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Program Coordinator

Elk Grove, CA, USA
Starts 07/16/2024

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direct supervision of the Director of Health, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing programs and services designed to meet the needs of community elders. This role involves coordinating activities, supervising volunteers, and collaborating with other service providers to ensure comprehensive and enriching programs for participants.   ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Design, implement, and evaluate programs and activities that address participants' physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs.
  • Develop a monthly calendar of events, ensuring diverse activities that promote wellness, engagement, and community involvement.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with program participants, assessing their needs and interests to tailor programs accordingly.
  • Conduct intake assessments and regular check-ins to monitor participants' well-being and satisfaction with the program.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers, ensuring they are well-prepared to support program activities and interact with participants.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships to enhance program offerings and resources.
  • Promote the program through community events, presentations, and other outreach efforts to increase awareness and participation.
  • Maintain accurate records of program activities and participant information.
  • Prepare reports, manage program budgets, and ensure compliance with funding requirements and organizational policies.
  • Ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, adhering to health and safety guidelines.
  • Respond to emergencies and incidents appropriately, maintaining up-to-date first aid and CPR certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

  • Knowledge of local resources and services for elderly individuals.
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws and the support of its laws.  
  • Experience in volunteer management and community outreach.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and others.   
  • Effective oral and written communication at all levels, demonstrating mastery of the English language. 
  • Strong listening skills, especially relevant to the American Indian/Alaskan Native population.  
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.   
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and develop realistic action plans and practical time management skills.  
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all aspects of work; always exhibiting sound and good judgment.   
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner, ultimately supporting the success of the health department programs.  
  • Knowledge of state, federal, native, and non-native community businesses/organizations. 
  • Ability to create and maintain healthy working relationships. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology, human services, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in program coordination or a similar role, preferably working with elderly populations.
  • Experience in program coordination in a tribal health program, native community organization, or clinic/hospital (preferred). 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, transportation, and insurance are required.  
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug tests as requested throughout employment. 
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours and travel overnight to accommodate program activities and events.
  • Ability to lift and carry materials up to 25 pounds and assist participants with mobility as needed.

**NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY:** Among qualified applicants, preference is given to Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, then to spouses of Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, and other Native Americans. All applicants claiming preference must submit verification of their Indian heritage.

Deputy Court Clerk

Elk Grove, CA, USA
Starts 06/21/2024


Under the direction of the Tribal Court Director (Clerk of Court), the Deputy Court Clerk shall be responsible for the clerical duties and administration of the Tribal Court of the Wilton Rancheria.


•         Provides administrative support to the Chief Judge, Traditional Court, Appellate Court judges, and self-help programs.

•         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with judges, attorneys, Wilton Rancheria members and community;

•         Provide information and assistance about Tribal Court matters;

•         Assist with all Tribal Court Clinics;

•         Assist with Self-Help Center scheduling and intake meetings;

•         Attends all required hearings and Tribal Court sessions and performs clerk tasks associated with hearings, including, but not limited to, calling hearings to order, swearing in witnesses, and receiving documents, scheduling, and confirming hearing dates;

•         Prepares the courtroom with necessary materials and/or services for litigants and prepares and posts daily dockets;

•         Enter and update Tribal Court filings and documents into the case management software;

•         Maintain all pleadings, documents, and other materials filed with the Tribal Court and distribute all necessary and appropriate documents;

•         Provide answers to inquiries regarding the status of cases and procedure, without giving legal advice or violating confidentiality;

•         Maintain court calendar(s);

•         Prepare for and assist the judges in all Tribal Court sessions, including notifications to parties, make necessary facility reservations, and arrange for a court reporter and bailiffs;

•         General office work as needed, including phones and reception.

•         Collect fines, fees and other monies imposed or charged by the Tribal Court;

•         Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive materials and conversations;

•         Prepare statistical reports as needed;

•         Work with Court Director to maintain official records of the court; and

•         Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.


•         Knowledge of court protocols, rules, and procedures for court proceedings;

•         Must have demonstrated experience in exercising sound professional judgment;

•         Able to understand and maintain confidentiality of communications;

•         Must be well-versed in the Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and the ability to learn other programs as needed;

•         Must have excellent time management skills;

•         Ability to adapt quickly to dynamic situations;

•         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;

•         Ability to work collaboratively with tribal court team members;

•         Ability to handle multiple tasks and close attention to detail;

•         Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;

•         Must have excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills;

•         Must maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive case information;

•         The ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints; and

•         The ability to utilize professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing

high degrees of stress.


•         Knowledgeable of tribal law, customs, and traditions, or willing to become knowledgeable;

•         High School Diploma or equivalent;

•         Associate’s degree or some formal training in court administration, public administration, paralegal or legal secretary is preferred (an equivalent of experience and education may be considered)

•         Must become a notary within thirty (30) days of hire;

•         Must submit to and pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening for illegal substances.   NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Wilton Rancheria 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, preference is given to Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, then to spouses of Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, and to other Native Americans. All applicants claiming preference must submit verification of their Indian heritage.

Tribal Foster Care Social Worker

Elk Grove, CA, USA
Starts 05/29/2024

Under the direction of the Executive Director of ICWA, the Tribal Foster Care Social Worker (TFCSW) is responsible for supporting the well-being and stability of Native American children within the tribal community. This dynamic position involves collaborating with tribal authorities, families, and external agencies to ensure the delivery of culturally sensitive and trauma-informed foster care services. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of children in crisis, facilitating placements within the tribal foster care system, and implementing comprehensive case plans that prioritize the preservation of cultural identity and family connections. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for interviewing, assessing, and reporting prospective sponsors for potential placement of children within the guidelines and allotted time frames established by the Department of Indian Child Welfare.
  • Screen prospective caregiver families; including the completion of caregiver references; face-to-face individual, couple, and family interviews; and home inspections.
  • Provide feedback, evaluation, motivation, and direction to prospective caregivers during the evaluation process.
  • Continually assess ongoing changes in behavior, circumstances, or conditions that may affect child safety.
  • In consultation with his/her supervisor, make decisions affecting the safety and permanency of the child.
  • Engaging and involving the client and the sponsor in casework processes
  • Provide written home study reports within the required time frames to the assigned Executive Director of Indian Child Welfare
  • Maintain regular contact with clients and treatment team members through documented phone calls and face-to-face visits.
  • Demonstrating client progress toward risk reduction and recommendations for positive case outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate records, files, forms, statistics, and additional relevant information by agency policy, licensing, and/or funding requirements.
  • Prepare, compile, and submit accurate home study case files.
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings with the Executive Director of Indian Child Welfare and Public Nurse as needed.
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, education programs, and other activities that promote growth and development.
  • Accepts casework referral and case assignments from supervisor.
  • Works closely in concert with child welfare caseworkers providing family reunification services to Indian families.
  • Receives case referrals to prevent removal and out-of-home placement of dependent children.
  • Provides referral of appropriate services to families including medical, dental, and mental health needs.
  • Assists parents in parenting skills and related considerations.
  • Encourages parental education in early child development.
  • Advocates school attendance.
  • Performs home visits working directly with families.
  • Monitors and maintains case record files on individual client’s progress.
  • Reports suspicion of child abuse and neglect.
  • Prepares monthly reports as requested by the Director
  • Understand program policies and procedures and update policy as needed
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Additional Information: This position is grant-funded and subject to the availability of grant funds. The successful candidate will be appointed for the grant period and must adhere to all reporting and compliance requirements associated with the grant.


  • Bachelor’s degree required or master’s degree preferred in social work, psychology, or related field plus two years experience or equivalent
  • Experience in foster care, child welfare, or related social work roles.
  • Strong communication, advocacy, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Child Protection Teams, and State and Federal programs and their codes/laws.
  • Must have knowledge of State and Federal by-laws about children.
  • Must know adolescent behavior.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English.
  • Must be capable of performing effectively in high-stress situations.
  • Proficient in conducting impactful interviews, adept at active listening, and skilled in concise and articulate written communication.
  • Proficient in human relations, specifically working with children, youth, and families.
  • Must be able to work closely with the Law Enforcement Department, outside agencies, and Tribal Courts daily.
  • Must establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficient in writing thorough assessment summaries and case management.  
  • Proficient in operating business computers and office machinery, particularly within a Windows environment. Demonstrated expertise in utilizing essential software applications, including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Access, and presentation tools like PowerPoint.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY Among qualified applicants, preference is given to Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, then to spouses of Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, and other Native Americans. All applicants claiming preference must submit verification of their Indian heritage.

Chief Administrative Officer

Elk Grove, CA, USA
Starts 08/26/2024

Position Title:              Chief Administrative Officer Department: Administration Reports to:                  Chairperson Oversees:                    Member Services, Enrollment, Health, Indian Child Welfare, Cultural Preservation, Education, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Location:                    Tribal Office Elk Grove, CA Employment Status:    Full-Time, Exempt Salary/Range:             Dependent on Experience

**Position Summary:** The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the administrative division and oversees the subdivisions, branches, and program offices within the division. **Duties and Responsibilities:**
  • Ensure effective communication and dissemination of information to the Tribe’s membership.
  • Responsible for ensuring all governmental and business-related documents are centralized and securely stored using the most advanced technological means available.
  • Ensure appropriate access to and quality of governmental services for Tribal Members.
  • Execute the individual objectives of each subdivision, branch, and program office within the division.
  • Manage staff in a supportive and professional manner providing guidance, constructive input, and positive feedback.
  • Responsible for creating a Comprehensive Strategic Plan for the Tribe.
  • Report on divisional activities, goals, objectives, and budget on a quarterly, annual, or as-requested basis.
  • Oversee government-wide initiatives and programs, as determined by the Chairperson and/or Tribal Council pursuant to an official act.
  • Perform other functions or responsibilities as determined by the Chairperson and/or Tribal Council pursuant to an official act.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of managerial and statistical analysis techniques and reporting procedures.
  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Tribal Law, applicable Federal Law, applicable State Laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines.
  • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
  • Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Skill in budget preparation and administration.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  • Ability to always maintain confidentiality and ethical standards.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to be persuasive and tactful in controversial situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports, and create, and present detailed, accurate, objective, and effective speeches and presentations


  • A master’s degree in business administration or related field with an emphasis in management or a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field with ten (10) years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience in operations management, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in supervisory management with increasing responsibilities.
  • Prior experience in Native American Tribal Government environment is strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to work extended hours when necessary.
  • Must possess a Valid California Driver’s License and be insurable through the Tribe.
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background investigation.

HIRING PREFERENCE   Among qualified applicants, preference is given to Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, then to spouses of Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, and to other Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). All applicants claiming preference must submit verification of their Indian heritage.

Gaming Authority Finance Manager

Elk Grove, CA, USA
Starts 06/26/2024

POSITION SUMMARY: The Finance Specialist plays a crucial role in the financial operations of the organization, providing support in various areas of finance, including accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with strong analytical skills, financial acumen, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.


  •  Prepare and analyze financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Perform general bookkeeping duties including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and purchasing.

  • Assist in the development of annual budgets and periodic forecasts. Work closely with department head to gather relevant data, perform variance analysis, and provide insights to support decision-making.

  • Process invoices, payments, and expense reimbursements in a timely and accurate manner. Monitor accounts receivable aging and follow up on outstanding balances to ensure timely collection.

  • Conduct financial analysis to evaluate business performance, identify trends, and assess risks and opportunities. Prepare ad hoc financial models and scenarios to support strategic planning and decision-making.

  • Monitor and control costs to optimize resource allocation and improve profitability. Identify cost-saving opportunities and recommend actions to achieve financial objectives.

  • Assist in the coordination of external audits, annual financial audits and regulatory compliance reviews. Ensure proper documentation and internal controls are in place to safeguard assets and mitigate risks.

  • Maintain and update financial systems and databases to ensure data integrity and accessibility. Provide training and support to users on financial software applications as needed.

  • Manage cash flow projections and monitor liquidity to support operational needs and financial stability. Recommend cash management strategies to optimize cash positions and minimize financial risks.

  • Assure alignment with the Credit Agreement.

  • Observe all Memorandum of Understanding.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field is required; CPA or CFA certification is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in finance or accounting roles, preferably in a corporate environment.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis tools and software, such as Excel, SAP, or Oracle.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, transportation, and insurance are required.
  • Must pass background security check prior to employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug test as requested over the course of employment.
  • Must be able to work evening hours and weekends on occasion.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit the following: Completed Application Letter of interest Resume/CV

HIRING PREFERENCE: Among qualified applicants, preference is given to Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members, then to spouses of Wilton Rancheria Tribal Members and to other Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). All applicants claiming preference must submit verification of their Indian heritage.