Language & Curriculum Specialist, Full Time
|Location:||FDL Cultural Center & Museum|
|Closing Date:||March 28, 2017|
The Language & Curriculum Specialist will develop and produce Ojibwe Language Curriculum designed to enhance a Master/Apprentice teaching program, produce staff training materials, and process related special project requests, under the supervision of the Anishinaabemowin Coordinator, and as needed for all FDL Entities and community events.
- Works with Master/Apprentice Programs, translators and translations, internal and community signage, and language/cultural staff training.
- Creates written records and visual manipulative learning tools as curriculum. All materials created become the property of Fond du Lac Reservation and will be included in the Anishinaabemowin Resource Library.
- Assists in production of audio/visual staff training DVDs and audio CDs, producing voicemail greetings for each department’s use.
- Delivers in-service language instruction as requested and scheduled for various departments.
- Recommends language resource library acquisitions to the Anishinaabemowin Coordinator.
- Serves as substitute teacher for language tables and speaker at other gatherings as needed.
- Assists various Anishinaabemowin students, community members and groups in researching library holdings in the reference library catalog base.
- Classifies and maintains an up-to-date catalog of library holdings and materials.
- Serves as the Language Resource library’s database manager.
- Acts as director of Language Resource Library services in Anishinaabemowin Coordinator’s absence.
- Contributes to acquisition and collection development efforts and recommends to Anishinaabemowin Coordinator potential Language resource acquisitions as necessary.
- Maintains statistics on collection inventory, reference book use, technical services activity, and database usage. Provides periodic reports as requested.
- Participates in committee assignments and reservation-wide initiatives.
- Attends on professional meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities as requested by the Anishinaabemowin Coordinator.
- Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
- Appropriate work attire is required.
- Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
- 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.
- Normal physical requirements.
- Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, including work in adverse weather conditions.
- Two years experience in oral Ojibwe language is required. Written Ojibwe language experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
- Master Speaker level in Ojibwe, or advanced level second language learner status is preferred.
- Relevant coursework in Anishinaabemowin or eminence credentials is preferred.
- Ability to work in a community service environment with a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse population is preferred.
- Aptitude for complex, analytical work; self-direction; and ability to make sound decisions in an environment with limited resources and personnel is preferred.
- Experience with Fiero orthography system is preferred.
- Ability to work in an Ojibwe language teaching environment.
- Knowledge of new and emerging technologies related to digital media production of Ojibwe language materials.
- Operations consist of shift work; seven days a week and on holidays.
- 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.
- Class D Driver’s License required. Must have a reliable vehicle with proof of insurance.
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APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720