Kanien’kéha Language Program Manager

Job Closing: Jan 26, 2022

Job Code: 11-9151 Salary Level: $37,356.80 – $71,344.00

Exempt: Yes Location: ACR Building

Department: Education Reports to: Director of Education

SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Kanien’kéha Language Program Manager is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, continuation, monitoring and supervision of the various Mohawk Language Programs. The Program Manager will develop program goals to create a full immersion environment with the goal of developing functional speakers.


  • Develop, manage and supervise the Kanien’kéha Language Programs.
  • Maintain, improve and supervise a Kanien’kéha Community Language Program; this includes scheduling community classes to meet the needs of the community and supervision of the contracted instructors, class registrations and location coordination.
  • Work in collaboration with the teaching staff on curriculum development and implementation.
  • Ensure measures are in place to assess fluency and progress of language students.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets as they relate to the Mohawk Language Program for federal agencies or Education Division Director.
  • Develop annual and long term plans and goals for the program.
  • Manage grant responsibilities including but not limited to financial, statistical, narrative and operational reports.
  • Search and apply for grants for future program growth and sustainability. Work towards enhancing language program offerings for community.
  • Develop annual funding budgets, monitor budgets and manage expenses for the program.
  • Develop a social media and outreach campaign that highlights the efforts of the program.
  • Work in collaboration with teachers and/or consultants on administering the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to assess the participant’s ability to use language effectively and appropriately in real-life situations.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly or annual reports utilizing data collection from tests, interviews or other forms of assessments.
  • Ensure all required monthly, quarterly and annual reports are completed on time.
  • Handle concerns and complaints expeditiously and effectively.
  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with employees, fellow associates and community members.
  • Will assist in maintaining a safe working place in the office environment.
  • Promote a positive image of the Mohawk Language Program through healthy relationships with the staff, specialists and participants served by the program.
  • Implements Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal policies related to staff and program.
  • Responsible for the hiring, orientation, evaluation and disciplinary action of program staff.
  • Directs, coordinates, assigns and supervises the activities led by the program staff and Language Specialists.
  • Prepare work schedules, deadlines, and duty assignments for all staff and students.

· Coordinates activities (along with program staff) that support participant learning and outcomes.

· Other related duties as assigned


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Manager shall carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable Tribal rules. Responsibilities also include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems within the Program.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative

of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University in Education, Human Services, Language or related degree or 5 years relevant experience and/or training. Supervisory experience preferred. Mohawk Language fluency preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases.

  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Personnel and Human resources – knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation and personnel information systems.
  • Active listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination – adjusting actions in relation to others actions.
  • Monitoring – monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking – talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents Time management – managing one’s own time and the time of others.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Possession of a valid State Driver License in accordance with Fleet Policy.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.