Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-036
Supervisor 477/TANF DIRECTOR
Department 477/TANF
Rate of Pay $24.00 - $28.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date JANUARY 12, 2018
Closing Date JANUARY 25, 2018


The Spokane Tribe of Indians Tribal TANF/477 Education and Training promotes and supports Tribal children and their families reaching their full potential of becoming healthy, productive and self-sufficient.  This is accomplished in a way that protects and benefits Tribal children, respects and preserves their culture, value and traditions, gives families access as well as input into the full range of programs and services to promote their self esteem, independence, self sufficiency and their educational experiences. This position will be responsible for both the urban and rural child development and education services as well as the Head-start, Wrap-Around, In-home providers and future childcare center.


  • Responsible for the overall management of the CCDF, CACFP, SFSP, Child Care and Head Start facilities.
  • Hire, mentor, coach and evaluate the performance of Child Care Program managers, Head Start Program manager, and Licensing Specialist.
  • Encourage and support professional development opportunities.
  • Facilitate resolution of conflicts.
  • Promote a consistent exchange of information in all directions.
  • Promote training that meets team and individual needs.
  • Plan and facilitate regular leadership meetings.
  • Participate in the design of internal structures, systems and policies.
  • Ensure adequate systems in place to maintain highest quality of services to children and families in compliance to State, Federal, and Tribal rules and regulations.
  • Ensure consistency in service delivery across program with attention to inclusive practices and integration of component areas; encourage continuous improvement of systems.
  • Ensure coordination among components, across levels and with the organization.
  • Participate in development of program interagency agreements and contracts.
  • Establish and maintain relationships and collaborations with public school districts, systems of higher education, State Department of Social and Health Services, other community agencies and partners.
  • Attend interagency organizational and planning meetings as appropriate.
  • Participate in professional development activities and organized community events.
  • Design and deliver formal presentations.
  • Represent TANF/477 and Head Start on local planning bodies.
  • Oversee the efforts of managers and consultants in the monitoring and control of component budgets; identification and interpretation of each program’s and community needs; conformance to all rules, regulations for each program and other regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the development of collaborations and facility development for future expansion of families and/or services.
  • Participate in monthly HS executive meetings in development of program budgets and reviews.
  • Research, investigate and write potential grant opportunities.


  • Complete annual USDA CACFP/SFSP grant renewal for all sites or prospective sites.
  • Implement and monitor compliance with policies and procedures, work plan and regulations.
  • Revise policies or procedures as needed.
  • Inform staff of regulation changes.
  • Submit complete and timely month end reports to program bookkeeper or Director.
  • Collect and calculate OSPI/CACFP/SFSP claims for monthly reimbursement in a timely manner.
  • Complete accurate Study Month of all sites by the end of October of each year in order to maximize reimbursement percentages.
  • Ensure all required USDA/CACFP forms are completed and maintained as required in CACFP regulations.
  • Review food program site visits for each of the eight sites a minimum of three times per year for all CACFP sites (evaluate based on USDA/OSPI and Head Start Performance standards).
  • Review USDA/OSPI and related training materials to direct service and food service staff including program rules involving meal patterns, minimum portion size, recordkeeping requirements and sanitation.
  • Analyze food budget monthly and initiate cost controls as appropriate.
  • Process requests and written orders for food, equipment, and supplies from all sites.
  • Ensure program site records are maintained and include monthly meal counts, expenditures, and labor cost. .
  • Ensure completion of all relevant USDA/CACFP forms (income statements, special diet documentation, summary reports).
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • This position currently supervises a staff consisting of child care program managers, Head Start Director, and Child Care Services Assistant.


  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, Education, or related field OR a combination of education and experience to be able to successfully perform the duties;
  • Minimum Five years’ experience managing early learning programs (ECEAP, Head Start, Child Care);
  • Successful completion of Department of Early Learning Portable Background Check;
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and ability to be tribally insurable;
  • TB test, First Aid Training, CPR training, Food Service Permit, and HIV Training, and other requirements to meet State licensing standards.
  • Have previous experience working with Native American clientele and understand the cultural needs.
  • Federal background check is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, contracts and write grants
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to forecast national, state, and local childcare trends
  • Administrative experience in HS/ECEAP/EHS preferred
  • Must submit a completed STOI Application, Professional Resume, and Applicable Documents for consideration.


Applications are available at the Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA.   99040

Contact:  Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

(509) 458-6583 or 458-6527

Fax #:  (509) 458-6556

Email address:  or

Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department No

Later Than 4:30 P.M. On The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

The Spokane Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All Applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test

All positions with the Tribe are subject to a 90-day orientation period