Vacancy Ann. # STOI-19-089
Department 477/TANF
Location SPOKANE, WA
Rate of Pay $19.00 - $21.00 PER HOUR
Opening Date SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
Closing Date OCTOBER 9, 2019



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 Lead Coordinator will be responsible for all reports and center staff time sheets. This position will assist with the yearly budget for each youth center. The Lead Youth Coordinator will also help ensure that the Youth Coordinators, Cooks, Drivers, Spirited Adults, Teen Workers and other group members are safe, engaged in productive activities and developing effective problem solving skills and useful life strategies. The Lead Coordinator will review and evaluate the Youth Program for effectiveness, make recommendations for improvements, assist with planning, test new approaches and submit reports as directed.  The Lead Coordinator must have the necessary knowledge and understanding of the daily operations and activities of the Youth Center and its Program.


  • 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 477 Youth Program
  • Monitor youth and other community members utilizing the Community Center as well as on field trips for safety reasons
  • Directly supervising youth and providing corrective action when necessary
  • 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
  • Maintain order and discipline as required
  • A joint responsibility for youth program reports, files, equipment, and supplies. 
  • A joint responsibility for the safety and proper upkeep of the youth program property, buildings and its contents. 
  • Ensure the center calendar is complete and followed
  • A joint responsibility for the cook(s), the food, the meal program(s), menus, and the paperwork generated by the youth program
  • Supervises the tutoring services carried out by the youth program which may include, but not limited to, referrals, invoices, youth files, drivers, meals and transports
  • Will assist with the yearly budget for each youth center
  • Will assist in Implementing policies and procedures to carry out the youth program objectives for the Spokane Tribal 477 program
  • Supervises and assists the scheduling or arranging of daily activities during specific timeframes
  • Supervises and assists in maintenance or upkeep of the Community Center, Tribal Vehicles, equipment and grounds
  • Performs other work related activities and duties as required


  • Must have budgeting skills
  • Must have good communication skills with both youth and adults
  • Must be willing to work collaboratively with all Youth Program Staff
  • Must have the ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints filed by the youth, staff, parents or employees
  • Familiar with outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, etc.
  • Interest in athletics and physical games required
  • Must have public speaking and communication skills
  • Knowledge of culture and traditions of Native Americans
  • Ability to be flexible and capable of working in rapid changing environment
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work cooperatively with members of the public and with co-workers
  • Ability to work independently and is self-directing and motivated
  • Ability to practice confidentiality, tact, courtesy and discretion
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Willingness to learn and upgrade skills


  • Associates Degree OR five (5) years’ experience working with youth programs or school programs
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience
  • Food Handler’s, CPR Certification and First Aid Certification required
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Washington State Driver’s License, good driving record for insurance purposes, and Tribally insurable;
  • Have previous experience working with Native American clientele and understand the cultural needs;
  • Federal background check is required.


*Safety Sensitive Position*


Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

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

FAX: (509) 458-6556


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