First Nations seeks candidates for senior program officer and program officer

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is seeking qualified candidates for two positions to be Job Opportunitylocated at First Nations’ headquarters in Longmont, CO. The positions are Senior Program Officer and Program Officer. The deadline for applications for both position is 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Nov. 20, 2015.
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER The Senior Program Officer’s primary responsibility is to provide oversight and implementation of First Nations projects that may include, but are not limited to, designing evaluation plans; developing work plans; organizing and planning convenings and meetings; drafting grant reports; working with grantees under a variety of grant programs; providing and conducting technical assistance to First Nations’ grantees; managing project consultants; overseeing project financials; and monitoring incoming progress reports. The Senior Program Officer may work in close collaboration with other First Nations Senior Program Officers, the finance department to ensure accurate accounting for grant-related income and expenditures, and First Nations’ Development staff.
Requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. 
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience required (e.g. experience in a nonprofit organization and/or as a grantmaker/grantseeker).
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and practices.
  • Travel required
  • Experience in training and/or adult education desirable.
  • Knowledge of and/or familiarity with the historical and contemporary legal development and workings/status of tribal nations highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse cultures and specific experience with American Indian communities and culture desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Competent self-starter who will take initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong administrative ability and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to organize and meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments simultaneously, with minimum supervision.
  • Strong computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Positive attitude, good people skills and the ability to work closely with people at all levels of experience and proficiency required.

The Senior Program Officer salary range is $59,000 to $65,000. For the full position description for Senior Program Officer, visit this page

PROGRAM OFFICER

The Program Officer’s primary responsibility is to assist in the administration and implementation of First Nations projects that may include, but are not limited to, organizing and planning convenings and meetings; drafting grant reports; working with grantees under a variety of grant programs; and planning and conducting training sessions. This position is often required to work within the specified parameters of grant-funded projects. The Program Officer may work in close collaboration with other First Nations Program Officers or Senior Program Officers, and the finance department to ensure accurate accounting for grant-related income and expenditures.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience required (e.g. experience in a nonprofit organization and/or as a grantmaker/grantseeker).
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and practices.
  • Travel required.
  • Experience in training and/or adult education desirable.
  • Knowledge of and/or familiarity with the historical and contemporary legal development and workings/status of tibal nations highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse cultures and specific experience with American Indian communities and culture desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Competent self-starter who will take initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong administrative ability and attention to detail required.
  • Ability to organize and meet deadlines for a wide variety of job assignments simultaneously, with minimum supervision.
  • Strong computer skills, including but not limited to MS Office, Excel and Power Point.
  • Positive attitude, good people skills and the ability to work closely with people at all levels of experience and proficiency required.

The Program Officer salary range is $50,000 to $57,000. For the full position description for Program Officer, visit this page

For both positions, the benefits offered include employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan, employer health insurance contribution, health benefits package, paid time off and holidays.

The deadline for applications for both position is 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Nov. 20, 2015. Incomplete applications or applications received after that deadline will not be considered.

To apply for either position, please provide 1) a cover letter specifying which position you are applying for and how your skills, experience, education and abilities are relevant to the position, 2) a complete professional resume, and 3) a list of three professional and personal references along with their phone numbers and email addresses.

You can send your application package by email to jfrancke@firstnations.org (attachments can be in MS Word, PDF or Plain Text formats), or you can mail it to:

First Nations Development Institute
Attn: Jackie Francke, Vice President of Programs & Administration

2432 Main St., 2nd Floor

Longmont, CO 80501

For inquiries, contact Jackie at (303) 774-7836 or by email at jfrancke@firstnations.org

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