Lifelong Learning Coordinator

Website Lower Sioux Indian Community

Lower Sioux Indian Community

JOB TITLE:                Lifelong Learning Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:         Education Department

REPORTS TO:           Education Coordinator



The Lifelong Learning Advisor supports and nurtures LSIC citizens as lifelong learners to prepare them to successfully meet their self-identified learning goals through development of individualized Canku Teca Learning Plans.


The Lifelong Learning Coordinator (LLC) will work to uphold the community’s definition of education as:

  • A never-ending, everyday life-long opportunity to interactively learn through physical, spiritual, and mental experiences, through others, books, and real-world applications.
  • Education grows your thinking, expands your knowledge and understandings, and broadens perspective.
  • Education is earned and cannot be taken from you – it opens doors and provides power.
  • Education supports a rounded well-balanced human being, knowing who you are as a Dakota and nurtures independence.
  • Education is a quest for answers that is practiced, retained, applied, shared, and continues to ask questions.
  • Education leads to success in your own terms by excelling, thriving, and accomplishing your own vision and goals, and contributes to community.

Further, the LLC will prepare learners through the community’s education standards framework:


  • Be a good relative.
  • Know who you are.


  • Basic life skills
  • Investment in self (i.e., education, skills, work ethic)
  • Whole person
  • Disciplined
  • Discernment (versus lack of choice, being controlled)
  • Emotional growth


  • Relationship skill development
  • Humility
  • Treatment of others (e.g., conflict resolution)
  • Communication


  • Being present (e.g., mindful, participate, ambitious, tenacious)
  • Responsibility to family and community (i.e., to the people, to share what you learned)

The Lifelong Learning Advisor will be responsible for developing and maintaining individualized Canku Teca Learning Plans, which are intended to support learners throughout their life for:

  • Life skills development (e.g., coping, financial, independent living, work ethic).
  • Individual goal development (i.e., create a personal vision and prepare self).
  • Whole person development (i.e., knowledge and values of a Lower Sioux citizen, passionate and lifelong learning, spirituality and well-being, and preparation to walk in two worlds successfully).


  • A. or B.A. in Education, or combination of education and experience in child development, helping relationships or social work fields.
  • Expertise in file or case management and familiarity with excel or other data collection and monitoring software/methods.
  • Experience with counseling, working with youth and families.
  • Navigation skills, ability to connect individuals and families to resources, programs, and services within and outside of the LSIC.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strength-based, positive, asset building approaches are essential.
  • Confidentiality is a must.


  • Guide, encourage, mentor, and support student’s and learner’s progress to success.
  • Track and monitor academic data and progress of students.
  • Provide networking and resource opportunities (within and outside of the LSIC) for students and learners (e.g., Wawokiya, Cankuya, Financial literacy)
  • Support coordination of post-secondary students to receive support, encouragement, guidance, and mentorship from Education Committee members.
  • Communicate, as necessary with students, parents, and Lower Sioux departments on status of high school graduates (e.g., Enrollment Office).
  • Provide support and guidance and track individual’s higher education goals and career pathway plans, inclusive of training, trades, certificates, diplomas, and degrees.
  • Support, monitor, and track individual’s lifelong learning goals and education plans for students Kindergarten through High School.
  • Work as a team with the Education Department, Education Committee, and community partners.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management and Community Council reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

In accepting employment, I agree to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.  In addition, I agree to adhere to any policy or procedure changes that may occur during my employment with the Lower Sioux Indian Community.

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