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Job opening in Vancouver area – language coordinator

30 May 2012

Two days ago, the First Nations Education Steering Committee posted a job opening for a first nations language and culture coordinator. The job entails managing and coordinating initiatives of the FNESC and the First Nations Schools Association, providing leadership and acting as a liaison to various groups.

Skills required include an understanding of First Nations education issues, an education degree and three years of teaching experience including work in the field of First Nations languages .

The application period is through 11 June. The post is in West Vancouver, BC.

Job advertisement in Whitehorse Canada

28 June 2011

The Council of Yukon First Nations is seeking a language revitalization administrator. See 3068 for further details. The deadline is July 7.

Job offer: curriculum and resource developer in Manitoba, Canada

21 May 2011

The Frontier School Division covers 41 schools in northern Manitoba, Canada, some accessible only by boat or plane. Their mission statement includes the statement: “Language and culture celebrated in the community and school builds identity.”

Within the FSD is the Social Studies/Native Studies Department, whose mission statement includes the belief that, “…students will learn best and experience success when the language and culture of the community influences programs in schools.”

The FSD is currently seeking a full-time curriculum and resource developer for Ojibway at the divisional level. The job is permanent and will begin this September. The deadline for application is May 27.

Education requirements are:

  • Bachelor of Education degree
  • Masters Degree (completed or in progress)
  • Valid Manitoba Teaching Certificate

Other requirements include at least five years of instruction and fluency in Ojibway are required. Ojibway probably refers to Northwestern Ojibwa (ojb).

Unfortunately, the Aboriginal Education page with language information is under construction, but according to the Ethnologue, Assiniboine (asb), Chipewyan (chp), Dakota (dak), Northwestern Ojibwa (ojb), Plains Cree (crk) and Woods Cree (cwd) are spoken in Manitoba, along with English, French and Plautdietsch (pdt).

Help Wanted: Language Project Coordinator

7 April 2011

Located in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in California, the Nüümü Yadoha Language Program at the Owens Valley Career Development Center is seeking a language project director. The pay range is USD 45-63K and the application submission deadline is April 29. A bachelor’s degree in education or documented experience in second language acquisition is required as is a valid driver’s license. See further details and apply at Language Project Coordinator. The Nüümü Yadoha Language Program is described in “Remembering a Lost Language” on the Valley Voice Newspaper website. Serving five counties in Central California, the program provides language classes in: Kawaiisu (xaw), Kitanamuk (Kitanemuk?), Lakota (lkt), Owens Valley Paiute/Western Mono (mnr), Pakanapul, Wukchumni (Yokutsan (yok)?), Yaqui (yaq) and Yawelmani. In addition to classes for children and families, the program aims to produce more teachers through Master-Apprentice Programs (2008 presentation) and Teacher Training programs.

This job was found at Language Project Coordinator on the Social Service job site.

Job Call for Translators and Interpreters – First Nations Languages

23 March 2011

All Languages (perhaps this company) has a listing on Workopolis for translators and interpreters of Canadian aboriginal languages. A translator is a person who works on written documents, and an interpreter does oral or signed work.

The posting says translators and interpreters working in all aboriginal languages are welcome although Cree (cre), Kanata (intended language unknown), Mohawk (moh), OjiCree (ojs) and Ojibway (oji) are mentioned by name.

The areas mentioned are Ottawa, Toronto, Whitehorse, and Yellowknife.

The requirements are a post-secondary degree and at least one year in the language industry.

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