Executive Director

Job Type: 
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc (“Pte san win winyan omaske kiciye”)
FLSA Status: 
Monday, April 1, 2013

The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. (WBCWS), Board of Directors is seeking a proven leader with excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a personal commitment to end violence against Native women and men. The Executive Director (ED) will lead WBCWS in its fulfillment of the WBCWS Mission, current advocacy and educational efforts as well as develop and implement future initiatives. The ED, with the support of the Board of Directors, is responsible for fundraising, which includes grants and donations, and for the fiscal management of the organization. The ED is responsible for personnel management. The ED is responsible for WBCWS policy development, collaborations, partnerships, strategic planning and communications. The ED is WBCWS representative, including media and official functions, and responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with tribal leadership. The ED reports to the Board of Directors.

1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, or 5 plus years of experience in Executive position 2. Experience in organizational leadership and demonstrated ability to work independently 3. Excellent writing skills 4. Experience working with Native American communities 5. Knowledge of or experience with local, state, and federal laws and regulations as they apply to the mission of the organization and VAWA 6. Successful grant writing experience 7. Budget management skills 8. Demonstrate the ability to build working partnerships and relationships 9. Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of violence against women and advocacy 10. The following qualifications would be preferred: 11. Experience working in a non-profit organization 12. Experience working with state, city, federal and county governments and agencies 13. Knowledge of Native American “Lakota” culture, believes, and ceremonies 14. Strong public speaking skills 15. Demonstrated ability to build and work with a coalition 16. Experience organizing conferences, seminars, or summits 17. Self-identify as a woman who has been battered/raped
Contact or More Information: 
WBCWS Board of Directors has established a selection committee to review applications and interview potential candidates. The entire Board of Directors will interview the final candidates and select the next Executive Director. Applications must be received on or before April 1, 2013. Applicants should provide a cover letter and include salary expectations, references and their resume or curriculum vitae. The materials should be sent to WBCWS by mail: White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. Attn: Angel Wilson, B.O.D., RE: Executive Director position PO Box 227, Mission, SD 57555. * WBCWS policies and procedures require a drug test and a background check before employment start.
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