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Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Youth Program Coordinator



Title: Youth Program Coordinator
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
Location:  Toledo, WA
Classification: Non-Exempt
Opening Date: April 1, 2021
Salary Range: $18.00 to $26.00 per hour
Closing Date:  April 15, 2021, or until filled

Position Summary: The Youth Program Coordinator assists with the daily operations of the Youth Program office, including the coordination and scheduling of all activities, events & programming.  Attends staff meetings, training, and obtains/maintains proper position certifications.  Communicates youth programming with other CIT department staff, youth families, and third-party organizations as specified by the manager.  Provides outreach efforts to all Cowlitz youths, Nationwide, through program activities and mailings.  This role serves as the main point of contact in the program for all enrolled Cowlitz youths/youth families.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other related duties as assigned. 

  • Supports the Youth Program Manager in the evaluating, planning, and implementation of all youth activities, events, and programming.
  • Participates in youth program events such as staff training, Youth Council meetings, youth conferences, cultural gatherings, camps, and holiday events.
  • Works with the Youth Council Advisor to plan meetings, activities, and events specific to the Youth Council. This may include coordination of youth council members attending Tribal Council meetings, scheduling guest presentations, attending youth leadership conferences, and/or their annual retreat.
  • Assists with the program budget planning and processes purchase orders for program expenses.
  • Maintains the program calendar and coordinates all program event scheduling.
  • Updates the database and maintains accurate records of youth paperwork specific to their program activity involvement.
  • Supports management in the coordination of youth tutoring assistance.
  • Works with various CIT department staff and CIT members to provide cultural activities and teachings to youths involved in programming, camps, and other events.
  • Generates partnerships with third-party organizations which provide educational, cultural, and/or support services to CIT youths.
  • Works on activities that target youth prevention efforts aimed at decreasing youth substance use.
  • Transports youths as needed to and from program events and activities.
  • Helps with all outreach efforts to CIT youths across the country, including virtual activities and the coordination of shipped items.
  • Designs branding for program promotional materials.
  • Assists with maintaining the youth programs' social media page.
  • Writes program-specific content for the CIT newspaper and Cowlitz website.
  • Supervise, teach, and serves as the point of contact for program interns.
  • Other duties as assigned by the program manager.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have one (1) year of experience working with youth.
  • Must have one (1) year of administration experience.
  • Must have one (1) year group facilitation experience.
  • Must be proficient in software such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must understand how to use and facilitate meetings through virtual media platforms.
  • Experience in office equipment, including phones, copiers, printers are required.
  • Knowledge of traditional, cultural, and spiritual practices of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to maintain accurate and timely documentation.

Specific Requirements:

  • Cowlitz Tribal Member preference.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of all information concerning youth and families.
  • Must pass State criminal background check and drug screen.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license with no restrictions and must adhere to the Cowlitz Motor Vehicle Usage Policy.
  • Must abide by Cowlitz Indian Tribe Personnel Policies and Procedures and enforce Youth Code of Conduct.
  • Must have a Washington State Food Handlers Permit or able to acquire within first thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Excellent communication and strong writing skills are preferred.
  • Must be able to listen and communicate effectively with staff, youth participants, youth family members, program volunteers, and members of third-party organizations.
  • Must be able to work occasional extended hours, including some evenings and/or weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to meet scheduling deadlines and generate reports as needed.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed for program events and activities, per Tribal and state guidelines.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may supervise program interns and/or volunteers.

Requirements: Must submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screen.


Please mail or fax resume and cover letter to:

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 2547
Longview, WA 98632
Fax: (360) 578-1641

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. - Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.


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