JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: NACDI PRESIDENT & CEO
The Native American Community Development Institute is accepting applications for the position of President & CEO. Please see the job description and application information below.
PRESIDENT & CEO
The President & CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) holds the vision and aspirations of the Twin Cities urban American Indian community at the forefront of all work initiatives. The implementation of the community’s vision drives the work of NACDI. The President & CEO honors and promotes this vision, as he or she runs the day-to-day operations of the organization. The position of President & CEO requires balancing community development, community engagement, and project implementation.
• Engages the community in implementing the vision as defined in the American Indian Community Blueprint;
• Works with the NACDI Board of Directors and the American Indian community to implement the NACDI strategic plan and the American Indian Community Blueprint, and serves as primary spokesperson for the plan;
• Represents and advocates for NACDI at key community, city, state, and national meetings;
• Ensures that NACDI maintains and continues to build the Native identity of Franklin Avenue and the American Indian Cultural Corridor;
• Report to the Board of Directors, and give regular updates on progress, findings and policy implementations to the board;
• Undertakes fundraising needed to support NACDI and create/maintain the annual development and work plan;
• Build a strong coalition of support and partnership for NACDI including: funders, community leaders and advocates, and local and state government officials;
• Create and develop relationship-building initiatives that advance the mission, work, and visibility of NACDI;
• Develop a fiscally responsible annual budget, develop financial plans and cash flow projections;
• Recruit, supervise and evaluate the performance of all staff and consultants;
• Develop and publish community development related reports and articles;
• Present workshops, seminars, and keynotes on community development;
• Oversee the internal evaluation and data collection of the organization;
• Oversee all grants and contracts for the organization;
• Facilitate the Board of Director’s development of a strategic plan and lead the implementation activities of the plan;
• Other duties as assigned.
The President should be highly motivated, energetic, and interested in working within a dynamic environment and hold the belief that all organizations and partners NACDI serves have the potential to successfully build capacity for themselves and the broader American Indian community. This capacity-building is deeply rooted in the belief that communities can transform themselves from deficit to asset-based centers that thrive in the greater urban environs.
• Strategic thinking skills, combined with strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Proven track record of success in community engagement and community development
• Substantial experience in non-profit management and fundraising;
• Ability to form strong relationships with people and leverage those relationships;
• Strong experience working with American Indian communities;
• Proficient knowledge of the American Indian urban and tribal communities, particularly in Minnesota and the region;
• Ability to lead a collaborative team with diverse skill sets;
• Willingness to travel as needed;
• Experience in budgeting and cash flow planning;
• Knowledge of capital project development;
• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred;
• American Indian preference.
Resumes, cover letters, and a list of 3 professional references will be accepted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org until August 1st 2012. Candidates will be notified in August if they have been selected for an interview. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to present a portfolio of experience in community development, engagement, management and organizational leadership, and fundraising. Applicants will make a presentation of their relevant experience to the NACDI Board of Directors and staff.
For more information about the Native American Community Development Institute please visit our website at www.nacdi.org.
Based on qualifications and experience