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Chief Operating Officer
Organizational Overview: NACDI is a non-profit, asset-based, intermediary development organization working within the urban American Indian community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NACDI is focused on community engagement and organizing, economic and community development, planning, training, education, and research within a framework of Native arts and culture.
Job Summary: The NACDI Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the internal management and compliance of the organization as well as the supervision and management of projects and assigned staff. The position includes administrative functions, employee performance and overall project management. The Chief Operating Officer should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment focused on restoring and strengthening American Indian self-sufficiency, eradicating generational poverty and dependency, and eradicating gender discrimination in the Native community.
Reporting Protocol: Classification:
President & CEO of NACDI Exempt/Full-time
Serve as deputy to the CEO;
Oversee daily operations and report directly to the CEO, ensuring that all business operations are smooth and efficient;
Ensure annual filings and compliance tasks are completed;
Provide new employee orientation;
Work with farmers market, gallery, community organizing and other staff to manage and track progress on organizational and individual goals;
Evaluate performance and project management systems;
Track and manage staff progress on assigned projects;
Lead organizational and professional development opportunities;
Contract services and manage contracts for artists, vendors and other program participants;
Approve outgoing communications in coordination with staff
Implement strategies to grow annual revenue, write proposals, and secure funding from corporate and foundation donors;
Oversee the submission of grant applications and materials. Ensure required elements are developed and provided by NACDI staff in a timely manner;
Participate in annual budget development process;
Prepare and manage the annual audit process;
Assist the President & CEO to define and implement the organizational strategic plan;
Organize, compile, and monitor annual organization work plan
Engage and coordinate with community partners, stakeholders, arts organizations, and local planning and community development officials;
Engage the community in implementing the vision of the American Indian Community Blueprint;
Represent and advocate for NACDI at key community, city, county, state, tribal and national meetings, forums, convenings, and conferences;
Organizational policy development and documentation;
Provide support to Board of Directors for meetings;
Other duties as assigned.
Masters or Bachelors Degree preferred, or 3 to 5 years successful senior leadership experience at a social impact organization considered
Experience in budgeting and cash flow planning;
Excellent communication and presentation skills;
Proficient in grant and proposal writing;
Strategic thinking skills, combined with strong verbal and written communication skills;
Motivated, self-directed, and able to work unsupervised;
Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines; ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage workflow; ability to work unsupervised and make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively and creatively;
Proven ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and stakeholders.
Experience working with American Indian communities;
Knowledge of Native art and culture; both contemporary and traditional;
Proficient knowledge of the American Indian urban and tribal communities, particularly in Minnesota and the region;
Knowledge of organizational development;
Background of success in process improvement, change leadership and management;
Sense of humor, integrity, impeccable work ethic.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 30 pounds.
Hours: Office hours 9am to 5pm weekdays; evenings and/or weekends as needed
Salary: $55,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications. Includes benefits package.
Send cover letter, resume, references and one writing sample via e-mail to Robert Lilligren, NACDI President & CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open until filled
Four Sisters Farmers Market Manager
Part Time, Temporary, Seasonal
The Four Sisters Farmers’ Market (FSFM ) manager is hired by the Native American Community
Development Institute (NACDI) and responsible for the operations of the FSFM. The Market
Manager will be responsible in reporting to NACDI’s Community Organizer. The 2018 FSFM dates
and times are Thursdays from 11am-2pm, beginning June 7th and continuing through September
20th. Non-market time hours are also required for marketing and administrative duties. Attendance
at all general market meetings is required.
The Market Manager is the “go-to” person for vendors and customers during market hours and is the
FSFM representative on site. The job requires personal confidence and the ability to communicate
with a variety of people. The FSFM relies on the Market Manager to be the liaison between market
patrons, vendors, partnering organizations, and NACDI staff. Additionally, the Market Manager
helps promote the market and maintains accurate weekly records of market activities (listed below).
The Market Manager understands both vendors’ and customers’ needs and implements strategies to
meet those needs with the support from NACDI staff. The Market Manager is required to be on-site
at the market and be available to vendors and consumers for the duration of the vendors’ market day.
The Market Manager has a strong knowledge and understanding of local agriculture, food,
community, and the marketing skills to promote the FSFM. The Market Manager is reliable, friendly,
self- motivated, organized, and efficient. The Market Manager is literate in social media tools such as
email list servers, facebook, and websites. The Market Manager must be available for phone and email
contact with vendors throughout the duration of their employment. The Market Manager must be
able to work outdoors in all weather, and safely lift and carry 50 pounds. The position requires the
ability to work independently as well as interdependently with vendors and other related connections.
Arrive at the Pow Wow Grounds/NACDI lot prior to market opening for set-up and stays until
everything is put away.
In collaboration with NACDI, is responsible for writing a weekly newsletter as well as providing
vendors with advance information about events.
Keep an up-to-date market vendor map and accurate weekly records of the market. These weekly
records will be shared with NACDI staff and shall include:
Guest/part time vendor attendance
Responsible for safely directing “loading in” and “loading out” operations, ensures safety and
cleanliness of the site before, during and at the conclusion of each market, including making sure
vehicles are properly parked and tents are secured.
Establish a consistent space to set-up and operate the market manager’s tent. Operation of the Market
Manager’s tent includes:
Displaying and distributing educational materials
Answering customer questions
Collecting customer contact information
Managing EBT/MarketBucks and other coupons/scrip logs and cash box if applicable
The Market Manager possess the ability to contact all vendors via phone or internet in the event
special circumstances arise, as well as the ability to receive messages from vendors as to their
attendance. It is the vendor’s responsibility to notify the market no later than 12:00 noon on the
MONDAY BEFORE market if they will not be attending, and the Market Manager’s responsibility to
fill the spot with a guest/part time vendor from a list determined by NACDI.
Support the success of NACDI’s special events taking place at the market, in terms of advance
promotion as well as on the market day.
See to the proper running of the SNAP/EBT system on market days and its timely administration and
accounting during the week.
Manage any volunteers/interns who may be involved with the market.
Other duties as assigned.
Compensation is $5,000.00 stipend to be paid in 3 increments.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Elizabeth Day at
We look forward to hearing from you!