Civic Engagement Coordinator-Open until filled
National Congress of American Indians
Skills And Qualifications:
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. For 75 years NCAI has been a leading advocate on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people, and rights. For more information, visit the NCAI website at www.ncai.org.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
Since it was founded, NCAI as a non-partisan organization has been involved in civic engagement activities starting with protecting the right to vote for Native Americans. Tribes are America’s first governments and NCAI works to ensure all Native citizens participate in shaping the future of their communities. The Civic Engagement Coordinator is an integral part of the External Affairs team.
Employee must possess:
• Minimum of two years’ experience in civic or voter engagement strategies;
• Experience in leading successful organizing campaigns;
• Strong writing, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;
• The ability to take direction and work independently, taking initiative within areas of responsibility;
• Advanced computer skills with experience in social media platforms, web publishing, and management tools.
• Background or experience in Native American affairs a plus.
• Experience with and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-pressure environment; and
• The ability to adjust to changing priorities and growing responsibilities.
Duties And Responsibilities:
Under the direction of NCAI’s External Affairs Director, provide support for the organizations civic engagement work, particularly, Census and Native Vote. Primary responsibility will be to work with External Affairs Director in managing the civic engagement work both internally and externally, creating an engaging environment to achieve our goal of higher Native civic engagement participation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide organization, coordination of work plan and deliverables.
• Updating the organization’s Native Vote and Census websites.
• Provide leadership and support for the development and implementation of civic engagement events and outreach.
• Coordinate with community partners to create synergy in civic engagement messaging, outreach, and programs.
• Develop resources to amplify campaigns across multiple tribal communities and nationally.
• Manage proposals, selections, disbursements of funds, and reporting for contracts.
• Support the assessment, evaluation, and reporting for the outcomes and impacts of activities.
• Assist with program administration including contracts, data collection, budget tracking, and inventory of merchandise.
• Coordinate and oversee multiple vendors and stakeholders, as needed.
Salary And Benefits:
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits (including health benefits, 401(k) plan, vacation time, etc.). This position is grant funded and is a fixed term position that will be filled until December 2020.
For more information, visit the NCAI website at www.ncai.org.