Job Announcement: Circles of Kinship Coordinator

Job Announcement

Circles of Kinship Coordinator


Employer: Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation

Supervisor: Project Director, Promise Neighborhoods and Circles of Kinship

Salary: DOE 1.0 FTE position (annual appointment contingent upon continued funding)

Start Date: Immediately following completion of search process


Background of Employee


The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation (BGCNCN) is headquartered in Lame Deer,

Montana and is the location of the Circles of Kinship Coordinator position. The mission of the

BGCNCN is to inspire and enable all young people of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and surrounding

communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCNCN

offers various programs to club members that are based on their physical, emotional, cultural and social

needs. BGCNCN sponsors activities for club members in the five core areas, which include character

leadership, education and career, health and life skills, arts and sports.

The purpose of the Circles of Kinship project is to plan and design a holistic, community-based,

coordinated Northern Cheyenne Kinship of Care to support mental health and wellness of Northern Cheyenne

children, youth, young adults age 0-25 and their families. Circles of Kinship will increase the capacity and

effectiveness of mental health systems serving the Northern Cheyenne reservation by reducing the gap

between the need for mental health services and the availability and coordination of mental health services

for Northern Cheyenne individuals age 25. The Circles of Kinship project will accomplish this through the

development of a plan to restore the Northern Cheyenne Kinship system, which involves relatives and

extended family members supporting their family members.


Job Description


The BGCNCN seeks a Circles of Kinship (CofK) Coordinator to assist the Project Director in meeting all

Circles of Kinship grant activities and requirements. The CofK Coordinator will report directly to the

Project Director and will work with the Chief Professional Officer, Youth Service Leaders, Community

Organizer, Finance Manager, and Consultants. The CofK Coordinator will also work in collaboration with

various community partners including schools, nonprofit organizations and the Northern Cheyenne

government and programs to design a holistic, community-based, coordinated Northern Cheyenne Kinship of

Care for the mental wellbeing of 0-25 aged individuals of the Northern Cheyenne Nation. The CofK

Coordinator position will require some travel & working beyond regular working hours.


Duties & Responsibilities


The CofK Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Project Director in fulfilling, but is not limited

to, all of the following grant activities:


(1) Coordinating mental health prevention/promotion, treatment and recovery support services; (2)

Promoting a community-based holistic model system of care encompassing multiple agencies, providers,

schools, partners, and families; (3) Developing the framework to address community-identified mental

health problems and wellness solutions; (4) Bridging relationships with families, tribal leaders, spiritual

leaders, and providers for maximum involvement and results; and (5) Implementing and piloting direct

services for children’s mental health as developed in the Circles of Kinship project.

The CofK Coordinator will also be responsible for reporting progress on the grant activities directly to the

Project Director, attending and recording minutes at all CofK meetings and community gatherings,

maintaining a daily log, budgeting and invoicing, copying and mailing, answering phones, assisting with

website updates, communicating information to partners and schools, scheduling training and working

with providers. This position will represent families in the community and work families identify ways to

augment mental health services on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.


Preferred Qualifications


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in the area of psychology, education,

sociology, community development or related field OR an equivalent combination of

education and experience.

Experience: Experience with federal grant writing and administration of federal dollars, knowledge of the

Northern Cheyenne people and community, knowledge of mental health, and experience

with community organizing and nonprofits.

Skills: Ability to efficiently operate a PC computer, Microsoft office, email, internet, fax machines,

phones, printers and copier machines. Applicant should also possess a valid Montana’s

Driver’s license or obtain a Montana’s Drivers license immediately following employment.


Conditions of Employment


Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of the BGCNCN’s employment policy.

There is a three-month probationary period for employment.


How to Apply


To apply for the CofK Coordinator position, please submit:

(1) Application Form (can be obtained at the BGCNCN in Lame Deer or by emailing Marissa Spang)

(2) A letter of application (cover letter) that addresses the minimum qualifications listed above,

(3) A Current Resume or vita, and

(4) The Names and Contact Information of Three Professional References



The deadline to apply for the CofK Coordinator position is open until filled.


Submit Application Materials to:

Marissa Spang, Project Director, Promise Neighborhoods, Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne

Nation, P.O. Box 309, Lame Deer, MT 59043, (406) 477-6654 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note: if electronically submitting your application, PDF is the preferred format and must include the

applicant’s signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals please indicate “Applicant-

CofK Coordinator” in the subject line of the email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .