Anishinaabemowin Language Teacher

  • CompanyChippewas of the Thames First Nation
  • Job TypeLanguage (First Nation)
  • Education / CredentialsAn Ontario Teacher’s Certificate would be an asset, but not required
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline11/09/2023

Job Description

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Board of Education is currently accepting applications for a new team member for the position of:

Anishinaabemowin Language Teacher

Posting Date: October 19, 2023

Closing Date: November 9, 2023, at 4:00pm, unless filled before.

BACKGROUND:
We are the Anishinaabeg of Deshkan Ziibiing, also known as Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. We call ourselves Anishinabek, which means the original people. We are known as the Ojibway, a Nation of the Algonquin language family who originally migrated to the Great Lakes area from the north-eastern region of North America. Our political alliances are with the Odawa (Ottawa) and Bodaywadami (Pottawatomi), who form the Three Fires Confederacy. We have a modern air-conditioned school with a full-sized double-gym, outdoor track, a full cafeteria and a new library. Class sizes are small and well stocked with current resources, a SmartBoard and ample access to current technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• An Ontario Teacher’s Certificate would be an asset, but not required
• Provide students with access to an intensive Anishinaabemowin language learning environment
• Must have general knowledge of the educational system, learning techniques, attitudes, values, aspirations and expectations of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Board of Education
• Bring a creative, innovative, and positive approach to teaching
• Excellent classroom management, organization and planning skills
• Ability to communicate with parents, students, and co-workers in a respectful and supportive manner
• Works with a high standard of integrity
• Excellent oral, written, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
• Must demonstrate the ability to speak and write in Anishinaabemowin

DUTIES:
Under the general supervision of the Principal, the Anishinaabemowin Language Teacher will perform the duties as per job description, some listed below:
• Develop a yearly plan for activities and skills to be taught in the Language
• Work with the Board and appointed Elders in the development of language curriculum
• Co-ordinate with the teachers, the integration of the curriculum for use in the Language
• Develop all materials as required for classroom use
• Help with the integrate of the language throughout the school
• Develop lesson plans and classroom exercises

SALARY:
Dependent on qualifications and experience

*Hiring of Indigenous people will be given preference, please identify

Please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to the attention of:
Kate Arnold,
Human Resources Manager
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Board of Education
324 Chippewa Road, Muncey ON N0L 1Y0
hr@cottfn.com
We thank all candidates for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on
request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process