job – Language and Culture Instructional Coordinator (Pasqua Yaqui)

Job Summary

The Language and Culture Instructional Coordinator will play a large role in improving the quality of instruction and levels of achievement for Yaqui Language and Culture Learners. In addition to assisting instructors with the development of curriculum, lessons, activities for teaching the Yaqui language and culture, the incumbent will also provide guidance and structure aligning with instructional best practices. Instructional Coach will meet regularly with community focus groups to gather input upon the direction of development of curriculum and the coordination of professional development.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities •

Supervise staff, prioritize and assign work, conduct performance evaluations, ensure staff are trained and follow policies and procedures, maintain a healthy and safe working environment, make hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. • Develop and maintain policies and procedures relevant to program content and program objectives. • Support the instructional development of DLC teachers in understanding, developing and implementing DLC curriculum, varied assessments, and data analysis. • Provide direction and coordination for how cultural curriculum is taught recognizing cultural norms and best instructional practices • Increase the quality of instruction by tracking growth of student achievement • Meet daily with instructors to build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and community. • Plan, design and implement professional development and training opportunities for instructors • Assists and provide support in designing appropriate lesson plans and activities for language and culture students • Coordinate and facilitate regular scheduled meetings for community focus group input. • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by supervisor or director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: • The Yaqui language, culture, history and ceremonies, Hiaki folk tales, legends, history, ceremonial sermons, speeches, prayers, greetings, (informal, formal and ceremonial) spiritual blessings, giving ceremonial thanks; • Pascua Yaqui Language Policy; • Phonology and phonetics of the Hiaki language; • Hiaki history and culture; • Instructional approaches for Native learners; • Fundamentals of lesson plan and curriculum design; • Yaqui culture, customs, resources and traditions and/or a willingness to learn. Skills and Abilities: • Speak, read, and write in the Hiaki language; • Excellent writing and oral presentation; • Provide excellent service to tribally enrolled members of the community, staff and other community partners; • Demonstrate consideration of others regardless of ethnicity, gender, beliefs or personal style; • Follow written and verbal instructions; • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; • Use tact, courtesy and communicate well with others, orally and in writing. • Operate a variety of office equipment, including a computer and related software applications; • Good communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, management, Council members, and the public. Have ability to sufficiently exchange or convey information and receive verbal and written work instructions. Education, Certifications and Experience Required Bachelor’s Degree in teaching with at least one (1) year of teaching experience and have basic knowledge of the Yaqui language, culture, history, ceremonies, Hiaki folk tales, legends, history, ceremonial sermons, speeches, prayers, greetings, (informal, formal and ceremonial) spiritual blessings, and giving ceremonial thanks. One year of teaching experience preferred; or, an equivalent combination of education and/or four (4) years of experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. AND/OR • Trilingual in Yaqui, English and Spanish preferred; • Three (3) years teaching experience preferred

job: Strategist/Organizer – Equal Justice USA

We are seeking a sharp and committed organizer, advocate, and strategic thinker to join our Violence Reduction Initiative team as our next Strategist in Newark, NJ. EJUSA has been working in Newark for the last 5 years to develop alternative responses to violence including community-based violence intervention, trauma response systems, healing, trauma-informed policing, and more. This person should have excellent communication, advocacy, policy, coalition-building, and communications skills and will lead the organizing and coalition-building efforts and drive systems change work in Newark, with the potential to engage in related work in other NJ cities as needed. This is a terrific opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and hard-working team at a leading grassroots advocacy organization.

job: internship @ the Linguistics Society of America – Spring 2021

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern as part of our Secretariat staff team for the Spring 2021 semester (January – May*). Please forward the message to students in your department or program.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital.

Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks. Please see the position description below for additional details. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field.

This part-time position involves 18 hours of work per week performed virtually from a remote location of the intern’s choosing. The LSA office in Washington, DC remains partially open, with staff working remotely on most days, and some presence in the offices as necessary. A private office is available to the intern for their exclusive use, if desired.

The LSA is pleased to offer a stipend of $3,500 for the Spring semester, thanks to the many generous donations made to the special contribution fund established for this purpose. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references to:, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” The deadline for full consideration is November 29, 2020.

Position Description

Assist the LSA Secretariat with the following projects:

  • website content management and development
  • research and information gathering on a variety of topics (not scholarly in nature)
  • database management, including the analysis of data inputs for the LSA’s Annual Report on the State of Linguistics in Higher Education
  • representation at meetings and conferences in the DC metro area
  • preparing summaries and analysis of reports and other materials
  • assisting with clerical support
  • develop and execute one long-term project of particular interest to the incumbent

Precise start and end dates are flexible, depending on the applicant’s academic schedule, but the duration of the internship should be no less than 12 weeks.

Best regards, Alyson Reed, Executive Director
Linguistic Society of America
522 21st St., NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20006
202-835-1714; Fax: 202-835-1717
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the NAPA / AAA Careers Expo: 11/6

As part of the American Anthropological Association’s Raising our Voices event (which starts tomorrow, Nov 5th) professional anthropologists (and linguists) from a variety of backgrounds and working in a range of professional contexts will be on hand to share ideas, stories, and resources to help students and new professionals explore their career options! We particularly welcome faculty who are seeking resources for career advising.


This year, the Careers Expo is happening virtually on Friday: Nov 6, 12-2 pm EDT

A digital graphic with "Raising Our Voices 2020" in uppercase, bold white font against a dark aqua gradient background. To the left and behind the text is the AAA swirl logo in a deeper blue tone. Underneath the text are multiple silhouettes of upraised semi-transparent hands in various skin tones

Come to the Careers Expo to talk with professionals working in government, for-profit and non-profit organizations! There will be archaeologists, medical anthropologists, and cultural anthropologists on hand to discuss careers in cultural resources, health and human services, high tech, research, education, policymaking, and more! Last year over 700 professional, applied, practicing anthropologists, students, and faculty attended the Expo.

Pricing begins as low as $10 for students

for more information and to register go to:

job: podcast host – City Cast

City Cast is building a network of one-of-a-kind, daily local news podcasts in cities around the country. We’re seeking contagiously curious, energetic, city and news enthusiasts to serve as Hosts for each City Cast pod. Hosts will be the voice, face, and sensibility of the podcast in their city. In this role, you would be THE person who helps residents of your city understand what matters locally and why. 

Who are you? You have an insatiable appetite for your city’s politics, culture, economy, sports, and people. You love to ask questions and you’re good at it— because you’re genuinely interested.  Maybe you have a journalism background—or maybe you’re a former musician / writer / fashionista / restaurateur. Whatever you’ve been up to, you’re looking for a new way of expressing your love, frustration, and fascination about your city and the people who live in it.

jobs at LCV (League of Conservation Voters)

Our nation and planet are at a tipping point in the fight against climate change. A strong, participatory democracy and an environmental movement rooted in racially, ethnically, and economically diverse communities across the country are essential to shifting the tide toward the short- and long-term solutions needed for our collective survival. Climate change and other issues plaguing our planet are not just environmental issues that happen in a vacuum—they are about racism, inequality and injustice that impact low-income communities and communities of color more than others in this country.

“At LCV, we value the knowledge, expertise, and skills that individuals bring based on their different group identities, life experiences, and backgrounds. We embed fairness, equity, and inclusivity into our recruitment and hiring practices to reflect our values.” — Frances Magun, Human Resources Recruiter

In 2016, LCV and its sister organization, LCV Education Fund, began an organizational change process to advance racial justice and equity through our work and improve the sense of inclusion within the organization and our network. This long-term organizational change process is based on a few fundamental beliefs, including:

  • Participating in and having meaningful representation from our democratic process is a right for all people in this country, including communities of color who are among the strongest proponents of climate action, often the first and worst impacted by climate change and environmental degradation, and targeted in voter suppression.
  • Our efforts to protect and advocate for clean air and water, public lands, healthy communities and a safe climate must be rooted in a deep understanding of racial, economic and environmental justice and advance its goals.
  • Our staff, board, partners and others who we work with should reflect the racial diversity of our nation and should share our organization’s racial justice and inclusion priorities and values.
  • Our commitment to racial justice and equity moves beyond being the right or strategic thing to do; it is an imperative for building the short-term and long-term social, political and economic power necessary to protect our democracy and the planet that we all depend on today and for generations to come.

This work is occurring at every level of the organization. We have established structures to ensure leadership and engagement on these issues from our executives, departments, and individual staff across the organization and the Conservation Voters Movement. It is an ongoing and dynamic institutional priority to develop the necessary framework to ensure that as an institution we not only reflect the changing racial demographics of our nation, but also that as we take on the most critical fight of our lives—addressing climate change—we are advancing a more racially just and equitable movement.

This month’s book club selection: Mixed Methods

This month’s book club discussion with be on Sunday, Oct 25th @ 3pm

We’ll be discussing Mixed Methods: A short guide to Applied Mixed Methods Research and we’ll be joined by the author, Sam Ladner!

You must be a member of the CL Mighty Network to attend. If you are not already a member, you can join for free – for a month – at any time! Learn more

Take a peek inside the community: CL Mighty Open House.

(download the CL Mighty Network flyer)

Questions? Contact Career Linguist