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WLRP Wôpanâôt8âtôh Project Job Description: Teacher Trainee

Reports To: Project Director/Master Speaker

Project Description:

Our Wôpanâôt8âtôh! “Let’s Speak Wampanoag” project will increase the amount of credentialled language teachers and the speaking fluency of the Wôpanâak Language among the Wampanoag Nation. This will be accomplished by providing proficiency and teacher training for a 12 month period. This project will potentially extend past 12 months.

Job Requirements: 


A good candidate must show dedication and punctuality and a willingness and able to spend 30 hours per week in a teacher trainee environment; training in:

  1. basic Algonquian linguistics

  2. researching for material production

  3. reading and writing for best practices in an immersion setting

  4. production of scaffolding immersion materials

  5. classroom environment creation

  6. immersion tools and aids production



  • Must commit to receive teacher training and teach (including evening hours) with a goal toward independent production and delivery of all curriculum materials for immersion nests and community language classes at or below Apprentice’s ACTFL proficiency level. 



  • Must participate fully in regular fluency evaluations to gauge teaching tool production, teaching technique, and speaker proficiency. 


Minimum qualifications 

  • Applicant must be at least a Novice Low speaker as defined by ACFTL guidelines 

  • Applicant must have attended and completed at least 2 Wôpanâak Language classes in either an immersion setting or textbook class or a combination of these.

  • Applicant must be able to pass S.O.R.I and C.O.R.I. background checks as well as possess a valid MA driver’s license. 

  • Applicant must be able to work nights and/or weekends


Preferred qualifications 

  • Applicant preferably attended and completed at least 4 classes of Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project classes. This may include immersion setting or textbook class or a combination of these.

  • Applicant is preferably at least a Novice High speaker as defined by ACFTL guidelines 

  • Applicant is a member of a Native American household and living in one of the participating communities of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project 

·    Applicant holds a Bachelor’s Degree 


WLRP is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume to WLRP Director Tracy Kelley-Johnson  Applicants that do not submit both will not be considered for the position.


Open until filled

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