Job Vacancy 

Job Announcement Number: 393576

Title: Tribal Community Engagement Lead

Open: 1/05/2024 until filled

Type: Temporary

Schedule: Full Time

Pay: Salary

Years of Experience: At least an Associate degree in Communications, Education or Social Work and minimum 2 years professional experience

Location: Bethel, AK (Hybrid)

Indian Preference Eligibility: Yes


About the job

We are looking for a Tribal Community Engagement Lead who will serve as the central person responsible for overseeing a range of activities, from organizing in-person community events to video conference call listening sessions, to having 1:1 meetings with key stakeholders. Working closely with the tribal councils and tribal communities across Western Alaska, this position will lead all community outreach activities to communicate our broadband programs and services with tribal stakeholders, community residents and internal staff.



  • Develop and nurture strong relationships with community leaders, community residents and internal teams for program and service information related to broadband installation.  
  • Organize and facilitate community events and meetings between tribal communities and internal stakeholders to describe the project, project schedule and services provided.  
  • Assists in generating and editing communications materials that are accurate, concise and demonstrate an understanding of Yup’ik culture and village life. 
  • Participate in developing and managing program schedules and work plans.  
  • Provides consistent program updates to the team about strategy, adjustments and progress.  
  • Analyze data and feedback from community assessments to inform strategic planning and decision-making.  


Preferred qualifications

    • At least an Associate Degree in Communications, Education, or Social Work.  
    • Minimum 2 years professional work experience working with tribes, non-profits, or related fields. 
    • Conversational Yup’ik proficiency is required. 
    • Computer skills and ability to learn and adopt tools that may be new: We primarily utilize Microsoft Office (Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). 
    • Ability to create and deliver simple presentations. 
    • Basic verbal and written communication abilities with clear grammar, structure, and cohesive thought. 


What We Offer

  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Medical Plan
  • Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-term/ Long-term disability
  • Supplemental group life and AD&D options
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) / Paid Holidays
  • Subsistence Living Paid Time Off (SPTO) for enrolled tribal members
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Hybrid Working


Indian/Tribal Preference Hiring

Indian Preference applies to this vacancy, in accordance with Akiak Holdings Policy #20005. Proof of Indian preference is required. The Indian Preference law is a distinct statutethat does not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Applicants who claim Indian preference must provide Tribal Membership Card, or letter from Tribal Government on Tribal Government letterhead indicating tribal status. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

Akiak Holdings and its subsidiary Companies will attempt to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment, with the exception of those situations affected by the Tribal Preference policy. All aspects of employment will be governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.


Physical Demands

Work is primarily indoors in an office setting. No unusual physical activity is required. However, you may travel within Alaska, and in doing so will expose the employee to extreme cold: temperatures typically -10 up to -50 degrees below freezing wind chill for periods of up to 5 hours outside, with frequent breaks in warm dry areas. Employee must be able to lift their personal luggage and any personal equipment/supplies and climb into and out of small planes with confined spaces.  




How to Apply

  1. Send your resume describing interest and qualifications.
  2. Use the form below to submit your resume
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