Staff Development Coordinator

Job Closing: Jun 22, 2018

Division:  Social Services   

Job Code:   13-1151   

Status:  Full time, permanent, exempt   

SUMMARY:  This position involves the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive training program to meet the needs of staff in the Social Services Division. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: data collection and storage, assessments, educational programs and community service for the Tribe. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Commissioner/Deputy of Social Services in accordance with established staff development policies and objectives. 


  • Confers with Commissioner/Deputy and Program Managers to identify specific training needs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of training needs with Commissioner/Deputy, Program Managers and staff.
  • Assists in creating individualized staff development plans, as necessary.
  • Navigates SRMT contract policy necessary for trainers and consultants and maintains working relationship with SRMT Grants & Contracts Office.
  • Follows Tribal policies and procedures required to secure physical facilities and equipment for trainings.
  • Adheres to Tribal, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Conduct formal training for Social Services staff.
  • Oversee mandated trainings and professional development.
  • Recruits and enrolls staff in skills training opportunities.
  • Formulates mandatory annual training outlines and determines instructional methods for the implementation of such trainings, according to training analysis.
  • Attends meetings and seminars to obtain information useful to train staff and to inform staff of training programs.
  • Participates as a member of the NYS Staff Development Coordinator Association and attends regular regional meetings.
  • Participates in North Country Coalition networking opportunities including quarterly meetings, planning meetings and Spring & Fall retreats.
  • Establishes relationships and maintains collaborative network with Tribal service agencies and community and local agencies/programs.
  • Attends New York Public Welfare Association semi-annual conferences.
  • Maintains database with SSD staff’s completed trainings including Tribal, State & Federal offerings.
  • Conducts SSD orientation to all new SSD employees.
  • Gathers monthly statistics and data to be included in SSD Administration’s monthly report.
  • Ensures that all employees are properly registered and receive necessary credit and certification with all job-related required Tribal, State, Federal trainings.
  • Assists in the development and assessment of SSD’s emergency measures efforts including community Shelter Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.
  • Assists in the screening process, hiring and reference checks of new employees.
  • Will Promote SRMT in a positive manner at all times.

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 above are representative of the knowledge, skills, 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 files maintained within Social Service Division, we must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION and /or EXPERIENCEFour year degree (B.A.) from an accredited college or university; Minimum of 5 years documented work experience with programs or operations in the Social Service field; Experience in training trainers and conducting training session; Strong communication skills, both oral and written; Ability to problem solve, multi-task, prioritize, organize, and provide project leadership; Will be expected to effectively facilitate others and share knowledge, team participation is expected to ensure a productive work environment.

OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES:  Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; Can identify priorities and stay organized; Requires knowledge of and experience with administrative operations, processes and procedures, involving: Superior organizational skills with the ability to work independently and under pressure, excellent problem-solving skills, and must be energetic, flexible, creative, innovative.  Basic understanding of computer storage and retrieval.

REASONING ABILITY:   Ability to express ideas and use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, as well as, a State Central Registry clearance prior to employment.

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, 412 State Route 37, 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.