Tsuu t'ina Gunaha Curriculum Developer *REPOSTED*

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Title:                             Tsuut’ina Gunaha Curriculum Developer     

Department:              Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute

Reports to:                 Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Director 

Direct Reports:         Tsuut’ina Language/Culture Committee

Designation:               1-Year FT/PT

Review date:              June 20, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

The Tsuut’ina Gunaha Curriculum Developer will work with Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Staff, Language/Culture Committee, Fluent Speakers, Elders, Community Members, Gunaha Teachers, Culture Teachers, Students, and Education Leadership within the community and in partnership with Tsuut’ina Education Department, in reviewing current drafted curriculum development. Also, more importantly, completing the draft of the Tsuut’ina Language and Culture Kindergarten to Grade 12/Adult Curriculum Program of study in following the (FNMI) Language and Culture Twelve-year (Kindergarten to Grade 12) template.

 OBJECTIVE:

To finalize a Tsuut’ina Language and Culture Kindergarten to Grade12/Adult Curriculum, including level/age-based learning outcomes, scope and sequences. The Curriculum Developer will observe and work alongside Gunaha Teachers, Fluent Speakers, and Students to work through current curriculum outcomes to assess the effectiveness of Tsuut’ina Gunaha Fluency Development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review all current Tsuut’ina Language and Culture Curriculum Development initiative as to date
  • Attend and participate Tsuut’ina Gunaha Professional Development, Trainings, Workshops, and Administration Meetings that will benefit Tsuut’ina Language and Culture
  • Review, research and assist with the planning, development, implementation, and revision of Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture curriculum in keeping with changes in practice, legislation, and regulation as well as competencies require to meet delegation requirements when necessary
  • Provide input in the evaluation and assessment processes of Tsuut’ina Gunaha Fluency Development
  • Conduct effective Indigenous Language Revitalization research and consult with key collaborators for curriculum development purposes
  • Prepare and finalize Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture Instructional Material with detailed outlines with necessary details to direct Instruction
  • Develop Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture specific, culturally, and language revitalization learning objectives for revised curriculum development and review learning objectives on existing curriculum
  • Create developmental research practices to help strategize research and Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture database that may be utilized to develop and assess curriculum initiatives
  • Review current Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture Resource Development
  • Monthly Report Update to Tsuut’ina Language/Culture Committee
  • Provide support to Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture Teachers/Instructors delivering revised curriculum
  • Research, gather, and organize essential information on Tsuut’ina History, Culture, Language, Education and Land
  • Become familiar with Tsuut’ina Linguistic Methodology and Framework Initiatives to teaching Tsuut’ina Gunaha and Culture
  • Prepare, participate, and be involved in a Tsuut’ina Language and Culture Curriculum Advisory Committee
  • Work closely with Tsuut’ina Education Curriculum Development Team
  • Attend Tsuut’ina Language/Culture Committee Meetings when needed
  • Attend Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Administration Meetings when needed
  • Attend Tsuut’ina Language Commissioner Meetings when needed
  • Attend Tsuut’ina Education Leadership Meetings when needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Experience in Indigenous Language Revitalization Curriculum Development
  • Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Language, Culture, and Education Programming Initiatives
  • Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Language Revitalization Efforts and Long-term Plans
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Language Revitalization Objectives by the UN General Assembly declared the International Decade of Indigenous Languages
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Education (Years Experience)
  • Strong research and analysis skills utilizing various methods including Indigenous Language Revitalization Digital Tools and Linguistic Analysis
  • Knowledge of the current Alberta Education K-12 Provincial Curriculum
  • Knowledge of literacy, numeracy, and language and culture and competencies by Alberta Education as an asset
  • Knowledge of Dene Language Revitalization Curriculum Development as an asset
  • Experience working with Community Elders
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage Curriculum Development workload
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with Tsuut’ina Language and Culture Portfolio

 IN ADDITION:

  • Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check may be required upon application from all provinces, states or countries lived in for the last four years. Vulnerable Sector checks must be completed within the past month.

NOTE:

Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

Competition Opens:   September 7, 2022

Competition Closes:   September 21, 2022   @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)

 

Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email: Jobs@tsuutina.com 

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened

 

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@tsuutina.com.