Employment Opportunities

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) practices Indian Preference in hiring and awarding of contracts.

To apply for any of the jobs listed below, please submit this form and a copy of your current resume to Personnel@Wampanoagtribe.net

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Natural Resources Intern

Temporary Part Time Position*

JOB SUMMARY: This is a temporary part time position within the Natural Resources Department. This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Natural Resources Department’s programs. Assignments are developmental in nature and in conjunction with formal education; the employee will gain some of the necessary competencies for a career as an Environmental Technician. Work assignments are selected to ensure that the employee receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions. The position is funded by grant programs, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant. Employment will continue through the term of the two year grant. This position is supervised by the Director of the Natural Resources Department.

HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $12.00 - $14.00 per hour

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Participates in marine/coastal restoration projects; Performs inventorying and monitoring of specific resources; Participates with removal of noxious weeds and replanting of native grass; Participates in design and implementation of outreach education programs; Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED; Career objective aligned with marine/ coastal biology research; Must be at least 16 years of age; Quick learner, good listener, good communicator; Ability to meet deadlines; Detail-oriented qualities are a must; Must be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution; Has knowledge and research skills of history and culture of the Wampanoag Tribe of (Aquinnah); A valid Driver's License.

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in marine/coastal environment

TRAINING: Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.


Natural Resources Field Technician

JOB SUMMARY: This is a part time position within the Natural Resources Department. Individual will perform a variety of land management activities that comply with management plans that were designed to maintain and enhance lands managed by the Natural Resources Department. This includes technical tasks associated with proper equipment maintenance, modification and repairs. This position is supervised by the Director of the Natural Resources Department.

HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $12.75—$20.42

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Implements land management projects as assigned such as timber improvement, planting, brush removal, noxious weed management, trail maintenance, etc. Transports machinery/equipment to and from sites, and troubleshoots and makes repairs in the field. Modifies and fabricates equipment to fit the needs of the Department. Performs routine equipment maintenance and minor repairs. Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs. All other duties as assigned

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: One year experience operate manual tools and automatic equipment used in the maintenance of natural resources areas. Knowledge of the procedures and safety standards required in the use of electrical and power equipment, chemicals, vehicles and trailers. Knowledge of facilities and equipment maintenance methods and procedures necessary to maintain functional facilities and safe equipment operation. Valid Massachusetts license to operate a motor vehicle. High school diploma or equivalent.

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Two years’ experience in basic welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, fencing, mechanical and road maintenance.

TRAINING: Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.


personnel administrator

The Personnel Administrator is responsible for carrying out the assignments and duties related to personnel management; serves as the liaison between the employees and the Personnel committee and attends all monthly personnel meetings and Tribal Council. Maintains strict confidentiality to ensure confidence of all parties. Responsible for fact-finding and formulation of recommendations and cases of disputes, and disciplinary actions.


Assists in the maintenance on a regular basis of the multi-purpose building (interior and exterior) and its systems including: Clivus,  Multrum and Gray Water Waste Recovery lighting, heating, ventilating, fire security, emergency generator and maintenance repair to machinery. Some carpentry work, (i.e., shingle sidewalls and roofs) and grounds maintenance are also included in addition to filling in for the Superintendent in their absence.

 

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The Bookkeeper works under the direction and supervision of the Finance Director, responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all transactions and financial reporting for assigned departments. 

 

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JOB SUMMARY: The Domestic Violence Advocate is under the supervision of the DV Program Coordinator. The DV Advocate provides direct services to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $34,840 - $43,748

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
Assists in carrying out the goals and objectives of the DV/SA program.
Provides supports for victims through access to support services, safety planning and short-term counseling.
Provides Court and or Hospital Advocacy.
Provides crisis intervention to victims of SA/DV, addressing immediate and long-term needs.
Refer victims to appropriate service agencies and other resources.
Provides victims information on available legal services.
Attends meetings and trainings to keep current in the field.
Consults with Tribal Members and Tribal Cultural Practitioners, to utilize Wampanoag culture and traditions as an approach to prevention and services.
Is available to be “on-call” for crisis intervention & advocacy as needed.
Assists in emergency shelter, relocation, and transitional assistance.
Provides confidential / unconditional support to program participants.
Maintains client confidentiality and confidential records following the policies and procedures of the Wampanoag Women’s Center and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
Follow the policies and procedures of the Wampanoag Women’s Center and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to maintain the safety of staff and program participants and to protect the integrity of the program.
Keep accurate statistics as required by funding agencies for reporting purposes.
Assists the DV Coordination in creating the required reports.
Facilitates programming including outreach, community education, support groups, healing activities, and food assistance.
Provides transportation to program participants as needed.
Assists with maintaining the Wampanoag Women’s Center facility.
Assists with administrative duties as assigned.
Other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or equivalency certificate.
Must be 18 years old.
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
Must have demonstrated written & oral communication and collaboration skills.
Must possess excellent computer skill, including word, publisher, and excel.
Must possess strong organizational skills.
Must possess strong critical thinking decision making and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to perform under stress and during emergency and crisis situations.
Must possess a clean and Massachusetts license in good standing and reliable transportation. Must have the ability to safely drive a 15-passenger van on highways and in urban and rural areas.
Must have the ability to work a flexible 40-hour week including some nights and weekends on an as needed basis.
Must be willing to work overnight shifts and overtime as may be required.
Must be willing to travel as required.
Must have the ability to pass a background investigation and assessment on attitude towards DV/SA.
Must be willing and able to complete an acceptable 40-Hour DV/SA Advocacy Training upon hiring.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field.
Two years’ experience in the domestic violence field.
Sexual Assault Training Certification.
Court Advocacy experience or certification.
Victim Advocacy Certification.
Knowledge of Wampanoag Culture.
Familiarity with local service agencies.

TRAINING: Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.

EMPLOYEE UNDERSTANDING: This position is based on grant funding that is available through the grant funding period.

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JOB SUMMARY: The Sexual Assault (SA) Advocate is under the supervision of the DV Program Coordinator. The SA Advocate provides direct and indirect services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

SALARY RANGE: $34,840.00 - $43,748.00

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
Assists in carrying out the goals and objectives of the SA and DV program.
Refers victims to appropriate service agencies and other resources.
Provides supports for victims via access to support services, re: safety planning and short-term counseling.
Provides Court and/or Hospital Advocacy.
Provide crisis intervention to victims of SA/DV, addressing immediate and long-term needs.
Provide victims information on legal services available for their protection, safety and support.
Attend meetings and trainings to keep current in the field.
Consults with Tribal Members and Tribal Cultural Practitioners, to utilize Wampanoag culture and traditions as an approach to prevention services.
On-call availability for crisis intervention & advocacy as needed.
Assists in coordination of emergency shelter identification, relocation, and transitional assistance.
Provides confidential / unconditional support to program participants
Maintain client confidentiality and confidential records following the policies and procedures of the Wampanoag Women’s Center and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).
Follow the policies and procedures of the Wampanoag Women’s Center and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to maintain the safety of staff and program participants and to protect the integrity of the program.
Keep accurate statistics as required by funding agencies and will submit when requested for reporting purposes.
Facilitate programming including outreach, community education, support groups, healing activities, and food assistance.
Provide transportation to program participants as needed.
Assist with administrative and other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or equivalency certificate.
Must be 18 years of age
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
Must have demonstrated written & oral communication and collaboration skills.
Must Possess excellent computer skill, including word, publisher, and excel.
Must Possess strong organizational skills.
Must possess strong critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to perform under pressure during emergency and crisis situations
Must have a clean, valid Massachusetts driver’s license in good standing and reliable transportation.
Must be able to safely drive a 15-passenger van on highways and in urban and rural areas.
Must have the ability to work a flexible 40-hour week with night and weekend work required on an as needed basis.
Must be willing to work overnight shifts and overtime as may be required.
Must be Willing to travel as required or requested
Must be able to pass a background investigation and assessment on attitude towards DV/SA.
Must be willing and able to complete an acceptable 40-Hour DV/SA Advocacy Training upon hiring.
Must be willing and able to complete an acceptable 40-Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training upon hiring.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field.
Two years’ experience in the domestic violence field.
Sexual Assault Training Certification.
SafeStar Certification or equivalent.
Court Advocacy experience.
Victim Advocacy Certification.
Knowledge of Wampanoag Culture.
Familiarity with local service agencies.

TRAINING: Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.

EMPLOYEE UNDERSTANDING: This position is based on grant funding that is available through the grant funding period.

 

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JOB SUMMARY: This position serves as the central coordinator of human/social services to Tribal members and families under the supervision of the Human Services Director.

SALARY RANGE: $37,757 - $60,450

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Assesses the needs and eligibility of Tribal members for human/social services and makes referrals to the appropriate agencies.
Performs case-management duties, including meeting with other Tribal departments, agents, and outside agencies, to design and track the overall support services to meet the human/social service needs of Tribal members.
Plans and conducts activities and projects that meet the needs of Tribal members and foster community and family well-being.
Achieves the timely completion of the goals and objectives and meets reporting requirements (case log, program performance, statistical, etc.) of the Human Services Department.
Conducts in-office, home visits and/or institutional visits as necessary to Tribal members.
Ensures services are provided to Tribal members by advocacy and follow-up of all referrals.
Attends meetings, conferences, and trainings to remain current in the field of social services.
Participates in organizational and departmental meetings as required.
Advocates for and represents the best interests of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
(Aquinnah) in the area of human/social service related functions.
Completes other duties, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or GED Certificate and three years' experience working with families in a human/social service setting, and working with a Tribal Community.
Must pass all appropriate background checks.
Willing to utilize personal vehicle and must have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance.
Have a working knowledge of local and state agencies and their available assistance programs and services.
Competent use of computer and software applications, i.e., Word and Excel.
Ability to develop and write comprehensive case plans

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or closely related field
Master's Degree in Social Work or closely related field
Licensed in Social Work or Clinical Social Work
Previous experience working with Tribal Communities

TRAINING: Training may be available for "qualified" candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications.

The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.

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services
coordinator


JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for researching and writing funding proposals to support a wide variety of projects for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). Proposals reflect the goals of Tribal Council related to cultural protection, programmatic growth and economic success of the Tribe.

 SUPERVISION PROVIDED:
Oversees the performance of project consultants and assigned contract workers.

 SALARY RANGE: $40,838 - $62,868

 PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Work with the Chief of Staff, Administrators, Department Program Managers and Staff to prepare funding proposals and grant applications.

  • Conduct research of potential funding sources to match programmatic needs of Tribal programs.

  • Research and identify relevant federal, state, local and foundation funding opportunities.

  • Provide summary grants tracking data to Tribal Council, Chief of Staff and program Administrators

  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports as directed.

  • Coordinate and compile tribal demographic, statistical and geographical data required for funding requests.

 MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Three years work experience in a related field with demonstrated grant writing experience

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Publisher, Access and Outlook

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

 PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Three years’ experience developing grants for tribes or non-profit agencies focusing on federal agency funding sources.

  • Master Degree in Public administration, Community planning, Communications or related

  • Knowledge of tribal programs, including health, education, human services, natural resources, cultural programs and tribal economic development initiatives.

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