Tribal Operations Director


FLSA Status:   Exempt                                               Department : Tribal Operations                                            Reports to: Executive Director


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Self Governance Director assists compacted departments through assessment, analysis, development and implementation of programs, and projects, including developing, securing and managing grants and other funding for programs with in the organization supporting services to Tribal members, ONC operations and governmental affairs in Tribal, State, and Federal areas.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research funding opportunities and prepare grant applications and contracts
  • Coordinating with the Accounting Department and Program Department heads, assists in budget preparation, grant development, assists with grant reporting, and provides ongoing support to each assigned department .
  • Prepares written reports for the Executive Director and Tribal Council, funding sources, organizations and meetings as requested by the Executive
  • Attends meetings and work sessions, must be available to travel to various tribal, regional, and national meetings to advocate on behalf of the ONC
  • Produces quarterly News Letter for tribal members
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, may participate in annual Compact
  • Plans and coordinates the Annual Tribal Membership meeting and the development of the annual meeting
  • Remains cognizant of State and Federal Statutes and Regulations affecting ONC programs
  • Maintains a shared tracking system and calendar reporting dates, renewal dates and ensures compliance with


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not require supervision of other employees.



  • Must be able to work independently with minimal amount of
  • Excellent written and verbal skills



  • Demonstrated ability to work with and communicate with the public
  • Must have the ability to work closely with individuals in a culturally diverse environment
  • Have the ability to work under stressful conditions with an even temperament
  • Have (at least) basic knowledge of Federal, State, and Tribal
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, public, and other
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision





  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective Tribal government -t o-government relationships and funding agency relationships, as well as relationships with Tribal Council Members, managers, and program
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed analyses and prepare clear, concise and accurate correspondence and
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task
  • Demonstrated skill in creative problem-solving and conflict resolution; ability to work in culturally diverse environments and tolerate different viewpoints; ability to tolerate unforeseen and sometimes frustrating
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, make decisions and maintain
  • Must possess a valid Alaska driver’s license


In accordance with the ONC hiring policy, preference to qualified Tribal members will be given at the time of hiring.


ONC is an equal opportunity employer. Within the concept of Native Preference, all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin or other non-merit factor.

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