Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 47000-60000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision, PTO, 403(b), retirement account contribution, 14 paid holidays + 2 personal days

Job Title: NTCCP Coalition Coordinator

Reports To: Epi Center Director, NTCCP Manager

Starting Wage: $47-60k DOE

Status: Exempt, Salaried

Classification: 1.0 FTE, Regular

Location: Portland, OR

Job Summary:

The Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Program (NTCCP) is committed to reducing cancer burdens for American Indian and Alaska Native people in the Northwest (OR, WA, and ID) through improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivor support funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Coalition Coordinator reports to the Manager of the Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program (NTCCP) and is responsible for assisting tribes with the overall coordination and implementation of cancer plan strategies: leading, facilitating, and organizing committee meetings, workgroups, activities, and documenting reporting requirements. The coordinator will make new and continued tribal, regional, state, and national partnerships to attend and support coalition efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish and maintain communication, rapport, and active relationships with tribal coalition members, tribal health staff, and tribal clinics
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings, training, communications, and conferences involving tribal partners, stakeholders, and partners
  • Work closely with the Cancer Program Manager to establish program goals and deliverables, work plans, and timelines
  • Provide technical assistance to NTCCP tribal cancer coalition: share program information, education, prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship data and resources with the tribal program and coalition partners
  • Convene NTCCP coalition meetings both virtually and in person.
  • Develop education materials with coalition members, partners, staff, and other CDC-funded cancer programs
  • Update cancer data fact sheets, presentations, and trainings on a regular basis
  • Perform other duties as required

Standards of Conduct:

  • Consistently exhibit professional behavior and a high degree of integrity and impartiality appropriate to the responsible and confidential nature of the position.
  • Consistently display professional work attire during normal business hours.
  • Effectively plan, organize workload, and schedule time to meet workload demands.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized workstation and office environment.
  • Exercise judgment and initiative in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Work in a cooperative manner with all levels of management and with all NPAIHB staff.
  • Treat NPAIHB delegates/alternates and Tribal people with dignity and respect and show consideration by communicating effectively.
  • Participate willingly in NPAIHB activities.
  • Abide by NPAIHB policies, procedures, and structure.
  • Research and with the approval of the supervisor, attend trainings as needed to improve skills that enhance overall capabilities related to job performance.


  • Master's level degree in Public Health, Human Services, or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor's level degree with 2 years of experience in Public Health, Human Services, Social Sciences, community health, family or related fields required.
  • Experienced in supporting or leading a coalition
  • Solid understanding of evidence-based cancer prevention and control strategies/ interventions
  • Two to four years of experience working with tribal communities or tribal organizations. Experience with NW Tribes is preferred.
  • Experience in data collection, management, and database development
  • Solid understanding of quality improvement strategies
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office package. (Access, Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and motivated, and be able to manage complex projects and carry out all responsibilities of the job requirements with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Must demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal, and other professionals and facilitating participation and partnership in the activities of the program
  • Must be sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within their context
  • Must be able to travel, as requested.

Typical Physical Activity:

Physical Demands: Frequently involves sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Physical Requirements: Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communications, and to make fine discrimination in sound. Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas or important instructions accurately,

loudly, or quickly. Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks. Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time. Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hand and arms. Occasionally requires stooping which entails the use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Infrequently requires crouching.

Typical Environmental Conditions: The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

Travel Requirements: Due to COVID-19, NPAIHB staff are teleworking until further notice from NPAIHB Executive Director and pursuant to national and local public health directives.

Disclaimer: The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all personnel so classified.

Except as provided by Title 25, U.S.C. ยง 450e(b), which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the NPAIHB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, citizenship or immigration status, veteran or military status, genetic information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law.

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