Tsuut'ina Language Education Coordinator


Title:                   Tsuut’ina Language Education Coordinator                       

Department:      Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute

Reports to:        Tsuut’ina Gunaha Director

Designation:      Indefinite

Review date:     June 17, 2022


The Tsuut’ina Language Education Coordinator will work with the Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Director, Gunaha Teachers, Culture Teachers, Curriculum Developer, Elders, Fluent Speakers, Parents, Students, and Education Leadership within the community and in partnership with the Tsuut’ina Education Department with the Tsuut’ina Gunaha School Programming. Also, more importantly, the position will be responsible for providing recommendations and deliverables to enhance the Tsuut’ina Gunaha School Programming and Tsuut’ina Nation Schools. The position will also play an integral role within the Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute by supporting the ongoing Tsuut’ina language revitalization efforts.


To support and advocate for Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute programming, including Tsuut’ina Gunaha School Programming, Language Education Programming, and Language/Culture Curriculum Development.


  • Assist Gunaha Teachers with the creation of School Language Planning, Unit Plans, Lesson plans and Learning Resources in accordance with the Tsuut’ina Specific Curriculum Guide and Tsuut’ina Gunaha/Culture Curriculum Development
  • Provide support, recommendations, and update progress of Linguistic and Professional Development among the Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Gunaha Teachers
  • Research Tsuut’ina Language, Culture, and History and organize findings in a way that benefits classroom instruction and lesson plan creation
  • Guide the general conduct of Gunaha Teachers in accordance with the Tsuut’ina Nation Policy and Procedures Manual and in collaboration with Program Director
  • Fulfill duties as per Gunaha Teacher Job Description when necessary from time-to-time
  • Provide bi-monthly reports to Program Director on day-to-day activities
  • Advise on the need for remedial action
  • Coordinate Elders/Speakers to participate in Language Classroom delivery
  • Attend Conferences, Workshops, and Training that can benefit language education delivery
  • Attend Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Administration Staff Meetings when required
  • Attend Tsuut’ina Language/Culture Committee Meetings when required
  • Attend Education Leadership Meetings when required
  • Attend Principal Meetings when required
  • Work closely with Tsuut’ina Education Curriculum Development Team
  • 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
  • Coordinate all Tsuut’ina Gunaha School Programming efforts as outlined in the Tsuut’ina Specific Curriculum Guide and Tsuut’ina Gunaha/Culture Curriculum Development with Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute Director, Gunaha Teachers, Culture Teachers, Curriculum Developer, Elders, Fluent Speakers, Parents, Students, and Education Leadership.
  • Coordinate implementation and integrity of the Tsuut’ina Language in all Tsuut’ina Nation Schools


  • 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) an asset
  • Years Experience in Teaching the Tsuut’ina Language
  • Years Experience in Tsuut’ina Language Revitalization Programming
  • Certificates in Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Certificates in Tsuut’ina Language and Culture
  • 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
  • Experience working with Community Elders


  • Depending on your position – a Vulnerable Sector check must 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.


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: October 24, 2022        

Competition Closes: November 7, 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, Tsuut’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.