Tiny Homes Village Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #428
Friday, September 1, 2023
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

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Job Title:                  Village Coordinator                                                        
          Tiny Homes              

Reports To:             Director  

Hours:                      40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time

Salary:                     Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits*                           

*Salaries are market competitive. For accurate salary information, call (253) 573-7863 or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary:

The Village Coordinator monitors activities at the Tiny House Village and maintains a safe environment for all the residents. This position also provides emergency coverage as needed and works closely with other Village staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Build effective relationships with residents.
  2. Foster a safe, clean and peaceful environment in the Tiny House Village.
  3. Assist residents in completing move-in and move-out paperwork. Monitor individuals entering and exiting the village. Maintain logs and complete incident reports.
  4. Accept donations and update inventory tracking.
  5. Provide an on-site presence in the village, provide assistance to the villagers, enforce rules and guest policy.
  6. Assist Security with monitoring activities, safety and security in the village. Serve on team providing 24/7 staffing.  Monitoring the people as they enter and exit the site.  The purpose is to assist with deterring theft, violence, vandalism, illegal activities or infractions of rules and code of conduct.
  7. Assist Maintenance with perform daily light-maintenance duties, including removal of garbage, keeping common areas clean and maintaining supplies in bathroom and other general areas.
  8. Assist in setting up village meetings and assign daily and weekly duties to be performed by villagers.
  9. Prepare vacant units including light maintenance, cleaning, and coordinating with vendors in a timely manner.
  10. Maintain inventory of basic supplies and order supplies.
  11. Respond to villagers’ concerns and questions.
  12. Provide info and feedback to Referral Coordinator and Director on on-going operations and the welfare of residents.
  13. May be required to document case notes, incident reports, referral assistance, or other documents to assist residents or management.
  14. Report security concerns to Security on-site or by calling Law Enforcement for emergency situations.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory duties. May provide guidance to other staff working at the Village.


Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Previous experience work providing assistance/services clients in a Native American community. Work experience may be substituted for personal experience if the applicant can demonstrate that they can perform job duties. Demonstrated ability to work with people with sensitivity to cultural, race, gender, mental health and class issues, and a demonstrated commitment to low-income housing and ending homelessness Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Excellent communication skills.  Beginner computer skills in Word and Excel, and Outlook required. 


Language Skills

Effectively conveys and receives ideas, information and directions.  Demonstrates good verbal and written communication.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Licenses or Certificates

Must complete a criminal history and background inquiry prior to and periodically throughout employment. Convictions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safety of residents.


Valid Unrestricted Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance preferred.  Driver’s License must not contain restrictions that would otherwise prohibit the employee from driving a GSA vehicle and complying with the Tribe’s Vehicle Use Policy. If employee does not have a valid Driver’s License, must be able to provide proof of reliable transportation to arrive on time for work for each scheduled shift.


Other Requirements

Must have a minimum of two years documented recovery from substance or chemical dependency issues; or no prior history/diagnosis of chemical misuse, abuse or dependency. Must remain substance abuse free.

Employee is subject to a drug screen before hire and randomly throughout employment or for reasonable suspicion during employment. 

Must demonstrate a sensitive to and knowledge of Native American customs, traditions and culture. 


Must maintain appropriate and ethical boundaries with program patrons.


Must demonstrate an ability to use effective teaching and modeling methods while interacting with program patrons. 


Must demonstrate an ability to remain calm while working in crisis situations.


Must demonstrate and maintain a commitment to respecting the confidential nature of the program. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of HIPAA and other relevant Puyallup Tribal policies.  Effectively incorporates confidentiality into daily work habits. 


Must be willing to attend training and classes as recommended and directed by Supervisor.


Required to maintain a predictable and reliable schedule during required work shift. May be required to cover other shifts as required by supervisor.


Must have flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, to work hours as assigned by Director.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to frequently operate a personal computer for extended periods, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for prolonged periods; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level is moderate.
  • The physical exertion is moderate.
  • Work is performed in an office setting, at the Village and in the field.
  • There are frequent contacts and interruptions during the day.
  • Work may occur outside of the regular Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM work day.  Work may involve working various shifts, holidays and weekends.
  • Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive nature of program and clients.
  • Employee may be required to travel for the program.


Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


H o w   T o   A p p l y:

Apply online at https://us62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/ptoiad or visit the Puyallup Tribe’s website at http://www.puyalluptribe-nsn.gov/Employment/.


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5.       Provide 3+ references. We cannot obtain references from direct family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, or children). One reference must be a recent past or present supervisor. We prefer the rest of your references to include co-workers, subordinates, or other supervisors, but we can accept a personal reference from someone who is familiar with your work ethic, skills/abilities, and attendance.

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If you have any questions about the online application, please call (253) 573-7863

or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.




Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA