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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Native Connections Grant Coordinator in Akwesasne, New York

Native Connections Grant Coordinator

Open Until Filled

Job Code: 21-1011 Status: Full-time, Term – 7/30/2026

Exempt: No Location: Health Services

Department: A/CDP Prevention Component Reports To: A/CDP Prevention Supervisor


The Native Connections Grant Coordinator will implement and ensure that the goals, objectives and evaluation of the Native Connections Grant are accomplished. The Native Connections Grant is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse among Akwesasro:non ages 24 and younger.


Work within guidelines of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Indian Health Services as well as Saint Regis Mohawk Tribes Alcoholism Chemical Dependency policies and procedures and objectives by performing the following duties:

  • Increase knowledge of substance abuse and suicide prevention by providing presentations and/or distributing literature to schools and community.

  • Work as part of the team to implement project activities and meet with project staff, coalitions and the stakeholders to carry out the goals and objectives of the grant projects.

  • Work with the Prevention team to create a communication plan for youth and develop a social media campaign for health promotion, suicide and substance use prevention.

  • Coordinate and implement grant activities to provide to the community.

  • Establish collaborative working relationships and coordinate service delivery with other agencies, including schools and institutes of higher learning.

  • Maintain reporting of data to funding source.

  • Facilitate focus groups and community talking circles/meetings when needed.

  • Establish a working relationship with all youth and young adult serving agencies.

  • Participate and facilitate grant activities, planning meetings, reporting and evaluation, including travel to grantee meetings.

  • Attend community events as a representative of the Alcoholism Chemical Dependency Prevention program and Native Connections program.

  • Work with the Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment to implement grant objectives of substance abuse and suicide prevention.

  • Chair suicide prevention committee meetings and report progress to Akwesasne Coalition for Community Empowerment.

  • Organize/Assist and implement monthly/summer/cultural prevention activities for youth in the community

  • Responsible for date entry of all grant related data (RPMS, WITNYS, and federal SAMHSA reporting requirements)

  • Promote community wide awareness activities that coincide with various national/state awareness weeks/months.

  • Perform other duties as may arise.

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. Obtain additional training/education in Behavioral Health.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have an Associate’s degree in Human Services, Sociology, Psychology or related field. Experience in behavioral health an asset. Familiarity with the Akwesasne Community an asset.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process. Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues. Ability to do presentations, connect with people and community stakeholders. Be motivated, caring and compassionate, be committed to efforts to reduce the impact and stigma of substance abuse and mental health issues.

REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis.

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.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.


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.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status, apply for a Medical Exemption or begin the vaccination process. If the successful applicant is not vaccinated, they will be required to receive their first vaccine dose prior to starting employment and must receive their second dose, if applicable, within 30 days of employment.

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.