Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Iakhiienawá:se’ Sénha Aioianerénhake ne Enióhrhen’ne

Helping Build a Better Tomorrow

Program Manager - Three Sisters

Division:  Community & Family Services, Three Sisters Program

Job Code:  11-9151

Status:  Full-time, permanent, exempt

SUMMARY:  The Program Manager is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, continuation, monitoring, and improvement of the Three Sisters Program of the Community & Family Services (CFS) Division, in support of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s organizational mission and goals. The Program Manager collaborates with the CFS Director in developing goals, attaining/allocating human and physical resources, developing policies and procedures and ensuring adequate financial resources.The Program Manager provides direct support to the Three Sisters Programs in carrying out the key roles assigned to them. The Program Manager reports directly to the CFS Director.


  • Establish the Three Sisters Program’s policies and procedures and be accountable for enforcing these policies.
  • Assist staff in establishing program environments that are healthy and safe for both clients and staff.
  • Ensure that the Program’ facilities, equipment and supplies are maintained.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate the program, as mandated by each of the awarded grants; which are OVW, VAWA, NYS OVW, and FVPSA, in addition will submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports/updates as specified in each grant.
  • Maintain timesheets, vacations, and leave for personnel files of all staff.
  • Ensure a productive work environment by establishing monthly goals and adhering to the Tribal personnel policy.
  • Supervise the performance of the Three Sister’s programs and its staff.
  • Update and maintain skills in the use of current technology and information management systems.
  • Develop partnerships with community leaders and organizations.
  • Develop and maintain public relations.
  • Maintain contact with all Grantee contracts such as are OVW, VAWA, NYS OVW, and FVPSA.
  • Respond as needed, for crisis intervention, provide options for safety and act as a liaison between courts, police and shelters.
  • Research funding opportunities, write and submit proposals that enhance the Three Sisters Program.
  • Provide education to networking agencies within the Tribe and surrounding communities.
  • Schedule weekly staff meetings and case supervision for planning and reviewing client goals and objectives.
  • Attend training and conferences, as needed and required.
  • Attend CFS program managers’ meetings as required.
  • Prepare annual evaluations for all Three Sister staff, in a timely manner.
  • Will promote SRMT in a positive manner at all times.


    The Program Manager of the Three Sisters Domestic Violence Program is responsible for the complete management and supervision of the Programs within the Department. The Three Sisters Program consists of:

  • Domestic Violence

  • Safe Haven Supervised Visits and Exchange Program

  • Safe Home

  • Sexual Assault Program

    The Program Manager is additionally responsible to approve/disapprove department purchase of supplies and equipment, work with staff on special projects, exercise authority in problem/issues relating to staff of the department, and may be assigned special projects periodically by the CFS Director. Knowledge of and ability to work with the Program’s Budget will be integral.

    The Program Manager will oversee the above mentioned four programs and will supervise approximately 13 staff, in their duties and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The Program Manager of the Three Sisters Program shall have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.Basic computer knowledge and strong writing/communication skills.

Internal: Maintain close daily contact with Program caseworkers, Supervised Visitation Monitor, and Safe Home Monitor to interpret and explain organizational missions, Program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide and receive information.

External: Maintain contact with internal and external community groups and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Department.


A bachelor’s degree in related field such as Business, Human/Social, Public Administration from an accredited college or university with five years’ experience or a combination of education and experience in managing programs, staff and/or operation of an agency.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases. ADP training is an asset but not required. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process.

REASONING ABILITY: To be able to deal with and respond appropriately with stressful family situations. Recognize and understand the sensitive needs of individual clients and their families.

Ability to organize and schedule work hours around the continual changing needs of the program and clients.

Required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment when reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or maltreated child where the parent or guardian, custodian, or other person legally responsible for such child, information comes before you, facts, conditions, or circumstances which if correct, would render the child an abused or maltreated child.(SSL 415) Mandated Reporters in New York State – certain professionals are required by law to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the New York State Central Registry. The law also assigns civil and criminal liability to those professionals who do not comply with their mandated reporter responsibilities.

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.

Job Closing Date: April 28, 2017

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. 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.

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