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6 Aug 2019

Full-Time Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor

expositor M'Chigeeng, Ontario, Canada

Job Description




Kenjgewin Teg is an Anishnaabe controlled and directed education organization that strives to provide a comprehensive, qualitative, cultural and holistic approach to First Nations based education, training and services.  Our vision is to give students the ability to see the gift they were given, in order to be able to succeed in this world!  Our management and program services teams in the various fields are 110% dedicated to student success outcomes.

We are currently recruiting a passionate, committed and creative individual who is interested in joining our team as an Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor to co-plan, deliver and provide daily instruction to children and new Anishinabemowin language learners.  The Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor is responsible to provide daily instruction in Anishinabemowin in an immersion program setting by working with member First Nation communities.

Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor (2) – September 3, 2019 to June 30, 2020 

Salary and Benefits: Based on Salary Grids and Qualifications

Position Objective: The Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor will be the educational leader in the classroom and will ensure that the program and curricula are implemented in a way that maximizes student-learning experiences toward language fluency. The Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that provides quality, nurturing care and early learning approaches for children in the Ojibwe language and culture.  The Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor must be fluent in the Ojibwe language.

Job Duties:

  • Instructs students, using various teaching methods that are engaging for students solely in Anishinabemowin Immersion
  • Prepares thorough lesson plans that have clear learning objectives and outlines that match Immersion Program and curriculum guidelines.
  • Delivers lessons using land based learning approaches on a regular basis
  • Administers tests, assignments and projects to assess students’ progress, records results, and communicates with parents/guardians and administration on progress on a regular basis.
  • Provides supervision, direction and guidance to the immersion team.
  • Work as a team member in teaching and coordinating the schedules, community linkages, programs and services.
  • Consults and works in collaboration with local elders, community service partners and education departments as required.
  • Keep and maintain attendance records, and follow up with counsellors, principal and parents/guardians, as needed.
  • Has superb classroom management skills by applying effective disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Meets with parents to discuss student progress and challenges.
  • Participates in meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops as required.
  • Performs related duties that support student success, student engagement and parental involvement such as extra-curricular activities.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by policies and program standards/regulations.
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject areas, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities.
  • Deal tactfully with staff, students, parents and the public.


  • Must be fluent in the Ojibwe language
  • Must have an appreciation of the Anishinabek culture, principles, values, language, history and customs; and be supportive of Anishinabek practices and protocols
  • Bachelor of Education degree with Primary/Junior qualifications is an asset
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Screening Check
  • Minimum three (3) years of successful experience in teaching Anishinabemowin
  • Strong interpersonal skills required, positive outlook and attitude to contribute to the program and organization working environment
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office applications is required

To learn more about this employment opportunity or to request a detailed job description please contact the Director of Operations at 705-377-4342.

Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12 noon

Interested individuals can send a complete application package that consists of:

Cover letter, a detailed resume, three (3) current (within one year) letters of reference, two of which must be professional on organizational letterhead and authored by direct supervisor, and written permission to contact references.  Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check.

Applications can be received marked Confidential and addressed either through email at, by mail or fax to:

Kenjgewin Teg

“Anishinabemowin Immersion Instructor”

c/o Director of Operations

374 Hwy. 551, P.O. Box 328, M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON   P0P 1G0

Tel:  705-377-4342  Fax:  705-377-4379

Please note:  Kenjgewin Teg has taken steps to ensure that the organization is inclusive and partnership with the school community. This includes the shared practice of First Nation tradition of smudging. + This position is pending confirmation of final funding.

Please note:  Kenjgewin Teg’s Fitness for Duty Program is implemented and is designed to promote the development and maintenance of the highest possible levels of worker health and safety in an efficient and productive workplace.

Please Note:  Late applications will not be considered. While we thank all applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom Of Information (F.O.I.) And Protection Of Privacy Act, 1987.

Job Categories: General. Job Types: Full-Time.

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