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Reporting to the VP, Education, the Linguist assists the Education Department in Serrano language revitalization and promotes and executes the educational goals and priorities set by the Tribe and the Education Board.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Assists in the development of culturally relevant linguistic and curricular materials, and Serrano fluency transfer system.

2. Assists with research, preparation, and delivery of a three (3) year comprehensive plan for the Language Revitalization Program in alignment with the 2040 Vision.

3. Participate in language learning of Serrano in order to gain fluency of the language.

4. Assists in the archival work of Serrano language recordings for use of teaching materials for Serrano language program intended for children and adult tribal citizens.

Assists in the production of language learning materials for use in classrooms or for the archive.

6. Creates and disseminates reports on issues relating to American Indian language retention and revitalization discussed at attended academic conferences.

7. Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Linguistics, American Indian Studies, or applied Linguistics with emphasis in Native American languages is required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in American Indian language as well as knowledge of California Indian community needs.
  • Experience with Native American languages, preferably Uto-Aztecan languages.
  • Knowledge of San Manuel and Morongo communities, their history, culture, and political structure.
  • Practical experience in tribal community settings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong research, oral, and written skills to prepare and present professional workshops, panels, presentations, handbooks, handouts, and newsletters.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, knowledge of desktop publishing software including working with sound or audio recordings, editing and copying.
  • Must be a team player and can develop and plan program objectives with support.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, collaborative relationships and the ability to enlist support at all levels to accomplish goals.
  • Skilled in creative problem solving.
  • Skilled in effectively interacting and communicating with diverse groups including students, parents, peers, leadership, and members of the San Manuel Community.
  • Skilled in setting priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of goals and job responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a demanding environment.


  • A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the company’s insurance carrier.
  • As a condition of employment, incumbents are required to undergo and successfully pass pre-employment background investigation including Live-Scan fingerprinting.
  • Mandated Reporter training is required and will be provided upon hire.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law.

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