29 August 2023

Language Revitalization Lead

  • Remote Work

  • Part Time, 10-15 hr/week

  • Salary: $70,000 prorated to part time

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  • Are you a strong relationship builder who relishes the opportunity to develop connections with Indigenous communities?

  • Do you enjoy collaborating with community leaders, Elders, and first language practitioners?

  • Are you passionate about creating culturally relevant content for Indigenous children across Canada?

As the Language Revitalization Lead, you will play a vital role in advancing reconciliation in Canada by ensuring that Indigenous children have access to culturally relevant early reading texts. You will be responsible for connecting with language practitioners and Elders in Indigenous communities who can translate and record words for the stories. In addition, you will help identify and recruit Indigenous illustrators and writers who are interested in contributing their talents to this effort.

This is a remote work-from-home position, however you must be residing in, and have the right to work in Canada.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to expand original storybook partnerships with community language and culture leaders

  • Work with language departments in partner communities to incorporate the communities’ first languages into completed stories

  • Collaborate with Elders and other fluent language speakers to record foundational words in the stories

  • Develop relationships with Elders and Advisors to help create relevant storybook content

  • Track progress and ensure storybooks are on schedule

  • Liaise with Chapter One development team and ensure stories are uploaded to our platform and the Global Free Library

  • Achieve yearly storybook goals

  • Guide Chapter One’s original storybook process, solicit feedback from partners, and implement new ideas to support continuous improvement


  • Demonstrated success performing research and outreach

  • Wide understanding of Indigenous cultures, languages, practices, priorities, world views, etc

  • Undaunted by cold-calling

  • Experience working on complex cross-cultural projects, navigating cross cultural communication, listening to advice, and providing thoughtful, constructive feedback and guidance to all project participants in a fast-paced workplace environment

  • Excellent communication skills with internal team members and external stakeholders

  • Exceptionally strong independent work ethic

  • Desire to help strengthen a small but growing organization

  • Passion for and deep knowledge of reconciliation and language revitalization

  • Ability to pass an RCMP background check

Ideal candidate

Interpersonal and Work Ethic

  • Collaborative and dependable: friendly, reliable, and thoughtful in teamwork

  • Persistent and resourceful: always polite in approach

  • Entrepreneurial and intrinsically motivated self-starter: dedicated and hard-working

  • Driven by ambitious organisational goals and adaptable to various challenges: thrives on tackling obstacles both in team settings and independently

Experience & Knowledge

  • Outstanding persuasive Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Highly organized

  • Upholds the highest standards: takes pride in all aspects of work

  • Experienced with Indigenous communities: This role requires someone who understands, respects, and has meaningful connections or experiences with Indigenous communities. Previous work with or within these communities will be considered an asset

How to Apply:

  • Submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience and explaining why you are a good fit for this role

  • Email application to alessandra.mcgowan@chapterone.org

  • Applications will be accepted until September 21, 2023