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Ojibwe Language Program Director

Ojibwe Language Program Director

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

SUMMARY:
The Ojibwe Language Program Director is responsible for defining, implementing and assessing the Ojibwe Language Program Standards for Nay Ah Shing School and Mille Lacs Early Education.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledgeable in the Ojibwe Language and Mille Lacs traditional teachings.
• Master’s degree in Education or related field.
• Five (5) to nine (9) years’ experience in Ojibwe Culture and Language required.
• Experience directing a language program and supervisory experience required.
• Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
• Loves children, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
• Understands the relationship of the Ojibwe Language Program to the Millie Lacs Community and values and supports the mission of both.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Project an image of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.
• Ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Nay Ah Shing Schools.
• Must have driver’s license and be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance Policy.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Automobile Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• First Aid / CPR certified.
• Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian Preference does apply.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:

  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
    8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervises Ojibwe Language Staff, leads staff meetings, attends Elder Advisory Board meetings, provide schedules, work direction, performance appraisals and training as needed.
• Monitors program budgets to ensure proper funding, including submission of purchase orders, check requests, and service contracts.
• Defines, develops, implements, and evaluates Ojibwe Language curriculum for the
Nay Ah Shing School (Early Education through 12th grade), including accommodations for students on individualized educational plans.
• Works with Ojibwe Language teachers and speakers to integrate Ojibwe Language throughout the schools.
• Assists in understanding of Language performance standards and their application in the classroom.
• Coordinates with teachers to incorporate applicable cultural concepts into curriculum.
• Observes classrooms, models teaching and coaches teachers and speakers.
• Performs program self-assessment, updating program goals and objectives as needed.
• Participates in orientation, mentoring of new faculty, and prepares training session for in-service.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Work hours are 40 hours a week.
• There is little stress.
• Work environment is both indoors and outdoors (activity may include pow wows and harvesting).
• There is little threat of exposure to personal danger (operating sewing machine or other crafting/harvesting tools).
• Travel is required for training purposes / out of state travel is limited.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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