This person is responsible to manage program implementation and compliance of the Economic Development and/or Economic Development Administration and/or all other programs associated with economic development, energy, or climate adaptation within the CDD; including but limited to budget development, grant applications, grant monitoring/reporting/compliance, periodic reports, and other duties. This person will also work closely with tribes, regional organizations, and other entities within the region to identify and pursue community development initiatives and funding opportunities, including those programs within the Community Development Division. Person must be very organized; familiar with and understand the culture in the YukonKuskokwim Delta; able to facilitate meetings with administration and various community stakeholders; gather and summarize large amounts of data; and prepare meaningful reports for stakeholders. The Economic Development Manager is a Bethel based position.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: including the following.

  • Familiarity with Economic Development (ED), Economic Development Administration (EDA), and Indian Energy Programs.
  • Responsible to implement ED programs, accountable for compliance of programs, and development of budget and the strategic initiatives for the programs.
  • Collaborate with communities and region to arrange meetings with stakeholders, establish agenda, create, and compile meeting packets and source documents needed to conduct effective meetings about community and/or regional economic development.
  • Aware and Understands regulations pertinent to programs within the CDD.
  • Develop and implement a community assessment evaluation to use as a tool for community development.
  • Collaborate with peer Community Development Division Managers and other departments within AVCP to foster overall success of the division.
  • Implement various plans such as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Document.
  • Assist in developing plans with communities and tribes, such as, but not limited to energy, climate adaptation, economic development, emergency/disaster planning, etc.
  • Facilitates data gathering efforts in villages in the AVCP region, including but not limited to economic development, EDA programs, housing needs, etc.
  • Compiles data and prepares information for presentations along with visual aids such as tables, graphs, power points, etc.
  • Compiles meeting reports including recording/recorded minutes, record of participation, meeting content, and outcomes.
  • Assists in the development various resources like fact sheets, summaries, supporting documents and justifications for different grant applications. Willing to assist communities in grant writing.
  • Ability to research and identify grants and/or projects or programs that would support community development efforts – both capital and operating.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively throughout the region and establish a network of resources and partners if support of community development.
  • Work with various partners to assist in development of concept papers, business plans, and financing opportunities for various initiatives.
  • Performs research as needed and compiles statistical reports for stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Management of economic development grants within our Community Development Division; application, implementation, reporting, and close-out.
  • Data Specialists and potentially more once programs are developed.


The position requires the ability to carry out the noted essential job duties as outlined above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Economic Development Manager.


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.  Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. Trustworthiness is required.  This position is subject to Native Preference per P.L.93-638.


Associate degree (A.A) or equivalent from a twoyear College or technical school; or 10+ years direct work experience with tribal program implementation and grant management.

B.A preferred in Rural Development, Business Administration, or a related field.


Proven successful project management (construction or non – construction)

Proven record of managing grants and compliance Proven record of planning, organizing and coordinating activities.

Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.

Must have strong written and verbal skills.

Fluency in Yup’ik or Cup’ik preferred.

Strong interpersonal skills are required.

Familiarity with Yup’ik lifestyles is preferred.


Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within and outside of AVCP.

Exercises tact and diplomacy in working with other departments and agencies.


Prioritizes and plans work activities.

Uses time efficiently.

Plans for additional resources when needed.

Sets goals and objectives.

Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Develops realistic action plans.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, e-mail, and calendaring software such as Outlook Express.


This position is a Grade 7 and has a Salary Range of:  $64,777 – $97,166

Job Posting Expiration Date: December 31, 2022

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.