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Cultural Program Manager - Unguwat

JOB STATEMENT/PURPOSE: Responsible for day-to-day activities under the Unguwat Native Connections grant working with our partners and youth in the areas of substance misuse, mental health concerns and suicide awareness.  


  1. Responsible for day-to-day activities under the Native Connections grant.
  2. In coordination with the Cultural and Educational Services Director, create and maintain community partnerships, and create organization program protocols.
  3. Provide case management services to Alaska Native youth ages 18-24 as needed to help them in areas including substance misuse, mental health concerns.
  4. Supervise the Unguwat Program Coordinator.
  5. Meet regularly with the Unguwat Program Coordinator to discuss current clients and planned activities.
  6. Collect data as necessary for reporting purposes.
  7. Coordinate with community partners to collect data as necessary for reporting purposes.
  8. Complete and submit reports as required.
  9. Plan community partner trainings and events as described under the grant.
  10. Supervise project volunteers.
  11. Ensure confidentiality and security of all electronic and paper files by following strict security protocols and limiting access to project employees.
  12. Assist clients with completing paperwork, as they relate to the health and well-being of clients..


  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  2.  2 years of program management experience.
  3. 5+ years of related experience. Work experience will substitute for educational requirement.


  1. Have basic knowledge of Alaska, Alaska’s history, and Alaska Native cultures. 
  2. Understand ANHC’s mission, direction, and history or be willing to receive training.
  3. Familiarity with local available service agencies.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of HIPAA regulations and requirements.


  1. Have basic writing and communication and public speaking skills. 
  2. Have basic computer skills. 
  3. Skill in the use of copier, fax, and other office equipment.
  4. Willing to learn the operation of all audio and visual equipment. 


  1. Ability to assess and intervene in crisis situations that may result in client harm to self or to others in the community.
  2. Ability to assess a variety of problems such as alcohol and drug misuse/abuse/dependency and make appropriate referrals to service organizations.
  3. Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with varying strengths and abilities.
  4. Be able to prepare reports in word and excel.


  1. Additional duties as assigned based on needs of the business.



  1. Indoors: Primarily in an environmentally controlled office, on or off-site.

Noise level:

  1. Quiet to moderate

Physical requirements:

  1. Employee is required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
  2. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.
  3. Some travel outside of Anchorage/Alaska may be required. Occasional travel within the Anchorage area is necessary.