Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Administrative Executive Assistant



Title: Administrative Executive Assistant
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Location: Longview, WA
Classification: Full time
Opening Date:  August 2, 2019
Salary Range: $24.00 to $30.00 DOE
Closing Date: August 12, 2019 or until filled

Position Summary: To perform a variety of support for the Tribal Government; and to initiate and maintain contact with tribal, state, federal and the surrounding community involved in community development programs; represent the Cowlitz Tribe (Tribal Chairman) at executive functions; also initiates partnerships and collaborations.  The employee also manages budgets, and oversight for the Child Care Community Development Program and Grant Writer.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitating collaboration between tribal and multicultural communities and enhance understanding and improve quality and effectiveness of tribal relationships.
  • Strengthening government-to-government relations; represent the Tribe (Tribal Chairman) at executive conferences, events and meetings with professionalism.
  • Communications Team member; manage newspaper, town hall meetings, and assist in updating and maintaining Cowlitz Tribal website; advocating, promoting and improving “cultural learning” through communication sources to ensure awareness of tribal activities, events, services, and community.
  • Manage capital development projects; community development, coordinate meetings, define budget, project brainstorming, execute Charity Board funding, assess tribal departments and community develop needs assessment tools and analyze findings.
  • Knowledge of advanced management and principles of project management, strategic planning, and organizational development principles, of problem identification and resolution techniques, and of leadership principles.
  • Supervises Child Care and Development Program Administrator and Grant Writer.
  • Other duties as assigned by Tribal Chairman


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year College or University in a social sciences, political science or related field.
  • Two years of experience as a tribal liaison preferred.
  • Two years with project and staff management.
  • At least one year of experience in program development and management.

Job Qualifications

  • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug test
  • Must have a valid driver license


Please send cover letter & resume
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Admin Office | Human Resources
P.O. Box 2547 Longview, WA 98632
Fax: (360) 578-1641 


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. - Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.