Hualapai Language Program Assistant

Part-time - Senior
peach springs , AZ

The Hualapai Tribe

Date Posted:
Aug-01
Status:
Open
Salary
DOE
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SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Hualapai Language Program Manager, the Hualapai Language Program Assistant shall work Part-Time using professional and courteous office management skills. The Department of Cultural Resources language program contributes to the Hualapai community by revitalizing the Hualapai Language. We teach the language to interested community members and provide resources to continue learning independently. The Language Program Assistant will have the opportunity to learn language revitalization skills as well as contribute to the goals of the program.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

* Fluent in the Hualapai language, including orthography, and able to communicate orally and written;

* Ability to learn the Hualapai language in immersion settings;

* Ability to use digital audio, photo and video recording equipment;

* Ability to transcribe live & previously recorded language speaking sessions by hand and electronically, creating high quality resources for use in language learning & instruction;

* Ability to work with language instructor/consultants, including developing personalized training programs;

* Ability to collect data, keep accurate and organized records, & ensure timely preparation of reports;

* Assists in developing language and cultural programs for outreach, education and preservation opportunities for the Community.

* Assists department/language program manager in fulfilling other programmatic or strategic goals and grant obligations;

* Ability to work with children, elders, and adult learners;

* Ability to work with school programs and other identified language programs;

* Assists in Coordinating the program goals and activities with the Hualapai Head Start, Day Care, Elementary School, and the various departments and Community at-large;

* Ability to assist with planning, organizing, & teaching Hualapai language/culture classes;

* Assists in coordinating language and history cultural education opportunities, activities and experiences. This includes all language oriented classes including "immersion classes," activities, recordings, etc.;

* Assists in seeking and solicits support for the language and cultural preservation programs from Community leaders, Community Members, Administration, parents and language speakers;

* Assists in presenting program information and status at the Tribal Council meetings and the Community meetings as necessary;

* Assists in recruiting the services of as many language speakers as possible with the desire to pass on their knowledge to teach together;

* Assists in Coordinating special summer culture and language classes;

* Assists in developing and distributing materials to community members for the purpose of language advocacy, promotion, instruction, development, and general awareness;

* Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;

* Ability to maintain professionalism and diplomacy in a variety of situations;

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to prioritize assignments.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Must possess High School Diploma or GED

* Must have knowledge or be willing to learn computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, database, audio editing, and graphics software;

* Must have experience working with the general public and have good communication skills;

* Must adhere to the Hualapai Personnel Policies and Procedures;

* Must have the ability to work effectively with Native American people in culturally diverse environments;

* Must have the ability to manage time well and work under-stressful conditions with an even temperament;

* Must have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public;

* Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;

* Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening test;

* Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check;

* Must be willing to attend and receive training related to the position;

* Must have a valid AZ Driver’s License and be able to pass Hualapai Tribe’s MVR check;

* Combinations of experience, education, and training that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted to perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a completed employment application to: Human Resources Department, P.O. 179, Peach Springs, Arizona 86434, fax (928) 769-1191, or call (928) 769-2216 for more information. To be

considered for employment, the Human Resources Department must receive a completed employment application by 5:00 PM on the closing date. A resume’ will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. All applications and supporting documentation submitted becomes the property of the Human Resources Department; please keep copies for your own reference.

 

PREFERENCE

All applicants are considered without regard to sex, age, race, national origin, religion, marital status, or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with Public Law 88-353, Section 703 (7-2-71) and Public Law 93-638, Section 7B.

 

THE HUALAPAI TRIBE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/PROGRAM

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