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Executive Director

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Friends of the Children


Rapid City, SD

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Friends of the Children is seeking a passionate, committed leader to use their cultural knowledge, expertise, vision, and connection to community to launch and lead Friends of the Children in Rapid City. Our model is proven to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with salaried professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. This model exemplifies an Indigenous commitment to the next seven generations. As executive director for our independent He Sapa chapter, you will work with the tribal leaders, community leaders, schools, non-profit partners, and investors to significantly impact foster care and intergenerational poverty in He Sapa where the position is based.

Our Executive Director will be a passionate advocate for Indigenous children and families facing life's greatest challenges and will be effective at communicating the urgency of our mission and the success of our outcomes. They will be a dynamic and engaging spokesperson for the organization and will excel at networking and fundraising with major donors, corporate leaders, foundations, and the communities we serve. They will understand the nuances and bring experience in working with community leaders in urban, rural, frontier, and tribal communities. They will have a deep understanding of our core model as it relates to both the incredible potential of every child and family and also, the significant barriers facing children and families impacted by foster care.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the wellness of Indigenous communities, smart head for business, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a soft heart for kids. They will be equally skilled at leading strategic planning, reviewing financial statements, overseeing program evaluation, and asking donors for financial support.

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Charlotte Narciso

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