The Education and Cultural Learning Department (ECLD) is a department of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. The Program Associate is responsible for the case management and direct student services to assist the Program Coordinator and ECLD Director

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: until the position is filled.

Hourly: $17.51 – $19
Duration: 40 hours
Begin: immediate


  • Coordinates on-site case management such as intake forms and case files
  • Oversees site during operation hours
  • Coordinates volunteer and youth check-in/out
  • Assists in activities on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Supervises the tutors and youth and provides direct services
  • Assists with delegating tasks to interns and “volunteens”
  • Requires travel to sites although each will be assigned to a different service area
  • Log student hours, ISP’s, and assignments
  • Manages student and other program participant files
  • Manages event binders and student computers
  • Coordinates and develops evening workshops for families
  • Manages fundraising revenue and cash box
  • Manages Department’s social media platforms
  • Outreach and tabling at community events
  • Developing and creating spreadsheet templates
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability and willingness to regularly work weekends and evenings
  • Ability to multi-task and have excellent management, planning, and organizational skills
  • Must have excellent analytical, oral, and writing skills, and have working knowledge and understanding of current tribal and state laws and regulations
  • Should be able to effectively make public presentations when required
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License, personal transportation, and be insurable to drive company vehicles
  • Must have intermediate or higher MS Office software skills
  • Must pass a background check

Preferred Education: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, American Indian Studies or related field or equivalent education and experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Experiences working with the American Indian community for 1 year, with a size of 6-12 Indian youth
  • Outstanding organizational skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cultural Competency of American Indian cultures and perspectives  
  • Community understanding and experience working with the American Indian community, specifically in Los Angeles County
  • Experience with anti-bias/anti-oppression education

Confidentiality: This position develops, maintains, and is responsible for safeguarding electronic and hardcopy files containing sensitive and proprietary information about the Tribe, tribal departments, and tribal citizens. The Program Associate must maintain the confidentiality of all work products or files pertaining to the Fernandeño Tataviam Tribe, tribal departments,  citizens, and all other material that may identify individuals by name (either directly or by reference), as set forth by the Tribe. Any violation in this matter may result in immediate termination of employment.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401K, Administrative Holidays

Drug Testing Policy: The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: This position is classified as a sedentary environment. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

Tataviam and Native American Indian Preference: Preference for employment shall be given to Fernandeño Tataviam people and qualified Native American Indian applicants, in accordance with tribal law.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Read more about the ECLD at FTBMI.EDUCATION