SUMMARY: The Youth and Child Unit will strengthen Tribal Families by enhancing the wellbeing of tribal children through educational, prevention, and intervention services and opportunities. The Youth and Child Unit Manager will work in a team setting to manage the implementation of new program design and development. This position will be responsible for monitoring annual budgets, program compliance, and the continued development of the unit and overall oversight of youth and children programing. The Unit Manger will have or develop a solid understanding of Tribal 477 program funding, Federal Head Start, and Childcare. 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.
•Provide a high level of oversight for the Head Start and Child Care programs.
•Work closely with Division Director and other stakeholders to plan program integration, design, and implement services that support the needs of tribal members being served.
•Develop, implement, and monitor an annual budget.
•Conduct strategic planning sessions to ensure quality services are provided and sustained.
•Continuously develop and evaluate the service delivery of the unit.
•Effectively facilitate small to large meetings.
•Ensure that the Unit has up to date program policies and procedures.
•Ensure programmatic compliance according to grant rules and regulations.
•In 3-5 years pursue program funding, as needed, with support from grants department.
•Maintains strict confidentiality of the department and clientele.
•Other duties as assigned

•Directly supervise staff using one-on-one meetings, team meetings, and direct communication.
•Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
•Interview, hire, and train employees and evaluate performance.
•Develop and maintain a culturally sensitive work environment that encourages open two-way communication.
•Ensure staff have the tools and training required to effectively do their jobs.

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 Youth and Child Unit Manager.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Fluency in Yup’ik or Cup’ik is preferred but not required. Familiarity with Yup’ik lifestyles and the AVCP region is strongly preferred. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

•Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field from an accredited university is preferred. A minimumof three (3) years of direct experience in program and grant management and supervisory experience isrequired in lieu of Bachelor’s degree. Preference given for prior experience with Tribal 477programming, Federal Head Start programming, and/or 477 Childcare programming.

REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, the individual should have a working 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.
•The ability to travel to sites within AVCP region and out of region as needed.


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

Job Posting Expiration Date: September 30, 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.