Thursday, June 10, 2010

Native Americans in Philanthropy is Currently Seeking Candidates for the Position of Executive Director

Native Americans in Philanthropy is Currently Seeking Candidates for the Position of Executive Director
Posted by: "" rosepetl5
Wed Jun 9, 2010 10:58 am (PDT)

June 8, 2010
As you may already know, Joy Persall, Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) Executive Director, will be leaving the organization in November 2010 to pursue an opportunity as a Bush Fellowship participant. NAP is currently undertaking a search to identify potential candidates for the position. Please see attached for the executive director job description and forward it to anyone who you think may be interested in applying.

If you have any questions or are interested in applying please send a letter of interest, resume, and two writing samples to:

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Attn: Search Committee
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 132D
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Sincerely, Daniel Lemm
Accounting and Office Manager
Position Description

Native Americans in Philanthropy is currently seeking candidates for the position of executive director in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office. The vision of Native Americans in Philanthropy is healthy and sustainable communities enhanced by the Native spirit of generosity. The mission of Native Americans in Philanthropy is to advance philanthropic practices grounded in Native values and traditions. Three strategic priorities provide a framework to advance our mission:

Engage Native and non-Native practitioners of philanthropy to focus on sustainable Native communities.

Educate to instill Native philanthropic values into contemporary practice.

Empower Native philanthropic leadership to be effective practitioners.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the overall health, effectiveness and advancement of the organization. NAP works in a collegial team environment toward strengthening an engaged and productive network of members and a widening circle of other partners in philanthropy.


Advance a Shared Vision and Strategic Direction with Board and Staff

Facilitate the advancement of Native Americans in Philanthropy's mission to advance philanthropic practices grounded in native values and traditions.

Working in partnership with the board of directors to develop and implement the strategic vision and goals for the organization.

Identify and respond to strategic needs and opportunities.

Facilitate the recruitment of nominations, orientation and integration of new Board members into the mission and work of Native Americans in Philanthropy.

Increase Organizational Power and Influence

Lead Native Americans in Philanthropy's communications strategies.

Developing and maintaining relationships with Native Americans in Philanthropy's key stakeholders, including members, funders, and the broader Native American community, and identifying ways to increase and enhance member involvement.

Increasing Native Americans in Philanthropy's national impact and influence in philanthropy and Native communities through communications efforts (i.e., publications, conferences, web site) and serving as a spokesperson for the organization.

Insure active participation with strategic partners such as Joint Affinity Groups, Council on Foundations and others.

Integrate and Advance Native Americans in Philanthropy's Programs

Coordinating the development and implementation of national and regional programs and facilitating replication across regions as appropriate.

Lead and support staff in the creation of annual work plans that usefully guide staff activities.

Insure effective program operations and efficient office management systems.

Facilitate ongoing evaluation of our work and impact.

Insure governance, management and regulatory policies and procedures are current.

Cultivate Financial and Human Resources

Manage a small staff and various consultants, as well as the administration and financial management functions of a membership association.

Enhance and increase Native Americans in Philanthropy's development efforts and the fundraising involvement of the Board.

Provide a management environment that supports and empowers staff and increases organizational effectiveness.

Insure diverse Board and committee composition of high caliber people who demonstrate commitment and provide leadership to Native Americans in Philanthropy.


Minimum of five years philanthropic experience

Management experience, including supervision, budgeting and financial oversight, development, fundraising, public relations and marketing.

Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred

Solid understanding of fundraising concepts and a demonstrated history of successful fundraising

Demonstrated verbal and written skills, able to distill abstract concepts in a concise and compelling way

Ability to develop relationships and build confidence using 21st century technologies (email, telephone, print, web sites) as well as face-to-face contact

Well-honed strategic thinking skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable, revising strategies as necessary

Able to think globally, distill strategies and distill into operational tasks

Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience working in Native communities

Demonstrated commitment to working within and developing a high performing team environment

Ability to self motivate, organize, and meet deadlines

Strong computer skills

Sense of humor, confidence and curiosity

Extensive travel

Native American preference

SALARY RANGE: $65,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience and education. Benefits include: health/dependent care coverage, four weeks PTO, and retirement.

Send letter of interest, resume and two writing samples to:

Native Americans in Philanthropy
Attn. Search Committee
2801 21st Ave. So. Suite 132 D
Minneapolis, MN 55407

First Nations Development Institute
703 3rd Ave. Suite B • Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 774-7836 • Fax: (303) 774-7841
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