At-Risk Youth Outreach Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #158
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:    May 5, 2021 @ 8:59 p.m. PST

Department: Tribal Wellness Division
Reports To:  Division Manager 
40 Hrs/Week – Full Time
Salary:          DOQ + Benefits*                      

*The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.                                                                

Position Summary:

The Youth Outreach Coordinator is responsible for assisting with development of a Tribal At-Risk Youth Outreach program. The position will research, develop, and assist with the implementation of program guidelines and policies. The position will work with at-risk youth and families to identify goals, assess needs and coordinate access to resources within the Tribe and with outside agencies. The position will perform outreach to community youth and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Identifies and networks with other Tribal departments, entities, and outside agencies to identify available resources.

  2. Assist in the development of program policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  3. Create outreach materials and strategic outreach plans. Attend community events to perform outreach awareness.

  4. Maintain electronic files, records and databases to track program participation and involvement.

  5. Coordinates with the Grants department to identify funding sources. Assists the grants team with grant data, deliverables and reports.

  6. Develops research and evaluation tools to identify community needs.

  7. Participates and may coordinate staff meetings and Tribal development meetings for projects related to at-risk youth, such as gang task forces, truancy programs, youth diversion, substance abuse, suicide prevention, etc. Assists with the development of at-risk youth programs.

  8. Collaborates with existing Tribal resources to assist in providing a safe and supportive environment for youth. Promotes positive interactions, trains and coaches life and social skills.

  9. Encourages youth participation in cultural community awareness events/activities. Coordinates with the Culture department in seeking ways to involve tribal youth in cultural outreach activities.

  10. Assists youth in overcoming/eliminating potential barriers to living a healthy lifestyle.

  11. Responsible for coordinating collaboration between multiple resource sources to maximize the support systems for youth clients.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university in human services, social work, education or a related field required and two years of experience working with youth and families in a Tribal community required. 

Must be able to pass background check clearance to work with youth. 

Intermediate computer skills required.

Experience working with Tribes and/or tribal organizations required.

Must be able to commit to working evenings and weekends to attend community events and meet the youth’s needs.

Knowledge of local juvenile justice and local youth social service systems.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check prior to and periodically throughout employment.

Must have and maintain a valid State driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.  Driver’s license must not have any restrictions that would otherwise prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of youth/child growth, education, and development.
  • Knowledge of nutrition, health, and first aid.
  • Ability to develop, plan and evaluate programs to meet objectives.
  • Skill and ability to communicate effectively and professionally in oral and written forms to diverse groups and ages and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to remain flexible under sometimes stressful and challenging conditions.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to react to changing situations quickly while exercising good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be able to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in working with others and handling confidential information.
  • Ability to attend and be punctual for scheduled work commitments and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of the position.
  • Required to attend trainings as required by supervisor.
  • Develops and maintains ethical and professional relationships with key vendors in an effort to obtain added value to the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
  • Contributes to a favorable public image of the Tribe by establishing and maintaining relationships and participation in the community (civic, industry, and professional).

  • This position may be required to telework on either a part time or full time basis depending upon the needs of the department and the organization.  If required to telework, employee agrees to

    complete the Telework Agreement and abide by the Telework Policy and work expectations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.

  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  5. The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk, sit and taste or smell.

  6. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  7. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

  8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.

  3. Work is generally performed in an office setting although employee will be required to attend community functions on weekends, evenings and possibly holidays.

  4. There are frequent employee and client contacts and interruptions during the day.

  5. Requires local travel using employee’s own transportation.

  6. Employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions.

  7. Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.

  8. Employee may be exposed to angry, hostile, or intoxicated individuals.


    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law



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  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA