SVDN Employment Opportunity – Dakota Language Coordinator (11.12.21)

POSITION SUMMARY: Sioux Valley Dakota Nation is seeking a self motivated and enthusiastic person to coordinate the Dakota Iapi II Language Revitalization Program. The goal of this project is to implement the Dakota Iapi II proposal which was successfully funded for 2021-2023. The coordinator will oversee, organize, and collaborate with Dakota Language speakers and internal resources the effective delivery of language programming and the development of language resources.

* Research and review language programming
* Develop a Dakota Language database and inventory of resources
* Oversee the planning and development of language programming (in person and online)
* Conduct land-based immersion workshops
* Collaborating with internal resources and community, translation, and preparation of necessary documents
* Create a strategic plan for the enhancement and revitalization of Dakota Language
* Provide translation services and transcribe into written summary
* Develop communication materials pertaining to the Dakota Iapi II Project
* Organize and develop a community engagement plan
* Conduct a project evaluation at the end of each fiscal year
* Facilitating group gatherings with elders, youth, community members

* A minimum of 3 years experience in either language development or teaching
* Must be fluent in the Dakota Language
* Experience in coordinating, facilitation, planning, and project management
* Ability to organize and facilitate workshops
* Great organizational, written, and verbal communications skills
* Proficient in computers and programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
* Ability to work independently and in a team environment
* Knowledge of Indigenous cultural, customs, values, and traditions
* Commitment to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation mission, policies, and Dakota values
* Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
* Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Clear Child and Adult Abuse Registry Check

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 12, 2021 4:00 PM

Submit cover letter and resumes to:
Human Resources Department
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
P.O. Box 38
Griswold MB R0M 0S0
PH: 204-855-2760 FAX: 204-855-2131

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.