Job Title: TOR Project Coordinator
Reports To: TOR Project Director
Salary Range: $53,608K-56,761K DOE
Dept.: Clinical Services Division
Status: Exempt, Salaried
Classification: 1.0 FTE, Regular
Funding duration: Through 9/29/2025, additional funding forthcoming
Location: Portland, Oregon
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board:
The Northwest Tribes have long recognized the need to exercise control over the design and development of health care delivery systems in their local communities. To this end, they formed the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (also referred to as NPAIHB or Board) in 1972. NPAIHB is a nonprofit tribal organization that serves the forty-three federally recognized tribes of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington on health-related issues. Tribes become voting members of the Board through resolutions passed by their governing body. Each member Tribe designates a delegate to serve on the NPAIHB Board of Directors.
The vision of NPAIHB is health for the seventh generation and our mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality health programs and services. More on the NPAIHB Strategic Plan 2020-2025 can be found here: https://www.npaihb.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/About-5-Strategic-Plan-Final.pdf.
The NPAIHB Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Consortium works to address the opioid crisis among tribal nations by increasing capacity to address the complex factors associated with a comprehensive opioid response, including access to culturally appropriate prevention, treatment, and recovery activities with the intent of reducing unmet treatment need and opioid-related deaths, as well as a focus on using cultural and community strengths as prevention.
The project coordinator’s (PC) primary responsibilities for the NPAIHB TOR Consortium are to provide coordination and support for the Consortium Tribes. Duties include, but are not limited to: organizing consortium calls, meetings, and/or trainings; coordinate travel for project if needed; track and divide technical assistance requests from Consortium tribes; be the primary contact for Oregon Tribes in the Consortium; maintain and send out resources/announcements for the TOR listserv and; coordinate all purchasing for harm reduction kits and travel payments for any contractors or Tribes. The PC will also help the Project Manager with coordination of communication across NPAIHB projects closely related to TOR to respond to the needs of the NW Tribes. This may include sharing resources, implementing activities that cross NPAIHB projects, and visiting sites when requested or needed. This position reports directly to the TOR Project Director.
Support to the Project Director & Managers and the efforts of the project
Serve as the primary contact for Oregon Tribes in the ConsortiumWork with the Funding & Contracts manager to prepare, initiate and track contract payments for these Consortium Tribes
Work with the Funding & Contracts Manager to maintain database tracking systems pertaining to the project and sub-recipients
Monitor and update sub-recipient project work plans
Review and update topical content on the npaihb.org/opioids webpage
Assist PM on media material development, scheduling and dissemination
Complete and submit electronic monthly activity reports (eMAR)
Maintain the project listserv to disseminate important information on a schedule
Maintain relationships with project partners
Collaborate with other NPAIHB programs to meet related goals and objectives
Work with PD and PM on the preparation of all required project reports
Work with the external evaluation team to compile monthly activity reports submitted by the sub-recipients
Review monthly activity reports for any TA needs
Schedule and prepare materials for partner calls, meetings, and events
Take notes for partner calls, meetings, trainings, etc. and disseminate when necessary
Coordinate and disseminate resources to Tribes and partner organizations, including NARCAN, Harm Reduction supplies, and print outs
Maintains project files and records
Regularly update project partners contacts
Perform other duties as assigned
As a community of professionals and NPAIHB Staff, we agree to:
Act in service to the Tribes and the tribal communities we serve
Professional integrity and excellence
Contribute to a community of respect, collaboration, and collectivity
Commit to sharing knowledge and building expertise by participating in all virtual spaces in our workplace with our cameras on
Be present, available, and responsive for meetings and calls during regular working hours
Use reasonable judgement to dress appropriately for the workday, space or event In lieu of a formal dress code
Bachelor’s level degree in a health-related field required
One year of experience in health promotion/disease prevention programs
One year of experience working with tribal communities or tribal organizations
Experience in project coordination and project planning
Must have the ability to make professional oral presentations in settings at the national level, regional level and community level, as well as in tribal settings
Experience using Microsoft Office package (Access, Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint)
Excellent writing and 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
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: When travel restrictions are lifted and when travel is safe, travel may be needed for this job, up to 25% of time.
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 citizenship or immigration status, veteran or military status, genetic information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law.
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