Ojibwe Language Technology Integration Specialist

Ojibwe Language Technology Integration Specialist

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

An Ojibwe Language Technology Integration Specialist is an information technology professional found within school systems. These professionals are charged with assisting classroom teachers with the incorporation of technological hardware and software and helping teachers effectively integrate technology with Ojibwe Language into the curriculum by:

• Learning the basics of using technologies
• Using technologies to support Ojibwe Language instruction
• Integrating new technologies into classroom practices
• Discovering new uses for technology tools
• Designing projects that combine multiple technologies
• Focusing on cooperative, project-based and interdisciplinary work, with technology being just one of the many tools that students use.
• Adding Ojibwe Language Curriculum and Materials to the NAS website.

• Two years of post-secondary education in information technology or related field required; bachelor’s degree in computer science or education highly desirable.
• Moderate Ojibwe Language Skills with a desire to continue learning the Ojibwe Language.
• At least one year of proven technology skills in up-to-date computer software, including interactive boards, word processing, database, spreadsheet, web page development, presentation, digital video and audio editing, image processing, and graphics applications.
• Familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum using mobile devices.
• Ability to educate and coach classroom teachers in the utilization of a variety of technology tools and systems.
• Ability to effectively communicate (in both oral and written form) with educational staff regarding technology use.
• Knowledge of sound teaching strategies.
• Ability to work with students in computer labs and classroom settings.
• Capable of communicating complex technical issues with systems users, and providing instructional support for teachers in the classroom
• Ability to organize work to meet deadlines and user demands.
• Must have current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• 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:
o 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;
    o 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).

• Works with and assists the Ojibwe Language Program teachers and staff as well as collaborating with NASS Technology Coordinator and staff with systems issues.
• Responds to and resolves user problems.
• Assists in product evaluations and makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases to the NASS Technology Coordinator
• Assists in developing user documentation.
• Attends required meetings and participates in various seminars and training classes to maintain or update needed skills.
• Adheres to, and assists the Technology Coordinator to enforce adherence of other NAS staff and students, the standards of IT system security integrity and confidentiality within the school and Mille Lacs Band.
• Support NASS staff in the use of numerous computer applications.
• Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in staff meetings, team meetings, in-service training, staff committees and other appropriate professional activities.
• Other duties as assigned

• Work is almost exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Hours are typically 8-4, but possibly with some extra hours. ]
• Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way and may be of limited technological proficiency.
• Local travel is infrequently required; travel outside the state is limited.
• SCH status

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492