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Oshki Ogimaag Community School
P.O. Box 320
Grand Portage, MN

Questions can be directed towards Carmen Keyport at 218-475-2112.

Pre-employment Background Check and Drug Testing Required for all Jobs.

Oshki Ogimaag Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Openings for 2023-2024

Indian Home School Liaison

Summary:  The Indian Home School Liaison provides educational and social support to American Indian Students; by establishing and maintaining relationships with students and their families. Collaborates with school staff, parents and the local community in order to increase school attendance and student proficiency in subject areas such as reading, writing and math.

Start date:  To start for 2023-24 school year

Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications, plus STD/LTD/Life Insurance.

Regular Routine Duties Include:

*Establish and maintain communication with students, parents and school staff for support services.

*Collaborate with local agencies and school staff in dealing with school disciplinary issues, complaints, truancy, suspension, behavioral problems, etc.

*Facilitate communication between home and school in identifying special education issues of assessments, IEP planning, due process and program implementation.

*Articulate cultural differences within the family that need to be considered as the IEP is being developed as needed.

*Complete reports as mandated by school board and state and federal agencies.

*Work with the Parent Advisory Committee.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Include:

*Knowledge of special education laws and due process, IEP assessment procedures related to special education.

*Knowledge of Native American cultural traditions and language demographics of community and resources.

*Knowledge of school policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and privacy data.

*Knowledge of schools consequences for behavior and attendance policy.

*Ability to communicate and establish positive relationships with students, parents, school staff and other agencies.

*Ability to mediate and follow through with conflict resolution issues.

*Ability to facilitate meetings (Including using Robert’s Rules) and apply good counseling techniques.

*Ability to provide consultation and resources for Indian culture and heritage to school staff.

*Strong time management and organization skills are needed.

*Able to attend work regularly and report to work in a timely manner

*Skills include: human relations and communication, confidentiality, mediation and conflict resolution, special education laws and advocacy.

*Able and willing to help in classrooms, at recess or in the cafeteria with students as needed.

*Able and willing to perform other duties as assigned by School Director.








KINDERGARTEN Teacher for 2023-24

The teacher is responsible for providing an educational environment where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth. The teacher is responsible to organize and implement an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with the school mission and goals, and align with MN state standards.

The ideal candidate would be a personable, flexible individual with a valid MN teacher licensure.  Must have a Kindergarten endorsement.  A strong science background is helpful.  Knowledge of Ojibwe culture and communities is helpful.

Job Duties:

*Teacher will work in conjunction with special education teachers in order to ensure curricula is appropriate and modifications are complied with for special education students.
*Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers and community.
*Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents and other professionals on a regular basis.
*Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.

*Demonstrates gains in student performance.
*Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and participating in special events.
*Maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures.

*Self-Motivated, Hard Worker and Team Player are good assets of the ideal candidate.

*Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Compensation   We offer competitive pay based on other area schools. Negotiable depending on experience and qualification and education status. Medical, dental, Life/LTD/STD and TRA are included.





Classroom/Special Ed Paraprofessional


  • High School Diploma
  • Prefer but not necessary, some post-high school education
  • Good people skills
  • Well organized
  • Ability to work as a member of the team
  • Some technology skills
  • Ability to work well with students
  • Ability to manage student behavior

Purpose of the Position:
The purpose of the position is to assist classroom teachers with duties regarding the students. Help students as needed.

Job Performance Responsibilities:

  • Maintain order with the students assigned for supervision
  • Assist students on lessons determined by the teacher
  • Help to maintain a positive classroom environment
  • Help to maintain order on the bus if assigned
  • Monitor students for health problems if assigned
  • Assist students with lessons and assignments in regular classrooms as assigned
  • Assist teacher with organizational needs in the classroom
  • Maintain accurate records regarding students
  • Work as a member of the team with the teacher
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Willing to obtain added training
  • Supervision of students in halls, cafeteria and playground behavior

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.

Must be able to pass a background check and drug test before starting employment.


Contact Carmen Keyport, Executive Director with questions or 475-2112