Manager, Career Development

Full Time
Tahlequah, OK 74465
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Job Summary:

Provides oversight of the Career Literacy Centers and staff. Develops, coordinates, and evaluates the Career Development components including Alternative Education GED program, DUI Instructional Program as well as curriculums for career skills education, business technology, and adult basic literacy. Manages routine and specialized training for staff and program participants. Oversees the logistics of providing Career Development services at various locations including Career Services office sites, other Cherokee Nation Program locations, and community settings while managing activities, objectives, and goals. Compiles program and service reports as required.

Job Duties:

Manages Career Development programs including Alternative Education, Career Skills Education Classes (CSEC), Adult Basic Literacy, DUI Program, and Business Technology programs to provide content, training, and education that addresses current workforce needs. Develops, oversees, and reviews the design and delivery of programs and curriculums for program effectiveness, improvement, and expansion within the Career Development Program. Oversees staff including subordinate program supervisors to coordinate multi-site service delivery, the utilization of staff resources, and ensure compliance with the program’s goals and objectives. Develops specialized training for staff, program participants, and other Cherokee Nation initiatives as needed. Provides oversight for the recruitment, retention, and outreach efforts of the GED/HSE program. Works with Career Services staff for recruitment, retention, and outreach efforts for the CSEC, BTC, and DUI programs. Coordinates with Career Services Administration to provide mediations for staff and/or program participants and assists with designing effective interventions. Provides input of program budgets and ensures compliance with all financial aspects of approved budgets within Career Development. Prepares, submits, and reports data as needed including enrollment, completion, and cessation rates. Coordinates special events as assigned including but not limited to GED Graduation, field trips, and youth activities. Identifies, evaluates, and secures online GED/HSE preparation platforms. Ensures staff maintain necessary licensure, certifications, and training required for specific positions. Maintains a collection of training components for service delivery, employee orientation, employee engagement, and inclusivity and diversity training. Assists with various department events and special projects as needed and as assigned. Actively participates and provides consultation on various projects and initiatives within the department as needed. Serve as a departmental representative at community events, job fairs, student resource fairs, etc., and actively provides sector representation at Cherokee Nation events, meetings, and by departmental request. Reviews and approves requests for modified program participant training needs, community GED/HSE class sites, and proposed CSEC implementation with other Cherokee Nation departments or participants. Regularly attend training, workshops, and webinars. Other duties may be assigned.


Manages two (2) subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of five (5) to twenty (20) employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities following the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university; no substitutions.


At least three (3) years of experience in a related field.


An individual should know Database software; Internet software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.


Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets the requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.

The employee will be utilizing various types of Cherokee Nation vehicles including those owned and leased by the tribe for various work purposes.


The employee must not be and will not be under sanction by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the General Services Administration (GSA) or listed on the OIG's Cumulative Sanction Report, or the GSA's List of Excluded Providers, or listed on the OIG's List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE).

Must meet and maintain periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 or 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to correct/adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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