The incumbent will be responsible for instruction for Beginner level Paiute language classes. Provide a culturally appropriate learning atmosphere that maintains a safe, physical environment for good instruction and learning. Collaborate with the Coordinating Teacher, other language instructors, and learning professionals on course design and development to ensure teaching materials and evaluation measures are appropriate to achieve program objectives. Assist with linguistic documentation and archiving projects. Ability to participate in regularly scheduled professional development and teacher training opportunities. Provide language presentations for educational and cultural outreach events. Collaborative with other Tribes’ language program staff to develop and nurture relationships and partnerships.
Education/Experience: Any combination equivalent to education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
1. High school diploma or equivalent;
2. Two (2) years of progressively instructional experience teaching small groups or in a classroom, is desired.
3. Demonstrated a strong proficiency as a speaker of the Paiute language, as well as previous success in the delivery of language and cultural sharing and teaching events.
Knowledge of: Grammar, spelling, vocabulary and equipment; familiarity with computers. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication in the English and “Washoe or Paiute” languages.
Skill at: presentations, communication, and interpersonal skills; and the ability to speak effectively before groups and respond to questions. The ability to reflect on one’s own teaching; respond to feedback; and adjust and improve one’s own teaching as experience is gained. Ability to incorporate the traditional customs in a course of study. Strong teamwork, and willingness to work a flexibly schedule per school determined scheduling.
Licenses/Certificates: There are no requirements for licensure or certificates.