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Job Opening: Director, Office of Indian Education Programs

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  • Guy, Carla A. (HSC)
    DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF INDIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMS ES-1710 INTRODUCTION The Director, Office of Indian Education Programs reports directly to the Assistant
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      The Director, Office of Indian Education Programs reports directly to the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs through the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs. The Office of Indian Education Programs is responsible for 184 (62 BIA operated and 122 Tribally operated) Bureau funded elementary and secondary schools in 23 states with approximately 47,000 students, 5,000 teachers, administrators and support personnel, and manages a budget of over $500 million annually. The Director is responsible for the management and administration of all Indian Affairs education functions. The Director exercises line authority over a headquarters organization and education offices in administering all applicable federal laws governing Indian education. The Office provides direction to and supervision of the Bureau operated university, technical, post-secondary and elementary schools, dormitories and post-secondary institutions, and provides technical assistance and oversight to 122 contract/grant schools and 25 Tribally Controlled Community Colleges. The Director is responsible and accountable for the oversight of all program goals, strategic planning and for providing high quality, educational programs for BIA Schools. In coordination with the Department of Education, the Director will strive toward raising the student achievement at all Bureau operated schools and post-secondary institutions.


      Accountable for the development of plans, programs and policies that will enhance student achievement and the quality of education and educational services provided to the Indian community (BIA operated and grant schools) in line with P.L. 107.l00, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and other applicable laws. Delegates authority for line programs to subordinate division chiefs and holds them accountable for the performance of their organizational elements. Establishes workload priorities and assigns work projects. Approves and is accountable for operating and long-range management plans, approaches and efforts, to ensure accomplishment of OIEP's goals and objectives consistent with applicable Federal statutes, laws and regulations.

      The Director carries out the full range of managerial and supervisory responsibilities, including financial, property, internal management controls, procurement, safety and occupational health, and other authorities necessary for the administrative and fiscal management of Indian post-secondary, secondary and elementary schools, including curriculum development, teacher training, student achievement, and interaction with parents and tribal leaders.

      For key subordinates, schedules and approves leave, sets performance standards and serves as rating official, and initiates personnel and position actions. Selects personnel to fill key vacancies, provides guidance on work scheduling. Makes final decisions on controversial personnel and administrative issues and problems cutting across organizational and program lines.

      Is held accountable for executive leadership to the general management processes within the Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP). This includes developing, managing and directing OIEP's policy, plans and guidance for line program operations and functions to include leadership, information and analysis, strategic planning, human resources development and management process development, business results, customer focus and satisfaction, continuous and incremental improvement, reinvention, reengineering, outsourcing and benchmarking in support of OIEP nationwide.

      Assures the coordination, evaluation and monitoring of OIEP activities and coordinates these activities with other components of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, OMB, GAO, and other Federal entities, such as the Department of Education.

      Is held accountable for monitoring of Tribally Controlled Schools through ensuring compliance with program requirements and financial audit requirements; ensures reviews of progress toward organizational goals are conducted and ensures appropriate adjustments are made; and ensures state academic standards and assessments are appropriately provided to Grantees.

      Represents OIEP at the national level in conferences and negotiations with the
      Department of Education, other Federal agencies, Indian organizations, individual
      Indians or tribes, State or local governments, and private organizations.

      Allocates and approves the expenditure of funds appropriated for the Bureau's Indian education function. Manages a multi-million dollar budget in accordance with the Department's Strategic Plan and the OIEP Program Improvement Plan. Maintains effective senior level relationships with the Department, Congress, Department of Education, National Fund for Excellence in American Indian Education, State and other funding sources, Facilities Management Operations, and directs, coordinates, and is accountable for the obligation, tracking, and evaluation of all funds appropriated for OIEP operations.

      Maintains close working relationships with tribal groups and Indian leaders, soliciting their opinions and attitudes on matters of importance to them and the OIEP. Communicates to, and interprets for them, programs and policies instituted by Congress, the Department of the Interior, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

      Provides executive leadership and direction for the public relations program within the Bureau and the education community through participation in civic and community organizations in order to acquaint the non-Indian communities with the work and objectives of the Bureau and the accomplishments of the Indian people.

      Ensures that subordinate supervisors effectively execute their personnel management and EEO responsibilities. Effectively monitors the performance appraisal process, ensuring that fair and objective appraisal (including interim appraisals and Individual Development Plans) obligations are met.

      The Director provides executive direction to the following organizations:

      * Division of Planning and Research
      * Division of School Support Services
      * Division of School Operations
      * Center for School Improvement


      The Director, Office of Indian Education Programs reports to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs through the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, from whom the incumbent receives policy direction and executive leadership. Review of work includes, but is not limited to, the evaluation of program effectiveness and accomplishment of objectives.


      The incumbent provides position direction and implementation of departmental equal employment opportunity objectives and fosters merit-based principles in the recruitment, selection, appointment, training and recognition processes.

      The incumbent supports all management objectives of the departmental drug-free workplace program.


      Executive Core Qualifications (Mandatory)

      1. Leading Change-The ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity, to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.

      2. Leading People-The ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals.

      3. Results Driven-The ability to stress accountability and continuous improvement, to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

      4. Business Acumen-The ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.

      5. Building Coalitions/Communication-The ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

      Technical Qualifications (Mandatory)

      1. Expert knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques in the field of education, educational administration and standards education based reform in accordance with Federal laws and regulations.

      2. Demonstrated experience and proven success in the management of a large school system, such as a university, college, or school district.

      3. Demonstrated capability to link contemporary educational philosophies and economic priorities in the development and management of an education program that produced positive student outcomes as measured against outcomes in other quality U.S. school systems.

      4. Demonstrated ability to build a strong management team that will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a strategic plan for education that reflects the needs of the students and parents and achieve objective student outcomes.


      The Director, OIEP is an SES (Senior Executive Service) position with a commensurate pay, benefits, and relocation package.

      This position may require a detailed background investigation. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Boyden has a written EEO policy that is an integral element of every search. The Officer-in-Charge of this engagement is Joe Kirby. He will be assisted by Senior Associate Glenna Lee. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five professional references by email to glee@.... For additional information or questions, please contact:

      Glenna Lee
      Senior Associate
      Boyden global executive search
      Tel: (410) 625-3800/(877) 226-9336
      Home Office: (732) 942-1906
      Email: glee @ boyden.com (take out spaces

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      From: AH [mailto: arapaho_ @ msn.com (take out spaces)]
      Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:40 PM
      Subject: Director, Office of Indian Education Programs

      My name is Glenna Lee and I am a Senior Associate with Boyden global
      executive search. Boyden has been retained by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to recruit the new Director, Office of Indian Education Programs. I wanted to contact you to make you aware of this search and ask for your help and guidance.

      I have attached the full position description for your review and
      consideration. If you know of anyone who might fit the requirements and have a potential interest, please feel free to pass this document on. If you prefer, you can contact me by email or at 732-942-1906, and I would be happy to contact these individuals personally.

      I look forward to hearing from you, and I greatly appreciate your time and consideration.

      Sincerely yours,


      Glenna Lee
      Sr. Associate
      Boyden global executive search
      217 East Redwood Street
      Baltimore, MD 21202-3316
      global executive search
      Tel. (410) 625-3800
      Home Office Tel. (732) 942-1906
      Mobile 443-280-2081
      glee @ boyden.com (take out spaces)
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