POSITION TITLE:     Language and Cultural Materials Developer
DEPARTMENT:         Education/Lang. and Cult. Program
SUPERVISOR:          Language and Culture Program Manager

GRADE:                     NE5
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Position Summary:

Coordinate with Language and Culture staff to plan, organize and develop age appropriate teaching materials. Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology that provides guidelines to instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Plans, develops, and supports the Language and Culture educational program at the primary, secondary, or higher educational level. Develops in-service training for teachers. This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • •Design and organize the production of age appropriate instructional materials such as; workbooks, booklets, visual tools, for the Language and Culture program
  • •Develop tests, questionnaires, and procedures that measure the effectiveness of curricula, and use these tools to determine whether program objectives are being met.
  • •Plan and conduct Language and Culture instructor training programs concerning classroom procedures, instructional materials and equipment, and teaching aids.
  • •Advise instructors and staff in curriculum development and the use of materials and equipment
  • •Assists and substitutes in the classroom in the absence of the teacher(s) as needed
  • •Research, evaluate and recommend instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs
  • •Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; and reviewing professional publications
  • •Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or a related field plus two years training or curriculum development experience. Must be fluent in the Santa Ana Keres language and highly knowledgeable in the Santa Ana culture. Must successfully pass a background investigation and possess and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • •Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for various age groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • •Knowledge of the structure and content of the Santa Ana Keres language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • •Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • •Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • •Knowledge of desktop computing applications, especially Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and other applications useful in the development of instructional materials.
  • •Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • •Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing with people of varying age groups and ethnicities.
  • •Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in an office setting with a low to moderate noise level. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. There is frequent interaction with children, the public and employees.