Language Teacher

The Language Teacher is responsible for acquiring and promoting the Tribe's indigenous language. As part of the Serrano Language Revitalization Project, the Language Teacher will utilize a wide variety of resources to enhance student learning. Through a repertoire of teaching strategies and as an advocate of the Serrano culture, the Language Teacher will have a direct impact on the Serrano Language Revitalization Project by promoting students' Serrano language development.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Acquires the Serrano language including vocabulary, pronunciation, syntax, practical usage and spelling within the first three months of employment.
In collaboration with the Serrano Language Revitalization Project, creates, develops and implements Serrano curriculum for students with little to no Serrano language exposure from the following levels: an elementary-school-level, middle/high-school-level, adult, or college level .
Enhances the development of student language learning by incorporating culturally relevant instructional strategies.
Actively participates in appropriate cultural activities (on and off site) to ensure cultural relevance while developing lessons and material.
Selects age and ability appropriate methods of instruction to enhance Serrano language acquisition.
Designs structured learning activities that promote active student participation in language classes.
Develops, structures, and implements effective classroom and web based vocabulary and grammar/syntax study tools and activities to maximize students' language acquisition.
Conducts on-going assessments in collaboration with the Serrano Language Revitalization Project and other San Manuel academic personnel to monitor student language development and acquisition.
Maintains student language acquisition records, assessment data, documentation of challenges and curriculum effectiveness.
Provides private instruction to Tribal citizens to enhance language acquisition.
Supports the Summer Academy program with planning, development and implementation
Assists with cultural programs (Yucca Harvest, Yaamava', California Native American Day, Waa't, etc.) and collaborates with other departments on language-related programs.
Continually refines personal knowledge of Serrano language for self-improvement, overall development, and appreciation for Serrano culture.
Other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience/Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required.
Teaching credential/BCLAD preferred.
Experience with long-term, standards-based lesson planning and curriculum preparation as part of a teacher credentialing program or professional teaching experience.
3-5 years experience teaching a foreign language as well as teaching either adolescent/adult learners or young children preferred.
Beginning to Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Adobe Creative Suite. Previous experience with Audacity and SmartBoard technology beneficial.
Certificates/Licenses/Registrations
Must be able to undergo and successfully pass pre-employment drug test, live scan fingerprinting, background investigation (criminal and civil) and credit check
Must have a current, valid California Driver's license with a clean driving record as determined by company insurance carrier.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.



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