Program Director/Tribal Epidemiology Center

EPA · Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Department EPA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $55,000 - $70,000

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin. We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs serve a range of functions from Children to Elders. Our Mission is: To Enhance the quality of life for all Native People.

                                                                                                                           Program Director/Tribal Epidemiology Center
Responsibilities include managing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of assigned Program workplan and project activities. The Program Director will coordinate leadership activities with the Director of the Great Lakes Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC). Working as a member of the program administrative team, this role will use advanced analytical, research, project management and relationship management skills to deliver on priority work plan activities including program assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Daily attendance is an essential function of this position. Frequent travel is required to meet the needs of the position.
Principal Duties:
• Manage the planning, implementation, and evaluation of assigned grant funded program workplan activities.
• Develop and maintain partnerships with governments, communities and organizations though out the Bemidji Area to ensure effective communication flow and dialogue between all partners.
• Contribute to ongoing strategic planning, budgeting and program support to ensure the successful development and implementation of projects and programs.
• Gather, analyze and prepare clinical and public health policy, systems and environmental change recommendations.
• Develop and implement accurate reporting mechanisms that measure the efficacy of previous and current programs, strategies and initiatives and inform ongoing improvements.
• Conduct or oversee environmental scans, trends data analyses, data management and quantitative and qualitative research.
• Support communications through conference calls, meetings, written briefs, publications, events, newsletters and website features.
• Work with program staff to plan program events, meetings, trainings, conferences, conference calls and webinars.
• Assist participating tribes in strategic planning, assessment implementation and evaluation of activities and strategies.
• Engage Tribal leaders in promoting culturally adapted evidence-based practices to address chronic and acute conditions and to promote good health and wellness.
• Actively participate in task teams, working groups, and other joint policy and program initiatives.
• Oversee contracting with Tribal sub-awardees and others as needed to perform program activities.
• Prepare, review and forward reports according to CDC requirements.
• Assist and lead the program Epidemiologist and Evaluator in workplan activities.
• Work with GLITC Director to provide overall program advisement.


This is a full-time salaried opportunity with scheduled hours of Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 40-45 hours per week with a primary work location in Lac Du Flambeau, WI. There will be variations to schedule to accommodate clients and families. Frequent travel will be required.


This position has a salary range of $55,000 - $70,000 (based on experience) with benefits including Annual/Personal Leave, Holiday Pay, Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 401(k) Retirement Plan. Background check and drug screen are required before employment.


Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 9, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
Phone: 715-588-3324 Fax: 715-588-7900
TTY: 715-588-1774 Email:


Qualifications: An equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered. Required: Master of Public Health, Master of Science, or Masters in Healthcare Administration. Additionally, applicant should have two to five years project management experience and or training. Preferred: Understanding of the traditional American Indian health issues. Experience working with Native American Tribal Governments, Tribal organization and/or not-for-profit agency in epidemiology. Ability to work independently and as a program team member. Individual must possess: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups. Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, health profiles.) Requires a high level of confidentiality. Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.


***Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.***


Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer applying Native American Preference as defined in Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 44-66 and 47, and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207.


Closing Date: 7/24/20

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  • Location
    Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000 - $70,000