Language Teaching Assistant

Job Closing: Jul 24, 2019

Division: Environment

Job Code: 25-9041

Status: Full-time, 10 month term, non-exempt

SUMMARY: The Language Teaching Assistant will be responsible with assisting the Language Specialist with teaching students in a full immersion Mohawk language teaching environment with the goal of developing Mohawk speakers. The Language Specialist and Language Teaching Assistant will focus on establishing a strong Mohawk language foundation through daily classroom instruction.


  • Provide daily assistance to the Language Specialist
  • Assist in providing daily instruction to the students in the Mohawk language
  • Assist in providing annual Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI)
  • Assist in regular language testing and maintain records of the students’ progress
  • Participate in workshops or events conducted by the ACPR program
  • Promote health and safety of apprentices and all others involved

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.


  • Previous teaching experience in the Mohawk Language.
  • Must have knowledge of Mohawk grammar and instructional techniques.
  • Fluent in written and oral Mohawk Language.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, community members, and facilitators of the Cultural Restoration Program.
  • Must be available to work at flexible hours considering the cultural activity and seasonal changes.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Consideration will be given to an equivalent, relevant combination of education/experience.


  • Certification in Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI) is an asset.
  • Computer literacy preferred.
  • Knowledge of ceremonies is an asset.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


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. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.