First Peoples Fund Seeks VP of Ops & Programs in Rapid City First Peoples Fund (FPF) is seeking a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic and process-minded leader to help meet its growing needs. Under direction of and reporting to the president, the vice president of operations and programs will have both internal and external-facing responsibilities, ranging from delivery of services, organizational development, administration and human resources. The VP of Operations must be able to bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity and effectiveness of the organization, while also respecting and retaining the cultural values that are the heart of First Peoples Fund.
Founded in 1995, FPF's mission is to honor and support the creative community-centered First Peoples artists; and nurture the collective spirit® that allows them to sustain their peoples. Its vision is to communicate to the world the roots and philosophy of Indigenous artistic expression and its relationship to the collective spirit of First Peoples. FPF strives to provide support and voice to the creative Indigenous artists who share their inspiration, wisdom, knowledge and gifts with their communities.
This is a full-time, exempt position to be filled in FPF’s central office in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 2013, FPF will have a satellite office in Minnesota’s Twin Cities (Minneapolis/Saint Paul).
Education & Experience: Master’s degree required or equivalent demonstrated in programmatic operations leadership, administrative capability in the for-profit and/or nonprofit arenas, preferably dealing with economic/community development in Native communities.
Position is open until filled and salary depends upon experience.
The National Indian Child Welfare Association in Portland, Oregon is seeking a community development specialist, accountable for empowering client communities to improve the lives of their children and families. Experience working in American Indian culture; knowledge of Indian Country, tribal social service systems, and tribal government structure; as well as experience with the Indian Child Welfare Act is required. Qualifications include a graduate degree in social services, education, or equivalent specialized experience; ability to direct, coordinate, and implement comprehensive social services programs, expertise in Indian child welfare and working in Indian Country; as well as proficiency in interagency relationships acting as liaison between staff, upper management, and other departments. Travel 40% to 60% of the work year.