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.
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.
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
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
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
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-