29 August 2023
Language Revitalization Lead
Part Time, 10-15 hr/week
Salary: $70,000 prorated to part time
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until September 21, 2023