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NIHB Career Opportunities

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

Executive Management Team
  • Chief Operating Officer

    NIHB, a nonprofit organization serving the nation's federally recognized Tribes, has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth and implement stabilizing operational structures. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) must be a leader who is able to help others at NIHB deliver measurable, cost- effective results that make the mission and vision a reality. Importantly, the successful COO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission and to delivering impactful service to the Tribes. While it is essential that the COO bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives the NIHB concept, heart and passion.

  • Communications Director

    The National Indian Health Board is seeking highly skilled, confident candidates with substantial national-level media relations experience for the senior level position of Communications Director. The Director is responsible for staffing and managing the Communications Department staff, overseeing all organization-wide external and internal communications and messaging, providing high-level leadership on content and materials that are in line with the organization's vision, brand, culture, and purpose. The Director will generate excitement about NIHB events and conferences and initiatives through marketing materials creation and outreach strategy development and execution. The Communications Director is the main media contact for the organization and is effective at garnering earned media coverage. The Communications Director is driven by a commitment to NIHB's mission and strives to cultivate media perception of the organization and is aligned with the organization's mission, audiences, and priorities.

  • Director of Congressional Relations

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), the nation's leading advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native health, seeks highly motivated and uniquely qualified candidates for the position of Congressional Relations Director. The Congressional Relations Director reports to, and works in concert with, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a member of the Senior Management Team. The Director supervises all Congressional Relations staff members. The position of Congressional Relations Director is a full-time, salaried position located in Washington, DC.

Congressional Relations
  • Director of Congressional Relations

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), the nation's leading advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native health, seeks highly motivated and uniquely qualified candidates for the position of Congressional Relations Director. The Congressional Relations Director reports to, and works in concert with, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a member of the Senior Management Team. The Director supervises all Congressional Relations staff members. The position of Congressional Relations Director is a full-time, salaried position located in Washington, DC.

  • Congressional Relations Associate

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking to hire a Congressional Relations Associate to assist in legislative tracking, analysis, outreach, education, and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill as they impact healthcare and public health priorities in Indian Country. The Congressional Relations Associate will report to the Director of Congressional Relations and will be a member of the Congressional Relations Department. This is a position requiring a combination of education, experience, cultural competency and political acumen that would adequately prepare one for a critical role at a national, Tribal, non-profit organization.

NIHB Policy Center
  • 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. The Policy Analyst will report to the Director of Policy and will be a member of the NIHB Policy Center. This is a position requiring a combination of education, experience, cultural competency and political acumen that would adequately prepare one for a critical role at a national, Tribal, non-profit organization. The Policy Analyst will have both internal and external facing responsibilities grounded in serving the nation's Tribes to advance the mission of NIHB through excellence in regulatory tracking, policy analysis, advocacy, outreach, technical assistance, research and related projects.

  • Policy Research Analyst

    The Policy Research Analyst will report to the Director of Policy and will be a member of the NIHB Policy Center. This position requires a combination of education, experience, skills and cultural competency that would adequately prepare one for a critical role at a national, Tribal, non-profit organization...

  • Policy Center Communications Coordinator

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) seeks to hire a motivated Communications Coordinator to join our team, to manage a range of communications responsibilities. The Coordinator will work closely with Policy Center staff to create content and craft messaging related to the work of the Policy Center, including content on the NIHB website, publications, social media, presentations, and in person and virtual events. This includes preparing and sharing information from the White House and federal agencies, to ensure Tribal audiences have the latest, most updated information on topics impacting health and public health in Indian Country.

Public Health Policy and Programs
  • Deputy-Director of Public Health Programs Management

    We seek a seasoned public health grants and programs specialist to fill a newly created Deputy-Director position within the Public Health Policy and Programs (PHPP) Department. We are searching for a methodical, creative and strategic Department grants manager to work with the Director and the PHPP team members to enhance funding models, identify new sources of funding, and provide leadership and collaboration in developing sustainable, dynamic and impactful public health grants programs and grants management excellence...

  • Public Health Project Coordinator (Emergency Preparedness)

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) seeks an experienced public health professional to work on current and future public health projects and initiatives. The position will have a focus on emergency preparedness and response and will work with a Public Health Program Manager, Director and Deputy Director of Public Health Policy and Programs Department to coordinate NIHB's response to current and future public health threats and emergencies, such as COVID-19. This position will also work a portion of his/her time on other public health topics, as assigned, but will spend a majority of time to identify public health emergency preparedness priorities, research available funding and resources, design and implement program activities, prepare program progress reports, evaluate projects, and utilize evaluation information to improve performance. The Coordinator will also work with colleagues in the Public Health Programs and Policy Department and organization-wide, to coordinate and implement public health events including the NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit. Included in the above duties, the Coordinator will deliver technical assistance, coordinate and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, conduct research on relevant topics, draft and disseminate communications, and keep records of all projects accomplishments...

  • Public Health Project Coordinator (Environmental Health)

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) seeks an experienced public health professional to work on current and future public health projects and initiatives. The position will have a focus on creating and coordinating projects that focus on improving the state of environmental health and Tribal environmental health systems and will work with a Public Health Program Manager, Director and Deputy Director of Public Health Policy and Programs Department to coordinate NIHB's response to current and future public health. This position will also work a portion of his/her time on other public health topics, as assigned, but will spend a majority of time to identify and address public and environmental health priorities (including but not limited to issues around food service, water, sanitation, climate, data, and natural resource management), research available funding and resources, design and implement program activities, prepare program reports, create tools for environmental health professionals, evaluate projects, manage and perform contracts with partners, and utilize evaluation information to improve performance. The Coordinator will also work with colleagues in the Public Health Programs and Policy Department and organizationwide, to coordinate and implement public health events including the NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit. Included in the above duties, the Coordinator will deliver technical assistance, coordinate and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, conduct research on relevant topics, draft and disseminate communications, and keep records of all projects accomplishments...

  • Public Health Project Coordinator (Behavioral Health)

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) seeks an experienced public and/or behavioral health professional to work on current and future projects and initiatives. The position will have a focus on creating and coordinating projects that seek to improve the state of Tribal behavioral health programming; the position will work with a Public Health Program Manager, Director and Deputy Director of Public Health Policy and Programs Department to coordinate projects looking at opioid overdose prevention, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and tobacco cessation. This position will also work a portion of his/her time on other public health topics and projects, as assigned, but will spend a majority of time to managing Tribal subawards to pilot opioid prevention and tobacco cessations projects, assisting with the planning of national opioid conference events and convenings, and provide technical assistance on adverse childhood experiences. Additional, this position research available funding and resources, prepare program reports, create tools for health professionals, evaluate the projects, manage subcontracts/subawards with partners, and utilize evaluation information to improve performance. The Coordinator will also work with colleagues in the Public Health Programs and Policy Department and organization-wide, to coordinate and implement public health events including the NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit. Included in the above duties, the Coordinator will deliver technical assistance, coordinate and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, conduct research on relevant topics, draft and disseminate communications, and keep records of all projects accomplishments...

  • Public Health Project Associate (Infectious Disease)

    NIHB seeks an enthusiastic PHPP Project Associate for this entry level position. The Associate will work on NIHB's project to improve Tribal public health clinical outcomes by preventing and controlling emerging or reemerging infectious diseases. The Associate will also support NIHB's work to improve vaccine confidence in Tribal communities across the nation. The Associate must possess strong relationship-building skills, networking, writing, analytical thinking in order to to help build Tribal public health capacity specific to preventing infectious disease threats...

  • Public Health Project Associate (Maternal and Child Health)

    NIHB seeks a motivated PHPP Project Associate to support current and future efforts to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal and child health through adaptation and development of maternal mortality education materials for dissemination in Tribal communities. The Project Associate will work closely with the PHPP Program Coordinator and Manager, as well as work directly with Tribes to advance Tribal public health capacity through increasing Tribally-focused maternal and child health educational materials and resources, and assist with grant workplan development to ensure sustainability of current maternal and child health programs...

  • Public Health Project Associate (Maternal Mortality Review Committee)

    NIHB seeks a motivated PHPP Project Associate to support current and future efforts to reduce maternal mortality and improve maternal and child health through establishing Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) in Tribal communities. The Project Associate will work closely with the PHPP Program Coordinator and Manager, as well as work directly with Tribes to advance Tribal public health capacity to respond to and prevent poor maternal and child health outcomes and assist with federal and private grant workplan development to ensure sustainability of current programs...

  • Public Health Communications Coordinator

    NIHB is seeking a passionate and effective Public Health Communications Coordinator to serve as the "go to" communications professional in the Public Health Policy and Programs Department (PHPP). This includes managing a full range of internal and external communications responsibilities. The Coordinator will work closely with PHPP staff to create AI/AN-focused content and craft messaging related to NIHB's Tribal public and behavioral health or advocacy programs, trainings, webinars and events...

  • Public Health Social Media Communications Specialist

    NIHB seeks an experienced and effective Social Media Specialist to join the PHPP Department to manage a range of social media responsibilities including content creation and coordination, reporting and analytics, and social community engagement across all NIHB's social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Specialist will work closely with PHPP staff to create culturally-tailored content related to NIHB's Tribal public and behavioral health programs and events...

  • Public Health Administrative Assistant

    NIHB seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant to support the PHPP Department staff. Under the general direction of the Director, the Administrative Assistant provides support to ensure efficient operations of the department. The Assistant prepares payment requests/purchase orders and gathers all necessary supporting documentation, maintains contact lists, maintains contract and sub-award documentation in an organized manner, performs regular PHPP webpage content reviews to make certain content is updated, and ensures upkeep of electronic and physical files...

Communications
  • Communications Director

    The National Indian Health Board is seeking highly skilled, confident candidates with substantial national-level media relations experience for the senior level position of Communications Director. The Director is responsible for staffing and managing the Communications Department staff, overseeing all organization-wide external and internal communications and messaging, providing high-level leadership on content and materials that are in line with the organization's vision, brand, culture, and purpose. The Director will generate excitement about NIHB events and conferences and initiatives through marketing materials creation and outreach strategy development and execution. The Communications Director is the main media contact for the organization and is effective at garnering earned media coverage. The Communications Director is driven by a commitment to NIHB's mission and strives to cultivate media perception of the organization and is aligned with the organization's mission, audiences, and priorities.

  • Policy Center Communications Coordinator

    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) seeks to hire a motivated Communications Coordinator to join our team, to manage a range of communications responsibilities. The Coordinator will work closely with Policy Center staff to create content and craft messaging related to the work of the Policy Center, including content on the NIHB website, publications, social media, presentations, and in person and virtual events. This includes preparing and sharing information from the White House and federal agencies, to ensure Tribal audiences have the latest, most updated information on topics impacting health and public health in Indian Country.

  • Public Health Communications Coordinator

    NIHB is seeking a passionate and effective Public Health Communications Coordinator to serve as the "go to" communications professional in the Public Health Policy and Programs Department (PHPP). This includes managing a full range of internal and external communications responsibilities. The Coordinator will work closely with PHPP staff to create AI/AN-focused content and craft messaging related to NIHB's Tribal public and behavioral health or advocacy programs, trainings, webinars and events...

  • Public Health Social Media Communications Specialist

    NIHB seeks an experienced and effective Social Media Specialist to join the PHPP Department to manage a range of social media responsibilities including content creation and coordination, reporting and analytics, and social community engagement across all NIHB's social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Specialist will work closely with PHPP staff to create culturally-tailored content related to NIHB's Tribal public and behavioral health programs and events...

Administration and Operations
  • Chief Operating Officer

    NIHB, a nonprofit organization serving the nation's federally recognized Tribes, has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth and implement stabilizing operational structures. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) must be a leader who is able to help others at NIHB deliver measurable, cost- effective results that make the mission and vision a reality. Importantly, the successful COO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission and to delivering impactful service to the Tribes. While it is essential that the COO bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives the NIHB concept, heart and passion.

  • Public Health Administrative Assistant

    NIHB seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant to support the PHPP Department staff. Under the general direction of the Director, the Administrative Assistant provides support to ensure efficient operations of the department. The Assistant prepares payment requests/purchase orders and gathers all necessary supporting documentation, maintains contact lists, maintains contract and sub-award documentation in an organized manner, performs regular PHPP webpage content reviews to make certain content is updated, and ensures upkeep of electronic and physical files...

How to Apply

Interested candidates must include the following to be considered:

  1. Your current resume
  2. Your cover letter specific to the position for which you are applying, including why you confident that you would be a good fit for NIHB and the amazing work we do.

Send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. Include in the Subject Line: Your last name and the title of the position for which you are applying.


Career Opportunities in Indian Country



Posted - July 23, 2021

Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) Project Director
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

NPAIHB aspires to assist NW Tribes deliver health services that are high-quality and safe; that promote patient-provider team interactions that are patient-centered and culturally relevant; that develop and support an engaged, expert workforce; and that demonstrate fiscal sustainability and accountability.

The Tribal Community Health Provider Project, Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) Project Director is responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing, and evaluating the behavioral health aide (BHA) education programs for the Portland Area Tribes. The project includes incorporating tribal traditional knowledge and practices and an array of behavioral health subject matter the BHA education curriculum. This position is aligned with the health policy team which is responsible for developing policy and procedural recommendations and providing support for related program activities.

Please help us to recruit for this position by sharing it with your contacts and with anyone who may be interested in applying. The posting closing date is July 10, 2021.

To apply, please complete the attached employment application and send to [email protected]

Applications may also be found online at npaihb.org/careers

Download Job Application (DOC)



Posted - June 19, 2021

Project Manager
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

We have an open Tribal EpiCenter to Improve Vaccine Coverage in AI/AN Adults (TEC-IVAC) Project Manager position available here at the Board and we are currently accepting all applications. This position is full-time with benefits and the salary is 50-75K, depending on experience.

This position is based in Portland, Oregon but can be done remotely from Oregon, Washington or Idaho. NPAIHB is following local, state and federal directives as to COVID-19. Our office is currently closed and our staff are currently working from home.

Please help us to recruit for this position by sharing it with your contacts and with anyone who may be interested in applying. The posting closing date is July 10, 2021.

To apply, please complete the attached employment application and send to [email protected]

Applications may also be found online at npaihb.org/careers

Download Job Application (DOC) | (PDF)



Posted - March 25, 2021

Compliance Manager
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

We are looking for applicants to fill our open Compliance Manager position here at the Board. Please help us recruit for this position by sharing it with your contacts and with anyone who may be interested in applying. The posting closing date is June 6th, 2021.

This position is full-time with benefits and the salary is 80-88K, depending on experience. This position is based in Portland, Oregon. NPAIHB is following local, state and federal directives as to COVID-19.

To apply, please complete the attached employment application and send to [email protected]

Applications may also be found online at npaihb.org/careers

Read Job Description

Download Job Application (DOC)





We post open positions received from American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes, Tribal Organizations or Tribal Consortia. To post your position here, please email requests to [email protected], with the full description, link to your organization and closing date for applications.




 

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