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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JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Direct Services Administrator, determine the eligibility of applicants for Emergency Assistance, Burial Assistance, Energy Assistance and Child Care. The Client Services Program Specialist will provide assistance to Tribal members ensuring quality, effective and efficient services are provided to participants that are receiving or applying for services.

SALARY RANGE: $31,200 – $49,920 annually; $15.00 - $24.00 hourly, part-time Position

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Receives applications and conducts interviews of prospective clients, track and follow up with families to ensure completion of applications. Verify accuracy of presented information and assure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and laws.
Conduct home visits, have meetings with clients, determine what problems a client may have in accessing services.
Assist clients in completing applications and ensures all required documents are received prior to submission to DSA for approval.
Establish, organize and maintain client file folders and maintaining client records.
Type and mail correspondence, memos, reports and other material used in the process of determining program eligibility.
Respond to questions from Tribal members on how to receive assistance.
Responsible for assisting clients/Tribal members to any and all resources available on and off island, serving as a liaison and/or advocate to Tribal members for services identified in their service plan.
Maintains computerized database/spreadsheet of the amount of assistance to be given to a client. Engage in outreach to inform Tribal members about services available through the Direct Services Division.
Assist and plan community workshops, elders’ lunches or outings, prepare flyers and advertisements for those events.
Participate in tribal division/department staff meetings as instructed and outside activities as related to WTGH(A) Direct Services on or off Island as assigned.
Inventory the resources that are available to Tribal members on and off island.
Use continuous improvement techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of customer service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or GED.
Minimum of two (2) years experience working in the Social Services field. 
Customer Service Experience.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record.
Must pass a Background Check. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or Related Field.
Experience in Database Management.
Three (3) years experience working in a Social Services field. 

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. 

CLIENT SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST


JOB SUMMARY: The Direct Services Administrative Assistant provides complex administrative and clerical support to the administration of the Direct Services programs. This position serves as a focal point for division communication, stays current on all direct services offered by the WTGHA and maintains a professional back office environment and effective workflow. This position will be responsible for executing a wide range of administrative support duties and reports directly to the Direct Services Administrator.

SALARY RANGE: $29,840 – $47,775 annually

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as the focal point for the Direct Services Division acting as the point of contact between staff and Tribal members.
Communicates with outside organizations, service providers and stakeholders.
Develop and carry out an efficient documentation and records management system, filing and retrieving documents including ordinances, resolutions, contracts and reports.
Receive and review incoming items regarding direct services programs to determine their significance, plan their distribution and respond as appropriate.
Provide logistical support to advisory committees, routinely interfacing with advisory committee membership, taking and maintaining committee minutes.
Prepares and assists in drafting correspondence, reports, presentations, memos official notices and communications, including documents for Tribal Council and General Membership meetings.
Maintain tracking systems for various projects, monitors budgets through spreadsheets.
Screen telephone calls and handles requests and queries appropriately, responding to inquiries from Tribal members and providing information as necessary for services.
Maintains department calendar arranging meetings and appointments providing reminders.
Schedules and arranges meetings and assists with organizing community events and conferences.  Issue, track, and audit purchase orders, expenditures, travel documentation and other division accounting activity.
Requests and maintains office supplies.
Maintain and operate all division office equipment including copy machines, facsimile machine, and computers.
Reserves meeting space, coordinates meeting needs and resources and transcribes meeting minutes.
Screen telephone calls, inquiries, requesting documents and information.
Arrange travel for division staff through Property and Supply, ensure timely reconciliation of travel.  
Work on special projects as assigned by the Direct Services Administrator.
Use continuous improvement techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of customer service. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma/GED.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Minimum of two (2) years experience in an office setting.
Possess a valid Driver’s License.
Must pass a Background Check.
Ability to multi-task.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates Degree in Business Administration, Social Services, or Communication.
Three (3) years experience working in an office setting as an administrative assistant.
Working knowledge of social networking platforms; e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.

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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JOB SUMMARY: The Indirect Services Administrative Assistant provides complex administrative and clerical support to the administration of the Indirect Services programs. This position serves as a focal point for division communication, stays current on all indirect services offered by the WTGHA and maintains a professional back office environment and effective workflow. This position will be
responsible for executing a wide range of administrative support duties and reports directly to the Indirect Services Administrator.

SALARY RANGE: $29,840 – $47,775 annually

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as the focal point for the Indirect Services Division acting as the point of contact between staff and Tribal members.
Communicates with outside organizations, service providers and stakeholders.
Develop and carry out an efficient documentation and records management system, filing and retrieving documents including ordinances, resolutions, contracts and reports.
Receive and review incoming items regarding indirect services programs to determine their significance, plan their distribution and respond as appropriate.
Provide logistical support to advisory committees, routinely interfacing with advisory committee membership, taking and maintaining committee minutes.
Prepares and assists in drafting correspondence, reports, presentations, memos official notices and communications, including documents for Tribal Council and General Membership meetings.
Maintain tracking systems for various projects, monitors budgets through spreadsheets.
Screen telephone calls and handles requests and queries appropriately, responding to inquiries from Tribal members and providing information as necessary.
Maintains department calendar arranging meetings and appointments providing reminders.
Schedules and arranges meetings and assists with organizing community events and conferences.  Issue, track, and audit purchase orders, expenditures, travel documentation and other division accounting activity.
Requests and maintains office supplies.
Maintain and operate all division office equipment including copy machines, facsimile machine, and computers.
Reserves meeting space, coordinates meeting needs and resources and transcribes meeting minutes.
Screen telephone calls, inquiries, requesting documents and information. Arrange travel for division staff through Property and Supply, ensure timely reconciliation of travel.   
Work on special projects as assigned by the Indirect Services Administrator.
Use continuous improvement techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of customer service. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma/GED.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Minimum of two (2) years experience in an office setting.
Possess a valid Driver’s License.
Must pass a Background Check.
Ability to multi-task.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates Degree in Business Administration, Environmental Sciences or Communication.
Three (3) years experience working in an office setting as an administrative assistant.
Working knowledge of social networking platforms; e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. 

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. 

Indirect services administrative assistant


JOB SUMMARY: The Manager oversees the Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault/Dating Violence/ Sex Trafficking and Stalking support services and advocacy as well as, education and prevention activities in a culturally appropriate manner as defined by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). The Manager is responsible for coordinating services with other Tribal and Nontribal appropriate agencies, Law Enforcements and Courts to build a strong collaborative system of services.  The Coordinator in collaboration with the appropriate Tribal representatives will develop and implement a distinctly “Aquinnah Wampanoag” program including community based Awareness Activities.

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position is under the supervision of the Direct Services Administrator.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Works with The Direct Services Administrator to develop and revise appropriate services for victims of Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault/Dating Violence/ Sex Trafficking and Stalking, and children who have witness / experience violence.
Supervises Advocates that provides support for and access to support services, safety planning and counseling to victims of abuse.
Provides Court and /or Medical Advocacy.
Oversees and Develops community outreach/ education regarding Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault/Dating Violence/ Sex Trafficking and Stalking, and children who have witness / experience violence.
Responsible for developing collaborative relationships with local agencies, courts, and other DV/SA programs and promotes a culturally appropriate approach for the services provided.
Attends meetings and trainings as required to keep current in the field.
On-call availability for crisis intervention advocacy as needed.
Responsible for all Grants Administration including Programmatic and Financial.
Develop or revise systems procedures, protocols and forms.
Maintain a volunteer program, including outreach for potential volunteers, volunteer orientation and certification, re-certification of volunteers, and assignment and supervision of volunteer services. Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or Graduate Equivalent Diploma.
Four years’ experience in the domestic violence/ sexual assault field.
Demonstrated written and oral communication and collaboration skills.
Valid driver’s license in good standing and reliable transportation.
40-hour Domestic Violence Training.
40-hour Sexual Assault Training.
Successfully complete a criminal background investigation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field.
Eight years’ experience in the domestic violence/ sexual assault field.
Sexual Assault Training Certification.
Knowledge of Wampanoag Culture.
Familiarity with local service agencies.
Court Advocacy experience.
Tribal Court Legal Advocacy Certification.
Safe star Certification.
2 years Management experience.

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 primary function of the Education Program Specialist (EPS) position is to maintain and supervise various educational programs offered to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Children. This position reports to the Education Planning Coordinator and provides general support to the Education Department as needed. The EPS is responsible for providing oversight and supervision to the After- School Program, Full-Day School Break Programs, and the Summer Turtle Program. The EPS work schedule will be based upon meeting the needs of the island school system schedule and WTGH(A) Education Department calendars.  The work day start and end times may vary.  This position supervises the children enrolled in each of the Education Department’s Children Programs and coordinates with other administrative departments as needed, to ensure a well-rounded educational, cultural, interesting and fun experience for our Aquinnah Tribal Children. 

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $38,566.00 - $48,740.00

PRINCIPLE DUTIES: Main duties include supervising the daily After-School Program from September-June in accordance with island school system calendar, school break full day programs, and the Summer Turtle Program which is conducted July - August.
Ensures a safe, productive, and caring environment for the children and staff.
Establish a positive rapport with Tribal Youth and Families, program contractors, and island schools. Maintains a professional demeanor when interacting with students, parents, staff and community members.
Provides classroom management and supervision of the students.
Prepares planned daily activities according to program curriculum.
Provides activity and curriculum schedules in advance for the parents and monthly TRT Newsletter Supervises daily activities according to curriculum, including activities such as: arts and crafts, cultural lessons, outdoor play, field trips; both on and the off island and other activities as identified. Maintains records as required, including but not limited to: attendance, activity reports, incident reports and disciplinary reports.
Reports all incidents to the Education Program Coordinator, Direct Services Administrator and when necessary, Chief of Staff.
Responsible for ensuring daily check in and check out procedures are followed, and appropriate written notifications are sent to the parents and or guardians if they are not.
Responsible for the safe transportation of the children and assigned program staff for off campus outings, and trips.
Instructs assigned staff to assist with Youth Program activities and responsibilities.
Provides support to the Education Planning Coordinator in preparation of youth program curriculum, activities, special events, camps, and trips.
Attends and takes notes at applicable departmental staff meetings.
Attends special events on occasion which may be held on the weekends or in the evening.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must exercise excellent time management and organizational skills.
Must have demonstrated responsibility and dependability experience.
Must exhibit patience and understanding.
Must be able to be alert at all times, keeping the overall safety and well-being of the children as a top priority.
Must be capable of working under pressure.
Must be capable of working closely with all levels of management and under minimal supervision. Must have a desire and willingness to work with children of all ages.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position entails a significant amount of work that will be conducted outdoors in all types of weather conditions. 
This position is expected to engage in all manner of physical activity consistent with activities and games generally played with and performed by children of elementary school age up through junior high school.
The noise level is what is expected when large groups of children are present.
EPC may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to drive at night.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have at least three years of child care and/or education experience.
Must possess a clean and valid Massachusetts driver’s license in good standing.
Must possess or be willing to obtain current CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education or Youth Development.
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Youth Development.
Three or more years of experience working in an after-school or summer camp program.
Five or more years of child care and/or education experience.
Lifeguard Certification. 

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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.


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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:
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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