Regional Language Officer

Company
Kinoomaadziwin Education Body
Industry
Independent Contract Opportunity
Location
Remote
Required Experience
Level of fluency of Anishinaabemowin is an asset.
Education/Credentials
Post-secondary diploma/degree in Education, Administration, or a related field
Resume
Required
Cover Letter
Required
Application deadline
04/12/2024

Company: Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

Industry:

Location: Remote

Required Experience: Level of fluency of Anishinaabemowin is an asset.

Education/Credentials: Post-secondary diploma/degree in Education, Administration, or a related field

Resume: Required

Cover Letter: Required

Application deadline: 04/12/2024



Job Description

Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

Request for Proposals For Services of an Independent Contract Opportunity

REGIONAL LANGUAGE OFFICER (until March 31, 2025)

SUMMARY

The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) supports Participating First Nations (PFNs) of the Anishinabek Education System (AES) in the delivery of their education programs and services. The Regional Language Officer (RLO) will be responsible to support the development of language resources
and implement activities under a two-year language project funded through Canadian Heritage. The RLO reports to the Language Strategy Project Coordinator and works closely with the Regional Education Council 3 (REC3).

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish and implement a detailed workplan to guide regional language activities and deliverables until March 31, 2025.
• Work closely with the REC Coordinators to familiarize with regional language priorities and current language activities, projects, and initiatives.
• Work closely with the Language Strategy Project Coordinator to inform the development of a 10- year comprehensive language strategy for the AES.
• Liaise and engage with the PFNs and build positive working relationships with regional language speakers and champions.
• Report to the RECs monthly on language project activities and collect feedback on ongoing activities.
• Plan and facilitate one regional resource development retreat each year.
• Develop language lessons and language resources for use by the Participating First Nations. Collaborate with the KEB Communications Team on product development, branding and printing, as needed.
• Support and participate in the Anishinaabemowin Storytelling Gathering and the Anishinaabemowin Land-based Learning Gathering.
• Advise the Language Strategy Project Coordinator on regional budget requirements and manage project expenses at the Regional level within the approved budget.
• Ensure effective evaluation, reporting and communication of the regional project activities and funding, as directed.

THE REQUIREMENTS
This position requires an individual or business with the following knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics.

EDUCATION and SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• Level of fluency of Anishinaabemowin is an asset.
• Post-secondary diploma/degree in Education, Administration, or a related field
• Extensive project management and budgetary experience
• Comprehensive understanding of First Nations issues and First Nations education
• Excellent verbal communications skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Proven self-starter and self-motivator
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks in a busy work environment
• Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Dependability and reliability
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances
• Creativity and innovation
• Ability to travel
• Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory criminal records check

Other Details:
This is a temporary contract for services from April 2024 until March 31, 2025. The successful candidate for this contract is intended to work remotely, from a home-office location. Preference will be given to the candidate who lives in Region 3. For a map of the REC 3 area of
coverage, please visit: https://aes-keb.com/about-keb/. Please include your HST# in your application.

Deadline for Submission:
Contractor shall submit an electronic copy of the Request For Proposal no later than 11:59:59 a.m. (noon) on April 12, 2024 to:

Email Address: Kristin.kewaquom@a-e-s.ca

The cover page of any submitted proposal shall indicate “Request for Proposal –Regional Language Officer” together with the contractor’s name and delivery address. Any proposal received after the above deadline will not be considered for selection.