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Language Coordinator

Job Type

1 Full Time Position




FT/PT Position: 1 Full-Time Position Available

Location: Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, ON

Reports To: Language and Culture Lead

Closing Date: open until filled


Summary: The Language Coordinator will work in collaboration with various staff, community members, and external parties to develop and implement a multi-year progressive Anishinaabemowin language plan that will be integrated as part of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation’s Anishinaabemowin Adult Immersion Initiative and Language Preservation Project.



  • Create and implement the development and delivery of language activities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate community meetings.

  • Coordinate and facilitate community events both inside and outside of the community.

  • Coordinate and facilitate language classes.

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and manage the Anishinaabemowin language immersion camp(s).

  • Champion the development of a multi-year curriculum plan for Anishinaabemowin language classes (which includes researching, strategies, and action plans).

  • Work toward composing a short book series in Anishinaabemowin.

  • Begin developing an online interactive resource.

  • Maintain and safely store detailed record keeping of all documents, presentations, training materials, recordings, and work materials.

  • Begin developing an Anishinaabemowin/English translation dictionary.

  • Consult with various parties on behalf of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation in regard to language preservation.

  • Development of program work plans and complete and submit required reporting by the required deadlines as it pertains to the funding requirements.

  • Attend any required staff and community meetings as requested.

  • Attend and complete any pre-employment and ongoing training as it relates to the position.

  • Other relevant duties as assigned by the Language and Culture Lead.



  • Undergraduate degree in Anishinaabe/Indigenous Studies, Anishinaabemowin, or related discipline is an asset.

  • Strong working knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture, traditions, and way of life.

  • Strong understanding of the Anishinaabemowin language required.

  • Possess strong coordination and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to manage and organize large groups of individuals.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work effectively and build strong working relationships with various people, including staff, community members, Elders, youth, and other external parties.

  • Must be able and willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

  • Proficiency in computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Office.

  • Must possess a valid G class driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle.

  • Must be willing and able to travel as required.

  • Must be willing to work outdoors as required.

  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.

  • Must possess excellent time management skills and be able to meet required deadlines.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work successfully independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the code of ethics.



Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References (with permission to contact) to:


Applications can be submitted by e-mail, fax, or in-person to:

Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Band Office

Attention: Human Resources

RR#1, Site 115, Box 300

Dryden, ON P8N 2Y4

T: (807) 938-6684     F: (807) 938-1166




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