• KwänlinWhitehorse
  • Takhini River
  • Dä̀kwä̀kä̀daHaines Junction
  • ShadęlChampagne
  • Tthe yänlinCanyon
  • Lu ghäKlukshu

Competition #23-24-09 Adult Immersion Co-Instructor

May 4, 2023

Shadhäla Äshèyi yè Kwädän, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations or CAFN, is located in the Yukon Territory and northern B.C.  We have one of the most spectacular workplaces in the Yukon and CAFN is one of the First Nations leading the way in Self-Government in Canada.  Our people (dän) are deeply connected to Dákeyi (our land).  We are actively building Dän K’e (our culture and beliefs) back into all that we do.

Through our offices in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) and Kwänlin (Whitehorse) our goal is to hire CAFN Citizens as well as skilled people from the Yukon, Canada and beyond, who will help us continue to grow and innovate our Self Government.   We are a competitive employer with strong family and cultural values and generous benefits, and we welcome your interest in advancing our government through employment with our nation.

Dákwänjè Dän Kenàdän (Our Language Teacher) // Co-Instructor, Adult Immersion Program

2 year Term Full-time                      

Salary: Level 9 – $95,008.00 – $115,483.00

Location: Whitehorse/Takhini

Robust Benefits Package

Job Summary:

The Dän K’è Adult Immersion Program will offer CAFN citizens an opportunity to reconnect to their Southern Tutchone language and culture. The 2 year full-time intensive program consists of a project based curriculum enhanced with hands on Dän K’è experiences, grammar lessons and daily activities geared towards fostering the advancement of spoken language proficiency.

Reporting to Director of Education, this position shall collaborate with the Lead Instructor to plan, develop and implement the Adult Language Immersion program.

Education and Experience:

Incumbents must have a minimum of an YNLC Diploma Program or post-secondary degree in the field of Language, Education, Adult Education or Second Language Acquisition. Intermediate/High proficiency in Southern Tutchone, as assessed in the ACTFL Language scale is also required. Experience in curriculum development and evaluation is an asset. A minimum 1 years’ experience in the instruction of the Southern Tutchone language or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Valid Class Five Driver’s License
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Clear Criminal and Vulnerability check by RCMP
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends, as required
  • Extended workdays may be required to accomplish tasks and meet workload demands during peak periods, as directed
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required
  • Mandatory confidentiality is a condition for all CAFN personnel
  • All Champagne and Aishihik First Nations employees are expected to conduct their duties in a harmonious; and cooperative manner intended to enhance the First Nations efforts to build a strong and prosperous government.

CAFN is an equal opportunity employer, however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Temporary Assignments may be considered. Please ensure you have supervisor approval before applying.

An eligibility list will be created from this posting.

Job description: JD Dákwänjè Dän Kenádän (Our Language Teacher)- Co-Instructor, Adult Immersion Nov 8, 2022 – Signed

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Send current resume and supporting documents to:

Monique Martin

Human Resources Officer

Phone: (867) 334-6272