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.

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.

• 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

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

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
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