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Title: Anishinaabemowin Coordinator, Full Time
Location: FDL Cultural Center & Museum
Supervisor: Museum Director
Closing Date: September 16, 2019


General Summary:

The Coordinator will oversee efforts to revitalize Anishinaabemowin proficiency throughout Nagaajiwanaang. To move toward our vision the Coordinator will work with the Waakanawendangig Anishinaabemowin to establish a long term strategic plan.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Develop a long term comprehensive plan that is level based for language acquisition.
  • Establish and maintain a library of literature, electronic media, listing of websites, etc. of the Anishinaabemowin to serve as reference materials for use by various Anishinaabemowin groups.
  • Assists various Anishinaabemowin groups in the establishment of curriculum, reference materials, etc. to ensure consistency in the learning experience of the Ojibwe Language.
  • Develop a system of evaluation to measure community progress in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Anishinaabemowin.
  • Develop community programming.
  • Conducts language surveys in the Fond du Lac Reservation Community, surrounding areas, etc., compiles data from various groups, Reservation Business Committee, other organizations and community members as requested.
  • Works with the Planning Department to prepare and submit grants to various funding agencies.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired or eligible to apply for state eminence credentials; if applicant does not possess the state eminence credentials upon hire they must secure the state eminence credentials within 6 months of hire; employment is contingent upon receiving credentials.
  • Proficiency in the areas of Anishinaabemowin and culture is required.
  • Knowledge of language acquisition best practices.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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