Outreach Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #434
Friday, February 24, 2023
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:      May 23rd, 2023


Department:  Community Family Services                                                     

Reports To:    Director                                           

         Hours:            40 Hours/Week – Full time

Salary:            Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits*

*Salaries are market competitive. For accurate salary information, call (253) 573-7863 or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.com.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary:

The Outreach Coordinator works collaboratively to conduct outreach activities that prevent alcohol and substance abuse within the Puyallup community, with the intention of developing a platform to educate the membership and at-risk individuals about pathways to wellness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Works closely with the Director on all phases of the program and fill in as needed within their scope of work.
  2. Participates in prevention summits, trainings, meetings, and conducts ongoing research of best and promising practice substance and alcohol abuse prevention curricula.
  3. With input from the Director of Community Family Services, develop an annual substance and alcohol abuse outreach calendar, to include outreach activities and collaborative events.
  4. Presents and engages the community with substance abuse prevention at Gathering of Nations events, Canoe Journey, Wellness Powwow, and monthly recovery birthday meetings.
  5. Writes articles for the Tribal Newspaper on a bi-weekly basis, regarding education, prevention, and stories of recovery.
  6. Educate the community about what services are provided by Community Family Services and how to access services.
  7. Assist the Director with research and planning of outreach resources Work collaboratively and respectfully with Community Family Services staff, Social Services staff, Administration and support staff.
  8. Work collaboratively with Case Manager(s) from the Tribal programs to provide information about available treatment services and enhance service delivery.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not supervise staff.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma required. Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) or two years of related experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Intermediate experience and knowledge using word processing and spreadsheets (i.e. Word for Windows, Excel, Access, etc.).


Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with Tribal members, all levels of staff and management. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to management, employees and groups of people, as well as respond to questions

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions and apply them to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.


Knowledge of principles and practices of substance and alcohol abuse prevention.

Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

Strong knowledge of Native American culture and issues facing Native Americans.

To be eligible for this position, this person must maintain their sobriety and either have been sober for the past two years or never had an issue with drugs/alcohol.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
                                                                    Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law

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If you have any questions about the online application, please call (253) 573-7863

or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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