Executive Director
Tacoma, WA Board of Directors
Job Type


POSITION CLOSES: March 25, 2023

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington, is seeking a full time Executive Director


“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”


We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

· Monday – Friday schedule

· Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees

· 19+ annual paid holidays

· Generous paid sick and vacation accruals

· 401(k) with annual profit sharing

· Life & AD&D insurance coverage

· PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs

· Employee Assistance Program

· Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION:  Direct and manage all PTHA operations to ensure delivery of effective health services to the Indian community and keep Board regularly informed regarding PTHA operational matters. Responsible for planning, directing, and maintaining the full range of strategic and managerial oversight of PTHA as well as business development, financial analysis and modeling, strategic planning, and operations within the limits, business plans, and policies as set by the Board of Directors. Work with and make recommendations to the Board of Directors to assist in setting PTHA goals, strategies, and policies. Actively engage, represent and advocate for the Indian community at the local, state and federal levels.  


  • Provide updates, expert advice and proposals   to the PTHA Board of Directors to assist in development and strategy for   implementation of PTHA policies, goals, vision, and direction. Continuous   review of each to ensure effective service at PTHA and meet the goals and   vision of the Board. 
  • Prepare monthly written reports for the   Board on PTHA activities and oral reports as requested by the Board. Keeps   the Board apprised of any matters that may require their approval/attention. Meets   regularly with PTHA Board of Directors to ensure management philosophy is   aligned with the Board’s management philosophy. 
  • Prepare, monitor, and modify the annual PTHA   budget and provide highest level of fiscal accountability for the PTHA,   ensuring efficient, economical and effective utilization of funds. Monitor   and control expenditures and recommend adjustments as needed. 
  • Provide leadership to PTHA organization and   implement policies and practices consistent with the Board approved goals,   vision, and policies. 
  • Responsible   for providing oversight of applicable laws, regulations and Indian Health   Services requirements. Provide systems for and oversee adherence to standards   and policies at all levels. 
  • Monitor,   support, and direct the Division Directors in planning, implementing, and   managing operations to maximize the use of available resources. Ensures   accountability of all levels of management.  
  • Create   opportunities that ensure accountability of all levels of management   consistent with providing quality service and maximizing resources as   provided for in the Charter.  
  • Resolve   management conflicts and issues and act as top PTHA personnel manager to   ensure patient care is top priority. 
  • Model   and promote transparency, enthusiasm and optimism in pursuit of   organizational and community goals and objectives. 
  • Invite,   encourage and create opportunities for constructive feedback and coaching   from staff at all levels of PTHA. 
  • Continuously   review PTHA programs and resources to ensure care meets the needs of the   community, including incorporation of cultural related programming, while   providing equity of treatment and high quality care.  
  • Ensure compliance with financial, human   resources, healthcare, and general policies approved by Board and uses these   policies when making decisions. Assist managers in developing and updating   policies for Board’s approval. 
  • Evaluate and secure the services and products   of external sources to meet the needs of the PTHA and follows PTHA   procurement policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of national policy relating to   Indian health care and the Indian Health Services budget and related funding   issues.  
  • Represent   and advocate for PTHA and the Indian community it serves by actively   participating and advising on governmental policy that impacts Indian health   care at the local, state, and national level through lobbying, testimony, and   expert advice. 
  • Model   a high standard of work ethic while also advocating work-life balance, as   well as integrity and accountability.  
  • Maintain   the highest degree of confidentiality of organization information, patient   records and information, especially infection control and HIPAA. 
  • Prepare and deliver formal presentations   before various public and private groups and organizations.
  • · Master’s Degree in Public or Health Administration or related field from an accredited institution. 
  • · Ten (10) years’ experience at a senior management level in a health care setting. 
  • · Five (5) years supervising Director/Manager level health professionals. 
  • · Current/valid Washington State driver’s license. 
  • · Previous experience in Tribal health and working with IHS required. 
  • · Previous experience providing oversight of a budget of nearly $50M. 
  • Experience managing large scale operations and programs with oversight from state and federal agencies.