Job Title: Tribal Policy Specialist -Human Services Program Representative 2
St. Paul , MN United States
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Tribal Policy Specialist -Human Services Program Representative 2
This is a great opportunity for an individual that has experience working within both Tribal and American Indian communities. This position is designed to assist in the development of effective relationships with American Indian’s living both on reservation and in urban Indian communities. A great deal of the focus will be in developing relationships and processes internal to DHS-assisting in collecting data and information from the various business areas of DHS and in developing effective communication linkages within DHS but also with our tribal/urban Indian partners outside of DHS. Finally, this position will be instrumental in developing and educational/training program that will assist DHS staff to gain better understanding of American Indian culture and Tribal Government. You will be part of a strong team dedicated to DHS’s mission of helping people meet their basic needs so they can live, work and play with dignity in inclusive communities. You will be influencing the future of services. If this interests you, we want to hear from you!
The Tribal Policy Specialist is a highly visible position that will address a priority area of DHS, namely, “reducing disparities in service access and outcomes for racial and ethnic populations.” In addition, this position will provide leadership in efforts that improve the outcomes in access and services for American Indians, as well as recommend improvements to service delivery and outcomes for American Indians.
Job Responsibilities Include:
• Provide assistance to the Director of Indian Policy to ensure that performance measures are developed within each of the DHS business areas that are aimed at reducing human service disparities of American Indians.
• Monitor the department’s budget and legislative proposals to assure that they are aligned with performance outcomes designed to reduce disparities of American Indians.
• Partner with DHS business areas in the development of improved data collection and statewide reporting of standardized data that tracks American Indian utilization of health and human service programs
• Coordinate with the Director of Indian Policy to ensure that there is an ongoing plan of internal and external communication.
• Development of a DHS wide training system to increase cultural awareness/sensitivity of American Indian culture as well as current socio-economic realities.
Qualifications & Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
• Three (3) years of professional experience working within Tribal and/or American Indian organizations with a focus on health and human services, experience in community development, training, or data collection.
Experience must demonstrate the following:
• Understanding of American Indian history and Culture;
• Tribal government/or non-profit and tribal infrastructures;
• Providing leadership in program design, development and implementation;
• Equity & diversity work within an organization;
• Working with diverse communities and stakeholders and advocating for underserved; and
• Strong communication and writing skills to communicate complex information in varied settings to a wide variety of audiences.
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work or related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience OR Master’s degree in Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work or related field may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
• Experience as a Trainer or developer of training programs that aim at improving cultural competency of work environments, especially an agency’s capacity to work with American Indian clients;
• Background and social work in delivery of health and human services, especially Tribal Health and Human Services.
• Ability to analyze demographics and recipient data, social services plan compliance data and services provision data and synthesize it into reports.
How to apply to these openings:
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