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Ojibwe Language Speaker DIII

Ojibwe Language Speaker DIII

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.

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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