Ojibwe Language Speaker

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 speaker is responsible for providing students the opportunity to hear the Ojibwe Language as much as possible within a school day. This is accomplished by rotating speakers within all classrooms to speak only Ojibwe as they interact with students during daily activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Fluent Ojibwe speaker.
Highly knowledgeable in Mille Lacs traditional ways.
Loves children, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
Understands the relationship of Nay Ah Shing School Ojibwe Language Program to the Mille Lacs community, values and supports the mission of both.
Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
Project an image of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.
Strong communications skills.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian Preference does apply.
• 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:
• Follow a consistent schedule.
• Speak only Ojibwe within the classrooms.
• Encourage and assist staff in pronouncing Ojibwe words/phrases.
• Assist in making cultural crafts such as quilts, dance outfits, and games.
• Attend Ojibwe Language meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Work hours are 30 hrs/week for elders.
• Work environment has no or little stress.
• Work environment is indoors (outdoor activity may include a pow wow).
• There is little threat of exposure to personal danger (operating a sewing machine or other crafting tools).
• Travel may be required for training purposes/out of state travel is limited.

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Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax: (320) 532-7492
Email: