Traditional Health Program Director - Seattle Indian Health Board


CLOSING DATE: August 17, 2020


JOB #: 16102

POSTED: July 17, 2020


The Traditional Health Program Director provides leadership and oversight for the Traditional Medicine department at the Seattle Indian Health Board. This role supervises staff and assists the Chief Traditional Health Officer in identifying and planning new projects and program components that expand upon existing services. This position is accountable for overseeing program evaluation and documentation of all program goals, objectives and outcomes. The Traditional Health Program Director is in alignment with Traditional Health initiatives and indigenous based models of care. Experience working with the unique healthcare needs and social issues facing American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and the desire to promote the delivery of appropriate health services to this population.

Duties Include:

  • Oversee and manage department programs which focus on traditional health and social services for families, youth and elders.
  • Provide effective staff supervision which demonstrate successful program outcomes.
  • Ability to assess situations and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Set priorities and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities for reporting.
  • Serve as an active participant of the Division Leadership Team.
  • Adept at working independently or in a team environment, whichever is considered appropriate for the situation.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and networking skills, including public speaking, writing, group facilitation, and communicating cross-culturally with diverse partners, and interacting with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients/patients and the community in all situations.
  • Knowledge of computer applications necessary to fulfill job duties.
  • Work well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
  • At all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients and the community
  • Other duties and projects as assigned


  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.
  • 6+ years’ experience in program coordination and supervision, with at least five years’ relevant experience in project cycle management.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license, proof of car insurance and use of a vehicle.
  • Candidates must complete an acceptable Background Check as part of the hiring process.
  • Meets Traditional Medicine Apprentice qualifications, to include total abstinence of alcohol and other drugs.

Bachelor’s degree in social or health sciences. Master’s degree in Public Health, social or health sciences preferred.

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