Assistant Director, Community Health Programs

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Job Description


Assistant Director , Community Health Programs - Position Closes: 5/22/2023

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. In partnership with the more than 171,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people that we serve and the Tribal health organizations of the Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC provides world-class health services, which include comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training and rural water and sanitation systems construction.

ANTHC is the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer with more than 3,100 employees offering an array of health services to people around the nation’s largest state.

Our vision: Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world.

Benefits include:


  • Generous Paid Time Off and holiday schedule with 4 weeks paid vacation per year to start and 12 paid holidays.
  • More than 19 Federal healthcare plans with plans for employee, employee plus one, and employee plus family available. ANTHC covers 80% of all health insurance premiums and 100% of Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and AD&D.
  • 401(a) retirement plan; ANTHC will contribute 3% of your annual compensation to the plan account each year, with up to an additional 5% match with a 6-year vesting schedule.
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with pre-tax and Roth options. Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent care are also available.
  • Onsite Child Care is available in a brand new education facility.
  • Onsite free gym access. Additional gym, rock climbing wall and salt-water pool available at the Alaska Pacific University for a small fee per semester. Steep discounts on outdoor equipment rentals for your Alaskan adventures!
  • Tuition reductions for employees and their eligible dependents at the Alaska Pacific University.


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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has a hiring preference for qualified Alaska Native and American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.



Provides support to Community Health Departmental programs and oversees the implementation of operational and quality improvement efforts within the respective Department.


Understands the organizational strategic plan and formulates Departmental strategies, action plans and evaluation measures that support achieving the goals of the organization. Assists leadership with determining department objectives, sets priorities, and anticipates potential threats and opportunities. Leads, organizes and directs quality improvement. Implements quality assurance measures and recommends continual improvements. Creates an environment of continuous improvement. Coordinates closely with Department leadership and with staff at all levels to facilitate financial planning, budgeting and implementation. Ensures effective management of Department finances and budgets and ensures adherence to fiscal policies and procedures. Develops, manages and monitors project budgets and contracts. Provides internal consulting related to project management of grants and program activities. Assists with establishing and managing employee engagement and professional development opportunities for all staff. Facilitates and manages collaborative relationships with Alaska Tribal Health System partners and other organizations on project development and implementation. Maintains appropriate records and completes internal and external written and oral reports professionally and in a timely manner. Assists with identifying grants, contracts, and other funding to sustain and grow programs in direct support of ANTHC’s mission and vision. Draft, edit and develop all or select portions of grant applications; coordinate the completion of all components of grant applications including narrative selections, budget and contractual agreements as required; review, revise and edit grant applications to assure accuracy and compliance with grant guidelines. Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective program administration. Directs or contributes to the writing of program-specific technical/scientific reports for purposes of presentation at conferences or other venues and for publication in campus newsletters or peer-reviewed journals. Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to assigned professional and support staff. Develops goals and priorities in conjunction with employees, and assigns tasks and projects. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains, and coaches subordinate staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations. Performs other duties as assigned.


Other information:

K nowledge of Alaskan culture and geography.
K nowledge of the Alaska Tribal Health System.
K nowledge of sound financial management practices in a grant environment; of budget development and budget analysis.
K nowledge of community health, evidence based practices, programs and resources.
K nowledge and experience in the acquisition, analysis, and display of data; and in extraction of information and knowledge from that data in support of quality improvement and management of activities.
K nowledge of personnel administration, and contracts administration and management.
S kill in project management. Skill in grant administration and management.
S kill in leadership, interpersonal skills and innovative thinking.
S kill in verbal and written communication skills.
S kill in effectively managing and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
S kill in facilitation and public speaking.
S kill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
S kill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, or any related field. Progressively responsible professional work-related experience, education, or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for college education.
N on-supervisory – Five (5) years professional work experience relevant to the programs being managed.
S upervisory – Two (2) years of supervisory/management experience.

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