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The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) is a unique Indigenous training and organizing network dedicated to building the capacity of Native tribes, traditional societies, and community groups to make transformational change. It also provides a forum for tribal and Native leaders and organizers to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies. NOA supports grassroots-driven social change rooted in Native traditional practices and values to advance tribal sovereignty and the health and wellbeing of Native people in rural and urban Native communities and on reservations across Indian Country.

We’re hiring! 


Job Title: Managing Director

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, Managing Director provides leadership and oversight for Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation at Native Organizers Alliance. The Managing Director develops strategic goals to support these functions, coordinates activities among the functions, and approves policies and procedures. The Managing Director is a critical member of the Coordinating Circle and helps guide the organization through growth and change.

The Managing Director is expected to work across diverse teams and workstyles, and help the organization design and administer systems that make workflow more efficient. The candidate should care deeply about the NOA’s mission, have experience working in the progressive funding world, and enjoy strategy and systems.

The candidate should also have a familiarity with the history and current situation in Indian Country. Prior experience in working with tribal and Native communities and organizations is desirable.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works closely with NOA Coordinating Circle to define the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Provides leadership and oversight for Operations,Finance, Human Resources, Internal Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation functions.
  • Supervises the Directors of these functions, working with them to develop goals, activities and outcomes in their annual work plans. 
  • Supports Directors to accomplish their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the annual work plans for their functions. 
  • Develops strategic goals, coordinates activities among the functions, budgets and conserves resources, and provides quality control by measuring and adjusting performance to ensure that all mission objectives are met. 
  • Ensures consistent quality and access to Operations, Advancement, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Communications and Research and Evaluation shared services; recommends timelines and resources needed to achieve the organizational goals for these functions.
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, leads the daily internal administration of the organization.
  • Provides leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining organizational culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
  • Compiles periodic reports outlining the internal performance of the functions.
  • At times additional hours, including nights and weekends may be required to meet the demands of the position and ensure smooth operation of the functions and organization as a whole.
  • Regular travel may also be necessary, to attend meetings, conferences and to connect with NOA staff working remotely.

Job Requirements

Applicants for the Managing Director position should: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience
  • Skills in operations management, strategic planning, project management and leadership.
  • Ability to work with an awareness of protocols and tribal cultures of Indigenous Peoples and communities.
  • Commitment to supporting the Native grassroots power movement.
  • Ability to assess qualitative and quantitative outcome data and to provide coaching and technical assistance to staff and partner organizations.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and ability to learn from successes and failures.
  • Strategic thinking, able to conceptualize, lead and execute complex projects and effectively convey their impact to various audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Strength in collaboration as part of a team to move projects forward in a fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding partnership development skills.
  • Success in persuasive writing and experience developing complex communications projects.
  • Experience directing, motivating, developing and supervising staff.

Qualifications: You could be great for this role if:

  • You honor the idea of Native cultures and practices as the guiding principles of  NOA’s organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations. 
  • Have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
  • Strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
  • Understand the decisive role tribal governments, traditional and grassroots leaders play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation to nation relations with the federal government.
  • Experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
  • A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenious frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.

Compensation

Salary: $100,000 – 120,000

Benefits: Include health, dental, and vision insurance; paid holiday time-off, and a generous vacation and sick policy.

Location: Remote (minimal travel for staff gatherings, campaigns, and events.) 

Native Organizers Alliance is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for a Just Society (501c3) and is an equal opportunity employer, and women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under law. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are asked to please email:

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Managing Director” to: jobs@nativeorganizing.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Job Title: Social Media and Digital Coordinator

Job Description

The Social Media and Digital Coordinator is a 20hr/week part-time contract position responsible for supporting and optimizing NOA’s digital presence by collaborating with the Communications Director to develop successful social media campaigns and posting to the NOA website. 

Social media duties will include tracking social media campaign progress, creating and executing social media content and scheduling, sourcing images and artwork, and pulling KPI data to determine social media campaigns’ success. Website duties include working knowledge of the WordPress platform, working with the Communications Director to update content on webpages, and posting news to the website. 

Your creative thinking skills and strategies will be an essential part of driving our digital narrative, enhancing our organization’s image, upkeep of our social media engagement, and encouraging social media growth through effective campaigns. Ideal candidates for this role should be creative and innovative, multimedia savvy, well-organized, and must be excellent writers and communicators. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build and execute social media strategy through research, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification
  • Write, develop, and strategize online content production and scheduling
  • Assist with crisis management, bad reviews, and negative news communications
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share content daily (original text, images, video, and HTML)
  • Build meaningful connections and encourage community members through dialog and messaging
  • Create and maintain company social media pages and profiles
  • Moderate user-generated content and messages appropriately, based on company and community policies
  • Create and implement social media marketing plan and editorial calendar
  • Track and analyze analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics, and effectiveness; utilize this information to positively affect future outcomes
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage company reputation, coordinate promotions, and increase reach
  • Develop website content strategy aligned with short-term and long-term organizational goals
  • Collaborate with communications, narrative and design teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout
  • Create and publish engaging content
  • Edit, proofread and improve writers’ posts
  • Liaise with content writers to ensure brand consistency
  • Use content management systems to analyze website traffic and users engagement metrics
  • Manage content distribution to online channels and social media platforms to increase web traffic
  • Develop an editorial calendar and ensure content team is on board
  • Ensure compliance with law (e.g. copyright and data protection)
  • Stay up-to-date with developments and generate new ideas to draw audience’s attention
  • Other duties assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in digital marketing and social media
  • Strong familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Knowledge of project management and web design best practices
  • Understanding of social media metrics; able to interpret the results and take action to increase effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications: You could be great for this role if:

  • You honor the idea of Native cultures and practices as the guiding principles of  NOA’s organizational culture, political strategy and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations. 
  • Have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
  • Strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
  • Understand the decisive role tribal governments play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation to nation relations with the federal government.
  • Experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
  • A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenious frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.

Compensation

Salary: $20/hr up to 20hr/week

Location: Remote (some travel for staff gatherings, campaigns, and events.) 

Native Organizers Alliance is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for a Just Society (501c3) and is an equal opportunity employer, and women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under law. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are asked to please email:

  • Cover letter 
  • Resume

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Social Media and Digital Coordinator” to: jobs@nativeorganizing.org

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Job Title: Fellowship Program

Job Description

NOA is proud to offer Native Organizing Fellowships to do coalition building and grassroots organizing on an array of national initiatives and events. This program is open to all Native people who want to be a part of building an ecosystem of tribes and Native community groups in your state as part of a national network. NOA will provide training and an organizing toolkit for a three-month campaign, with the opportunity to continue. All fellowships are state-based and therefore remote. NOA strictly follows CDC Covid guidelines. All participants must provide proof of vaccination.

NOA Fellows will be trained by NOA staff and have the opportunity to work and network with Native communities from across Turtle Island. Fellows will learn about the Indigenous framework for grassroots organizers as a whole, including how NOA  works on a national level to help support a national movement for sovereignty. At the center of our theory of social change is an understanding of relationality, our relationship to all things, in the natural world, political, and economic. And how we carry out our ancestral responsibilities for our descendants. Fellows will also participate in trainings hosted by the NOA. Skill-building workshops will be offered to help Fellows develop their organizing skills to build an empowered grassroots Native movement for change and stand strong with non-Native allies.

We are looking for fellows in the following states: 

SD, NC, MN, WI, MI, AZ, NM, NV, and WA

Hours and Compensation:

Accepted Fellows will be expected to attend training and weekly group meetings, meet once a week with the coordinator and will work 20 hours per week doing outreach and one on one meetings with Native groups and tribes. Fellows will be compensated $20/hr for 20 hours a week including time attending trainings.

Native Fellowship Organizers Primary Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Fellows will develop proficiency on platforms including Slack,  Google Drive, and Gmail
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Organizer, implement advocacy campaigns.
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment through phone banking, peer-to-peer texting, and direct in-person contact (depending on CDC guidelines and local COVID guidelines.
  • Build and maintain organizing lists and databases.
  • Build organizing committees and other volunteer-led groups, and recruit members into these roles.
  • Work with local ally organizations to build powerful coalitions, and support NOA campaigns, initiatives, and events. 
  • Help develop local organizing materials including talking points, toolkits, and fact sheets.
  • Train volunteers for text/phone banks.
  • Help develop strategic communications including state strategy development, working with the  NOA Communications Director on press work (gathering quotes), social media work.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in relevant issue areas (for example, environmental justice issues, Congressional legislation such as the Respect Act, John LewisVoting Rights Act 2021).
  • Perform other duties as required to support the work of building grassroots Native power.
  • Maintaining local press lists.
  • Learn how to independently run and manage events and facilitate communication and coordination between tribal nations, community leaders, and traditional elders statewide.
  • Assist tribal and Native organizations with their social media  needs 
  • Help build up a volunteer base ahead of the 2022/2024 elections. This may involve social post and blog writing, candidate research, etc.
  • Assist with social media monitoring for local tribal communities, data entry, and other projects that may arise.

Note: This fellowship will require in-state travel and evening/weekend work at times. A vehicle is required. 

Who We Are Looking For 

  • Native organizers who share our indigenous values and are committed to people-powered change.
  • An understanding of home state Native urban and tribal communities.
  • The ability to work with, inspire and develop volunteers, as well as build and sustain durable relationships with a wide variety of allies and stakeholders.
  • Strong time management and planning skills, with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and drive projects forward independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate well under pressure and while working remotely.

Interested participants should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@nativeorganizing.org with “Your Name: Fellowship Program” in the subject line. Submit an online application here.