We are seeking a highly qualified Project Coordinator for Nebraska DHHS “Together for Indigenous Families” Tribal/State Project. This position is expected to last the duration of the five-year project. This is a contract position that requires expertise in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and child and family services. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing valuable insights and evaluation services, conducting research, and collaborating with stakeholders to improve state ICWA compliance and relationships with federally recognized tribes. All qualifications and requirements are negotiable and may be substituted for personal or professional experience in child welfare.
The Project Coordinator position is remote, but requires regular travel to all project sites.
Nebraska DHHS division of Children and Family Services, CIP, and tribes are partnering to improve outcomes for indigenous families involved in the child welfare system. The Together for Indigenous Families project will focus on state compliance with ICWA, building tribal capacity to develop culturally based prevention and intervention services, and strengthening relationships between state and tribal child welfare systems. This is a five-year project that will utilize research, data analysis, and community engagement to develop a variety of strategic plans to implement and sustain best-practices in tribal/state partnerships and compliance with ICWA.
- Coordinate and lead Site Coordinators in shared responsibilities
- Participate in Project Team and Stakeholder meetings, providing expert guidance on ICWA compliance and best practices
- Develop and maintain relationships with Nebraska tribes, grant partners, and stakeholders to foster collaboration and information sharing
- Coordinate and participate in site visits to gather firsthand information and assess ICWA implementation
- Facilitate community engagement and participation between the grant partners and stakeholders
- Compile and analyze data and information from grant partners, site visits, and research to identify areas of improvement
- Research and analyze policies and best practices related to Indian Child Welfare, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
- Prepare comprehensive reports and findings from site visits, research, and policy analysis
- Develop plans and processes to improve ICWA implementation and compliance
- Present information, reports, and recommendations to the Project Team and Stakeholders
- Evaluate and analyze the current relationship and compliance with ICWA by the Nebraska DHHS division of Children and Family Services and Nebraska courts
- Organize and establish internal meetings as necessary to complete the tasks associated with the implementation process
We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.
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Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, social/behavioral sciences, education, health sciences, public health, law or related field and experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluating program functions or supervising/management staff and budgets. Related coursework, training and/or education may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree on a year-for year basis.
Minimum of two years experience working with federally recognized tribes, ICWA, and/or child and family services; minimum of two years of professional experience working in a human/social service agency with responsibility for planning and evaluating services; reliable personal transportation.
Must have a valid driver's license
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and general computer skills; strong communication and relationship building abilities; experience in report and policy review; ability to evaluate complex situations and propose effective solutions