Program Manager

Job Closing: Dec 11, 2019

Division: Community and Family Services, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR)

Job Code: 11-9151

Salary Range: $37,356.80 to 71,344.00 ($17.96 to 34.30)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY: The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager is responsible to provide leadership for the TVR staff, attain and allocate human and physical resources, build partnerships with entities to obtain job opportunities for clients, develops policies and procedures, as well as ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources. The TVR Program Manager reports directly to the Director of Community and Family Services.


  • Oversee day to day operations of the TVR Program.
  • Ensuring that services provided to Native Americans with physical, mental, behavioral disabilities, and other impairments, promote their employability, economic self-sufficiency, independence, inclusion and integration into society.
  • Effective, accountable oversight to the provision of a comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation Program that meets the needs of the consumers.
  • Responsible for preparing grants and assuring grant goals are met.
  • Ensures and works towards a positive workplace climate for the TVR program and staff.
  • Responsible for hiring of staff, staff issues, and annual evaluations.
  • Advocacy; Community Awareness; Staff Development; Networking, Collaboration, and Building Partnerships.
  • Responsible for overseeing program budget and all expenditures. Making necessary budget modifications when needed.
  • Provide monthly program and financial reports to Community and Family Services Director.
  • Attend monthly CFS Division Program Managers meetings.
  • Receive case management updates from TVR Counselors.
  • Oversee TVR staff meetings and provide guidance as necessary.
  • Complete all reports due to Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
  • Collaborate with tribe’s programs and outside agencies that would be beneficial to TVR consumers and staff.
  • Develop Collaborative Work Agreements with organizations to benefit consumer services.
  • Develop and Maintain Public Relations that promote the TVR Mission.
  • Work with Director for coordination of strategic planning.
  • In collaboration with the TVR staff, develop the TVR 3, 5 and 10 Implementation Plans.
  • Be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Maintain close, daily contact with program staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information.
  • Maintain contact with internal/external community groups, stakeholders and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the program.
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of all applicable federal, state and tribal regulations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Manager of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program is responsible for the complete management and supervision of the Program. The Program Manager is additionally responsible to: approve/disapprove Department purchase of supplies and equipment, work with Supervisors on special projects, exercise authority in problems/issues relating to Supervisors and staff of the Department and may be assigned special projects periodically by the Director.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Knowledge of the Vocational Rehabilitation and area employment assistance programs is an asset. Should have ability to act as an advocate on behalf of the consumers. Knowledge of disabilities an asset. Must be able to work effectively in a team setting.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in either Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, Behavioral Science, or a closely related field OR Associates in a related field with five years management and supervisory experience. Client services, grants management and budgetary responsibility experience preferred.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Successful candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have excellent computer skills including word, excel, and experience with varying databases.

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.

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.