Program Manager- WAY

Community Behavioral Health · Rapid City , South Dakota
Department Community Behavioral Health
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


 Job Summary:                                                                                                                                                                                 

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and compliance of the WAY program and for overseeing the coordination and implementation of all activities and efforts. The incumbent will have a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to, creating and maintaining the program budget, writing a variety of reports, and supervising program staff.


 Essential Functions:      

 Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Create and maintain program budgets and ensure transactions are handled in a timely manner and consistent with GPTCHB and funding agency policies.
  • Manage staff time, attendance, work productivity, and performance reviews
  • Lead and aid in the preparation and writing of a wide range of reports including, but not limited to: progress reports, annual reports, and internal reports.
  • Identify funding opportunities and grant writing for the continuation of existing projects as well as new projects. 

Program Management

  • Oversee the execution of all program activities in line with the work plan and deadlines.
  • Coordinate with Tribal Program Coordinators, PSE Tribal Workgroups and other partners to complete CHANGE assessments and assist in the development of community action plans.
  • Oversee the planning, development and implementation of policy, systems and environmental approaches. 
  • Provide technical assistance to program staff. 
  • Ensure program compliance with the funding agency.
  • Aid in the promotion and marketing of the program and services. 
  • Foster relationships and communicate regularly with local partners and stakeholders to strengthen program collaborations and partnerships. 
  • Organize meetings with National, State and Trial consultants, the NPTEC and other partners. 
  • Records management – Manage all data, reports, documents and progress in an organized manner.

Professional Behavior

  • Effectively plan, organize workload and schedule time to meet the demands of the position. 
  • Work in a cooperative and professional manner with GPTCHB staff. 
  • Treat Great Plains tribes and collaborators with dignity and respect. 
  • Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Abide by the GPTCHB policies, procedures, and structure. 
  • Attend GPTCHB meetings, events and other functions as required. 
  • Advance personal educational development by attending training sessions and seminars as appropriate.



  • Exemplify excellent customer service with tribal stakeholders, health board colleagues, program partners, service recipients, visitors and guests. 
  • Foster a work environment of wellness, courtesy, friendliness, helpfulness and respect. 
  • Relate well and work collaboratively with coworkers and all levels of staff in a professional manner.
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with the American Indian populations; respect for and knowledge of traditional, cultural and spiritual practices of diverse American Indian communities, as well as an ability to work with other racially, culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Consistently demonstrate respect and acceptance toward differing capabilities, race, cultures, gender, age, sexual orientation and/or personalities. 
  • Maintain and ensure organizational privacy and cofidentiality. 
  • Must be able to handle crisis and tolerate stress professionally,
  • Must be self-directed and take proactive initiative to assist others. 
  • Must be self-directed and take proactive initiative to assist Possess the ability to resolve problems with other departments and coworkers without direct supervison.
  • Able to exercise flexibility to alter plans/routines when situations require and continue to perform without projecting stress/frustration that would adversely affect the work environment.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends and overnight or extended travel as necessary.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to community members, clients and other employees of the organization. 
  • Proficiency with computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other Internet technologies.
  • Valid driver’s license must be kept current; certificates, credentials or licenses must be kept current and consistent with regulations required by applicable Federal, State and/or grant regulations.
  • Ability to promote an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free lifestyle. 
  • Embrace modes appearance and attire which reflects a professional presence. 
  • Adhere to GPTCHB policies and procedures. 



  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. 
  • Documented grant management and/or administrative experience over multiple federal and private grants preferred. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present in front of small and large groups. 
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines and see tasks through to completion. 
  • Computer and technical skills (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, ).
  • Experience that indicates the ability to interact effectively with leaders among Indian communities, government agencies, scientific and academic communities, medical and health-related organizations, non-governmental groups and the public at large is required. 


 Work Environment/Physical Demands                                                                                                                                 

The characteristic demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.

The employee is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel: Local and out-of-town travel required; representing approximately 25-50% FTE.

Native American/American Indian Preference in hiring will be applied as defined in title 25 USC 44-46 &474.

Employment is contingent upon the outcome of all required criminal background checks.

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  • Location
    Rapid City , South Dakota
  • Department
    Community Behavioral Health
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience