Doyon Universal Doyon Languages Online Project Manager in Fairbanks, Alaska


Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Language Revitalization Program Director, the Doyon Languages Online Project Manager (DLOPM) is responsible for all stages of the Doyon Language Online project, to include project development, implementation, oversight, and grant compliance requirements. DLOPM is responsible for all administrative components of the project and teacher development activities.


Design a curriculum template for the Doyon languages:

  • Collect and organize existing lessons/materials for Holikachuk, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’, Han, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa.

  • Prepare materials for the template development meeting(s).

  • Coordinate and lead template development meeting(s) to identify essential learning objectives and to draft the scope and sequence of the curriculum template.

Oversee content creation and delivery:

  • Develop instructional materials for content creators and teachers that clearly outline the essential learning objectives.

  • Train content creators in the use of content creation tools & software using the Transparent Language Online (TLO) template, website, and network. Coach and train content creators in other areas as needed, such as content management and time management.

  • Conduct check in meetings with content creators. Ensure timelines are met and resolve any potential issues which could hinder successful project completion.

  • Publish instructional materials.

  • Work with Native speakers to record and/or video words/phrases that do not already exist in recorded format; record in metadata file. Maintain an archive of files and metadata for all content (videos, photographs, dictionaries and other materials). Collect/create photographs/videos illustrating words and phrases.

  • Develop conversations and stories for all five languages, review conversations/stories with Native speakers.

  • Video at least one story segment for each of the five languages, provide to TLO for final review and revisions.

  • Develop a Native speaker review committee for each language.

Lead community outreach to promote the Doyon Languages Online project:

  • Conduct face-to-face outreach and engagement with Doyon shareholders, project partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Develop a TLO lessons webpage for the Doyon Foundation website.

  • Recruit teachers to attend training session(s) to learn to create their own materials in TLO using the essential language learning content, to network and share ideas. Coordinate and conduct the training session(s).

  • Disseminate a shareholder language survey. Summarize results to best assess impact of TLO lessons.

Internal and external grant reporting:

  • Responsible for completion and submission of grant reporting documents and other required reporting in a timely manner.

  • Provide progress reports to Language Revitalization Program Director, Executive Director, Doyon Foundation board, and management using a wide variety of general correspondences, memos, charts, table and graphs; responsible for accuracy and clarity of all reporting.

  • Maintains financial oversight to ensure compliance with grant requirements and expenditure of funds in a timely manner and within budget.

  • Other duties as assigned by Language Revitalization Program Director.


  • Able to effectively manage time when accomplishing tasks, projects, and goals and activities with attention to detail.

  • Must have demonstrated communication skills, to include listening, writing, reading and speaking effectively, as well as positively interacting with co-workers, manager, stakeholders and others.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills in project management and program coordination.

  • Technical capacity and expertise using spreadsheets, databases, websites, and content authoring tools and software.

  • Must be willing and able to diplomatically work with all organizations and communities in the region to help perpetuate Doyon region languages and culture.

  • Ability to travel as needed.



  • At least three years’ experience in education or related field

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field

  • At least two years demonstrated experience managing federal grant awards and grant reporting requirements

  • Experience or studies in Alaska Native Languages or Linguistics

  • Experience with curriculum and learning materials development

  • Experience working with Doyon, Limited region languages and culture

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, to include experience using the internet and Microsoft Office programs

  • Must possess a valid Alaska driver’s license

  • Must have the ability to travel

  • Candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen


  • Master’s degree in education

  • Experience developing and publishing online learning content

  • Experience with computer assisted language learning

  • Experience with ANA grant requirements and ANA grant management, or similar federal programs

  • Demonstrated experience scheduling and organizing complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, and language immersion retreats, as related to the language program

  • Experience working with diverse populations and teachers

  • Knowledge and/or experience utilizing video equipment

Supervision: This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Working Environment: The majority of the work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people in differing function, personalities, and abilities. Occasional village and urban travel will be required.

Physical Demands: The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than forty pounds. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.]

Preference Statement: Doyon grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.

Reasonable Accommodation: It is Doyon Foundation’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental impairments.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

Title: Doyon Languages Online Project Manager

Job Reference: 16-0256

Post Date: 10/18/2016


City/Location: Fairbanks

State: AK

Point of Hire: Fairbanks, AK

Company: DF - Doyon Foundation

Reports To: Language Revitalization Program Director

Starting Pay: DOE

Type of Position: Regular Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Hours: 8a-5p