NIHB Career Opportunities

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

Research Project Manager: Health Care Reform Marketplace

Reporting to the Policy Director, the Research Project Manager is chiefly responsible for an NIHB special research project to assess the efficacy of outreach and education efforts to Indian Country about the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. The Research Policy Manager will be the lead on this project for NIHB and in that capacity will coordinate efforts with the key research contractor and coordinate participation in and engagement of the NIHB Group of Research Advisors with Tribal Expertise (GRATE). The position requires a collaborative approach and the ability to foster focused discussions about the research design, implementation and anticipated outcomes, incorporate feedback from GRATE research advisory committee...

For full job description and information about how to apply, please CLICK HERE (PDF).

Director of Policy

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Policy, Programs and Advocacy, the Policy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities grounded in serving the nation’s Tribes to advance the mission of NIHB through excellence in policy, advocacy, outreach, technical assistance, discreet research projects and related programs. The Policy Director must have a strong understanding of health care delivery, legal, policy and political frameworks impacting Direct Service and Self Governing Tribes as well as Compacting and Contracting Tribes. The Policy Director supervises a growing staff (currently 7 full time staff, in addition to contractors and sub-awardees) in the areas of regulatory, policy and budget analysis; Tribal consultation; technical assistance to Tribal representatives serving on various federal Tribal advisory committees; special projects related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and overseeing the work of the Congressional Relations Department. The Policy Director also is responsible for ensuring the viability and growth of the funding supporting these activities, including aggressive attention to relevant funder relations, grants compliance and timely excellence in achieving and exceeding deliverables expectations...

For full job description and information about how to apply, please CLICK HERE (PDF).

Policy Associate: Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Reform

Reporting to the Policy Director, the Policy Associate is chiefly responsible for providing administrative and communications support for the NIHB Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Reform Policy Committee (MMPC). The MMPC is of critical importance to the nation’s work to advance health policy in Indian Country and the Policy Associate plays a pivotal role to ensure high functionality and efficacy of the MMPC. To that end, the Policy Associate serves as the NIHB liaison to this committee and provides administrative and coordinating support. The Policy Associate maintains an updated list of MMPC members, technical advisors and subcommittee/workgroup members with all contact information as well as a ListServe of participants to whom information is provided and circulated numerous times per day. Working with the Policy Director and collaborating with committee members, the Policy Associate assists with the development of the agenda for the MMPC meetings, including meetings of its subcommittees and workgroups. The Associate prepares for meetings/conference calls, sends the agenda with any background materials to all MMPC members, advisors, and the Indian Health service (IHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) key contacts – as appropriate. The Associate will prepare and circulate minutes for all MMPC meetings and conference calls...

For full job description and information about how to apply, please CLICK HERE (PDF).

National Indian Health Board Deputy Director

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Deputy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from staff and project management (business development, framing of key approaches, high-quality product delivery, written products, finalizing staff written products) and human capital (recruiting, mentoring, career progression). The Deputy Director will partner closely with the ED to chart NIHB’s future growth, strategic positioning, advancing the strategic plan and developing strategic responses to the growing demand for the organization’s services...

For full job description and information about how to apply, please CLICK HERE (PDF).

Tribal Health Reform Policy and Program Associate

The Tribal Health Reform Policy and Program Associate will be part of the team leading a national campaign on education and outreach training and technical assistance campaign on the Affordable Care Act. The Associate plays a key role in this campaign by coordinating and conducting consumer-centered outreach, education, and technical assistance on a national scale for federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations on the new opportunities relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives as part of the Affordable Care Act and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act...

For full job description and information about how to apply, please CLICK HERE (PDF).

Non-NIHB Career Opportunities

Posted - March 4, 2014

Recruitment Announcement: Director for the National Center Injury Prevention and Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively recruiting a Director for the National Center Injury Prevention and Control (the CDC Injury Center). CDC welcomes your consideration for the position or help in identifying qualified candidates.

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Posted - March 3, 2014

Tribal Health Attorney – Anchorage, Alaska

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium anticipates expanding it legal team to support new and exciting initiatives to improve health care quality and access for Alaska Native patients and communities. We primarily need additional legal expertise to assist with new and developing partnerships and transactions, medical staff issues, ACA issues, and regulatory compliance.

Ideal candidates will have at least seven years of experience in health law; an understanding of “Indian law,” the intersection between medical staff and employment issues, and government contracting; demonstrated experience working for complex clients in a team-oriented environment; exquisitely good judgment; and a talent for reconciling competing legal principles to help ANTHC find innovative ways to achieve its vision that “Alaska Natives are the healthiest people in the world.”

The Consortium works with Alaska’s Tribal health organizations and over 229 federally recognized Tribes to administer the Alaska Tribal Health System. The Consortium partners with Southcentral Foundation to co-manage the 150 bed Alaska Native Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center and has achieved Magnet status in recognition of nursing excellence. ANTHC also provides community and environmental health services; constructs health clinics and water and sanitation systems in rural Alaska; develops and deploys telehealth technology; administers an epidemiology center; develops training for allied health providers; and provides technical assistance and support to other members of the Alaska Tribal Health System.

The Consortium’s main office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. In accordance with federal law, ANTHC applies Native Preference in hiring and contracting. Learn more about ANTHC at and ANMC at

For more information, please direct inquiries and resumes to Nacole Heslep, General Counsel at with “Health Attorney F” in the subject line.

Posted - December 18, 2013

Assistant Professor, Flex Track

The University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, Department of Internal Medicine

The University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, Department of Internal Medicine, seeks a faculty member to join The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Promotion (COEHP) in the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine. This position is at the Assistant Professor rank and on the Clinician Educator track. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Minimum Requirements: 1) Must be board certified/eligible in Preventive Medicine; 2) Experience in occupational medicine clinical care; 3) Experience in teaching public health and general preventive medicine in graduate medical education; 4) Preventive Medicine Residency Trained; and 5) Must be eligible to work in the U.S. (this is not a 11 Visa opportunity). Desirable Qualifications: 1) Experience in working with community organizations; 2) Experience in preventive medicine residency program curriculum development; and 3) Experience in development of an Emergency Preparedness curriculum. This position may be subject to a criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law...

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Posted - November 19, 2013


Responsible for the overall development, administration and supervision of the Research & Planning Department (R & P DEPT). A primary goal of the R & P DEPT is to enhance tribal health programs capacity and competitiveness through the development, analysis and dissemination of public health, health status and health services data focusing on the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations of California. This is accomplished in part through the planning, and implementation of data gathering from existing sources, conducting linkage studies on large data sets and carrying out of community focused surveys. This department has the lead role within the agency for the improvement of Tribal and Tribal Health Program capacity to respond to public health emergencies and public health reporting requirements. Additionally this position provides professional oversight to research projects on topics relevant to improving the health status of California Indians. This position directs the work of the California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) in three critical and complementary domains of work; Tribal Health Program capacity building, public health practice and public health research.

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Posted - October 24, 2013

Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council
SAMHSA TCE Grant Project Manager
(Transitional, ‘Peer to Peer’, Recovery & Culture - TRAC)

Full Time Position: 100% FTE

Application Deadline: November 6, 2013

Job Description (PDF)

MTWYTLC Job Application (PDF)


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