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Cherokee Nation Red Wing (CNRW) is a military service company supporting war fighters with innovative, quality solutions for even the most challenging situations. With a focus on aviation weapon systems life-cycle support, the company maintains a presence at key commodity commands to provide critical sustainment/reset and repair services. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNRW is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The Counternarcotics Program Manager is responsible for the startup, growth, and successful operations management of the Counternarcotics Division.  The position will also provide support in the creation of contract operational plans and budgets. Leads internal efforts to build a market leading, focused, credible, relevant line of business that successfully supports the client’s mission in a competitively superior manner


Includes but not limited to the following:

  • Strategically position Cherokee Nation Business for short and long-term growth by building core capabilities in the counternarcotic field.
  • Assists and coordinates all business development efforts accordingly with the Program Manager, including proposal preparation, market research, and pricing consultation.
  • Leads internal efforts to build a market leading, focused, credible, relevant line of business that successfully supports the client’s mission in a competitively superior manner.
  • Leads the overall execution of statements of work with appropriate staff, subcontractor relationships, client relationships and ensuring the successful completion of the Statement of Works and accomplishment of superior work with the Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System (CPARS)
  • Oversee Program Management and stakeholder interface for federal contracts based in Colombia and Mexico, and/or any other Latin American countries and agencies as assigned.
  • Draft, present, and execute strategy and business plan for operational success and business growth in the assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Act as principle subject matter expert for counternarcotics business across federal solutions
  • Work directly in support of federal programs when necessary, potentially as a directly billable position
  • Partner with business develop team to locate and position for future contract wins
  • Any other related duties that may be assigned by the Operations General Manager.

Supervisory and/or Managerial Authority:

The Program Manager will report to the Opreations General Manager and may delegate when esteemed necessary, duties and/or responsibilities to the Program Lead.


  • Candidates must be US Citizens
  • Candidates will be required to have an active and current Secret clearance and the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance if required.
  • Candidates will be subject to a US Federal government background investigation and must favorably pass a drug screen.
  • Candidates must have a valid US Passport with an expiration date of not more than one year from date of hiring.
  • Candidates are required to be fluent in Spanish (Oral, Reading and Written) at the native level in accordance with Department of State , Foreign Service Institute language school grade level 5/5 equivalent to full bilingual/native level.
  • Candidates must have as a minimum a Bachelors and/or Master’s degree preferred in International studies specific to Latin America, International Business Administration and or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of counternarcotics management experience in Latin America (DEA, Customs and Border Patrol and/or International Narcotic Law Enforcement) and/or other US law enforcement agencies within DOD and/or DHS experience is highly preferred.
  • Candidates will be required to immediately relocate to either Bogota, Colombia and/or Mexico City, Mexico and in due course relocate globally if required.
  • Direct experience with foreign government agencies and official’s relationship is required to include partnering with US allies to build and improve program operations.
  • Willing and able to move throughout the Latin American and Caribbean (LACRO) region for Temporary Duty Leave (TDY) assignments.
  • Experience working extensively in leadership roles, either in government of private industry, over US federal contracts or federal departments.


  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish and the ability to comprehend host country criminal/counternarcotic police and judicial terminology.
  • Willing to travel in excess 50% of the time
  • Strong foreign government relations/diplomatic experience aligned with Program Management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of federal procurement practices.
  • Advanced understanding of federal contracting
  • Advanced business process design and management
  • Ability to learn and understand new software quickly
  • Must possess strong communication skills – ability to communicate within various levels of management
  • Ability to work with different departments and cross-functional teams, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and changing schedules
  • Strong analytical skills and strong business writing skills required


This position will be located in either Bogota, Colombia and/or Mexico City Mexico and primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting that will require minimal physical labor, mental and visual effort. The position may at times be performed with the facilities of the Colombian and/or Mexican authorities that may include foreign military installations.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click on the following links: EEOC is the Law Poster | EEO is the Law Supplement

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