Sault Tribe
  • - ACFS
  • Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
  • Dependent upon experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Yes



The Advocacy Resource Center Program Director, under the direction of the ACFS Director, directs the multi-function Victim Services Component of Anishnaabek Community and Family Services.  The Victim Services Component consists of Advocacy, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Emergency Financial Assistance, Legal Aid, Outpatient Therapy, Community Prevention/Education/Outreach, and Sexual Violence Services. This position is responsible for the successful provision of multiple program service deliverables that involve funding securement, grant administration, ensuring compliance with grant funding mandates dictated by state laws, federal statute, and contract standards, budget preparation and financial management, policy and procedure development and provides direction to program staff.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Grant Acquisition and Administration
  • Tribal, State and Federal Grant Compliance
  • Financial Planning, Budget Development, and Monitoring
  • Direction and Supervision of Program Staff
  • Community Needs Identification, Program Planning, Policy Development


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Works with the Division, Tribe, State. Federal and community partners to promote collaboration and develop/enhance service delivery systems.
  • Travels to mandated grant activities and meetings.
  • Weekends, Holidays, evenings, on call and available 24/7.
  • All other job-related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers, Law Enforcement, FBI, Courts, Tribal, State and Federal officials, and US Attorney.




Position sedentary with primarily sitting/lifting of 10 pounds maximum. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision and typing; and occasional standing, walking, carrying/lifting/pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling, use of hearing, smell, bending and travel and driving. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent patient/client contact and equipment use; and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, chemicals, insecticides, infectious exposure, needles/syringes.




Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or related Human Services field required.


Experience: Ten years' experience working in the social service field or with advocacy resource programs required.


Certification/License: Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have knowledge of financial and budget planning and preparation, governmental accounting, fiscal administration and monitoring.   Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Adobe, and JD Edwards.  Must have extensive knowledge of principles and practices of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and other victimology types and associated social and systemic intersectionality's.  Must have strong leadership, management, team building, and interpersonal skills.  Must have knowledge of principles and techniques of administrative management including organization, planning, development, staffing, training, and data collection outcomes reporting.  Must have knowledge of employee policies and procedures and general Human Resource processes.  Must have knowledge of grant acquisition, administration, documentation, and reporting requirements.  Must have knowledge of governmental processes, Tribal Code, State and Federal law, and funding mechanisms and regulations related to victim services and criminal justice systems.  Significant responsibility for formulation and administering program polies and procedures., Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with a diverse range of audience and settings.  Must be able to operate a workstation, use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords with basic computer related problem-solving skills.  Must be able to operate general office equipment.  Must be able to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.  Must be able to make use of time in an efficient and productive manner.  Must have strong organizational and analytical skills with an ability to prioritize.  Must be able to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills.  Must be able to develop service outcome measurements through data collection and analysis.  Must be able to work in a high stress environment, handle difficult situations, have excellent conflict resolution skills and be able to maintain objectivity.  Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers, subordinates, clients, Tribal, State, and Federal government officials and the general public. Must be able to instruct, direct and evaluate employees.  Must be able to do extensive travel. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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