Please do not relocate to Kodiak for a position with KANA...
Behavioral Health Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kodiak, AK – May 26, 2013
There is a reason that KANA has a negative image within the community, including their reputation with a majority of natives. They have increasingly poor middle management. I have watched them destroy entire departments due to poor management that they continue to support. It is unfortunate and a major disservice to the Native community within Kodiak. The professional staff is very unhappy overall, from medical to behavioral health to community development. The new children's program is a disaster. The staff doing the work have very poor work-life balance and, often times, poor mental health. Unfortunately the salary draws people in, which has given upper management the impression that they are happy. It has been sad to watch.
Advice to Senior Management – When you have meetings with staff and consultants come in, listen to them. Listen to your staff. Pay attention to departments when they turn over at over 100% per year. You have so much grant and federal money, you could do amazing things, and yet you start program after program. How could true change occur in this type of situation? The community does not believe in KANA any more, but they work with you as much as possible because you are rich. Please start using your strengths for positive change within the community and stop the damage you are causing through your lack of employee relations.
Kodiak Area Native Association has great pay, and they have decent benefits. There 401k match is also good, if you can manage to stay long enough to reap that benefit.
Negative, condescending culture; very poor management; prejudism; punitive, inexperienced management; lack of interest in employee experience.