Job Title: Language Program Coordinator

Location: Ridgefield/Longview/Toledo

Classification: Full-Time

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM with some flexible hours/days

Salary Range: $17.00 to $22.00 per hour plus benefits

Opening Date: June 1, 2022

Closing Date: July 1, 2022 or until filled


Position Summary: Coordinate Language Program services within the Culture Department, with specific tasks of working with Elders, knowledge-bearers and subcontractors to learn and revitalize Lower Cowlitz Salish. Support the development of a digital audio dictionary of words and phrases, develop language classes, record audio and video, and host Language Working Group meetings.  Will propose and develop dual-language signage to promote use of Lower Cowlitz Salish in both the Tribal community and with partners in the larger region.

***If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native and/or a Veteran and would like this to be considered for hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

·         Willing to learn Lower Cowlitz Salish pronunciation and grammar.

·         Coordinate and develop overall Language Program tasks and workflow.

·         Willing to receive training specific to methods of language preservation.

·         Must be comfortable speaking in public, to large crowds.

·         Willing to advance cultural knowledge and skills to teach others in the Cowlitz community.

·         Must exhibit commitment to Cowlitz cultural resources and heritage.

·         Will observe cultural protocol in all activities, cultural projects and events.

·         Willing to participate in appropriate training, willing to immediately train others.

·         Able to teach cultural projects and represent Cowlitz History and culture.

·         Will cooperatively develop Lower Cowlitz language curriculum

·         Will lead language learning sessions at cultural camps.

·         Will cooperatively develop language camps for the Cowlitz community.

·         Basic knowledge of digital records management.

·         Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 suite: Outlook/Excel/word/Powerpoint/Teams.

·         Familiarity with additional audio and video editing software (media players, editors).

·         Familiarity with basic audio and video recording techniques.

·         Work closely with all other Cowlitz Tribal Departments, including Health and Human Services, Natural Resources, Administration, Economic Development as well as the Culture Committee.

·         General office duties.

·         Other duties as assigned


Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or GED required.

Classwork toward a Bachelor’s degree desirable.

Bachelor’s degree with a teaching certificate preferred.

Significant relevant experience may substitute for education.

Requirements: Must submit to and pass a background check and drug screen


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.


***If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native and/or a Veteran and would like this to be considered for hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***


Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.


Please mail or email resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 2547

Longview, WA 98632