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Program Manager, Tribal Epidemiology Center Core Program

Open until filled


The Tribal Epidemiology Center Core (TEC Core) Program focuses on providing services in the form of training, technical assistance, education, and internships. Training, technical assistance and education topics include, but are not necessarily limited to, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, survey design and implementation, evaluation, tobacco, cultural orientation, data analysis, geographic information systems, grant writing and reporting and many more topics and areas of focus as needs are identified.

Goals and focus of the program are to improve access to the highest quality American Indian/Alaska Native data and deliver that data to our partners and the tribes we serve.

The TEC Core Program focuses on seven core functions that must be addressed by all Tribal Epidemiology Centers nationwide:

  1. Collect data relating to, and monitor progress made toward meeting, each of the health status objectives of the Indian Health Service, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations in the service area;
  2. Evaluate existing delivery systems, data systems and other systems that impact the improvement of Indian health;
  3. Assist Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations in identifying highest-priority health status objectives and the services needed to achieve those objectives based on epidemiological data;
  4. Make recommendations for the targeting of services needed by the populations served;
  5. Make recommendations to improve health care delivery systems for Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indians;
  6. Provide requested technical assistance to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations in the development of local health services priorities and incidence and prevalence of rates of disease and other illness in the community;
  7. Provide disease surveillance and assist Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian communities to promote public health.

Supervision and Management

Selected individuals for this position must possess the capacity for supervision, coordination and management of both staff members and organizational programs and projects.

Program coordination responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  1. Program planning and development
  2. Decision making with concurrence from the Program Manager
  3. Fiscal planning and development and budget responsibilities
  4. Reporting program activities/progress to supervisor on a regular basis
  5. Accepting responsibility for program performance and meeting goals/objectives

Personnel management responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  1. Candidate evaluation and selection
  2. Discipline, as needed, of subordinates
  3. Communication of duties, responsibilities, and expectations to subordinate(s)
  4. Consistent communication of progress and feedback regarding performance
  5. Communication to supervisor regarding subordinate(s) performance
  6. Coaching, training and skills development
  7. Responsible for monitoring and correcting attendance and punctuality problems
  8. Accepting responsibility for subordinate’s performance where reasonable

Other duties as assigned.


Finance Director

General Job Duties (not all inclusive): Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for financial oversight of all fiduciary activities associated with the administration of the activities of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB). Finance Director is responsible for financial reporting, individual grants data entry/reconciliation, budget management. Incumbent is a hands-on and participative team member charged with developing and adhering to funding agency and SPTHB fiscal policies and procedures.

Incumbent plays a critical role in partnering with senior leadership in strategic decision making and operations as the organization continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. Activities will be geared towards maximizing and strengthening the internal capacity of the organization. Incumbent is charged with following granting agency funding requirements specific to federally funded grants, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), company fiscal policies, and Office of Management and Budgets guidelines.

Summary of Duties:

  • Organizational Financial Recording and Reconciliation
  • Grants Financial Reporting
  • Fiscal Oversight of Multiple Grants
  • Grant Fund Reconciliation
  • Data Entry
  • Document and Database Maintenance
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Contracting Coordination and Monitoring
  • Update and Use GL Codes


Public Health Specialist I, Suicide Prevention Program

Open until filled


Under the general direction of the Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support Tribal Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator the Public Health Specialist (PHS) will participate in the implementation of assigned grant activities and related deliverables.

Duties include but are not limited to: assist program coordinator with the success implementation of grant workplan, regularly attend partnership meetings, identify and participate in community outreach events, develop and/or adapt suicide prevention educational materials, work with other tribal health professionals to implement grant activities, facilitate culturally competent suicide prevention trainings.

Responsible for developing and maintaining a training schedule, coordinating the use of outside professionals for classes, seminars, webinar. May serve as a subject matter expert to tribal partners in suicide prevention. Other duties as assigned.


Project Coordinator, Tobacco Cessation

Open until filled


Under the general direction of the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) Manager, incumbent will provide overall direction to the GHWIC Tobacco program and work in collaboration with tribes, tribal programs, Indian Health Service (IHS), state and urban programs to develop and maintain tobacco policy-related workgroups; provide training regarding commercial and/or ceremonial use of tobacco; provide tribal tobacco-free policy training; assist with tobacco advocacy campaign within the State of Oklahoma; communicate and provide tobacco cessation program related information to tribes, state and local entities; provide technical assistance, as requested to tribes/tribal organizations; actively pursue grants and prepare grant proposals; and provide information to increase referral and utilization of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. The incumbent will also provide assistance to the GHWIC Manager in developing and submitting written reports regarding the status of the program.


The SPTHB is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster.