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Tribal Youth Program Coordinator

The Tribal Youth Program (TYP) Coordinator is a full-time position which is responsible for the continued development, planning, implementation and supervision of the full spectrum of culturally based youth programs for the Education Department. This program includes the Tribal Youth Group, the 7th Generation Project, and the Tribal Youth Council.  

The TYP Coordinator will work directly with the youth, recruit new members, plan and supervise activities, and coordinate education, speakers, mentoring recruitment and activities, cultural exchanges, as well as community service projects. The TYP Coordinator will work closely with the Education Department staff, collaborate with the Health and Natural Resource Departments, the Wampanoag Women’s Center, and Cultural Resource Protection (THPO) to coordinate a strong youth program for grades 5 through 12.

This position will require weekend and evening hours as well as travel between Martha’s Vineyard and the mainland periodically to be inclusive of Tribal youth.

$31,034- $40,057 ($14.92 - $19.25)

The TYP Coordinator will work under the immediate supervision of the Education Director.

  • Responsible for oversight of the Tribal Youth Program for high school and junior high school students.
  • Conduct needs assessments to better plan and develop programs to meet the community’s needs.
  • Implement and expand programs for all eligible Tribal youth by overseeing activities throughout the traditional Tribal Homelands.
  • Support youth in leadership development and in planning and implementing community service projects.
  • Research and arrange for educational presentations and cultural exchanges in concert with THPO.
  • Provide recruitment, outreach and notifications to all eligible Tribal youth.
  • Responsible for the full implementation of the 7th Generation project:
  • Recruitment, matching and oversight of traditional culture keepers and student leader mentees.
  • Planning and supervision of group activities.
  • Reporting, record keeping and reimbursement requests.
  • Coordinate and supervise Youth Group Travel (i.e.: Close-Up, UNITY, College Tours) in concert with the Education Planning Coordinator.
  • Serve as liaison to the Aquinnah Wampanoag Youth Council.       
  • Work collaboratively on youth projects with other Tribal Departments.
  • Coordinate employment and vocational skills development amongst tribal youth.
  • Assist in researching, planning and writing funding applications.
  • Assists in the After School Program (ASP) and the Summer Turtle Program as needed or assigned.
  • Oversee the operation of the Tribal store and vending machine.
  • Participate in weekly department meetings with staff to discuss department and program progress and needs.
  • Other duties as assigned which will support the goals and objectives of the Tribal Youth Program that are requested by the Education Director.
Training may be available for “qualified” candidates who do not possess all of the minimum qualifications. The applicability of this approach will be determined during the candidate interview process.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2 years' experience working with youth programs.
  • Experience with Wampanoag Tradition, Culture, and History or working in a Tribal community.
  • Flexible, innovative and attentive.
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking and communication skills.
  • MA Driver's License and good driving record.
  • Must pass CORI/ Background and Fingerprint check.
  • Bachelors or Higher Degree in related field.
  • 5 years’ experience working in a Tribal Community.
  • 5 years’ experience working with Tribal Youth.

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) 20 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535-1546
Phone: (508) 645 9265    Fax: (508) 645-3790    Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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