SUMMARY:  The Prevention Unit Manager is responsible for the direction, management, and coordination of prevention programs, activities, and functions within the Family Services Division.  Collectively this unit will strengthen our Tribal Families, protect our children, and prevent the break-up of our Tribal Families, through a wide variety of prevention and intervention services.  The Prevention Unit Manager is responsible for oversight of the budget and services, as well as maintaining successful oversight of staff, partnerships within and outside of AVCP, and the ongoing growth and development of the unit.

With oversight from the Family Services Division Director, the Unit Manager ensures that each service launches, manages, and executes support and accountability measures within their perspective programs.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: including the following. Other duties as assigned.

  • Work closely with Division Director on program and unit development.
  • Oversee and manage the administrative and operational activities of the Prevention Unit.
  • Develop, track, and implement an annual budget.
  • Pursue program funding, as needed for prevention services.
  • Plan, develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives to ensure quality services are provided and sustained.
  • Conduct strategic planning sessions with the Prevention Unit team.
  • Effectively facilitate meetings and gatherings with small and large groups.
  • Continuously develop and evaluate the service delivery model of the unit.
  • Work closely with Division Director to design services that support the needs of the individuals, families, and communities being served.
  • Ensure that the Unit has up to date program policies and procedures.
  • Directly supervise the staff.
  • Ensure implementation of the quality improvement process initiatives.
  • Ensure programmatic and fiscal compliance with grant rules and regulations.
  • Provide administrative support to Supervisors within the team.
  • Continuously evaluate the service delivery model for of each service and how it fits into the larger service delivery model for the Division and AVCP.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises staff using one-on-one meetings, team meetings, and direct communication.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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 Family Services Division Director.


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.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university is preferred. Three (3) years of direct experience in the field of human services is required plus at least 2 years of grant management and supervisory experience is required in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.


To perform this job successfully, the individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, e-mail, and calendaring software such as Outlook Express, and various communication platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Skype.  Must be willing to travel regularly to villages within the AVCP region as well as out of region.  Ability to develop training modules and train staff in all fields related to Prevention services.

Related Skills:

  • Proven record of planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to manage staff through coaching, resolving conflict, and team building.
  • Proven ability to write reports and correspondence as required.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in Yup’ik or Cup’ik is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Yup’ik lifestyles and the AVCP region is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within and outside of AVCP.
  • Reacts well under pressure.
  • Treats people with respect.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Makes timely decisions.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities.
  • Uses time efficiently.


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

Job Posting Expiration Date: January 31, 2023

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