The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC) is a program of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council that serves 34 federally recognized Tribes, four urban Indian communities, and three Indian Health Service (IHS) service units within the Bemidji IHS Area – Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center is a public health authority, and its mission is: To Support Tribal communities in their efforts to improve health by assisting with data needs through partnership development, community-based research, education, and technical assistance.

 Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board (GLATHB) Program Director/Executive Director

Working as a Program Director of the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program administrative team as the Program Director, this role will use advanced analytical, research, project management, and relationship management skills to deliver on priority work plan activities including program assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and budgeting. This position will also work directly with the Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board (GLATHB) as the Executive Director. The Director supports initiatives and activities aimed at improving health environments in the Bemidji Area for all Natives. This position will assist the Board in building leadership capacity throughout the Indian Health Service (IHS) Bemidji Area to address health concerns more effectively through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Daily attendance is an essential function of this position. Frequent travel is required.

Principal Duties:

·         Outreach and provide support to Tribal partners in meeting grant requirements.

·         Gather, analyze, and prepare clinical and public health policy, systems, and environmental change recommendations.

·         Develop and implement accurate reporting mechanisms that measure the efficacy of previous and current programs, strategies, and initiatives and inform ongoing improvements.

·         Conduct or oversee environmental scans, trends data analyses, data management, and quantitative and qualitative research.

·         Work with program staff to plan program events, meetings, trainings, conferences, conference calls, and webinars.

·         Assist participating Tribes in strategic planning, assessment implementation, and evaluation of activities and strategies.

·         Engage Tribal leaders in promoting culturally adapted evidence-based practices to address chronic disease risk.

·         Actively participate in task teams, working groups, and other joint policy and program initiatives.

·         Oversee contracting with Tribal sub-awardees and others as needed to perform program activities.

·         Prepare, review and forward reports according to CDC requirements.

·         Organize and coordinate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all Board activities and events including monthly meetings and in-person meetings as deemed by the Board Chairperson.

·         Communicate with GLATHB Chairperson on a regular basis, including a weekly telephone call.

·         Provide a monthly written report to all GLATHB members in the form of meeting minutes and other requests from Board members.

·         Support communications through conference calls, meetings, written briefs, publications, events, and website features.

·         Develop and maintain partnerships with governments, communities, and organizations throughout the Bemidji Area to ensure effective communication flow and dialogue between all partners.

·         Contribute to ongoing strategic planning, budgeting, and program support to ensure the successful development and implementation of projects and programs.

·         Assist the GLATHB in operationalizing the current strategic plan and coordinating the necessary steps to reach a 501c3 status (or similar) within two (2) years of hire.

·         Create and review internal policies and procedures for the Board in its mission to reduce disparities in health care for the region.

·         Gain and apply working knowledge of project management, research, and statistical analysis skills.

·         Engage in networking activities to ensure awareness of services available.

·         Assure all services are delivered in a culturally sensitive manner.

·         Participate on various committees outside and within the organization as deemed necessary and appropriate to the position and needs of the program.

·         Attend all training sessions and meetings as scheduled.

·         Attend technical conferences and seminars to stay current on technological advances.

·         Perform other duties as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

Working Relationships and Scope:

Report directly to the Epidemiology Center Director. Frequent contact with employees within department and throughout organization for the purpose of gathering and sharing relevant information. Regular contact with tribes to obtain and provide information. Ongoing contact with federal and state agencies for purposes of remaining current on various issues.

This is a full-time opportunity working Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 40 – 45 hours per week with a work location in Lac Du Flambeau, WI. Frequent travel may be required. This position has a starting salary of $67,500 to $77,500 per year with benefits including Annual/Personal Leave, Holiday Pay, Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 401(k) Retirement Plan. A drug test is required pre-employment. This is not a remote position.

Additional benefits include: 

·         Mission-focused and driven organization

·         Community-based emphasis and work

·         Being a part of something bigger and making a positive difference in Indian Country

·         Promotion of work-life balance

·         Opportunities for advancement

·         Opportunities for personal development, including conferences, classes, and professional certificates

·         Paid time off that is accrued as annual and personal leave based on length of employment

·         Accrual starts at 12 annual and personal leave days in the first year of employment, and the number of days allowed per year increases with the length of employment

·         Fifteen holidays per year and in addition to an added holiday for your birthday

·         Qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

·         401(k) with an employer match up to 5%

·         Paid 30-minute exercise break each day

Qualifications: An equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered. Required: Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology or related health field or master’s in public administration, public policy or public affairs with emphasis in policy. Additionally, applicant should have two to five years’ related experience and or training and program management experience. Preferred: Experience working with a Native American Tribal organization and/or not-for-profit agency and knowledge of Tribal policy development. Individual must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups.  Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, briefs, papers). Must follow strict confidentiality and data protection policies. Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.

To Apply: Preferred method is to apply through www.glitc.org website

**Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer applying Native American Preference as defined in Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 44-66 and 47, and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207

Closing Date: Open until filled

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About Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council office

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs serve a range of functions from Children to Elders. Our Mission is: To Enhance the quality of life for all Native People.