Posted October 6, 2021Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Assistant Director, Serrano Language Revitalization Project (SLRP) is responsible for developing the strategy and building/amending the overall plan to ensure the proficiency of the Serrano language within the tribal community. In addition to driving the overall strategy, the individual will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the Serrano Language Revitalization Project team to meet the intended long-term objectives for staff, activities, and indigenous language resources. They will work in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Education, the Director of Education and the Education Board to ensure the quality and future vision of the overall SLRP program services, activities, and initiatives provided to the San Manuel Community. The objective of this program is to create a high achieving culture which leads to college completion or career readiness for the Tribal Community all while supporting the tribal community to become proficient in the Serrano language. The Assistant Director, Serrano Language Revitalization Project champions the educational goals and priorities of the Tribe in a manner that faithfully reflects and upholds the Tribal Community’s vision, mission, and values.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Balances between the three branches of SLRP work (Learning, Teaching, and Governmental) to plan and support the tribe’s overall goal for members to become proficient in the Serrano language and achieve this by 2040. Strategically works with the SM staff and tribal community to meet the General Council approved Vision, Two Year Plan, and annual MBO’s. Responsible for the day to day administrative duties, overall supervision and direction of SLRP in accordance with San Manuel law and policy. Produces an annual report that records tasks worked on, tasks completed, and tasks pending as well as researches and prepares a two year (2) comprehensive plan for SLRP for the Education Board, assisted by the SLRP staff and the Director.
2. Under the direction of the Education Board, serves as a liaison between the Tribe and SLRP, setting guidelines and analyzing SLRP productivity to achieve department and Tribal goals. Attends each Education Board meeting and interacts with the Board to represent the SLRP program, requests and teaching a lesson.
3. Assesses San Manuel SLRP department staff in accordance with HR guidelines and timelines while working with team members to correct deficiencies, and implement discipline procedures as necessary.
4. Supports, as needed, by stepping into the roles and responsibilities not covered for the day to ensure services, activities and initiatives are able to continue as needed. Manages the training of new SLRP personnel.
5. Liaises with SM Internal and external organizations and entities outside of the Tribe, such as Universities and Tribal Communities.
6. Strategically develops and organizes SLRP language requests that come internally and externally. Interfaces and provides expert Serrano language consultation to other San Manuel Departments and outside organizations to manage SLRP requests, presentations, and requested cultural program participation.
7. Attends department meetings and professional development sessions to focus on continuing to improve the effectiveness of the SLRP program for staff, students and the tribal community. Maintains an intimate knowledge of current work and developments within language revitalization and reclamation efforts inside Native American communities, attending academic and language-related conferences to keep up to date on techniques and skill sets needed for evolving position and department needs. Provides and monitors completion and application of any trainings needed for SM staff as well as for succession planning.
8. Intermediates between Education Board and SLRP staff to ensure SLRP program meets pace and vision requirements of the board. Ensures the SLRP programs meet or exceed the expectations of the Tribal community.
9. Plans, reviews and manages the SLRP budget. Presents to the Education Board budget requests and quarterly reports.
10. Maintains awareness of, enforces all Education Department policies, and rules governing students. Monitors all required forms for completeness, timeliness and accuracy as required by Federal, State, and local rules and regulations. Work with employees to correct deficiencies, and implement discipline procedures as necessary.
11. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.
12. Assumes other responsibilities, duties, tasks and assignments that contribute to the mitigation or response to any public health emergency.
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San Manuel Casino located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA, is now named Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel. Our gaming resort is owned and operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority.
Phase 1 of our expansion opened July 24 with an expanded casino space offering more than 6,500 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, live entertainment, a full array of dining options which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, the Hong Bao Kitchen, Just Barbeque, the Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, the Chingon Kitchen, Quick Bikes, the Big Mo’ Cafe, the TuTu’s Food Court and six cocktail lounges and bars.
Our luxury resort will debut in December 2021 with the addition of a 17-floor hotel tower featuring 432 guest rooms and suites, an elevated pool deck experience, a lavish full-service spa and salon, expanded dining options, convenient 24-hour in-room dining. Our gaming resort offers sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains.
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