NIHB Career Opportunities

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The National Indian Health Board seeks qualified candidates for the following open positions based in Washington DC:

Public Health Project Coordinator

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) needs to hire a Public Health Project Coordinator to coordinate project efforts on health in Indian Country. S/he reports to a senior public health staff member and is a member of the Public Health Policy and Program Department. The Coordinator will work on multiple projects, and will specifically be undertaking some writing and assessment activities examining health issues within Indian Country. The program could include, but is not limited to, conducting an environmental scan, literature review and discussion groups to explore issues, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports, articles and brief documents discussing the issues and conclusions, facilitating meetings of Tribal leaders and staff on the relevant issues, and disseminating the findings. The project coordinator will also assist with other projects with NIHB, as needed. The position requires strong research, assessment and evaluation skills, as well as organizational and communication skills; creative and innovative thinking; ability to multitask; ability to work within a team; and knowledge of the public health arena. The successful candidate will be an individual who displays vision, passion, commitment, knowledge, skills and a proven track record in achieving measurable advancements in public health infrastructure and capacity, policy and programs for at-risk communities...

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Public Health Associate

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking to hire a Public Health Associate to support project and policy activities with the Public Health Policy and Programs Department. The Associate will work on a variety of public health projects - including projects addressing Tribal public health accreditation, capacity building, substance use, suicide, diabetes, the Zika virus, and others. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to think strategically about how to support NIHB project staff and Tribal constituents. The successful candidate will be an individual with passion, commitment, knowledge, skills and a proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work within a team...

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Non-NIHB Career Opportunities



Posted - December 12, 2018

NDTI Project Director
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Native Dental Therapy Initiative Project Director will administer an initiative to establish dental therapists in Indian health programs operated by Tribes and tribal organizations under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (P.L. 93-638). The Oral Health Project Director will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and close collaboration of the Policy Analyst to carry out their job duties...

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Posted - December 10, 2018

Dental Team
NARA - Portland, OR

  • As a Dentist, you love the challenges and joys of your profession. As grueling as dentistry can be, it puts a smile on your face to see the smiles you helped create for others!
  • As a Dental Assistant, you love being able to help people smile. You enjoy the variety of duties and the daily opportunities to help others on a person-to-person basis.
  • As a Dental Hygienist, you’re patient and understanding and know how to put people at ease. You are detailoriented and possess the physical stamina required to excel in your work.

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Posted - November 28, 2018

Project Manager of Housing and Treatment Support-Services
NARA - Portland, OR

Bring all your gifts and talents into play to help Native people find a home. This calls for collaboration, resourcefulness, and compassion. The Project Manager of Housing and Treatment Support-Services (HATSS) oversees developing and implementing culturally-specific, supportive-housing services for homeless Native Americans, using a strengths-based, housing-first model of care. You’ll need your master’s, experience, and eligibility for Qualified Mental Health Professional.

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Posted - November 13, 2018

Native American Rehabilitation Association Job Announcements - Portland, OR

  1. Clinic Manager
  2. Mental Health Therapist
  3. Physician (Family Practice or Internal Medicine)
  4. Registered Nurse
  5. Residential Milieu Coordinator

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Posted - October 31, 2018

Director, Dental Therapy Education Program
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community – La Conner, Washington

Located in La Conner, WA, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community values collaboration with fellow tribal and non-tribal governments. Swinomish partnerships spread throughout Washington State, the Pacific Northwest region and the nation. As a tribal community, Swinomish is proud and honored to play leadership roles through partnerships with the Association of Washington Tribes, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the National Congress of American Indians and other institutions advocating for the rights of Native people. Swinomish Indian Tribal Community ancestors committed to protecting a way of life passed down from generation to generation. The 11 elected members of the Swinomish Senate continue that commitment by strengthening their government and, as a sovereign nation, they engage in local, state and interstate commerce, manage natural resources and exercise power over homelands and waters...

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Posted - October 26, 2018

NARA is hiring six Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors.

  1. Chemical Dependency Counselor - Outpatient
  2. Chemical Dependency Counselor - Youth
  3. Chief Behavioral Health Officer (master's)
  4. Residential Evening Supervisor (bachelor's)
  5. Residential Operations Supervisor (bachelor's)
  6. Residential Treatment Manager (bachelor's)

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Posted - October 16, 2018

Residential Care for Adults and Their Children in Portland, Oregon - NARA

Is your dream job to make a daily difference for people working hard to improve their quality of life while in recovery from substance use disorders? The Native American Rehabilitation Association in Portland, Oregon, is seeking three motivated individuals to join the NARA team. Apply today!

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Posted - October 4, 2018

Youth Program Coordinator - NARA

The Youth Program Coordinator (full-time) works with Native American youth (ages 10- 24) in the Greater Portland area to provide culturally-relevant prevention activities to decrease substance use and suicide and to engage youth in a leadership and mentorship program. Youth Program Coordinator provides positive, strength-based approach to working with youth, their families, schools, and institutions...

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Posted - October 4, 2018

Clinical Opportunities: Clinic Manager and Medical Assistant - NARA

Clinic Manager: This person is responsible for healthcare delivery and staff supervision at NARA’s Health Clinic or Wellness Center. Clinic Manager works cooperatively with other program departments in conjunction with Health Director to provide integrated health services.

Medical Assistant: This person is responsible for performing daily administrative tasks as well as assisting in minor clinical procedures to keep the clinic running smoothly.

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Posted - September 27, 2018

General Office Assistant
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Office Assistant will provide administrative and general support on scheduled short-term assignments or when the NPAIHB needs administrative support with short notice due to employee absence. This position will work on an as needed basis during regular office hours. The tasks may include staff support tasks at conferences and training sessions held off-site...

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Posted - September 20, 2018

Opioid Project Coordinator
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

This position will work in collaboration with multiple projects within the HIV/STI/HCV Clinical Program to help NW Tribes address regional and national level strategy planning for addressing opioid overdose by using the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results) strategic planning framework. The project will utilize appreciative inquiry (AI) to document and understand evidence-based and culturally appropriate health systems interventions and innovative community-based strategies to Tribal Opioid Response. This project will work with AI/AN tribal-health and community-based organizations, tribal public health departments, and Indian Healthcare systems in the Northwest (Idaho, Oregon and Washington) and throughout Indian Country (Nationally)...

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Posted - September 13, 2018

Epidemiologist/Biostatistician
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board

Under the general direction of the CDC Infrastructure Program Coordinator, works in collaboration with tribes, tribal programs, Indian Health Service (IHS), state and urban programs to develop and maintain surveillance related data collection, analysis, and interpretation to ensure comprehensive, quality health data are available and accessible to the Native American population in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. This information includes epidemiological analysis based on vital records, clinical data; participates in disease outbreak/cluster investigations; disseminates results of investigations, special studies, routine surveillance and analysis of health outcome data to tribes; and performs other related duties as required...

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Posted - September 13, 2018

Executive Director
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board

The position is a senior level administrative position under the immediate direction of the Chair of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. Responsibilities include program planning, reporting, directing budgets and growth, and coordinating, developing and maintaining collaborative building with local, state, tribal and federal governments or organizations. The position shall increase diverse program offerings to the tribes the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) serves. Specific requirements include organizational leadership, effective communication, knowledge of policies, regulations, and legislation impacting area tribal health programs, experience with increasing fundraising capacity, knowledge of budget formulation, planning, reporting, grant writing and decision making...

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Posted - September 10, 2018

General Office Assistant
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Office Assistant will provide administrative and general support on scheduled short-term assignments or when the NPAIHB needs administrative support with short notice due to employee absence. This position will work on an as needed basis during regular office hours. The tasks may include staff support tasks at conferences and training sessions held off-site...

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Posted - September 10, 2018

Perinatal Opioid Use/NAS Outreach Project Manager
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

Manage project administration including budgeting, sub-contracting, data collection, analysis and reporting to tribes and to the State; Connect local tribal Care Coordinators with training and the most up to date best practice information; Provide resources, arrange training and support around evidence based practices for prevention, treatment and recovery support; Provide assessment and mapping tools, and support their use and analysis at the local tribal level; With assistance from departmental team and partners, design an evaluation plan including data collection, management, analysis, reporting and dissemination strategies; Serve as a liaison and ensure consistent communication with other ITC managed programs including the Tribal Opioid Treatment and Recovery (TOTR) Initiative, the Tribal Opioid Use Disorder Prevention Initiative (TOP), Home Visiting, and Tribal Early Childhood programs; Co-coordinate a statewide Tribal Summit and other strategies to disseminate best practices, and support capacity building statewide...

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