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NAM Program Manager

Tacoma, WA, USA Req #111
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:     August 21, 2019

Department:     GELC

Reports To:     Community & Youth Services Division Manager 

Salary Min:    $31.82/hour + benefits                               

Position Summary:

Responsible for ensuring GELC meets all standards required by granting agencies. Directly oversees NAM grant employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Responsible for ensuring that GELC meets all grant requirements, deliverables, timelines, and reporting deadlines. Oversees teacher training, curriculum development, demonstration classroom, literacy coaching, and program evaluation. Works regularly with Grants Project Director to report project updates.

  2. Responsible for coordinating with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) facilitators and participating in MDT meetings partners.

  3. Responsible for training staff on NAM grant, and ensuring staff are aware of their project deliverables.

  4. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Tribal and Intergovernmental staff.

  5. Implements program objectives, forecasts program needs and fiscal requirements and the ability to adjust program operations within the scope of delegated authority.

  6. Responsible for developing and overseeing the Parent as Teachers project. Works with Parent Educator to assist in implementation and ongoing assessment.

  7. Responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the immersion classroom.

  8. Works with ECE Coordinator to implement culture related curriculum into lesson plans.

  9. Coordinates with the Language department for assistance on project deliverables.

  10. Performs all other duties as necessary.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Position is responsible for direct supervision of NAM grant staff.   Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians personnel policies and procedures, and all applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, coaching and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Early Childhood Education and two years managing a grant funded program; or six years of related experience and/or training in an Early Childhood management position; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have previous experience with grant start-up, implementation and management. Knowledge and experience using word processing and spreadsheets (i.e. Word for Windows, Excel, Access, etc.)

Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with Tribal members, all levels of staff and management. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to read, analyze and interpret common professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from staff and regulatory agencies. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to effectively present information to management, employees and groups of people.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions and apply them to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check prior to employment and periodically throughout employment.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.

Required to successfully complete a drug screen prior to employment, and periodically throughout employment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.

  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  5. The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.

  6. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  7. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

  8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is low to moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.

  3. Work is performed in an office setting.

  4. There are frequent employee and customer/client contacts and interruptions during the day.

  5. Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.

  6. Requires travel using employee’s own transportation.


    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Tacoma, WA, USA