NIHB Career Opportunities

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

Meeting Planner

Are you a skilled and detail oriented Meeting and Conference Planner who thrives under pressure while leading the planning of national small conferences and meetings? Do you have a successful track record of working with creative and technical teams to plan and implement a complex conference with many concurrent activities? Do you excel in recruiting conference sponsors and exhibitors? Do you work well with a dynamic team of colleagues? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you thrive in a mission-based organization? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be just the right candidate for the National Indian Health Board.

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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant contributes to advancing the mission of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) by providing administrative and special project support to the NIHB Executive Director (ED) and serves as the administrative and operations liaison to the Board of Directors, on behalf of the ED. Travel is required.

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Communication Manager

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking to hire a Communications Manager to work across different project and departments within the organization to coordinate an agency-wide communications strategy. The Communications Manager will be responsible for working collaboratively with all staff to implement a dynamic communications plan to support the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) strategic plan, mission and vision to effectively improve the health care status for all American Indians and Alaska Natives ( AI/AN’s). The position requires strong organizational and communication skills, knowledge of print media, social media, and web-based media, and the ability to think strategically about how to use media and outreach to support the organization and Tribes as they are seeking to strengthen their healthcare programming. The successful candidate will be an individual with vision, passion, commitment, knowledge, skills and a proven track record in achieving measurable advancements...

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Policy Analyst

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking to hire a Policy Analyst to help with activities to support tracking and responding to federal health policies and regulations as they impact Indian Country. S/he will report to the Director of Federal Relations and will be a member of the Federal Relations Department. This is a position requiring a combination of education, experience, cultural competency and political acumen that would adequately prepare one for a senior role at a national, Tribal, non-profit organization...

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Public Health Program Coordinator - Chronic Disease and Diabetes

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking to hire a Public Health Program Coordinator - TLDC to help activities to support the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee and the diabetes and chronic disease policy and advocacy work of the organization. S/he reports to a senior public health staff member and is a member of the Public Health Policy and Programs Department. The Coordinator serves as a liaison with the Indian Health Service and elected Tribal leaders serving on the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee, and as a key representative in the organization on diabetes and chronic disease prevention issues...

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Public Health Program Coordinator - National Project to Improve Cancer Screening Rates

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking to hire two Public Health Program Coordinators to assist with coordinating a new project examining barriers and developing potential strategies to improve the rate of breast, cervical and colorectal screening among American Indians and Alaska Natives. They report to a senior public health staff member and is a member of the Public Health Policy and Programs Department. The Coordinators will work with other team members and a contractor to conduct a small research project to identify clinical best practices on cancer screening, and then disseminate the findings...

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Non-NIHB Career Opportunities

Posted - April 19, 2017

Assistant Professor
North Dakota State University

The Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University is currently conducting a search for an American Indian Public Health faculty. This is a 9-month tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Screening will begin May 15, 2017. Here is the position link, providing additional information regarding minimum and preferred qualifications:

Posted - February 7, 2017

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is hiring for 3 positions:

  • Dentist
    Provide evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and surgical or non-surgical treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area. Provide comprehensive dental care to include operative, prosthodontics, oral surgery, orofacial pain (TMD) management, diagnostic and preventive dentistry for adults and children. Native American preference will apply. Read Full Job Description (DOC)
  • Benefits & Insurance Director
    This position is ultimately responsible for the accurate and appropriate administration of all GTB Community benefit and health benefit programs. It also works to preserve tribal sovereignty and is responsible for legal compliance of applicable federal laws, including but not limited to COBRA, HIPAA, Section 111 Reporting, Section 506, Health Care Reform and the PPACA. They will be the lead marketing and benefits consultant for the training, development and management of the GTB 1st Party/TPA operation and must assure that the 1st Party/TPA is situated to capitalize on appropriate business opportunities. Native American preference will apply. Read Full Job Description (DOC)
  • Physician
    The Physician will provide primary care to Grand Traverse Band (GTB) Tribal Members, as well as other IHS-eligible members of federally recognized tribes and employees, within the six county service area with priority established for services directed to those who suffer chronic illness and/or Elderly. Assist with providing overall medical supervision for the Clinic in conformance with Grand Traverse Band policy and procedure, and collaborates with Health Director and Medical Director in overall leadership of clinic. Read Full Job Description (DOC)

Submit cover letter, resume and references to:
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Human Resources, 2605 NW Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
or email: [email protected]

Posted - January 23, 2017

Interviewer/Data Entry
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

This is a part-time 20-25 hour per week position. Our office is located in Portland, OR and this position requires commuting to our office to complete work. The application close date is Friday, February 3rd close of business. To apply for this position, please completed and email the attached employment application and application documents to [email protected], or fax to 503-228-8182 or mail to:

Attn: HR
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201

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