Located within the traditional unceded territory of the sylix people, Westbank First Nation is a progressive and prosperous self-governing First Nation. The Okanagan Valley truly has it all, including a great climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.
Westbank First Nation values diversity and we are committed to creating a healthy, strong and vibrant community through programs and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and healing. Come join our team and become part of an innovative and rewarding place to work.
The Language Program Coordinator is responsible for the administration, development and delivery of a syilx language programs for WFN. The Language Program Coordinator will also be responsible for creating a sustainable approach to language revitalization and for developing people and resources.
Develop appropriate teaching resources/aides which includes a variety of instruction utilizing traditional teaching
Develop and coordinate an adult language program and planning of community language class
Prepare and plan unit and lesson programs including agendas, booking venues, print materials, and arrange for catering as required.
Coordinate projects and deliverables with the WFN Community Services Managers and staff
Develops and maintains regular reports to Manager of IGA
Monitor budget, work plan and program deliverables, inclusive of interim and final reports including a financial summary (G/L) on program specifics
Elder documentation and video publication of one elder recording with CD
Liase/coordinate and build relationships with existing staff, departments, partners or resources, for example Sensisyusten House of Learning.
Coordination of a summer youth language camp (July-August 2020)
Mentor a WFN member during the course of administering the project
Complete the program deliverables as directed by the manager of IGA
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Westbank First Nation policies, standards, and procedures
Maintains a high level of confidentiality and uses discretion on all matters relating to the affairs of Westbank First Nation
Demonstrated specialized knowledge and experience teaching Okanagan Language
Fluent or semi-fluent Okanagan Speaker preferable
Proficient in reading and writing the Okanagan Language
Knowledge or familiarity in traditional and contemporary Okanagan songs, games, programming and curricula
Knowledge and experience with the Paul Creek curriculum or equivalent
Project Management experience
Experience with program development
Experience in preparing unit and lesson plans
Knowledge and experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated with an ability to work independently, in a team environment, and with minimal supervision
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of Okanagan Culture and history
Knowledge of traditional Okanagan songs and dances
Ability to communicate effectively and work with managers, staff and community members
Organized with excellent planning and development skills
Knowledge of current trends in computer technology
Acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector search required
Current valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license and drivers abstract
Lifestyle consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position
A competitive starting salary rate, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered.
Interested applicants should begin the application process by fully completing the MY PRESENCE tab, including the MY REFERENCES. Upon completion, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.
Opportunity is open until Sunday, June 14th, 2020
- Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*