SUMMARY: The Director of Tribal Workforce Development is responsible for the Workforce Development Project in its entirety. In addition, the Director will supervise the staff and the activities of the AVCP Tribal Workforce Development Department. The department consists of staff noted as 2 Sub-Regional Managers, 1 Job Specialist Coordinator, 1 Administrative Assistant and 20 Tribal Workforce Development Specialists. The Job Center location takes direction from the local Tribal Council. This department will work with tribal, federal, state and private entities to pursue employment and workforce development opportunities for TANF clients and young adults 25 years old and under. The Tribal Workforce Development Director must have experience working in rural areas of the region, experience and appreciation for the Yup’ik culture, have the ability to orchestrate staff effectively, and must have good communication and people skills.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • The Director will assist in the workforce development planning, workshop development, project management, and program implementation at AVCP and in the Workforce Development Specialist sites around the region.
  • Acts on behalf of AVCP, in networking, developing, and implementing employment and workforce development programs with strategic partners including Tribal, federal, state and private entities.
  • Works with community and regional leadership to arrange meetings with stakeholders, establish agenda, create and compile meeting packets and source documents needed to conduct effective meetings with regard to project development.
  • Facilitates the department staff with the planning and development of:
    • Department of Rural Workforce Development
  1. Create Departmental Budget
  2. Design Project Narrative
  3. Create Recording and Reporting Systems
  4. Select Premises
  5. Procure Furnishings and Office Supplies
  6. Recruit Staff
  7. Writing Job Descriptions
  8. Develop Program
  9. Publish Tribal Job Center applications to and provide to regional Tribes
  10. Review the applications and negotiate the terms with the Tribal Councils
  11. Select Tribal Job Center Sites
  12. Develop Basic Training materials
  13. Organize Training for Staff
  14. Negotiate Terms with External Training Providers
  • Compiles minutes and/or summaries of each meeting, including record of all participants, meeting content, and outcomes.
  • Compiles data gathered and prepares information for presentations in various mediums, to include tables, graphs, power points, etc.
  • Develops of fact sheets and summaries needed for various grants in support of employment and workforce development, and is willing to participate in grant writing activities as needed.
  • Researches and identifies grants and/or projects or programs that would supplement the partial funding of the project beyond the 2 year fully TANF funded period enabling the creation of an independent and sustainable department.
  • Travels to establish networks of resources and partners in support of workforce development.
  • Performs research as needed and compiles statistical reports for stakeholders.
  • Oversees grant compliance of the departments funding sources.
  • Performs administrative functions as needed in support of the department.


  • Supervises and collaborates with the Department’s employees; encourages open two-way communication with staff to enhance job satisfaction and overall morale.
  • Develops and maintains a culturally sensitive work environment.
  • Ensures staff has the tools and training required to effectively do their jobs.
  • Monitors all phases of the department’s services to ensure that proper policies and procedures are in place and suited to meet client needs.
  • Updates existing departmental policies and creates new ones to improve service procedure standardization and to enhance systemized processes.
  • Compiles, reviews and approves department employee’s timesheets and submits them to payroll.
  • Conducts performance evaluations of Department staff as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have strong computer skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires a thorough understanding of the culture and the needs of the Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.  Strong written, oral and analytical skills.   Ability to work and live in a cross cultural environment is required. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. High-level administrative skills are desired.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in a development related field is preferred but a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related with five to eight (5 to 8) years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent of education and experience may be substituted. Experience in writing and administering grants, goals and objectives and reporting concrete outcomes is required.


This position is a Grade 8 and has a Salary Range of:  $74,494 – $111,741

Job Posting Expiration Date: September 30, 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.