Chumash Enterprises

Program Assistant

ID 2024-1844
Tribal Operations
Position Type
US-CA-Santa Ynez


Under the supervision of the Environmental Director, the Program Assistant supports the implementation and administration of the Environmental Department’s programs, projects, and services. The Program Assistant works directly with community members, Tribal departments, and vendors to sustain operations at the Environmental Office and off-site locations for Tribal Operations.


  • Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to, ensuring accurate and timely submission of team members timecard adjustments and timekeeping reports to payroll.
  • Serves as the content creator for the Environment Department, crafting engaging material for social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook), newsletters, and website updates.
  • Organizes environmental events, including volunteer coordination, logistics, flyer preparation, and handling general inquiries.
  • Maintains and schedules calendar of meetings events, training sessions, and travel itineraries, along with coordinating related assignments.
  • Manages inventory of office supplies and materials, process check requests and purchase orders.
  • Supports grant budget review, activity tracking, and data compilation for reporting purposes.
  • Interfaces and communicates with Chumash community members and outside vendors by phone, email, and in-person to support the daily operations of the Environmental department.
  • Upholds a work environment that promotes teamwork, partnership, recognition, mutual respect, and collaboration while role modeling the company values, behaviors, and culture of One.Team.Chumash.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED certificate.
  • One year of administrative support experience required.
  • Experience supporting tribal communities highly desirable.
  • Experience with social media applications (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat).
  • Basic knowledge of accounting.
  • Intermediate computer proficiency utilizing Microsoft applications, email, and internet.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.
  • Quality Orientation: Setting high standards regarding his/her work and working environment and acting accordingly; developing quality standards, continuously evaluating performance, products, and procedures; actively seeking ways to improve quality.
  • Attention to Detail: Taking responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.
  • Planning and Organizing: Setting priorities and defining actions, time, and resources needed to achieve predefined goals.
  • Oral Communication: Shaping and expressing ideas and information in an effective manner.
  • Written Communication: Expressing ideas and opinions clearly in properly structured, well organized, and grammatically correct reports or documents; utilizing language and terminology that is understandable for the reader.


100 Via Juana Drive

Minimum Pay Rate

$24.59 per hour

Maximum Pay Rate

$28.93 per hour


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