Thursday, August 17, 2017

Marketing Director Position at AIGC

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is looking for a successful Marketing Director to join their team who will develop, direct and implement AIGC’s overall comprehensive plan encompassing marketing, advertising, promotional and communications activities.  Develop a major communications strategy to support AIGC’s fundraising and sustainability plan.   Bachelor’s (or higher) required, plus ten years progressive work experience in marketing required including five years in supervisory capacity, or equivalent.   Native American preferred.  Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.  Please submit your letter of interest and resume to

Development Director Position at AIGC

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is looking for a dynamic Development Director.   

The successful candidate is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of AIGC’s fundraising, including major gifts program, annual fund, planned-giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Director will be responsible for stewardship of tribal, corporate, foundation, and individual donors and sponsors in the range of $1K to $5M and identify and cultivate significant new revenue streams to ensure the long-range sustainability of AIGC scholarships and programs.  Master’s (or higher) in related field preferred, plus ten years’ experience in development and marketing, with a successful track record of directing and securing significant gifts from a variety of private sources, including commitments of $1M or greater.   Prior experience working on behalf of tribal organizations or higher education and building local, regional and national relationships and partners required.   Native American strongly desired and preferred.  Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.  Please submit your letter of interest and resume to

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Health System Specialist Positions with IHS

This announcement is for four Health System Specialists within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), in Indian Health Services (IHS) Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The location of these position are the local commuting area to the Great Plains, Navajo, Oklahoma City, and Portland Areas.

The Division of Behavioral Health applies identified profession and program standards, monitors and evaluates community and Area-wide services provided through grants or contracts with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Villages, organizations, and direct IHS operations for mental health, social services, and alcohol/substance abuse. The incumbent in this position is responsible for strategic planning, coordinating, negotiating, and directing behavioral health initiatives in regards to grant and Federal funding.

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Psychologist/Native American Specialist for the Vaden Health Center at Stanford University

Vaden Health Center at Stanford University is hiring a Psychologist/Native American Specialist.

Vaden Health Center is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.

Provide individual, couples, and/or group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, outreach programming, and supervision of pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and psychiatry residents, specializing in the Native American student population.

Check out the Job Description for additional information.

I2 Positive Directions for Native Health Program Coordinator Position at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board

POSITION:  I2 Positive Directions for Native Health Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.

REPORTS TO:   I2 Positive Directions for Native Health Program Director/Southwest Tribal NARCH Coordinator

FLSA STATUS:   Exempt (Full-Time)

SALARY RANGE:  $39,520 - $45, 760 per annum (DOE)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:   The Coordinator will work with the I2 Positive Directions for Native Health Program Director and Epidemiologist/Evaluation Specialist to plan, develop, coordinate and carry out activities in compliance with guidelines established by the funding agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The overarching aim of this project is to utilize a strategic prevention framework (SPF) to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of the “Storytelling for Empowerment” intervention.

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, administers and coordinates the objectives of the I2 Positive Directions for Native Health Program.
  • Manage day-to-day operations for the project.
  • Support the work efforts of program staff to conduct a service delivery systems analysis; community needs assessment; community readiness assessment; and create a community resource/asset map to address suicide prevention and substance abuse/misuse prevention.
  •  Develop and prepare policies and procedures to promote coordination across youth-serving agencies.
  • Work with program staff to track outcomes and impacts of the project.
  • Work with the epidemiologist/evaluator on activities to improve and enhance suicide data quality for tribes in the IHS Albuquerque Area.
  • Prepare and monitor professional service agreements with project consultants.
  • Prepare and disseminate culturally appropriate small media products (print and digital) to strengthen public awareness of the burden of suicide among Native youth.
  • Conduct routine communication and meetings with tribal and external partners.
  • Coordinate/co-facilitate project trainings and webinars, including participant recruitment.
  • Work with program staff to conduct program evaluation activities.
  • Monitor the progress of the grant and report on accomplishments, present actions, and decisions to tribal stakeholders, advisory councils, and external partners.
  • Collaborate with appropriate organizations and funding agencies to ensure contract and financial oversight for research project(s).
  • Prepares documentation necessary to report to the funding agency on the progress of the project.
  • Travels periodically to communities and other functions to provide consultation as needed.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all project partners. 
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.  

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to co-facilitate trainings for tribal stakeholders
  • Extensive organizational, planning, and coordinating skills
  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a one to two year time span
  • Sincere enthusiasm for working with at-risk youth
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of important cultural considerations when working with Southwestern Indian Tribes
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with a wide range of individuals and organizations at every level (Tribal Councils, Indian Health Boards, Committees, individuals, healthcare providers, public and/or private agencies)  


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in health education, community/public health, or related field. 
  • Masters in Social Work, Public Health or related field preferred.
  • Experience in health promotion/disease prevention program coordination
  • Knowledge and experience working with tribal communities highly preferred.
  • Computer and technical skills (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Must be able to travel  Able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license
  • Completion of background investigation is required  


  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office environment.
  • Noise level is usually minimal.
  • Travel including overnight stays as needed.
  • Drive company-leased vehicle to communities served by AAIHB.  

American Indian applicants will be given preference, in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Send CV/Resume, list of three professional references, salary requirements, and cover letter to Rachell Tenorio at or regular email to Rachell Tenorio, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Position is open until filled. For best consideration, please forward all application materials by close of business day (5 PM MST) on August 31, 2017.  

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

National Native Health Research Training Conference in Denver, CO

1st Annual National Native Health Research Training Conference

Colorado Convention Center 
September 18-19, 2017 | Denver, Colorado
Post-Conference Training: Sept. 20th

The goal of the NNHRT conference is to disseminate new research and best practices around American Indian and Alaska Native health to build capacity and promote tribally-driven research activity.  

Visit the NNHRT website for additional information and to register for the conference.