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Job Announcement

Title: School-wide Cultural Curriculum Coordinator, Full Time
Location: FDL Ojibwe School
Supervisor: School Principal
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


General Summary:

Ojibwe culture is essential to learning in our community. Culturally responsive teaching is a pedagogy that we use to recognize the guidance that our Ojibwe culture gives us throughout every aspect over our lives. This position teaches Anishinaabemowin culture, history, and language to students ranging from preschool through twelfth grade ensuring that the Minnesota State standards are met and includes blending a cultural teaching style.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum and programming is guided by our 7 Teachings.
  • Incorporates Ojibwe into MN Academic Standards.
  • Assists staff to be cultural competent.
  • Receives, reviews, and analyzes requests for all changes in cultural course-work.
  • Works cooperatively with Education’s Curriculum Developer and assists in all assigned projects.
  • Assists all school staff in the preparation and presenting of new or modified cultural courses, programs, and/or requests.
  • Schedules all requests for review by Superintendent and School Board.
  • Supervises the organization, maintenance, storage and retrieval of all curricula materials.
  • Coordinates scheduling of all cultural classes in cooperation with the School Career Counselor.
  • Manages the School-wide cultural curriculum, including the Ojibwemowin Drum and Dance Group, Quiz Bowl, and daily classroom cultural lessons.
  • Prepares reports of cultural curriculum (and other reports as assigned) for the school board.
  • Schedules, assigns, and prioritizes workloads, including setting appropriate deadlines and ensuring the completion of work.
  • Assist in the development of oral Ojibwe language digital voice and video recordings.
  • Prepares an annual operating budget of all language and cultural programming and submits the budget to the Building Principal for review, recommendation, and subsequent approval.
  • Performs all duties delegated by the Building Principal.
  • Coordinates and schedules all cultural activities.
  • Transports students and/or staff to off-site special events and delegated by the building Principal.
  • Represents the school and the Reservation at the appropriate public and private functions (i.e., training sessions, conferences, grant agencies and foundations.)
  • Schedules and attends all meetings and conferences as necessary to improve the school’s language and culture program.
  • Serves as an active participant on the School Improvement Team.
  • Attends all staff development and training as necessary.
  • Attends all regular and special School Board meetings.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids appropriate to the interests and maturity levels of students; maintains required inventory records.
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Work with the staff in developing new programs for use in the classroom and the school.
  • Provides a variety of instructional methods to assure that all students receive instruction that is compatible to learning styles.
  • Provides feedback to the principal when necessary so that normal operation is assured.
  • Develop culturally appropriate curriculum.
  • Actively advocate and demonstrate appropriate adult child interactions.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all staff and community members.
  • Maintains professional standards toward creating confidential relationships with all program participants and staff.
  • Establish and maintain an attractive, safe, healthy, and developmentally appropriate environment for the children.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a current Minnesota Ojibwe language culture or history license is required.
  • Three years professional experience in integrating cultural concepts into a regular curriculum; knowledge of curricula and academic structures; and proven administrative and supervisory skills is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft 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.
  • Travel is required.



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


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