Indigenous Projects Program Lead

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:41

The Center for Native Child and Family Resilience (CNCFR) will support up to five Tribal communities or Tribal organizations, with projects that help build the capacity of each Tribe to further develop, implement, and replicate a program (or model of an intervention) to prevent child maltreatment, and will evaluate these community-implemented models of child abuse prevention and intervention. The Indigenous Projects Program Lead will serve as the direct contact for American Indian and Native Alaskan communities participating in CNCFR projects and evaluation and ensure the Center’s goals of building project and program capacity, providing technical expertise to applicants and supporting community-based research that is both scientifically rigorous and culturally responsive.

• Primary point of contact and the main resource for American Indian and Native Alaskan communities involved with the CNCFR and serves as the lead liaison between the Center staff and tribal communities/project sites.
• Interprets and clarifies rules, regulations and protocols, as needed and appropriate, to ensure implementation teams are fully aware and understand project goals and outcomes resulting in successful project completion on time and within budget.
• When needed and appropriate, provides project support in negotiation with tribal/state agreements, Tribal Councils, and/or community partners. 
• Leads, coordinates and tracks project work with the American Indian and Native Alaskan communities.
• Lead developer, negotiator and manager of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and working agreements between the Center and the projects, ensuring protection of confidential and culturally sensitive information and ensuring all technical assistance providers maintain the integrity and expectation of the MOU regarding information released. 
• Provides support to the evaluation team in the collection and recording of data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study; build the capacity of the project team members regarding indigenous evaluation.
• Serve as the Center lead to provide training on cross cultural awareness and understanding, supporting preparation of staff prior to traveling to indigenous communities.
• Provides assistance, support, guidance and leadership to projects through conference calls and the use of video conferencing applications such as GoToMeeting, evaluation training and technical assistance site visits, providing supporting materials and documents, other meetings as necessary and ongoing telephone and e-mail contact.
• Work with the IT staff and web development team to identify tracking mechanisms for projects that can be housed within the password protected portal.
• Support the web development team in providing input into the materials and information completed for the webpage.
• Lead developer of the dissemination plan for materials sent to American Indian and Native Alaskan communities. 
• Partner with the evaluation team to provide cultural guidance on the Center and project evaluation. 
• Develop reports in partnership with the project sites regarding the status of American Indian and Native Alaskan community evaluations and the Center evaluation for the Children’s Bureau and local communities.
• Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary.
• Help prepare progress reports on research/evaluation for the Center team, and the Children’s Bureau, as required. Partner with other team members to participate in the dissemination of information through webinars, conferences, or development of materials. 
• Lead facilitator of cross project information sharing. 
• Provide training on cross cultural awareness and understanding, support preparation of staff prior to traveling to indigenous communities.
• Contribute to proposal preparation and business development activities.

Education: Master’s degree in public administration, social services or related field

Language: English Fluency (oral and written)

Experience: At least 10 years’ experience in enhancing American Indian and Native Alaskan communities’ efforts through Capacity Building and utilization of Change Management models. At least 5 years’ experience in working with diverse tribal communities in evaluating program performance and working directly with a tribal child welfare agency. At least 10 years’ experience in providing training and technical assistance and support to indigenous communities. Experience in negotiating and facilitating tribal groups to tackle complex projects.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of adult learning theory and capacity building. Demonstrates understanding of Native culture, lifeways and traditions.

Skills: Demonstrates strong attention to detail; well organized; can determine priority of assigned tasks with minimal guidance and can manage time to ensure tasks are completed on time and at the expected level of quality. Works well with others in a positive, courteous, and professional manner; functions well as a member of a team and can also work independently and without extensive supervision; follows chain of command to address personnel or management concerns. Can handle multiple tasks at various stages and has the flexibility needed to adjust to last-minute requests for information and changing priorities or procedures. Takes initiative; asks questions when appropriate to do so. Takes a proactive approach to problem solving. Is verbally articulate and clear in oral and written communication.

Software: Microsoft Office suite

Location: Remote


If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. If you have technical difficulty, please email to let us know of the issue.

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