Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-051
Rate of Pay $21.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date MAY 12, 2017
Closing Date AUGUST 11, 2017 **EXTENDED**


The goal of the Tribal Language/Culture program is to revitalize the language, culture and history of the Spokane Tribe. Our main goal is to ensure that the language and culture are being passed down from generation to generation. The Lead Teacher 2 will learn the Spokane Language and assist the efforts to revitalize the Spokane Language and Culture. 


  • Assist Teachers with class schedules
  • Teach with the Tribal values infused in the lessons and curriculum
  • Be able to model the Tribal values in every aspect of your job duties
  • Required to train others departments in the language, culture, and curriculum development
  • Supervise and monitor children at all times
  • Must be able to teach from 7 to 21 year olds
  • Participate in scheduled collaborative team meetings
  • Must learn the language and culture of the Spokane Tribe
  • Teach the Spokane Language in oral and written form
  • Teach using several language teaching methods
  • Able to teach the language through stories, songs and games
  • Teach children in outdoor settings and implement cultural field trips
  • Teach language and culture in future Language Nest, Immersion School, Daycare, Head Start and Grade School (after Training)
  • Must be willing to continue education/training in cultural relevant classroom management, culturally
  • relevant teaching methods, and effective teaching strategies for teaching Native American Students
  • Develop and utilize appropriate curriculum plans, which reflect the language and culture of the Spokane
  • Tribe, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of not only Native American children, but all children
  • Develop and implement a regular schedule, which includes learning stations, student led learning, choice time, music, cultural activities, and language development
  • Use culturally relevant classroom management skills
  • Take children out doors and promote exploration, problem solving, cooperation, socialization, and choice time through traditional guided learning
  • Establish short term and long term goals that promote individual and group educational plans which embrace language and cultural
  • Prepare classroom materials to support developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum/lesson plans; create and change appropriate learning stations
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding each child's progress
  • Set up class times for parents/guardians to learn the language/culture in order for them to communicate with their children.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of routine parent meetings with teaching staff
  • Create files and document all significant classroom issues
  • Substitute for other teachers, breaks, monitoring, and other classroom needs as needed
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and on the job development activities.
  • Monitor and report child abuse.
  • Other duties as requested or assigned.


  • Must have the ability to become a fluent in the Spokane Language
  • Must have a valid WA State Driver’s License and be tribally insurable
  • Must complete a course in Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Ability to apply for and receive a Tribal and First People’s Language,
  • Culture and Oral Traditions Certification or endorsement
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with various populations
  • Must be able to pass a background inquiry


  • AA degree required in K-12 Education or related field
  • 1 year of  teaching experience or curriculum development  
  • Will be required to apply for and receive a Tribal First People’s Language, Culture and Oral Traditions Certification or endorsement
  • Must have a valid WA State Driver’s License, good driving record and be Tribally insurable
  • Must complete a course in Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Preference given to those who are a positive role model
  • Must work towards fluency in the Spokane Language, including speaking, reading, analyzing, and interpreting.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with various populations
  • Must be able to pass a background inquiry

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Applications can also be downloaded from our website:


Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527

FAX: (509) 458-6556

E-mail:   sabrina.mccoy@spokanetribe.com or hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department No Later Than

4:30 pm on the Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves the Right to Hire According To Its Indian

Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions with the Spokane Tribe Are Subject To a 90-Day Orientation Period