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Early-Life Diabetes Specialist


The IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP) provides information and resources to strengthen clinical, public health, and community approaches to diabetes treatment and prevention throughout the United States. The Division also plays a central role in managing and supporting the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) by:

  • Translating and disseminating the latest science to Indian Health Service, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs across the country;
  • Providing training on diabetes science and SDPI program management;
  • Facilitating the sharing of information and expertise among health care professionals and Tribal communities;
  • Supporting grant program efforts to use best practices in diabetes treatment and prevention; and,
  • Providing essential clinical data for program planning and improvement through the Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit.

Above all, the Division continues to build strong partnerships with American Indian and Alaska Native communities in a common effort to turn the tide of the diabetes epidemic. Together, we are working to create a healthier future for American Indian and Alaska Native people.


The Early-Life Diabetes Specialist will provide consultation, technical assistance, and training on diabetes programming for American Indian and Alaska Native communities, with an emphasis on early life intervention for the prevention and treatment of pregnancy related and youth type 2 diabetes.

Coordinating & Leading DDTP National Projects, Meetings, Workgroups (30%)

  • Coordinate and participate in a variety of DDTP led meetings ranging from internal staff meetings to large scale online webinars.
  • Conduct internal meetings, meeting follow up, and support services for SDPI Team Meetings, Website and Materials Review Meetings, Training and special project meetings. 

Coordination, Programmatic Review & Evaluation of American Indian/Alaska Native Clinical & Public Health Programs (20%)

  • Coordinate and Review AI/AN Clinical and Public Health Grant Programs.  Provide coordination, technical assistance and auditing to ensure the grantees are meeting all grant reporting requirements, in addition to the provision of administrative and clinical consultation.
  • Coordinate and maintain SDPI grant application and reporting documents. Maintain grantee databases, distribution lists, and spreadsheets; generate requested information and reports; and distribute communication to grantees, as needed. Develop new databases and web applications, as needed, for the DDTP staff, SDPI, and other projects.  Integrate data from program applications into web-based applications, as needed.
  • Provide mentoring and technical assistance on clinical and public health issues to SDPI grantees via conference calls, email, and face-to-face meetings.

Translate Diabetes Research into Resources for Clinical Practice & Grant Programs/Communities (20%)

  • Develop webinar trainings for SDPI Community-Directed grantees to become knowledgeable of new Best Practices and outcome measures associated with each Best Practice.
  • Provide Communication/Media Materials for Clinicians and Grant Programs/Communities. Work with clinical and public health experts to develop clinician and patient education materials.
  • Collaborate and partner with internal and external organizations and non- profits.

Dissemination of Information & Resources (30%)

  • Facilitate ongoing review and revisions of DDTP web site clinical content.
  • Coordinate the review and approval processes for new website content and provide ongoing review to assure web content remains accurate and compliant with IHS and Section 508 requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date email distribution lists.
  • Oversee virtual trainings as a key venue for dissemination of information and resources for clinical staff and SDPI grantees. Market and deliver virtual trainings to grantees and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate a multidisciplinary clinical training team to develop and implement a clinical training and resource program for I/T/U and SDPI clinicians and staff.


  • Higher level degree such as RN, PA, or MD.
  • Subject matter expertise in diabetes required.
  • Experience is required in at least one of the following: prenatal care (including care for pregnant patients with diabetes),  pediatric care (e.g., clinical care of young children, developmental assessment, case management of children in high risk environments, obesity prevention/treatment), early life home visiting interventions (e.g., Family Spirit, Nurse-Family Partnership), and/or daycare (e.g., daycare service provision, quality improvement).
  • Experience with food insecurity issues in American Indian/Alaska Native communities is desired.
  • Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities is a must.
  • Advanced knowledge of appropriate language usage and reading-level for the American Indian/Alaska Native community.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills.
  • Possesses creative skills to develop educational materials such as clinical tools, tip sheets, manuscripts, and articles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act effectively and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse team.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Connect is a plus.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to

The Hill Group is an equal opportunity employer.