Youth Services Manager

Job Closing: Nov 26, 2018

Division: Education, Johnson O'Malley

Job Code: 11-9151

Salary Range: $37,356.80 to $71,344.00

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Youth Services Manager will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the program activities required under the Johnson O’Malley Act part 273 to meet the unique and specialized needs of eligible Native American students.


  • Create and implement activities, communicating with or providing services to clients and parents of eligible clients.
  • Authorizes purchases to effectively administer the Johnson O'Malley Program and forward to the Director of Education for final approval. (These items include but are not limited to staffing, supplies, materials, equipment etc.)
  • Project budgets according to 102-477 funding allocation and fulfill contractual obligations for the Tribe to 102-477 and other supplemental budgets.
  • Direct and coordinate activities and provides educational services identified by the educational needs assessment of clients from ages three years to grade 12.
  • Evaluates programs to determine effectiveness, efficiency and utilization and to ensure activities comply with federal and state school districts and rules and regulations of CFR Title 25 JOM component.
  • Submit annual and narrative reporting to Director of Education.
  • Submit program activities and reports to Director of Education and Parent Committee.
  • Oversee Youth Services activities provided within the Salmon River and Massena Central School Districts.
  • Coordinate, chaperone and/or drive students on various trips and extracurricular events.
  • Responsible for the overall hiring, interviewing, evaluation and termination of staff under the auspices of Youth Services.
  • Implement, organize and collaborate on summer programming.
  • Coordinates meetings with other programs within our service area to discuss and ensure non-duplication of services. This would include field trip meetings, group activities and assist with needs not met by ancillary programs.
  • Coordinates activities (along with program staff) to support higher education initiatives that support client learning and engagement.
  • Implements Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal policies related to staff and program.
  • Meets and collaborates with school districts personnel, community organizations, parents and clients to plan a balanced educational program for our youth.
  • Assist Educational Specialists and summer staff to resolve complaints among clients and parents regarding their educational endeavors.
  • Maintains record of program activity at the local school districts where eligible clients attend.
  • •Documents client participation to determine areas of deficiency and need for individual improvement.
  • Prepares necessary documents for contracts, services, travel and program purchases.
  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with employees, fellow associates, parents and community members.
  • Supervise Educational Specialists and the services required to be provided to eligible youth in the Salmon River and Massena Central school districts. Provide leadership, mentorship and empowerment to the Education Specialists.
  • Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others, including staff, family members and others who may be under distress or duress.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and clients.
  • Positively deal with crisis situations. Strong ability to deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
  • Will be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
  • Will assist in maintaining a safe working place in the office environment.
  • Promote a positive image of Youth Services through healthy relationships with the families and clients served by the program.
  • Other related duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Youth Services Manager shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable Tribal rules. Responsibilities also include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems within the Program.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) in Education, Human Services, Psychology, Counseling or related field. Minimum of two years Supervisor experience. Experience working with budgets and youth ages three to 18 is also a requirement for this position. Certification in First Aid/CPR is preferred for this position. Upon hire, must obtain and maintain First Aid/CPR certification.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. ADP training is an asset, but not required. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process.

Qualified applicant must be willing to work evenings, holidays and weekends.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.