basics.
  • Identify, select and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Monitor and document participant progress to evaluate and modify educational plans as necessary.
  • Assess changing curricular needs and offer plans for improvement.  Tutor students individually as the need arises.
  • Provide orientations, program curriculum and assessments to youth with the purpose of increasing their employability skills through education and assisting them in understanding the relationship between school and work. 
  • Monitor participant’s attendance in scheduled activities on a minimum bi-weekly basis via case notes and in-person visits.
  • Participate in staff meetings; review individual cases and review unusual and difficult participant circumstances to address areas for concern.  Participate in bi-weekly supervision.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other service providers in order to provide quality customer service and avoid duplication of services.
  • Work closely with participant and school officials to provide whatever support necessary for participant to successfully complete their education.
  • Implement agency work plans at the program level to ensure achievement of set goals.
  • Must uphold the Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) principles and practices at all times.  
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Effectively communicates on all platforms.
  • Demonstrates dependability and punctuality.
  • Adheres to a consistent work schedule.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in the workplace.
    • Maintains professional boundaries with participants;
    • Must have the ability to work with low income and disadvantaged people by modeling an   unbiased, non-judgmental attitude.
    • Demonstrates positive and appropriate interactions with coworkers and management.
    • Contributes to a harmonious and productive work environment.
    • Must be a team player to ensure overall program success.
  • Nurtures, builds, and mentors employees to build a cohesive team.
  • Brings creative suggestions and potential solutions to direct supervisor regarding work barriers and team efficiency.  

Education and Experience:
Minimum qualifications are an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field plus (1) year of tutoring experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience to fully meet the obligations of the position. 

Other: Annual Criminal Background checks are required.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
Must possess a valid Montana Driver’s License, proof of personal automobile insurance and must meet insurability requirements for agency automobile insurance policy.
Kari Gehrke, Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Department | 406.869.2590 hr@hrdc7.org

District 7 Human Resources Development Council
7 North 31st Street, P.O. Box 2016, Billings, MT 59103
hrdc7.org | 800.433.1411 | fax 406.248.2943

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