Language Teaching Assistant - Term 1-year

Job Closing: Oct 5, 2022

Job Code: 25-9044 Status: Full-time, 1-year term

Exempt: No Location: ACR/KLP Building

Department: Education Reports to: Language Specialist

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SUMMARY:

The Language Teaching Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Language Specialists with teaching students in a full immersion Mohawk language teaching environment with the goal of increasing language fluency. The Language Specialists and Language Teaching Assistant will focus on establishing a strong Mohawk language foundation through daily classroom instruction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but not limited to:

  • Provide daily assistance to the Language Specialist.
  • Assist in Curriculum Development.
  • Assist in providing daily instruction to the students in the Mohawk language.
  • Maintain records of the students’ progress and attendance.
  • Participate in workshops or events conducted by the program.
  • Promote health and safety of Á:se Tsi Tewà:ton/ Kanienkéha Language Program.
  • Provide monthly reports.
  • Other classroom duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIIES: No

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous teaching experience in the Mohawk Language.
  • Knowledge of written and oral Mohawk Language skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, community members, and facilitators of the Á:se Tsi Tewà:ton/ Kanienkéha Language 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.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

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

Must be at least 21 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.

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.

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 human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov 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.

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

DRUG TESTING POLICY

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

BACKGROUND CHECK

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

ELIGIBILITY LIST

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.

INTERVIEW

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