Job Posting


OVC Victim Service Specialist Project Coordinator


Open: Monday 10/16/2017

Closing: When Filled



Job Title:  Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Project Coordinator

Supervisor:  FNWA Executive Director

Project Funding: This is a three year, federally grant funded position


Job Purpose: To work with Tribal Colleges, Tribal DV/SA Programs and BIA in ND to develop victim service specialists who will serve Native American victims in remote locations.  This unique project will be implemented as a Cooperative Agreement, which means that OVC will have substantial involvement in carrying out award activities. This arrangement assumes collaborative planning, implementation, and documentation throughout the project period.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversee all programming, including acting as liaison with OVC, FNWA Board, Tribal colleges, and BIA;
  • Establish and administer a structured program linking interested students to internship opportunities with Tribal victim service programs;
  • Identify, establish, and maintain a Collaborative of primary stakeholders that includes Tribal DV/SA programs, Tribal Community Colleges, BIA;
  • In collaboration with Tribal colleges, provide guidance and leadership in developing individual training plans for each student chosen to participate;
  • Work with Program Evaluator to set evaluation standards, carry out appropriate monitoring activities, and integrate feedback into ongoing implementation;
  • Maintain documentation of progress and complete required reports.




      Specialized Knowledge

  • B.A. or B.S. in related field and 3 years relevant work experience is required/ M.A. or M.S. is preferred (equivalencies will be considered);
  • Understanding of the dynamics of N.D. Tribal communities;
  • Understanding of domestic violence/sexual assault issues and the systems that work to eradicate said issues;
  • Experience working with N.D. Tribal College systems.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • High level computer competencies (i.e. spread sheet development, logic model, navigation of federal reporting websites).



  • Ability to work with a variety of community members in different professions and walks of life;
  • Ability to speak comfortably in public;
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities professionally under pressure and within limited time frames;
  • Ability to be flexible and tailor goals to individual Tribal communities;
  • Ability to engage and foster community networks;
  • Ability to work with federal agencies: OVC, BIA.


Personal Characteristics


  • Willingness to work as part of a team to achieve mutual goals;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Commitment to pursue goals with energy and good humor;
  • Professional approach to responsibilities;
  • Willingness to embrace the mission and goals of FNWA and commit to working toward ending violence;
  • Must be engaged in maintaining one’s own wellbeing - spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Working Conditions


  • A successful applicant must be willing to travel among project sites and possess a reliable vehicle and current driver's license. Some national travel also required.
  • FNWA’s office is located in Devils Lake, ND.
  • FNWA is a drug and alcohol free workplace.




$45,000 to $50,000 DOQ


To Apply:


Submit a well thought out cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and FNWA’s application to First Nations Women’s Alliance. Qualified applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.  The position will remain open until filled. 


More questions or for an application:




Mail to:        103 North College Drive #3, Devils Lake, ND 58301-2931


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