LINGUIST List 23.5255

Fri Dec 14 2012

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Consultant, Yukon Government, Whitehorse

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Date: 13-Dec-2012
From: Janet McDonald <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Consultant, Yukon Government, Whitehorse, YT, Canada
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University or Organization: Yukon Government Job Location: Whitehorse, YT, Canada Web Address:
Job Rank: Consultant

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


A unique and exciting opportunity to revitalize First Nations languages

Locations: Whitehorse
Closing date: December 31, 2012
Requisition: #1543
Salary: $76,820 to $88,809 per annum

Your dedication to revitalizing Yukon First Nations languages will be front and centre as part of a developing team with the First Nations Programs and Partnerships Unit. Collaborative and innovative, you will use best research practices and the latest technology to support committed language teachers in eight First Nations languages. This is an exciting time for this program and this position, as you'll be involved in creating a language curriculum framework, along with print and digital language resources.

Equipped with a Master's degree and studies in second language acquisition theory and methods, you have vital experience in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating K-12 language programs and resource materials, as well as work with First Nations cultures, languages, perspectives, values and history.

Consultative, collaborative and open to building relationships, you are able to analyze and synthesize issues and ideas, and your organizational, evaluation and writing skills will be key to producing top-notch results while multi-tasking in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

You must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a security clearance. You can also expect to travel inside and outside the territory.

Please note that approved candidates will not be provided reimbursement of interview/relocation expenses, if required, in accordance with the Interview & Relocation Expense Directive.

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Janet McDonald at the contact information below.

To apply, please visit our website at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2012 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Janet McDonald Email: Fax: 867.393.6905

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