Subject Matter Expert-Training and Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:04

JBS International, Inc., a North Bethesda health and human services consulting firm, seeks Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to provide a wide range of consulting services for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. SMEs will work with JBS to deliver capacity-building training and technical assistance (TTA) services and assist in creating tools and resources/product development for Tribal grantees. 

The provision of culturally relevant TTA requires establishing relationships, rapport and trust with Tribes.  Honoring Tribal cultural values, traditions, and experiences, SMEs will work in partnership with Tribal communities to: 

  • Assess community needs and readiness for change¬†
  • Create customized TTA plans that are based on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, which encompasses cultural engagement of communities, strong relationships, represents community wellness and empowers tribal communities.¬†
  • Provide TTA to communities using both remote and in-person methods.¬†
  • Identify the need for and develop culturally relevant training, tools, templates and resources to assist grantees.¬†
  • Develop and implement process evaluation methods and data collection.
  • Develop valid and viable sustainability plans.¬†
  • Use data for management, Indigenous evaluation and community reporting.
  • Document policies and procedures within and across programs.¬†

This positions requires the candidate to  hold a Bachelor’s in relevant field along with the following experience:

Minimum of 5 years of recent professional experience in at least one of the following areas of expertise: Tribal child welfare, including Indigenous ways for best practices and traditional parenting methods and customary adoption; Tribal courts and systems; Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts; Community advocacy and support from tribal leadership; Grant implementation, database training, management, and evaluation; Tribal Title IV-E development and management; Elder, adult and children’s Victim’ services; Peer to peer learning exchanges between various professions including: health, mental health, addiction, education, Head Start, Early Childhood, law enforcement, courts, legal, corrections, etc.; Communities of practice; Domestic violence, including training for departments on recognizing symptoms and signs by victims; Sexual assault, for adults, Elders and youth and training for departments; Substance abuse disorders, including co-occurring mental health issues; Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit issues, including training on educating and healing communities around this issue.


In addition, our SME must have knowledge in:

Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Knowledge of federal grants; Provision of TTA to tribes, tribal organizations and communities; knowledge of tools developed to support community readiness in Tribal communities; Ability to independently research Tribal information as needed to inform your understanding of Tribal Nations; and Understanding Systems of Care.

Other skills we are looking for:  Ability to create and manage effective teams.  Ability to establish relationships and build good rapport.   Strong communication skills; Knowledge of video conferencing platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc.  Knowledge of commercial off the shelf data system


 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. 

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.   Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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