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SHI - Education Language Coordinator

Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America Req #349
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Job Description

The primary objective of this position is to develop heritage language material and promote inclusive language learning opportunities, which are administered through the Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) Education Department; under the direct supervision of the Education Director. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload and to recommend changes in relation to program practices and procedures.


  • Oversee and report to Project Director the participation of each heritage language scholar, including monthly one-on-one check-ins.
  • Monitor and share the academic performance of the scholars with the Project Director, consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Collaborate with UAS financial aid department and the Project Director to pay tuition course fees for the fully funded heritage language scholars and to administer the language course scholarships each semester.
  • Coordinate internships with heritage language scholars and language students on internships connecting with interdisciplinary study, travel options, and cultural programming.
  • Foster partnernships with local community organizations and cultural heritage organizations for internship experience implementation.
  • Coordinate mentors for scholars in each cohort, that will provide oversight and support in heritage language audio translation and transcription.
  • Organize professional development opportunities for program participants and staff.
  • Supervise and execute the yearly summer language workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated high level of verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Exhibited ability to manage multiple projects and activities with attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in program coordination.
  • Technical capacity and expertise in using charts, tables, graphs, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Extensive knowledge of Southeast Alaska Native culture and languages.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will have no reports.

Work Environment

This positions duties are performed at the Walter Soboleff Building. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to verbally communicate. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently life and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally life and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

About this Role

This is a full-time benefited position. SHI employees are expected to work during SHI's regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Additionally, many employees may work up to 45 hours per week or additional time as needed to meet workload demands or special events such as Celebration. 

Required Education & Experience

  • 3 years of professional work in project management and program coordination.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in education, language, or project-related field. 

Preferred Education & Experience

  • 5 years of professional work in the education or project-related field.  
  • Experience in Tlingit, Haida, and/or Tsimshian languages.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Review the Benefits associated with this position:

Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. Sealaska Heritage Institute is an affiliate of Sealaska.
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a subsidiary of a Native-owned company, Sealaska Heritage Institute is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion or religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe.*
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $50,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $60,000.00
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  • Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105 S. Seward Street, Suite 201, Juneau, Alaska, United States of America