The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Coordinator Wabanaki Language Revival with the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre. This is a one-year term full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with a salary range of $47,167 - $61,316 per annum.
The Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC), located on traditional territory of Wolastoqiyik at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus, provides a learning environment for Indigenous students to develop a strong cultural foundation as well as academic and professional skills.
Reporting to the Director of the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, the role of Coordinator of Wabanaki Language Revival is to coordinate and implement numerous critical language revitalization efforts, including but not limited to: language nests, language camps for students and communities, and an East Coast language gathering to be created, organized and implemented by the Coordinator, in conjunction with Elders, language keepers and an established Language Committee.
Note: This position was previously advertised and closed on July 16, 2021. All applications will be re-submitted in the competition. Previous applicants need not reapply.
- Responsible for coordinating meetings and materials and supporting the directive for the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey Language Strategy identified by the MWC Language Committee.
- Establish an MWC database for all language development services, apps, courses, programs, publications and other resources pertaining to good practices in language renewal.
- Continue the development of language apps serving both Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey language learners.
- Create, organize and facilitate the second annual East Coast Language Gathering for April 2020, creating opportunities for UNB students to present research, publications, and presentations about language revival strategies, planning, and policy best practices for language revival. The gathering will provide opportunities for students to be an integral part of ongoing decolonization and building good relations at the university.
- Explore the Council of Canada Summer Immersion programs to ensure TRC Calls to Action provide transference of grants, bursaries and scholarships to Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey students.
- Develop language modules for the Wabanaki Collection; a resource portal online, housed and hosted by MWC.
- Responsible for the creation of bilingual language programs: a bilingual language teaching certificate is in the process of being created. The certificate will consist of courses available for all UNB students, faculty and instructors.
- Responsible for a language and identity literature review and annotated bibliography.
- Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred. 1-3 years of related experience.
- Knowledge of Wabanaki language systems, ceremonies and traditions.
- Knowledge in the areas of indigenous language, linguistics, critical theory, history, and indigenous studies.
- Ability to negotiate various worldviews and knowledge systems well.
- Proficiency in digital literacy programs and computer applications.
- Experience using large databases.
Closing date for applications is November 22, 2021 4:30PM.
This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.
The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.