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Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Cultural Program Coordinator

Cultural Heritage & Education · Juneau, Alaska
Department Cultural Heritage & Education
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $27.61 - $35.21


Cultural Program Coordinator


Job Class: Coordinator

Department: Cultural Heritage & Education

Type of Position: Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 10/11

Prepared by: S. Dybdahl/J. Wise

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 12.01.2019


The Cultural Heritage & Education Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of cultural and educational opportunities. The incumbent will assist in grant writing, administration, and reporting. 


Reports To: Cultural Heritage & Education Director

Supervises: Up to 4 FTE

Liaison To: Internal, Regional, State, and Local Partners


• Plan, organize, and coordinate cultural program services, events, and activities. Serve as primary resource for tribal citizens and staff

• Coordinate and collaborate with Tlingit & Haida department staff and external partners to provide cultural programming 

• Assess and evaluate cultural program and activities 

• Promote and market, in collaboration with Communications, opportunities for cultural programming

• Participate in events, meetings, activities relevant to cultural and educational programming

• Create and maintain partnerships with private and public sector contacts at the community level for cultural and educational programming 

• Assist the Program Manager/Director in developing and updating program policies and procedures

• Monitor component budget and provide financial reports as requested by Program Manager/Director

• Compile statistical and narrative reports in a timely manner

• Assist the Program Manager/Director in writing, preparing, and submitting grant applications for the program.   May be responsible for preparing and submitting grants for component/specialty area

• May supervise up to four full time employees including hiring, monitoring, coaching, staff development, evaluations, dispute resolution, progressive discipline, and if necessary, termination

• Will develop and maintain accurate, complete and confidential records

• Other duties as assigned


Spending Authority: TBD

Other Authority: N/A


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent computer skills

• Ability to analyze and interpret complex information from multiple sources

• Ability to manage priorities in a changing environment with limited information

• Ability to defuse emotionally charge situations in a respectful manner

• Ability to maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records

• Familiarity with Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• AA Degree in closely related field

• Two years related experience 

• Two years supervision experience

• Valid Driver’s License

Substitution for Associates: 

High School Diploma and; 

Four years related experience 


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
    Cultural Heritage & Education
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $27.61 - $35.21