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Tribal Community Health Provider Roles

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Three positions open under our Tribal Community Health Provider program. All 3 can be done remotely from OR, WA, or ID. Please see the attached job postings for salary information and full job description.

The recruitment closing date is November 11, 2022.

These are a full-time positions with benefits. Our office is located in Portland, Oregon and the job duties for this position may be completed by an employee located in the Portland area or an employee who is teleworking from Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.

All new hires are required to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine prior to their first day of work. NPAIHB is following all local, state, and federal COVID-19 directives.

To apply, please complete the attached employment application form and send it to  This position posting and the application form may be found on our careers page at:

Career Opportunity | Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator


SALARY: $75,948.00 – $105,567.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 10/21/22

CLOSING DATE: 11/28/22 05:00 PM

POSITION SUMMARY: Metro is dedicated to shaping a better future for the greater Portland region. The work the people of Metro do every day benefits the lives of the people who live here, today and tomorrow. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits program. offers. Learn more about the benefits Metro Metro is hiring for a Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator.

The Tribal Affairs Coordinator will help implement Metro’s new Tribal Affairs agenda, in partnership with the Tribal Affairs manager and the rest of the Government Affairs team. This critical role will work across the agency, with staff and elected officials, to help Metro work closely with Tribes as sovereign partners in all areas of our work. This position will also provide subject matter expertise to Metro staff in the areas of tribal norms, customs, tribal history, and best practices for consultation and engagement to increase awareness, understanding and skills and abilities of Metro staff and leadership to support successful tribal relations.

As the Tribal Affairs Program Coordinator, you will: Help your team members within the Government Affairs team and the Tribal Affairs program implement the agency’s tribal affairs program including priorities for policy development, project support, staff and elected official training, and engagement. Support Metro and tribal policy advisor efforts to establish and maintain strong relationships with Tribes including Tribal Chairpersons, Councils, representatives, and staff to help Metro achieve the region’s six desired outcomes, tribal affairs program goals, mutual goals identified by Metro and Tribes, and other strategic goals and objectives of the agency. Serve as an internal subject matter expert on tribal history, treaties, sovereignty, selfgovernance, protocols, customs and traditions, and natural and cultural resources for Metro staff.

This position will be supervised by the Government Affairs and Policy Development Director within the Office of the COO. Attributes for Success/Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of local, state and federal Indian law and policy; Knowledge of local, state and federal historic and cultural resources and natural resource policy, related laws and regulations; Ability to advise on and support tribal consultation and tribal relations; Ability to coordinate closely with a broad range of internal and external team members, agency departments, Tribal governments, staff and representatives, and Metro stakeholders to efficiently advance an agenda and deliver projects; Ability to build alliances and collaborate across boundaries; Ability to interact with others with diplomacy and tact; Ability to analyze social, cultural and/or political factors to advise on agency policy development, relationship development and complex project actions or implementation;Experience effectively managing and communicating politically sensitive projects and information; Ability to identify problems, take a solution-oriented approach and put into action creative solutions for success; Ability to proactively escalate concerns and issues to team members and leaders; Competency and skills in the basic principles of project management including project development, planning and monitoring; Experience developing and managing contracts including ability to interpret and apply basic budgeting and public procurement processes; Strong organizational and technical writing skills; Strong cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills; Familiarity with and ability to apply principles of racial equity and diversity to policy decisions, conflicts, and operation questions.

TO QUALIFY We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific in your application materials on how your background is relevant. Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor’s or other degree in business or public administration, political science, Native American studies, behavioral or social sciences or any degree demonstrating the capacity for knowledge and skills and relevant work experience; AND Three years of related and progressively responsible work experience supporting productive relationships with Tribal governments and diplomatic relations OR Any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. COVID-19 vaccination requirement: Metro is committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, Metro has implemented a vaccine requirement policy for employees, paid and unpaid interns and volunteers. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is considered a minimum qualification requirement for Metro job applicants. This proof will be requested during the hiring process. If you require an accommodation under this policy for a medical condition or disability, or sincerely held religious belief, please email If this statement is true for you, then you may be ineligible to apply: If I was terminated for cause during any of my employment with Metro, or resigned in lieu of termination, I understand I may be ineligible for rehire for a minimum of 3 years.

COMPENSATION AND REPRESENTATION Based on the Oregon Pay Equity Act requirements, Metro’s internal equity review process, and the candidates’ qualifications, the appointment will typically be made between $75,948.00 $83,351.00 annually. The full-salary range for this position is $75,948.00 – $105,567.00 annually. This position is not eligible for overtime and is not represented by a union. It is classified as Policy Advisor II. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the positions.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION The application packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application. Make sure your application is complete, missing any part of these items could result in an incomplete application and will not be moved forward in the recruitment. Attachment of a resume Attachment of a cover letter (no more than two pages) highlighting why you’re a good fit for the role and specifically answering the question, “What your experience is working with Tribal Governments or tribally established organizations”. Please be detailed in your response and how your qualifications relate to this role. Attachment of three references (name, contact information, and relationship)

The selection process: We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows. The selection process is subject to change. Initial review of minimum qualifications In-depth evaluation of application materials to identify the most qualified candidates Consideration of top candidates/interviews Testing/assessments (if applicable) References check Questions? Recruiter: Megan Warneke Email:

Native Edge Institutes – Oregon
Diversity and Inclusion

Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and
Powered and funded in part by: The Small Business Administration and Special Thank You to Nike
Free Onsite Training Open to all Native Owned and Minority Owned Businesses

*Lunch included

Location: The Nike World Headquarters, One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005
Covid Vaccinations Required: Nike will email those attending onsite
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 9:30 AM PDT – 3:00 PM PDT
(Roundtable discussions from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM for onsite participants)
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Director, NCAIED
Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the Board, NCAIED
Chris James, President & CEO, NCAIED
Sam McCracken, Nike N7

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs,
Updates, New Rules & Regulations: This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the
benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review
eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility.
Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone,
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Business and Economically
Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations.
Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Director, NCAIED
• John Shoraka, GovContractPros (confirmed)
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Short Lunch Break – we will take a short break to allow attendees to settle with
their meal to hear the next panel discussion.
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM TBD Lunch Panel – Business Diversity & Inclusion: What is Nike looking for?
Business growth is fueled by the belief that diversity, in all its forms, fosters creativity and accelerates
innovation. We know that leveraging different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds generates unique
ideas and makes our value chain stronger. To enable this work, we will continue to build a roster of suppliers
who can actively support our business requirements, while also sharing our commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. Learn how to register your business with Nike and the onboarding process.
Moderator: Chris James, President & CEO, NCAIED
• Sam McCracken, Nike (confirmed)

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM SBA Loan Programs and Access to Capital: In this session learn how the Small
Business Administration work with banks and lending institutions to offer SBA guaranteed loan programs
to assist small businesses. While SBA itself does not make loans, it does guarantee loans made to small
businesses by private and other financial institutions. Join us to learn more about these programs to help
understand how an SBA guaranteed loan can be used to help start or grow your business. A). Overview of
SBA Guaranteed loan programs. B). Common misconceptions about SBA loans. C). Basic eligibility
Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Anna P. Shapiro, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Unlock your Export or Import Potential: In this session learn how you can
unlock your global market potential to increase your profits, reduce market dependence, and stabilize
seasonal sales. Connect with SBA resources and partners to your exporting journey.
Moderator: Erin Abrahamson, Chief of Staff, NCAIED
• Jim Newton, SBA (invited)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Systems Building to Support Native Entrepreneurship in the Northwest: As
organizations, agencies, and departments focused on small business, how are we addressing the great need
for resources, training, education, and opportunity for prosperity with deep cultural competency at the core.
This is more than replicating systems and structures that serve dominant culture, this is calling into
existence the tribal and native economies of the future.
Moderator: Emerald Skye Byrd, Public Relations Coordinator, NCAIED
• James Alan Parker, Chippewa Cree Tribal Citizen, Executive Director, Oregon Native American
Chamber (confirmed)
• Amber Faist, Coquille Tribal Citizen, T/A Program Director, Oregon Native American Chamber
3:00 PM Closing for online participation, short break for onsite roundtable participation
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussions: Join us for small group discussions with local mentors and
our expert speakers for in-depth discussions. We will rotate three (3) times, every 15-20 minutes.
Table #1 – Federal Contracting & Certifications, John Shoraka, GovContractPros (confirmed)
Table #2 – Business Diversity & Inclusion, Sam McCracken, Nike (invited)
Table #3 – SBA Table: Anna P. Shapiro, Economic Development Specialist, Loans Program (confirmed)
and Jim Newton, International Trade (invited)
Table #4 – Oregon Native American Chamber: James Alan Parker, Executive Director, and Amber Faist,
T/A Program Director

Closing Remarks: Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the BOD, NCAIED and Chris James, President &
4:00 PM: Survey, please scan our QR code and fill out our survey so we can continue to bring NEI’s to


Northwest Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NN PTAC)

Currently, ONAC is creating the Northwest Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NN PTAC). Michelle Ramey has transitioned from ONAC Statewide Resource Navigator to the NN PTAC Program Manager. The NN PTAC is dedicated to helping Native owned businesses who want to sell their goods or services to the government, educational institutions, or tribal entities. NN PTAC staff provide assistance to native owned small businesses interested in becoming certified; such as minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned business owners and emerging small businesses, who are interested in contracting with government agencies, educational institutions and Tribal entities. Certain government projects must satisfy specific equity, diversity, and inclusion targets and awarding the companies that are certified; NN PTAC makes the process much easier and faster. Think of it as equity contracting and recession resiliency for your business. 

We are in the process of creating our website and setting dates for training events. The NN PTAC web site is one place you will be able to find a listing of the wide range of services provided, register as an NN PTAC client, find links to our social media accounts as well as the calendar of events. 
·       Workshops and Matchmaking Events teach you what you need to know and connect you with other businesses and agency buyers to successfully compete for government contracts.
·       One-on-One Counseling tailored to your specific needs – always free of charge!
·       SAM Assistance: System for Award Management (SAM) registration is FREE, and we can help you with this and everything else you need to sell to federal, state and local government agencies at little or no charge.

This ONAC Program is funded, in part, by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 

If you are interested in becoming a client please follow this link to complete the process and one of our staff will reach out to you.

Learn more about PTAC here.

Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity | The Department of Energy (DOE)

Dear Interested SBIR/STTR Applicant:

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2023 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0002783) for the SBIR and STTR Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

The following DOE program offices are participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research
  • Basic Energy Sciences
  • Biological and Environmental Research
  • Nuclear Physics

 Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Topics

  • The FOA (DE-FOA-0002783) is now available at Download the FOA Instructions and the Application Package by keying in DE-FOA-0002783 under FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER.

The Topics for Release 1 are available here.

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent:  To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, you must first submit a Letter of Intent to the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS).  Letters of Intent must be submitted by August 29, 2022 5:00 pm EDT.  View our online tutorial and instructions for assistance in preparing your letter of intent.
  • Grant Applications:  All Phase I applications must be submitted through the web portal to be considered for award.  Grant applications to both SBIR and STTR programs must be successfully submitted by October 11, 2022 11:59 pm EDT.  Please visit our applicant resource page and our SBIR Application Preparation Tutorials for assistance in preparing your application. 

Important Reminders

  • First-time applicants to DOE SBIR/STTR: DOE offers a free Phase 0 application assistance program to a limited number of first-time DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I applicants. Review your eligibility and apply here.
  • First-time applicants to  There are a number of registrations you must complete prior to submitting your application. It is recommended that you start this process at least 6 weeks in advance of submitting your application.  Instructions to complete these registrations are in our application guide and online tutorials 12 & 13.  
  • Previously registered applicants with  Please note, on April 4, 2022, the federal government changed entity validation service providers at the same time it stopped using the DUNS Number and began using the Unique Entity ID in to uniquely identify entities. All entities, even those already registered in, must validate their entity information through the new service provider. Data rights limitations require to collect the data from the user directly, not use previously validated data. This means entities may have to provide supporting documentation to update the new service provider’s data. This is an expected part of a complex data transition. SAM is working on tickets in the order received. You can find resources related to this process here. Please do not create multiple incidents for the same request. If you have any questions about the SAM process, please contact the Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726.  Please update your SAM registration TODAY! 

Important Upcoming FOA Webinar!

Register here to join the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office on Friday, August 12th at 2 PM EDT as we provide a 45 minute overview of the DOE SBIR/STTR technology areas noted above and the application and award process as it relates to the FY23 Phase I Release 1 FOA.  There will be time for Q&A, so don’t forget to submit your questions at the time of registration.

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