Sugt’stun Language Teacher

Locations: Valdez, AK & Chenega Bay, AK

Salary: $17.00 per hour

Number of Positions:  Two, one position per location 

Opening Date: October 11, 2017

Closing Date: Until Filled

 

Summary:

Responsible for participating in the Kodiak College’s OEC/AA in Alutiiq (Sugt’stun) program, teach Sugt’stun classes in Chugach Region schools and Head Start programs helping all students to develop the ability to understand and speak Sugt’stun. Willingness to travel to meetings throughout the year is required.

Essential duties and responsibilities enroll in Kodiak College OEC program for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester leading to an AA degree with an Occupation Endorsement Credential in Alutiiq (Sugt’stun). Teach Sugt’stun in a Chugach Region school and Head Start program. Continue to study Sugt’stun to develop proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Participate in all Chugachmiut training programs including ongoing work with the Master Speaker, individual conference calls three times per week and weekly group conversations in Sugt’stun, leading to a higher level of fluency in Sugt’stun. Meet weekly with the Master Speaker via telephone or Skype, or PolyCom to review language gained, for assessment, and to learn the Chugach Region Sugt’stun Orthography. Participate in a formal Sugt’stun Teacher training program, including Quarterly Regional Conferences and college classes. Observe in classrooms at all levels at least one hour per week to gain an understanding of child and adolescent development

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Mastery of Sugt’stun at the level of a semi-fluent speaker is required.
  • Preference will be given to a person with knowledge of the community and an understanding of the language.

Benefits:

Full benefits paid: health, Rx, dental, paid half dependent coverage, short and long term disability, life, 12 paid holidays. Personal leave: 1st -3rd years 20 days per year, 4th year 26 days per year, 5th year 29.5 days per year. Retirement: 401(a) Pension Plan 8% by employer & 403 (b) TDA & Roth contributions, among many other benefits.

 Customer Service:

  • Greets both internal and external customer with eye contact and a smile.
  • Solicits and responds to feedback for customer satisfaction.
  • Attendance is regular and on time without excessive absences.
  • Presents self and Chugachmiut by displaying professional behavior and appearance.
  • Practices and promotes effective collaboration to accomplish the goals of the team.
  • Supports the Mission and values of Chugachmiut; creates solutions that add value to the operations of Chugachmiut.

Work Hours:

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to5:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch. This a full-time 37.5 hours per week and 1,950 hours a year position. Chugachmiut maintains a drug and alcohol free, non-smoking environment. There may be occasional travel to the villages of the region, must be willing and able to travel in light aircraft.

 

Work Conditions:

Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence and integrity in the services they provide in accordance with our Employee Values Statement. We use Quality Improvement tools for managing process and quality criteria for measurement of effectiveness. Effective communications is essential in the workplace and a commitment by employees to share problems with the purpose of solving them.

 

Application:

Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at www.chugachmiut.org or phone (907) 562-4155.

Chugachmiut is an equal opportunity employer, and in accordance with Federal civil rights law and Chugachmiut policies, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. However, as a tribal organization, Chugachmiut applies Native Preference under P.L. 93-638. Certification must be attached to the application for preference consideration.

You can e-mail your application to NicholasG@Chugachmiut.org    

     

Mail or fax to: 

Chugachmiut

Attn: Human Resources

1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110

Anchorage AK 99508-3463

Fax: 907-563-2891

 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”