Program Assistant, Elders Program
Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Kenai, AK

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POSITION TITLE: Program AssistantTYPE OF POSITION: Temporary Full Time, Non-exempt

REPORTS TO: Elder Program Manager
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Native preference under P.L. 93-638



To assure Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina thrive forever.

Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina Values

These are the beliefs and principles that define our people and will assure our future as tribe:

Family: honoring and sustaining health and happiness of family as a first responsibility
Stewardship: respectful use of land, resources and all creations
Spiritual Beliefs: acknowledging the existence of a higher power and respecting spiritual beliefs
Education: passing down cultural knowledge and traditions and supporting formal education


By 2025, the Kahtnuht'ana Dena'ina have enhanced strengthened the prosperity, health, and culture of their people Tribe by:

Working towards united effort with Native organizations other governments that impact our people
Developing implementing a Tribal education system
Living our traditional values practices
Empower our sovereignty
Continuing to demonstrate resiliency
Striving for excellence in all of our programs
Elevating the wellness of our people
Using our talents resources to ensure we are able to take care of ourselves share with others


Performs a wide variety of duties to direct, and coordinate customer service functions, answer telephone, typing, filing, create new client files, schedule appointments, order office supplies, coordinate travel arrangements, locking and unlocking center. Greet Elders as they arrive for Elder luncheon and activities. Greet clients and notify the appropriate staff member when clients arrive for their appointment. Program Assistant is responsible for collecting monies and maintaining the receivable accounts and reconciling daily cash sheet.

(Consideration may be given for equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)

High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
Program Assistant and/or experience working at an Elders Center preferred
Ability to run a cash register and follow close out procedures
Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook and other computerized information systems
Current First Aid and CPR Cards, or required to obtain within ninety days of hire
Willingness to learn the language, culture and history of the Dena'ina people
Ability to lift program materials weighing up to 30 pounds
Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.


Answer/forward incoming calls
Keep appointment calendar for program and clients
Input daily tallies into the proper spread sheets
Responsible for inventory and ordering of office supplies
Process distribute incoming faxes mail
Work closely with the Elders Program Manager as to the scheduling, and provide clerical support as needed
Keep copier in working order and request repairs as needed
Keep the front counters clean
Water and care for all plants
Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings with Elders Program Manager and staff
Promote good relations with staff and community agencies
Track borrowed supplies and equipment
Performs other duties as assigned

This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

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