Small Business Resource Navigator

Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary/Wage: $24.50-29.80/Hour (51,000 – 62,000 annually)Closing Date: Open Until Filled


The ONAC Small Business Resource Navigator is responsible for the coordination of ONAC programming related to marketing and outreach, business intake, and referral to business services serving Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

The role is equal parts heart and mind requiring leadership and passion about Native American communities AND the keystone that is small business ownership. The ONAC Small Business Resource Navigator is accountable for initial business outreach, community relations, and overseeing general day-to-day program operations. The ONAC Small Business Resource Navigator works closely with technical service providers, tribal organizations, Native American serving organizations, and other network members and acts as a liaison for the organization to the greater community.

The Small Business Resource Navigator is dedicated to the mission of ONAC. It is an hourly position and reports to the Statewide Technical Assistance Manager.




The Small Business Resource Navigator is expected to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse range of individuals, agencies, and tribes. Candidates should be effective communicators and troubleshooters, enthusiastic, self-motivated, adaptable, and able to complete assigned tasks with a strong sense of responsibility.



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will work under normal business office conditions. This position’s primary office will be located at the ONAC office in Portland, Oregon with the ability to work remotely as necessary.


The tasks of this position are normally performed while sitting at a desk, often using a computer.  Mobility is required to attend meetings, attend training and workshops, and to accomplish other necessary tasks. The periodic ability to travel independently to various locations within the Pacific Northwest region is required. Regular lifting of up to 10 pounds, and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds is expected.  Must be able to maintain an excellent attendance record.


Hiring preference will be given to qualified enrolled citizens of federally recognized Tribes or Native Alaskans.

Send a letter of interest and resume and please include at least three professional references.

Send to:


Subject Line: “Small Business Resource Navigator Job Announcement”

Attention: Amber Faist