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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Program Assistant in Akwesasne, New York

Program Assistant

Job Closing: Jun 23, 2021

Job Code: 29-1141

Salary: $34,840.00-$62,670.40

Status: Full-Time

Exempt: No

Location: Health Services

Department: Mental Health

Reports To: Program Manager

SUMMARY: The Program Assistant will assist the Mental Health Program Manager in the coordination and delivery of services, coordinating communications, assisting in the organization of all reports, grants and budgets. The goal will be to help facilitate the effective management of the program according to the organization’s standards.


  • Apply good knowledge of office routines and procedures, as well as the knowledge of the organization and programs directed by the supervisor.

  • Support planning and coordination of a program and its activities

  • Ensure implementation of policies and practices

  • Preparing documentation for grants

  • Managing online resources

  • Managing the Program Manager’s calendar

  • Attending staff meetings and taking minutes

  • Responding to emails and answering calls

  • Typing letters and reports as may be required from time to time

  • Compiling and sending bulk mailings

  • Proofreading and making copies of documents

  • Assisting in the planning and overseeing significant events

  • Assisting in managing the budget for special and routine events

  • Making reservations for various off-site business meetings

  • Acting as a liaison between different departments

  • Relaying internal emails to staff

  • Reserving equipment and conference rooms for presentations and in-office meetings

  • Gather statistical information to analyze and prepare presentation for team members, funding agencies, director and/or EDO.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and Personal Health Information within Health Services, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times. Must have some knowledge of medical/clinical terminology, be able to perform duties without supervision; and have an understanding of Mental Health.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum – High School graduate, a minimum of two years of office and secretarial work or demonstrated competence. Preferred – Associates or higher in Social/Health/Business related field. Mohawk language an asset.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have good computer skills including, MS Office, and ability to navigate various scheduling and electronic health record programs. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process. Grant writing, budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting skills.

REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis. Be compassionate, inspiring, effectively leads change, and strive for continuous improvement.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.