Circle Facilitator

Orutsararmiut Native Council

Job Title: Circle Facilitator (PDF)

Supervisor: Tribal Court Administrator

Objective: Under direction of the ONC Tribal Court Administration conducts planning, coordinating, monitoring and facilitating activities of the ONC Tribal Circle Program. Assists in orienting and training circle leaders to work closely with victims of violent crime to serve tribal members within the Lower Kuskokwim Delta region in Alaska. Performs related work as required. This job demands strict confidentiality and respects the Yupik traditions and culture.

Duties: Maintains liaison within the ONC Tribal Department between Tribal Management, Tribal Administrator and all ONC Tribal employees in activities related to circle programs; in conjunction with Tribal Administrator, provides orientation and training management regarding expansion of program within department/agency;Facilitates and reports on circle meetings; makes recommendations to ONC tribal management regarding expansion of program within department/agency; schedules meetings and prepares or oversees the preparation of documentation to be used in group presentations to management; reviews departmental program budget, maintains records and prepares quarterly and annual evaluations of circle projects and programs; provides monthly reports to ONC Tribal Council; in conjunction with the Tribal Administrator, plans and carries out publicity, promotion and orientation activities for the circle program and resources; participates in training workshops, seminars and related circle activities; assists with conducting circle trainings, circle philosophies and concepts and the specific needs of the circle; refers to the ONC Circle Code for Circle guidelines and rules when conducting Circle, plans training sessions, recruitment strategies and the methods for accomplishing those tasks; Schedules Circle for tribal and community members on a regular basis; acts as a resource person to victims of crime in the Bethel region and works to identify and attempt to resolve problems; in concert with the Tribal Administrator follows through with program goals into action plans and incorporates those plans into their time-management strategies; reports to the Tribal Administrator or his/her designee for scheduling of work time, accounting for work time.

Qualifications: Minimum bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or social services field. CPR and First Aid certified preferred. Must have great oral and written communication skills to direct groups and create summary reports for the ONC Social Services Department. Must be skilled and proficient in facilitating group meetings to desired outcomes. Must be physically qualified to perform the duties of the position at the time of appointment. Must possess a valid driver’s license upon appointment and must provide own transportation as required. Must pass a criminal background check per ONC Tribal policy.

Salary: $28.00/hr plus benefits

Travel Requirements: 25% – quarterly to Anchorage to serve tribal members in therapeutic circles who are victims of crime.

Orutsararmiut Native Council exercises Alaskan Native/American Indian Preference under Public Law 93-638, Section 7(b). In the absence of any suitably qualified Indian applicant, all other applicants will receive equal opportunity for consideration of employment.

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