Vacancy Ann. # STOI-18-084
Department 477/TANF
Location SPOKANE, WA
Rate of Pay $15.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date MAY 7, 2018
Closing Date MAY 22, 2018 ** EXTENDED**


The Spokane Tribe of Indians Tribal 477 Program is to promote and support Tribal Youth and their families in reaching their full potential in becoming healthy, productive and self-sufficient.  This will be offered in a way that protects and benefits the Tribal children, respects and preserves their culture, values and traditions, gives families access as well as input into the full range of programs and services to promote their self-esteem, independence and self-sufficiency.

The Youth Coordinator(s) will oversee all associated activities and events at the Community Center(s) that relate to the Spokane Tribal 477 Program.  The Youth Program Manager will facilitate the coordination of services to the Communities by working collaboratively with the Coordinators, other Service Providers and Community Members.


  • Mandated reporting of abuse and neglect through the appropriate channels.
  • Assist in implementing policies and procedures to carry out the youth program objectives for the Spokane Tribal TANF Youth Program
  • Monitor youth and other community members utilizing the Community Center as well as on field trips and ensure their safety
  • Assist with Daily activities including but not limited to leading the children in hiking, backpacking, low and high ropes work, playing outdoor games, classroom or academic assignment time, Community service projects and planning events (cookouts, camping, rafting, canoe trips, etc.)
  • Assist in maintenance and upkeep of the Community Center, Tribal Vehicles, equipment and grounds
  • Assist in monitoring the facilities and schedules such that the Center serves the Community
  • Maintains order and discipline as required
  • Ensures safety and wellbeing of youth
  • Teaches, guides or otherwise instructs youth
  • Serves as a leader and role-model
  • Documentation and report writing of incidents and or accidents
  • Performs other work as required.


  • Basic understanding of summer sport activities;
  • Capable as a swimmer;
  • Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans;
  • Ability to be flexible and capable of working in rapid changing environment;
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays and irregular hours;
  • Must be able to work independently and have the ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with members of the public and with co-workers;
  • Ability to practice tact, courtesy and discretion;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Willingness to learn and upgrade skills;
  • Ability to work consecutive twelve to fourteen hour work days;
  • Familiar with outdoor activities such as biking, camping, hiking, swimming, etc;
  • Must be able to handle minimal to extreme physical activity at any given time;
  • Must be able to work well within a team network;
  • Must be willing to travel and be able to be away from home for periods of one week at a time.


  • Some lifting may be required; employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. 
  • Some activities require overnight camping.  Employee must be able to sleep on the ground, pitch tents and/or set up tee pees, swim, hike, and bike and prepare meals in primitive settings. 
  • Must be willing to be trained in CPR/First Aid, and Life Guard Certification.
  • Must be willing to obtain and retain updated Food Handlers Card.


  • High School Diploma/GED required. Additional consideration given to those that have extended education in fields associated with the youth or youth related activities/prevention/wellness
  • Must have experience working with youth
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Must have previous experience working with Native American clientele and understand cultural needs
  • Must be 21 years or older – provide proof with application
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be tribally insurable
  • Successfully clear a criminal background inquiry.
  • Subject to Safety Sensitive Drug Testing.


Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

Phone # (509)458-6583 or (509)458-6527

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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

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period