Careers at NAL- Baltimore


Open Position: Executive Director           


Supervisor:  Chairman, Board of Directors

Date Prepared:   April 1, 2014

FLSA:  Exempt



The Executive Director manages the financial, administrative and human resource operations for both the Baltimore and Boston offices of Native American LifeLines (NAL). This position serves as the liaison between NAL and federal, state, and local agencies, (e.g., Indian Health Service). The Executive Director has sufficient understanding of NAL’s programs and services and the processes and resources required to support them to manage day-to-day operations and to play a leadership role in short- and long-term planning. 


  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience as well as a minimum of 4-6 years’ experience in a similar environment; prior experience in finance and preparation of grant proposals. Specialized training and experience in substance abuse treatment preferred.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and ensure effective use of resources.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing utilities, e.g., Microsoft Word.
  • Technical experience with database and spreadsheet utilities to support external reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound judgment.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and manage multiple priorities.



  • Management of agency contracts (e.g., Indian Health Service) - 25%
  • Budget and fiscal reporting - 20%
  • Grant proposal writing and fund raising - 20%
  • Oversight of clinical services - 10%
  • Establish working relationships with relevant providers and agencies - 10%                       
  • Assure quality programming and services to engage the Native American community - 10%
  • Recruitment and retention of staff -  5%


  • Supervises staff including scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, recommending salary increases, promotions, or discharges.
  • Position requires management of others through subordinates who are also supervisors including organizing and controlling the area, establishing budget plans, forecasting staffing requirements and formulating policies and procedures.


Decisions free to make:

  • Expenditure of funds.
  • Day-to-day decision related to financial and administrative operations.
  • Develop, implement, and administer office procedures and policies
  • Evaluate staff performance, promotions, and staff development.
  • Delegate work assignments  to staff
  • Follow-up on related actions, and other confidential  information for the Board of Directors (BOD)

Decisions that require BOD approval:

  • Organizational structure.
  • Sources of Funding.
  • Budget requests for special projects, including renovation projects.
  • Financial planning and financial forecasting.
  • Reallocation of salaries when necessary.
  • Merit increases for staff and staffing needs.
  • Development of yearly budget and reallocation of funds between lines.
  • Space allocation.
  • Resources to support short and long term plans and goals.


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

This is a Native preference position.

To apply send resume, cover letter and salary request to:




Open Position: Medical Case Manager/Data Coordinator

Department: Native American LifeLines (Baltimore Location)
Supervisor’s Title: Clinical Director and Executive Director
Date: March 24, 2014
FLSA: Part-time/Some evenings required

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Clinical Director and the Executive Director, the Medical Case Manager/Data Coordinator will assist clients in accessing medical services. This includes direct assistance in gaining access to services, coordination of care, oversight of the entire case, and linkage to appropriate services. Responsibilities’ includes: (1) assessment of the client to determine service needs; (2) development of an individualized integrated care plan; (3) referral and related activities to help the consumer obtain needed services; (4) reporting, monitoring and follow-up; and (5) evaluation. Case Management does not include direct delivery of medical, clinical, or other direct services.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in nursing or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in case management field. Must have valid Maryland Driver’s license, reliable transportation, excellent organizational, communication, data entry and collection, computer and writing skills and be able to work independently. Sensitivity to diverse and substance-using populations is required.

Essential Duties: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Assess client medical and prevention needs and eligibility
  • Assist clients with obtaining health insurance
  • Refer clients as necessary
  • Appointment reminders, follow-up and transportation as needed
  • Monitor, collect and enter all referral and medical information into Resource Patient Management System (RPMS)
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned.


This is a Native Preference Position

To apply send cover letter and resume to:



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