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Myaamia Language Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 496682
Department: Education Health & Society College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Myaamia Language Coordinator

Job Summary:

To focus on increasing Myaamia language use among learners and increasing language proficiency levels among tribal program instructors.


Responsibilities include: community program enhancement; coordinate language instruction for all tribal language related programs and learning environments; work with Myaamia Heritage students and Tribe Cultural Resources Office; continue developing the Neepwaankiita Certificate Program (NCP) for tribal program teachers; provide teacher specific training opportunities that develop ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) based measures to assess Miami language use among instructors; develop and implement a language training for tribal program educators; maintain a presence in the College of Education, Health & Society by class visits and providing resources; assist with research and publishing; participate in Tribe and University community cultural activities and Myaamia Center initiatives; other duties as assigned. This position requires travel (some weekends) to participate in Myaamia community events that occur most often in Oklahoma or Indiana. Other duties as determined.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Second Language Acquisition, conferred by date of appointment; proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations; ability to teach language to second language learners; ability to work independently; demonstrate initiative; display strong commitment to student learning; communicate effectively and work collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside of the University; strong communication and computer skills; mid-level command of the Myaamia language (determined by Myaamia language instructors) and be willing to improve language skills based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale; have an understanding of Myaamia culture and education, and be willing to participate in ongoing revitalization activities within the Miami Tribe community and on Miami University campus when appropriate.

This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.)

Desired Qualifications:

Teaching experience leading programs and developing teaching aids and curriculum; post-baccalaureate experience in education settings and an understanding of student learning; experience engaging with Myaamia community members and educational events; team-oriented, positive attitude; strong work ethic, open minded and flexible, self-motivated, strong oral and written communication skills, willingness to expand self-learning, promptly responsive.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Direct inquiries to Kate Rousmaniere at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins May 14, 2020 and continues until position is filled.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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