NCAI Regional Representative
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. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies. We promote a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people, and rights.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
NCAI’s tribal membership is divided into twelve (12) geographical regions. The Regional Representative will be responsible for communicating information about NCAI policy priorities, programs and events, while also gathering important information, concerns, and interests from the tribes in the assigned region. The Regional Representative will work directly with the respective elected Regional Vice Presidents of the NCAI Board. The Regional Representative will report directly to the Vice President of Development.
• Coordinate/oversee activities to support and maintain strong relationship between NCAI and American Indians and Alaskan Native Tribes;
• Establish strong working relationship with Regional Vice President of the NCAI Board;
• Provide support, and develop a communication strategy alongside the Regional Vice President on NCAI initiatives;
• Assist in communicating stories of impact and need from tribal communities;
• Effectively demonstrate the benefits of NCAI membership to tribal leadership in assigned region;
• Work with the Membership Director to identify all tribes in assigned region, and collect pertinent contact information;
• Conduct bi-monthly regional meetings with the NCAI Regional Vice President to inform tribal leaders and representatives about NCAI policy priorities, programs and events;
• Work with Membership Director to cultivate relationships with existing members to secure their support and interest in NCAI, and develop relationships with prospective members in assigned region;
• Maintain a basic level of knowledge about all NCAI initiatives, programs and events;
• When funding is available, attend select conferences and events within assigned region to promote NCAI by presenting sessions, and networking with participants;
• Serve as an ambassador for NCAI via personal meetings, and work with the NCAI Communications Director to push out social media posts of interest, create email lists, add content to the NCAI website, and other forms of communication, that promotes all aspects of NCAI services to the region;
• Develop and maintain a list of relevant organizations/contacts within their regions who support tribes and/or tribal interests of any kind.
Duties And Responsibilities:
Employee must possess:
• Bachelor’s degree:
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes;
• Well versed in public speaking;
• Excellent customer service skills;
• Requires ability to travel 30% of the time throughout the tribal regions;
• Knowledge of cultural and traditional Native protocols;
• Effective communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills that enable relationship building;
• Ability to work well with others in a collaborative and respectful manner;
• Able to multi-task and work on multiple projects.
Salary And Benefits:
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits (including health benefits, 401(k) plan, vacation time, etc.).
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Application Procedure: Applicants should send their resume, a brief writing sample, three references, and a cover letter by email to email@example.com. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.