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Tribal Food Program Coordinator

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary range: $53,636 To 57,213 Annually

Responsible for the implementation, organization, administration, and evaluation of the pilot Tribal Food Distribution under the USDA Local Food Purchasing Agreement Program. This program is new to CRITFC, and this role will help curate this program into a larger scale coordination role between CRITFC, USDA, and CRITFC member tribes.


  • Maintain and lead the coordination of a nutritious, culturally appropriate, and accessible food program.
  • Create a plan to purchase fresh produce to complement the nutritional content of food box distribution.
  • Identify needs of operations and develop plans to fix and address issues. Discuss and implement changes with the department manager.
  • Work with volunteers and leadership teams to collect locally produced fruits and vegetables for distribution.
  • Co-coordinate all elements of the program to ensure cohesiveness internally and with other key agencies in the community.
  • Monitor operating budget and expenses.
  • Prepare quarterly financial and program reports for USDA and internal CRITFC reporting.
  • Coordinate with tribal partners, community partners, and volunteers to coordinate monthly or biweekly food distributions.
  • Occasionally present at various food system or safety conferences, Commission meetings, or other presentations as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned to promote the efficient and effective operation of the Tribal Food Program
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Application Procedure

Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email for assistance.

Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.