DF_41_OpenPosition Promotion_FBIt’s an exciting time here at Doyon Foundation, with our vibrant scholarship program supporting hundreds of students in their academic journey, and our language revitalization program, which has picked up incredible momentum, launching our first four Doyon Languages Online courses this summer!

There are currently two exciting ways to join the Foundation team: as our new data entry clerk or Doyon Languages Online project manager. We are currently recruiting for both of these open positions, and invite all interested applicants to review the job descriptions and apply online.

Our Doyon Languages Online project manager position is perfect for someone who is passionate about the revitalization of Native languages. This person will be responsible for the coordination and completion of the Doyon Languages Online project, which we launched earlier this summer with the roll-out of the first four online language-learning courses in HolikachukGwich’inDenaakk’e and Benhti Kenaga’.  This is a full-time position with funding secured through September 30, 2020, although future grant opportunities may be secured to extend the position. Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled.

We are also seeking a data entry clerk, who will be responsible for entering student scholarship information into our database, and assisting our scholarship program manager with scholarship program duties. Applicants should be high school graduates or equivalent. This is a full-time position in our Fairbanks office. Applications will be accepted online through Thursday, September 26.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the job descriptions and requirements, and apply online at www.doyon.com. Know someone who may be qualified and interested? Help us spread the word!

Fall internship opportunity – Intern will gain exposure to the overall operations of Alaska Permanent Capital Management and work with the firm’s staff on projects relating to marketing, deliverables to the client, and investment management projects. http://ow.ly/GT1350w66ii

We are pleased to present our September 2019 Native words of the month in Holikachuk. Thank you to our speakers, Elizabeth Keating and Mary Deacon.

Windy = xidets’iyh

Xidets’iyh he’? = Is it windy?

 

Yoonedz xidets’iyh. = There’s a North wind coming down.

 

For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.

We also invite you to access free online language-learning lessons by signing up for Doyon Languages Online! We currently have lessons available for HolikachukDenaakk’eBenhti Kenaga’ and Gwich’in, as well as a special set of Hän lessons based on the work of the late Isaac Juneby. All interested learners may sign up and access the courses at no charge – sign up today!

123_PickClickGive_FinalPush_Promotion_FB-INA big thank you to everyone who made a Pick. Click. Give. pledge to support Doyon Foundation scholarships this year. Thanks to your generosity, we have surpassed the number of donors and total amount pledged from past year. We truly appreciate your support.

The 2019 amount pledged is enough to fund approximately:

  • 9 advanced college credit scholarships for high school students taking college-level courses
  • Nearly 5 basic scholarships for part-time students
  • 3 basic scholarships for full-time students
  • Or nearly 4 short-term vocational scholarships

If you would like to help increase these numbers even further, we welcome your support! You can add or change your Pick. Click. Give. pledge through Saturday, August 31. Simply log back in to your MyAlaska account on the PFD webpage to add or change a pledge.

From all of the Foundation staff, board members and students, we say: Ana Basi’! Dogidinh! Baasee’/Maasee’! Hąį’ęę! Mä̀hsi’! Xisigidasidhut! Tsín’ęę! Tsen’anh! Tsen’įį! Quyanaq! Thank you!

SEPT 15 is the deadline for the The Gates Scholarship, an opportunity that FULLY-FUNDS your entire college journey. Pell-eligible, minority high school seniors with at least a 3.3 GPA can apply at https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Gates Scholarship

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If you are passionate about the revitalization of Native languages, we have an exciting opportunity: our open Doyon Languages Online project manager position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

We are now seeking applications from qualified applicants for this position, which will be responsible for the coordination and completion of the Doyon Languages Online project. This is an incredibly exciting time for the project, which we launched earlier this summer with the roll-out of the first four online language-learning courses in Holikachuk, Gwich’inDenaakk’e and Benhti Kenaga’.

Our Doyon Languages Online project manager handles a variety of tasks, including representing the project at off-site cultural and language related events, developing teacher training materials and hosting training sessions, conducting outreach, providing support for users of the online lessons, and satisfying grant reporting requirements.

We’re looking for candidates preferably with a master’s degree; experience in language teaching, teacher training, or education planning; strong interpersonal skills; and familiarity with Athabascan languages, the Doyon region, Alaska classrooms, and general education requirements of the k-12 system.

Our Doyon Languages Online project manager works with our language revitalization team in our office in Fairbanks. This is a full-time position with funding secured through September 30, 2020, although future grant opportunities may be secured to extend the position.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the job description and requirements, and apply online at www.doyon.com.

 

Friday September 6 at 6:30 pm at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center – Last of the #IYIL speaker events: Irene Arnold and Siri Tuttle will talk about self-expression in Tanacross!