Tribal Elder Care Coordinator

Base Salary: $17.00 per hour
Hours: Full-Time (40 hours week)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Duration: Temporary, 60-day probation period
Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Health and Holiday Pay
Organization: Native Community Development, Inc. (dba NATIVE, Inc.)
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota


Please note that this job may become permanent beyond June 30, 2021 but is not guaranteed.


Tribal Elder Care Coordinator (TECC) is part of a multidisciplinary team who serves as the bridge between tribal elder services and community-based services. The TECC will work to provide intensive services to tribal elders ages 55 & older and persons with disabilities under 55. The TECC will ensure clients make connections to essential services and resources. The TECC will facilitate direct referrals with internal programs and external community-based services/resources.

Note: This job may become full-time if successful with event turnouts and clientele participation.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in human services, social work or addiction or
    related field. Other types of bachelor’s degrees will be considered. Must provide a copy of degree transcripts and other certifications at the time of application submission.

  • At least once year of prior case management or care coordination experience.

  • Knowledge of the human services programs.

  • Knowledge of and experience around utilizing trauma informed care with individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

​Under the direction of the program manager, the employee will perform the following tasks:

  • Provide coordination, intake and case management to clients registered in the program.

  • Conduct a monthly care plan to set goals, action plan and activities for the month for clients no later than the third Friday of every month.

  • Collect, track and record data daily using the program report template and submit monthly report to supervisor.

  • Provide coordinated transportation services for tribal elder clients with NATIVE, Inc.’s transportation drivers or purchasing 30-day bus passes.

  • Recruit and conduct outreach through targeted marketing to tribal elders in the Bismarck-Mandan area to increase program participation.

  • Recruit and conduct outreach through targeted marketing to volunteer caregivers to increase community involvement.

  • Provide guidance and oversight to volunteers and clients involved in the tribal elder program.

  • Coordinate and facilitate cultural activities and community activities for seniors in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Examples of cultural activities are storytelling, star quilting, leather crafting, beading, sewing, cooking, etc. Examples of community activities are organized potlucks, community feeds, etc.

  • Provide coordinated care and make referrals to NATIVE, Inc.’s staff for housing and financial assistance.

  • Provide coordinated care and make referrals to outside organizations/agencies to help clientele navigate and obtain community resources (employment, social service agency, disability/social security office, employment agencies, food pantries, clothing, furniture, hot meals, addiction/mental health treatment centers, etc.).

  • Attend industry-related meetings including outreach community events.

  • Work with supervisor to identify additional funding needs for tribal elder clientele.

  • Submit approved payments for clientele with accounting budget analyst as needed.

  • Develop policies and procedures for the tribal elder program.

  • Participating in all other duties/activities as required by management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated experience working in or supervision of Native American (Tribal) cultural enrichment initiatives.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues significant to Native American (Tribal) communities and their cultural experiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and collaboratively with community
    stakeholders and diverse group(s).

  • Demonstrated significant people relations and connections to arts, cultural and language and spiritual leaders.

  • Demonstrate a high level of relationship-building skills to work with a wide variety of elder and special needs populations.

  • Must be able to maintain healthy boundaries between personal and professional relationships with clients.

  • Must have a valid driver license.

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

  • Must maintain confidentiality.

  • Must be detail-oriented having the ability to manage multiple tasks, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must have computer and Microsoft Office software skills.

  • Must be able to work well with others.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Must have experience working in a professional setting.

  • Must have basic level of experience of marketing principles and social media platforms.

  • Must be able to work under limited supervision.

  • Must be able to have flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends when needed.

  • Must be in the best interest of all people served and have a strong commitment to the organizations’ mission and vision.

Physical & Environmental Requirements
  • Handle multiple tasks and priorities in a high paced environment.

  • Extended periods of sitting, standing, stair climbing, and light lifting to 10 lbs.

  • Travel for training may be required on occasion.


NATIVE, Inc. offers a salary commensurate with experience, as well as excellent benefits and perks including but not limited to:

  • Health

  • Holiday pay


Application Deadline: Employment application and required documentation must be
submitted to NATIVE, Inc. by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on the closing date—
Monday, November 16, 2020.

For More Information

To learn more about this position you may contact Lorraine Davis, CEO at or by phone at (701) 595-5181, dial 4. 

To Apply

Download and complete the employment application, below, or stop by and pick up an application at the Native American Development Center. Then, submit the completed application with copies of supporting documents including your resume, transcripts, degree/certifications, and tribal enrollment (if Indian preference is claimed).

Then, submit your application in one of the following ways:

  1. Drop off at Native American Development Center at 2403 E. Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND.

  2. Mail to Native American Development Center c/o Human Resources.

  3. Scan/Email to Lorraine Davis at

Ready to Apply?

Download the application, below, and either drop off your application or email it to

Equal Employment Opportunity

NATIVE, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the civil rights act of 1964, as amended. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Drug Free Workplace. No relocation available. Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Applicants are responsible for providing proof of enrollment of a federally recognized tribe if Indian preference is claimed. Failure to provide proof will result in loss of Indian preference in employment. Applications and required supporting documents received after the closing date and time of a job posting will NOT be considered. Upon selection of employment, applicants are responsible to obtain and complete a Transcript Request Form from the last institution attended.