Sugt’stun Language Teacher

Locations: Valdez, AK
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Number of Positions:  One
Opening Date: December 22, 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled


Responsible for participating in the Kodiak College’s OEC/AA in Alutiiq (Sugt’stun) program, teach Sugt’stun classes in Chugach Region schools and Head Start programs helping all students to develop the ability to understand and speak Sugt’stun.  Willingness to travel to meetings throughout the year is required.

Essential duties and responsibilities enroll in Kodiak College OEC program for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester leading to an AA degree with an Occupation Endorsement Credential in Alutiiq (Sugt’stun). Teach Sugt’stun in a Chugach Region school and Head Start program. Continue to study Sugt’stun to develop proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Participate in all Chugachmiut training programs including ongoing work with the Master Speaker, individual conference calls three times per week and weekly group conversations in Sugt’stun, leading to a higher level of fluency in Sugt’stun. Meet weekly with the Master Speaker via telephone or Skype, or PolyCom to review language gained, for assessment, and to learn the Chugach Region Sugt’stun Orthography. Participate in a formal Sugt’stun Teacher training program, including Quarterly Regional Conferences and college classes. Observe in classrooms at all levels at least one hour per week to gain an understanding of child and adolescent development


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Mastery of Sugt’stun at the level of a semi-fluent speaker is required.  
  • Preference will be given to a person with knowledge of the community and an understanding of the language.

Work Environment:

Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence in the services they provide and, through our Employee Values Statement, to serve with integrity. This requires working in an environment where blame and shame are not tolerated. Instead, we use quality improvement tools such as Lean Administration and Training With-in Industry for managing processes. Effective communication is essential and employees must learn how to share problems with fellow employees with a purpose of solving them.

Customer Service:

•           Greets both internal and external customer with eye contact and a smile.
•           Solicits and responds to feedback for customer satisfaction. 
•           Attendance is regular and on time without excessive absences. 
•           Presents self and Chugachmiut by displaying professional behavior and appearance.
•           Practices and promotes effective collaboration to accomplish the goals of the team.
•           Supports the Mission and values of Chugachmiut; creates solutions that add value to   the operations of Chugachmiut.

Work Hours:

Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to5:00 p.m. This a full-time 37.5 hours per week/1,950 hours a year position. Chugachmiut maintains a drug & alcohol free, non-smoking environment. There may be occasional travel to the villages of the region. Must be willing and able to travel in light aircraft.

Work Conditions:

Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence and integrity in the services they provide in accordance with our Employee Values Statement. We use Quality Improvement tools for managing process and quality criteria for measurement of effectiveness. Effective communications is essential in the workplace and a commitment by employees to share problems with the purpose of solving them.


Mail or fax application to: Chugachmiut
Attn: Human Resources
1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110
Anchorage AK  99508-3463
Fax: 907-563-2891

You can e-mail your application to

Chugachmiut is an equal opportunity employer, and in accordance with Federal civil rights law and Chugachmiut policies, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. However, as a tribal organization, Chugachmiut applies Native Preference under P.L. 93-638. Certification must be attached to the application for preference consideration.

Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at or phone (907) 562-4155.


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”.