Position Openings

National Council of Urban Indian Health

POSITION: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
STATUS: Salaried, Exempt

Position Description:
Under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is a full time position with the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, implementing policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors, executing NCUIH’s strategic plan and operating strategies, representing NCUIH and its membership at meetings, and developing, nurturing and expanding critical partnerships with national and regional partners. The Executive Director advocates on behalf of its membership, comprised of the urban Indian Health Programs located across the nation. The Executive Director is the internal and external voice of NCUIH and its membership in relation to media, Congress, and Indian Country. This position is also responsible for the management of its grants and contracts and for ensuring the reporting requirements by funding agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services /Indian Health Service (DHHS/IHS) are met. This position is required to build the necessary partnerships with national Indian organizations, federal agencies, state governments, Indian communities, tribal leadership, and congressional representatives to address the needs of its membership and to expand and enhance NCUIH’s services.

Minimum of a bachelors degree required. Advanced degree in management or public health preferred. Minimum of five years of work experience in a non profit entity required and experience working in a member organization preferred.  Policy advocacy, public relations, ability to partner with other organizations required. Experience and knowledge of the current national political issues impacting the health needs of urban Indian Health Programs is highly preferred especially with regards to the Affordable Care Act and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Experience and knowledge of Indian Health Services' mission and programs also preferred.

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Closing Date: January 31st, 2015 at 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time

All interested applicants should submit their resumes and cover letters and any inquiries to


National Council of Urban Indian Health

POSITION: Technical Assistance Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Technical Assistance & Research Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Technical Assistance and Research
STATUS: Regular, Full-Time (40 hours)

The Technical Assistance and Research Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Research and Technical Assistance in fulfilling the work of the organization by providing/coordinating technical training and support to the Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs). Technical assistance is individualized to meet the unique needs of each UIHP and ranges widely from support in improving organizational operations, using local data for continued quality improvement, supporting community-based research, implementing/compliance of federal policies, leveraging and maximizing funding streams, and/or documenting local best practices.

• Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of national technical assistance and research projects.
• Design and execute research projects and/or evaluation support, including literature reviews, surveys, focus groups, continuous quality improvement activities, and data analysis.
• Manage and protect confidential and sensitive data according to nationally accepted research ethics and standards.
• Provide/coordinate on-site and technology-based technical assistance and training to UIHPs.
• Design and maintain online surveys and databases, develop reporting templates and provide NCUIH management and Board of Directors with informational reports as requested.
• Conduct data analyses using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
• Support the organization’s annual evaluation.
• Coordinate and maintain updated information for the NCUIH website on assigned projects.
• Coordinate meetings for technical assistance support to UIHPs.
• Produce written, tabular and visual materials for project reports and presentations, including the production of PowerPoint presentations.
• The TA Coordinator will be responsible for completing tasks and submitting reports on numerous projects with multiple and often competing deadlines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

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To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Kimberly Fowler at kfowler(at)ncuih.org

Internship Opportunity:

The National Council of Urban Indian Health is offering two (2) unpaid 6-month student internships within the Technical Assistance and Research Center. Interns in the DC area will have the opportunity to learn about the health of urban Indian populations and build skills and knowledge in policy, research, evaluation, training development, and health promotion. Further, TARC doctoral level staff will provide direct supervision and support the intern in building their professional resume for future advanced degrees and employment opportunities. This is a competitive internship and those selected are expected to work 10-15 hours per week. As a part of the internship students will have the opportunity to:

Requirements and Qualifications

Interested students should submit an application package to include:

A compensation of $500/ month will be available for this internship. Application packages should be submitted to Dr. Kimberly Fowler, Technical Assistance and Research Center Coordinator via email kfowler(at)ncuih.org



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