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Project Director

Project Director

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The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is seeking a Project Director for its Everett Freeman Promise Neighborhood program. Promise Neighborhood targets the communities of Corning and Rancho Tehama, California. The vision of the Promise Neighborhood is that all children and youth growing up in the target areas will have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career.

A major focus of Promise Neighborhood is to support the development of great schools. Program resources are used to enhance the participating preschools and school districts’ core programs. This focus includes ongoing teacher professional development programs and direct services to students. Direct services include both in-classroom supports and extended year-round programming. Community services supplement these school-based programs. Together, Promise Neighborhood provides a seamless continuum of solutions addressing the needs of the target area youth and families.




  • Oversee the implementation of the Promise Neighborhood program in accordance with U.S. Department of Education guidelines
  • Prepare and monitor program budgets and contracts
  • Institute a continuum of cradle-to-career solutions of both educational programs and family and community supports
  • Manage project staff and contractors
  • Develop and implement program implementation and data plans
  • Coordinate with the program evaluation team to collect, analyze, and report data related to specific outcomes and to implement continuous improvement processes
  • Work with program stakeholders to identify and increase the capacity of partner organizations
  • Integrate programs so that solutions are implemented effectively and efficiently across agencies
  • Partner with the Tehama County Department of Education, Corning Union Elementary School District, Corning Union High School District, and Head Start to improve educational outcomes for students
  • Work effectively with the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians’ Tribal Council and the Promise Neighborhood Governing Board

Develop a local infrastructure of systems and resources needed to sustain and scale up proven, effective solutions within Tehama County


  • A masters or doctorate degree in education or a related field
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in community development and school reform programs
  • Strong communication skills (writing and speaking) in English (required) and Spanish (preferred)
  • Capacity to effectively work with local agencies including schools, local units of government, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and other grassroot organizations
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals of the project
  • Model servant leadership
  • Exercise judgment regarding appropriate information sharing, confidentiality requirement, and human relations
  • Ability to use technology including spreadsheets and databases