Curriculum Coach

Grand Ronde, OR
Youth Education
Grand Ronde
38.39 Hourly
29.76  Hourly
Full Time
40 Hours Per Week
Until Filled

Job Summary:

Responsible for assisting with the planning, designing, and development of course content and assessments for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde educational curriculum. Plays a critical role in curriculum innovation, design, and research, and for ensuring the development and maintenance of the highest quality lessons and courses. The Curriculum Coach works with schools to implement the curriculum content and continually evaluates the effectiveness of the curriculum. Position is responsible for assisting with teacher professional development trainings on the use and implementation of the developed curriculum.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the planning, designing, implementing, development, field-testing, and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Develops appropriate content and assessments that meet local, state, and/or national standards.
  • Collaborates with other departments to seek out and design innovative work for students.
  • Identifies learning gaps that exist in the curriculum by working with teachers that administer the curriculum. Revises and creates new lessons to address those gaps by engaging students in the content and processes as needed.
  • Organizes curriculum into cohesive, consistent and coherent units.
  • Ensures that curriculum is culturally and historically accurate and adequate by working with other departments including Culture and Natural Resources Departments.
  • Assists with planning and facilitation of professional development opportunities for teachers to learn the curriculum and Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching/Learning Practices.
  • Researches new and innovative curriculum practices.
  • Provides regular updates of curriculum activities to Supervisor.
  • Communicates to administration any activities, problem areas, progress and projected needs.
  • Works with local school districts to meet with teachers at various grade levels on the most effective curriculum practices.
  • Participates in relevant Native American Education affiliations by joining in committees, conferences, classes, and workshops, which provide information and support for curriculum and specific Native American educational efforts.
  • Utilizes latest technology tools to provide online professional development training opportunities for teachers and staff. 
  • Researches opportunities to determine new avenues to promote Grand Ronde Tribal History curriculum to schools and other education agencies. 
  • Works in collaboration with other agencies to create Grand Ronde Tribal History curriculum specific to their program needs.
  • Distributes educational materials per requests from educational institutes, including but not limited to class book sets, CTGR developed books, maps, etc.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Education or related field of study
  • Oregon Teaching License preferred.
  • Requires at least two (2) years' experience in teaching or a minimum of two years' experience in curriculum design, development and implementation experience.
  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Driving Requirements:

  • This position may require driving.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Must have knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curriculum design.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously using prioritization skills.
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrates respect for others.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of culturally responsive learning styles and Native American/Tribal programs and structure and knowledge of tribal philosophies and overall goals.
  • Requires working knowledge and proficiency in use of office equipment and computer software such as Microsoft products.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, business and telephone etiquette.
  • Must have the ability to work at times with minimal supervision and have independent decision-making skills are necessary.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture is required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.
  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.  Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.
  • Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures, and Emergency Management Plan. 
  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.
  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during emergencies.
  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required. 

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.


The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.