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Executive Director

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National Indian Youth Council, Inc. (NIYC)


Albuquerque, NM

Skills And Qualifications:

Skills and Experiences

? Minimum five (5) years relevant work experience with no less than three (3) years’ managing staff, building internal operations, and implementing a strategic plan.

? Five (5) or more years of demonstrated successful experiences in community organizing and operating community programs.

? Strong fundraiser with a proven track record in grant writing and raising funds from private foundations.

? Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated skills in professional writing.

? Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse staff and community partners.

? Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.

? Strong commitment to the mission, goals, and values of NIYC.

? Demonstrated successful experience and commitment to working in and with Indigenous communities.


? Master’s degree required or professional degree in a related field.

Duties And Responsibilities:

The Executive Director (ED) of the National Indian Youth Council, Inc. (NIYC) works closely with the Board of Directors on strategies to improve access to services in New Mexico with large American Indian communities including Albuquerque, Farmington, Gallup, and Santa Fe. The ED leads the organization and staff in designing, planning, and implementing employment and training programs for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant and related program funds. The ED directs staff and develops program infrastructure to support the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

? Actively develops and maintains the organization’s strategic plan and working portfolio approved by the Board of Directors.

? Oversees and reports on the organization's results to the Board of Directors.

? Responsible for planning and direction of NIYC’s day to day operations and programs.

? Develops, implements, and maintains the organization’s policies, procedures, and compliance and operational reporting/metrics.

? Responsible for implementing NIYC’s program goals and maintain the organization’s financial position and diversifying funding sources.

? Builds and maintains strong, diverse external relationships and partnerships with clients, community organizations, local, tribal, state, and federal entities.

? Provides supervision of NIYC management staff and promotes organizational teamwork and culture.

Working Conditions

? Ability to work during NIYC’s normal operating hours and as necessary in the evening and weekends.

? Ability to travel, as needed – up to 25% of working time.

? Physical effort/lifting requirements - up to 25 lbs., for lifting supplies and materials, as needed*.

? Position frequently requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time.

? Position continually requires the ability to talk and hear both in person and over the phone*.

? Position continually requires visual acuity as well as hand and finger dexterity to operate equipment, read, and use a keyboard*

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job to the extent possible for this position.


NIYC values its employees, and as such, offers a competitive total compensation package which includes cash compensation and benefits. This position is eligible to participate in the following benefits: Cafeteria Plan: including health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, health savings account (HSA), disability insurance, and more. This position is also eligible for paid time-off (PTO) benefits.


Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000 (commensurate with experience)

To Apply

Along with the application, you will be asked to submit your resume with three (3) professional references, a professional writing sample, and a cover letter that includes your interest in the position, a detailed explanation of how your experience meets the qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description, a brief description of your current understanding of NIYC’s mission, any previous involvement you had had with NIYC, and your salary expectations.

Please submit all required documents via email to or by mail to: Attn: Madam Chair 6201 Uptown Blvd NE Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110. The deadline to apply is by 5pm

Salary And Benefits:

$90,000 - $100,000 (commensurate with experience)

Contact Info:

Please submit all required documents via email to or by mail to: Attn: Madam Chair 6201 Uptown Blvd NE Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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