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Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Business & Economic Development Coordinator

Business & Econ Development – Juneau, Alaska
Department Business & Econ Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $27.04 - $34.48


Business & Economic Development Coordinator 


Job Class: Coordinator
Class Status: Active
Department: Business & Economic Development                                         
Type of Position: Non-Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau, AK
Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): G-10-11
Prepared by: E. Edenshaw/J. Wise 
Hours of Work: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Approved by: 
Employment Category: Regular Full-Time
Effective Date: 4.2018


This position will coordinate and conduct business and economic development activities; facilitate development of entrepreneurs and businesses in Tribal communities; and will secure funding and fulfill reporting requirements for the business development programs of the Business and Economic Development (BED) Department.


Reports To: BED Director
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: JEDC, BIA, SVA and other agencies 


Coordinates day to day operations of departments business development program(s)

Responsible for grant writing to sustain business development programs(s) and achieve their goals

Responsible for coordination of the business development program budget(s), including but not limited to development, monitoring expenditures, and filing necessary financial reports with funding agency

Works closely with BED Director to develop an overall funding strategy

Develops and maintain s BED annual grants calendar

Serves as project coordinator on capital projects such as the Cultural Immersion Park

Serves as point person for planning and executing external events and advance the mission and vision of Tlingit & Haida

Serves on internal committees as requested to promote BED activities, partnerships and goals

Develops a relationship matrix for Tlingit & Haida

Works closely with the BED Director to develop annual BED work calendar(s) based off the 2017-2027 Strategic Plan

Research best practices for corporate/tribal culture programs

Research giving tribal giving programs

Scans for business opportunities and conducts feasibility studies

Evaluates business proposals brought before Tlingit & Haida

Develops feasible projects, including 8(a) SBD-related proposals

Provides technical support to Tlingit and Haida departments and enterprises in grant writing and business development

Creates and manages strategic relationships and alliances with other entities, and seeks ways to leverage existing resources to expand products, services, functionality and/or market reach of Tlingit & Haida enterprises

Coordinates programs to develop entrepreneurship and businesses in Tribal communities

Secures funding for such programs through grants and other sources

Helps local businesses attain access to financing

Delivers entrepreneurship and small business training

Facilitates training that matches the occupational structure of the labor demand 

Establishes working relationships with experts and practitioners in various fields

Builds partnerships with Tlingit & Haida departments and external entities

Works closely with the Alaska Economic Development Representative and other EDA-SRO staff to facilitate investments into Tribal entities and local businesses

Secures funding for BED activities through grants and other sources

Prepares reports, including those that are required by various granting agencies

Develops bid proposals

Provides technical assistance or grant application assistance to Tribal entities or Tribal members

Maintains client confidentiality

Performs other duties as assigned


Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: N/A 


Excellent understanding of business planning, business management, basic accounting, bookkeeping, financing principles, and financial reporting

Ability to conduct basic training on topics from the abovementioned categories

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work independently with little supervision

Ability to develop and implement monthly and annual plans

Cross cultural sensitivity

Ability to motivate and encourage through positive personal example and interpersonal communications

Ability to speak clearly and effectively and handle with courtesy and tact a variety of public encounters, both on the phone and in person. Skilled in facilitating public meetings and comfortable with public speaking

Understanding of business planning process

Understanding of grants development and grant application/submissions processes

Ability to maintain client confidentiality

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal explanation; ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action; ability to function with a high degree of independence and work cooperatively with others

Ability to use personal computer to develop reports, plans and create financial projections

Excellent computer skills including all Microsoft office suite programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

Associates Degree in Business or a closely related field

Two years’ experience as a specialist or equivalent position, in a related field

Two years of supervisory experience

Valid driver’s license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required. 


All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”.  This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason.  Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.

Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace.  All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.

Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees.  All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Business & Econ Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $27.04 - $34.48
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