Language Coordinator

Job Title: Language Coordinator
Salary Range: G5/S1-S3 $19.03 – $20.30 hourly (2024 RUS)  Status: Non-Exempt,  Part-time
Department: EPD/Heritage
Reports to: Environmental Manager


This position is on a part-time basis and is located at the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California (NFR) Heritage Building.  The job focuses on coordinating language activities for the tribe.  The Language Coordinator is under the general direction of the Environment Manager.  This position requires a positive attitude and a professional demeanor.


  • Requires the ability to research, archive and build Mono language capacity for the tribal community using existing and new methods of knowledge sharing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Western Mono culture is essential.
  • Develop language learning activities.
  • Coordinate weekly and monthly language courses.
  • Promote language with other tribal programs.
  • Provide monthly reports as required.
  • Implement Tribal heritage Strategic Plan activities that can build capacity of language.
  • Perform limited administration duties in an office setting.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally either verbally or in writing.


Education & Experience 

A high school diploma, or GED or Associates/Bachelors degree, from an accredited college, with major course work in linguistics.


  • Valid CA driver’s license.
  • Must be capable of passing a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background investigation.


  • Must have the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, some knowledge and understanding of Native communities and possess sensitivity to Native needs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Intermediate computer skills, demonstrating proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher) as well as operating video and audio recording equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including proper grammar and language usage.
  • Read and interpret documents and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form, such as memoranda, operational instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.


Environmental Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment, continuous contact with staff and the public.  Work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this type of job.

Physical Requirements

  • Must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds, be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, be able to bend, squat
  • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and in person those who are served in-person and speak clearly in order to communicate information with staff and outside agencies.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn.

NFR complies with the Indian Preference Act. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473).  Subject to, but not in derivation of the Act, we are an equal opportunity employer.

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