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Title: Ojibwe Language Academy Coordinator of Parent and Adult Programs, Full Time
Location: FDL Tribal College
Supervisor: Coordinator of Ojibwe Language Academy
Closing Date: March 5, 2021
Salary: $25.00 per hour


General Summary:

The Coordinator of Parent and Adult Programs will oversee the Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang Summer Immersion Academy and Immersion Weekends. The Coordinator will assist parents participating in Grandma’s House to continue their study of Ojibwe language and as well as develop early childhood Ojibwe curriculum for Grandma’s House and for parents to use with their children at home.

Position Responsibilies:

  • Plan, implement and manage the Parent and Adult Programs of the Language Academy.
  • Help secure teaching staff, resource persons and logistical staff for the programs.
  • Supervise the annual Summer Academy and Immersion Weekend admissions processes including recruitment of young adults and prospective parents for Grandma’s House.
  • Help develop immersion language curriculum for the Summer Academy, Immersion Weekends, Grandma’s House and for home use.
  • Assist parents in Grandma’s House with study opportunities including courses, tutorials, field experiences and occasional participation in the Summer and Weekend programs.
  • Work with the Coordinator of the Ojibwe Language Academy to optimize communication and coordination among all programs and staff.
  • Arrange for annual review and evaluation of the language progress of parent and adult participants.
  • Contribute to verbal and written program evaluations and reports as needed.
  • Participate enthusiastically in all activities, planning, and leading.
  • Participate as a member of the staff in programs, special events and other Language Academy activities and functions.
  • Cultivate relations between the Parent and Adult programs and the Fond du Lac community and assist in the planning and implementation of community language and culture events.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attendant all mandatory department meetings.
  • Ensure confidentiality of financial and all records for employees 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:

  • A bachelor’s degree and minimum of one-year advanced coursework in a relevant subject such as Ojibwe language, American Indian Studies, Education, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Development is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, and Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Completion of or significant progress toward teaching licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary Education is required.
  • Advanced proficiency in hearing, speaking, reading and writing Ojibwe double vowel system is required.
  • Extensive experience teaching in a monolingual Ojibwemowin environment is required.
  • Experience working with and recording elder-first speakers in the medium of Ojibwemowin is required.
  • Experience facilitating events in Ojibwemowin is required.
  • Experience developing Ojibwe educational curriculum is required.
  • Experience in second language learning techniques is required.
  • Knowledgeable about native language preservation and revitalization is required.
  • Experience with program development and grant management 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.
  • Some travel may be required.



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


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