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Chief Executive Officer

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American Indian Cancer Foundation


Minneapolis, MB

Skills And Qualifications:

The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICF) is looking for a dynamic CEO to lead the organization.  The successful candidate directs, plans, and organizes AICF programs and personnel; executes AICF mission which is committed to reducing cancer burdens for Indigenous people through improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivor support.  Maintains and cultivates partnerships at the tribal, local, state, and national levels with organizations and individuals that are committed to the mission of AICF. 

Required Education:

Degree with 5+ years of leadership experience in a non-profit organization.  Experience in leading and managing employees (3+ years).  Experience with federal and state grant compliance.  Solid understanding of non-profit management.  Extensive experience living in and working with Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations or Native Hawaiian Organizations.


An ideal candidate also has the following qualifications:

  •  A Master’s or Professional Degree with 5     + years of experience
  • Experience with successful fundraising and fiscal management
  • Experience with budget development, oversight and reporting
  • Prior experience working on behalf of tribes and/or tribal organizations and building local, regional and national relationships and partners required
  • Native American preference 
  • Solid understanding of evidence-based strategies in cancer prevention and control
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and staff development skills.

Duties And Responsibilities:



Lead organizational development by building strategic partnerships and securing funding to guide initiatives consistent with the AICAF mission, vision, values and strategic plan


Effectively engage multiple stakeholders to strengthen the organization's national presence


Provide leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of culturally-based, evidence-driven and fiscally-sound strategies in alignment with AICAF mission, vision and values


Provide the necessary leadership and oversight to the leadership team to maintain a healthy, high- performing, and positive organizational culture


Works closely with the Board of Directors to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve the organization's goals and objectives


Lead the development of annual organizational strategic goals, objectives and work plans


Provide leadership and oversight in all operational and programmatic functions


Lead the development of organizational, fundraising, and financial plans


Implement organizational plans and policies as authorized by the Board of Directors


Provide oversight to ensure best practices of financial controls, budget monitoring, cash flows


Set and monitor the annual budget and fundraising plan


Responsible for the day-to-day operations


Supervises, coaches, and evaluates staff


Reports regularly to the Board of Directors


Complete other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Salary And Benefits:


Salary DOE and generous fringe benefits package including paid time off, insurances (health, dental, disability, life) and 401K with employer match.

Additional Info:


Submit cover letter and CV/resume to  For best consideration apply by September 15, 2020. Resumes will be accepted through September 30, 2020 or until the position is filled.


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Contact Info:

Shannon Mick

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