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Project Director, Epidemiologist

Native American Development Corporation
Helena, MT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Salary: $80,000

The Project Director (Epidemiologist preferred) will work to reduce and/or eliminate health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population health in Montana urban communities served by an Urban Indian Health Center and by the Montana Consortium for Urban Indian Health. The Project Director will actively participate in the development of a methodological framework, and identify policies that may create or perpetrate health disparities by contributing to structural racism.


The Project Director will work with local and regional multi-sector stakeholders, the identified Coordinating Center and the Office of Minority Health to modify or develop new policies, implement those policies to improve population health outcomes, and participate in evaluation activities through the Coordinating Center.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Implement goals and objectives according the Demonstration Site Grant.
  • Build and maintain a positive working team with internal staff members.
  • Work with Urban Indian Clinic sites in Montana for data collection and access
  • Monitor and oversees compliance with budget for the grant. Monitor expenses within grant parameters, consult with finance regarding ongoing needs and uses of financial assets.
  • Coordinate epidemiologic activities with outside entities, such as state and local public health agencies, the Indian Health Service, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required by funding sources and in conjunction with grants and contracts personnel.
  • Participate in carrying out other priorities, plans, programmatic objectives, and policy formulations, especially as related to needed skills in statistical analysis, healthcare planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement plans
  • Provide high level epidemiologic consultation and technical assistance to projects within the Montana Consortium for Urban Indian Health including health promotion and disease prevention, especially conditions that assist in COVID-19 prevention, infection and treatment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the Montana Consortium for Urban Indian  Health and demonstration sites mission.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Supervises and provides overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of work units, including daily operations for all Demonstration Site staff.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws.
  • Plans and directs work, ensuring that work schedules are adhered to and assigning specific duties to all Demonstration Site staff.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, onboarding and training employees. Conducts staff evaluations, job performance management (including coaching/counseling), and corrective action.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate staff training and education programs are provided. Schedule and conduct regular [weekly] staff meetings.
  • Demonstrates effective management of a team toward achievement of goals, including appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications (Experience/Education):

  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or a related field. A doctoral degree is preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years of epidemiologic field work in a culturally tailored setting.
  • Prior work with Native American communities preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish epidemiologic data in reports or articles to various audiences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disease surveillance systems including design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of biostatistics as well as standard statistical/epidemiologic computer software.
  • At least three years’ demonstrated experience working in multi-Tribal settings preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in identifying medical, statistical, surveillance, public health and research needs, planning and conduction project and reporting results and findings.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding and development of policy in institutions.


Competencies or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):


  • Knowledge of public health and related human services fields.
  • Experience in working with evidence-based practice models and approaches.
  • Knowledge of 12 federally recognized tribes in Montana and local Native American population through work experience, academic background, and/or training.
  • Knowledge of traditional spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices.
  • Knowledge of how to provide services that are culturally appropriate.
  • Knowledge and abilities to manage grants according to federal regulations.

Native American Development Corporation


Helena, MT
59601 USA



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