Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • 16-Feb-2018 to 31-May-2018 (CST)
  • Mayetta, KS, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
SUPERVISOR: Social Services Administrator


The MSPI Program Manager works directly with the project team to provide support, assistance and leadership for carrying out multiple components of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative, consistent with the Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Purpose Area 4 Initiative; including promoting positive youth development, increasing family engagement, and increasing access to culturally appropriate prevention activities with the goal of reducing drug use and suicide among Native American youth on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation community.  


  • Oversee and provide leadership for all components of the project including curriculum, training, evaluation, outreach and strategies to develop/expand partnerships.
  • Interacts with community to determine best practices and models for substance abuse and suicide prevention.
  • Work with internal and external programs and departments to provide referral services to increase access to prevention programs for youth and other youth/family members as needed.
  • Coordinate and conduct community outreach to increase community involvement in current programming and research projects.
  • Assist with requests and referrals for cultural/traditional services, and coordinates cultural/traditional activities as assigned.
  • Assist in planning, preparation, staffing on and off-site community events such as health fairs, education and wellness conferences, cultural events and pow-wows.
  • Establish and maintain a system of communication with community partners. Attend local meetings and appointments.
  • Coordinate trainings for health, mental health, substance abuse providers and the general public in prevention initiatives, identification, and caring for youth at risk for substance abuse disorders and suicide.
  • Collect all data and prepare reports as required for the project and the granting agency. Maintain confidential records.
  • Perform functions of grant administration and reporting to include, but not limited to: preparation and timely submission of grant applications and reports, development and adjustment of associated budgets, screening and processing requests for expenditures, grant-writing and renewal application.
  • Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 


  • Master's degree in Social Work or a Social Science Field.
  • Three to five years of relatable experience.
  • Licensed Master's or willing to get licensed within 6 months at the Master's level (social work or behavioral health field)
  • Must have a valid Kansas driver's license and be insurable with the Nation's insurance.
  • Must have interest and knowledge of Native lifestyle and culture.
  • Demonstrate maturity, dependability, judgment and empathy in performances of assigned duties.
  • Willing to take direction.
  • Minimal travel required.
  • Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situation, records and documents.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing with a service-orientated approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employer. 


  • Five plus years of relatable experience. 


  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.
  • Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis 


  • Background Investigation (Adjudication Required)
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening 

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment. 


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