Job Title: Education Program Director

Reports To: TCHP Project Director

Salary: $90,000 – $120,000, DOE

Status: Exempt, Salaried

Classification: 1.0 FTE, Regular

Location: Portland, OR or Remote from OR, WA, or ID



Job Summary: The Education Program Director will lead the development of education programs at NPAIHB and with partners as well as manage the day to day operations of the program which include budget and grant management. The Education Program Director will work under the supervision of the Tribal Community Health Provider Project Director (TCHP) and in close collaboration with the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) Project Director, The Behavioral Health Project Director, the Native Dental Therapy Initiative (NDTI) Project Director, the TCHP Student Support Coordinator and TCHP Data Collection Coordinator to carry out their job duties.

The Education Program Director must have a demonstrated record in health provider education program development and policy leadership. The Education Program Director will combine program development, curriculum development, and teaching with supervision, and project management. This position can be done remotely within the tristate area or be based in Portland, Oregon. NPAIHB offices are located in Multnomah County. NPAIHB is following local directives as to COVID-19 for businesses, and Federal, State and Tribal directives. When restrictions are lifted, this job requires travel to tribal health program, education program partners, conferences, and meetings. Ability to work a flexible schedule is required, with some evenings and weekend availability required. Health, dental, and retirement benefits are included.

Essential Functions:

Lead the development of the CHR, CHW, training and education programs that include CHAP Core Curriculum.
Collaborate with CHAP, NDTI, and BHA Project Directors on development, implementation, operationalization, and scale up of all TCHP education programs.
Writes curriculum as necessary and/or work with subject matter experts to write or adapt curriculum.
Teach courses as necessary and/or work with subject matter experts to provide instruction in NPAIHB education programs.
Supervise Student Support Coordinator and Data Collection Coordinator.
Manages grant activities and funder relationships to develop education program infrastructure for Tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Meets project and financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing budgets, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action as needed in order to complete required work.
Oversees consultants, subject matter experts and staff to carry out project work plan, meet project milestones, and manage the project.
Develop a work plan and timeline for new education program implementation and integration within existing education and training programs at NPAIHB in the Portland Area.
In collaboration with TCHP Data Collection Coordinator and others, design and implement a survey to identify resources and gaps in existing education/training programs.
Maintains and expands partnerships and relationships with Tribal and non-tribal stakeholders, serving as an external representative of NPAIHB’s education and training program work.
Establish relationships with education institutions in the Portland Area for potential partnerships.
Exercises discretion, good judgment and reasoning, and ability to handle confidential information as required as this position is part of the health policymaking effort of Northwest Tribal Leaders.
Participates in meetings and/or presents at conferences regionally and nationally as required.
Prepares written reports, white papers, presentations to member Tribes, federal and state agencies, and other oral, behavioral and medical health stakeholders. Develops written documents associated with carry out project goals and objectives.
Prepares monthly activity reports and provides to the supervisor at the end of each month.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Standards of Conduct:

Consistently exhibit professional behavior and the high degree of integrity and impartiality appropriate to the responsible and confidential nature of the position.
Consistently display professional work attire during normal business hours.
Effectively plan, organize workload, and schedule time to meet workload demands.
Maintain a clean and well-organized workstation and office environment.
Exercise judgment and initiative in performance of duties and responsibilities.
Work in a cooperative manner with all levels of management and with all NPAIHB staff.
Treat NPAIHB delegates/alternates and Tribal people with dignity and respect and show consideration by communicating effectively.
Participate willingly in NPAIHB activities.
Abide by NPAIHB policies, procedures, and structure.
Research and with the approval of supervisor, attend trainings as needed to improve skills that enhance overall capabilities related to job performance.


Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree or equivalent work experience in public policy or health related field required.
Five years of experience education required.
Experience as a health provider educator or as a health care provider desirable.
Two to four years of experience working with tribal communities or tribal organizations. Experience with NW tribes preferred.
Advanced user in Microsoft Office package. (Access, Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint).
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Must be highly organized and motivated, and be able manage complex projects and carry out all responsibilities of the job requirements with minimal day-to-day supervision.
Must demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal, and other professionals and facilitating participation and partnership in the activities of the program.
Must be sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within their context.
Must be able to travel, as requested.


Typical Physical Activity:

Physical Demands: Frequently involves sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Physical Requirements: Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communications, and to make fine discrimination in sound. Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas or important instructions accurately,

loudly, or quickly. Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks. Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time. Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hand and arms. Occasionally requires stooping which entails the use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Infrequently requires crouching.

Typical Environmental Conditions: The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

Travel Requirements: Travel is required for this position in the Northwest and nationally.

Disclaimer: The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all personnel so classified.

Except as provided by Title 25, U.S.C. § 450e(b), which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the NPAIHB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, citizenship or immigration status, veteran or military status, genetic information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law.


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