Community Health Services Director

Posted: 10/30/2022

Job Summary:


The Community Health Services Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluations of the delegated community-based health promotion, prevention and wellness initiatives. The incumbent provides oversight of programs funded by federal, state, local, or private entities, while ensuring the goals, objectives, scope of work with deliverables, evaluations, and financial requirements are in compliance with NADC and associated funding source guidelines.


The primary duties include but are not limited to supervising assigned staff, monitoring expenditures, maintaining budgets, coordinating work schedules, organizing and participating in team meetings, and ensuring deadlines are accomplished. The position works closely with other grant project managers to serve the public through effective programs and executing meaningful projects.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations:


  • Provides direction to the planning, program design, and operation of NADC’s Community Health Services programs and strategies in accordance with the mission and goals of NADC.
  • Monitors day to day operations of NADC’s Community Health Services programs, including: COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention; IHS 4 in 1; Montana State Zero Suicide Project, and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and COVID related grants and contracts.
  • Analyzes, and prepares reports related to the status of said grants
  • Collaborates with Suicide Prevention Project Director on NADC projects, events and reporting
  • Leads and manages staff through mentoring, coaching, and supervising staff to meet all goals and objectives of contracts and grants listed above.
  • Develops sustainability plan for Community Health Services department.
  • Provides fiscal oversight, manages and monitors program timelines, deliverables, and budgets of contracts and grants listed above.
  • Tracks grant reporting requirements and ensures reports are completed in a timely manner of contracts and grants listed above.
  • Monitors contracts and grants listed above and coordinates with all team members to keep workflow and progress on track.
  • Communicates with all stakeholders of grants listed above to identify and define project requirements, scope, and objectives, when necessary.
  • Adheres to budget and monitoring requirements related to the projects listed above to include federal and state compliance, laws, etc.
  • Develops and ensures project evaluation framework to assess the strengths of contracts and grants listed above and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Experience/Education):


  • Master’s degree in healthcare, or a related field, required, PhD preferred
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in community program development.
  • Five (5) years of grant implementation, reporting, and program design.
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience required.
  • Three (3) years of project management experience required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of working with Native Americans preferred.
  • Prior experience in supporting community-based collaborative processes and coordinating diverse groups of people towards a common goal is desired.
  • Experience in generating revenue strategies for sustainability plan.
  • Possess strong working knowledge and application of computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft, Adobe, Data Analysis, etc.) required.
  • Experience with research, to include: data entry and analysis, instrument development, reporting on data analysis.
  • Ability to pass a background and driver’s license check upon offer of employment.




  • None required.


Competencies or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):


  • Superior organizational skills with great leadership qualities to build high functional teams.
  • Extensive experience with developing and monitoring budgets and spenddowns.
  • Excellent leadership skills with building teamwork and moving projects forward.
  • Exceptional people skills, capable of mentoring staff and relationship building.
  • Ability to work with confidential information and uphold the professional and ethical standards of conduct.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent team collaboration and time management skills.
  • Documentation management and ability to use project management strategies, techniques, tools.
  • Ability to work effectively with healthcare professionals, community stakeholders, and organization partners.
  • Knowledge of how to provide services that are culturally appropriate.
  • Knowledge of suicide prevention, early intervention, postvention and crisis interventions to referral strategies.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and take instruction from multiple levels.
  • Preference in hiring is given to qualified American Indian/Alaska Native candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 NS473).


Physical Demands & Working Conditions:


  • Position is expected to interact in-person and virtually Native American families in physical activities, such as hiking, running, crawling, skipping, walking, jumping, bending stooping, kneeling, squatting, crouching, balancing reaching overhead, pulling, pushing, talking, hearing/listening, and climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Frequently sitting, with continuous full use of hands in repetitive hand motion, such as typing.
  • Clear vison, as well as speak and hear with normal conversations.
  • Requires high attention to detail with frequent deadlines and internal and external social interaction.
  • Regular lifting, moving and carrying items 5-30 pounds. Occasionally lifting items up to 75 pounds.
  • Work is primarily in an office environment. Must be able to work within an office/clinic/at-home setting, with flexibility to change settings as needed.
  • Occasional outdoor environment for physical activities described above.
  • Occasionally exposed to on-street driving and moving vehicles with overnight stays away from home.
  • Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM, but will include early morning, evenings and weekend events.


Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work. Errors or omissions could endanger the health and safety of community members and others.
  • Make decisions on a daily basis that strongly impact community members.
  • Must meet strict deadlines on monthly basis.
  • Repeat the same mental activities.
  • Must adhere to federal and state regulatory monitoring requirements to meet compliance standards.
  • Must successfully meet position performance measures to include productivity standards associated with the position.



  • Generally, have a set schedule each week.
  • Usually work 40 hours a week