Job Opportunity: Restoring Ancestral Winds - Executive Director



Salary Range

$60,000 - 80,000. Compensation depending upon experience. The position offers benefits including health insurance.


Salt Lake City, Utah

Reports to Restoring Ancestral Winds Board of Directors

Mission Statement

Restoring Ancestral Winds, Inc.’s mission is to support healing in our indigenous communities. We will: advocate for healthy relationships; educate our communities on issues surrounding stalking, domestic, sexual, dating and family violence; collaborate with Great Basin community members and stakeholders; honor and strengthen traditional values of all our relations.


Position Summary

The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR provides leadership and direction for overall operations to provide quality service in accordance with all laws, regulations, and advocacy standards. Provides oversight of key areas including financial operations, human resources, customer service, business development, and education. Implements policies pertaining to victim - centered car e, support staff, financial control, public relations, and oversees management of all activities among the Great Basin region . Manages budget to m eet the needs of I ndigenous communities addressing issues of stalking, domestic, sexual, dating, and family vi olence. The executive director is an at - will employee and reports directly to the RAW Board of D irectors . The executive director works under the direction of the board to ensure that programs, activities, service meet the mission, goals, values, and work plan of the organization.

Major functions include working with Great Basin tribes serving to provide technical assistance, address disparities in the above categories on violence , and serve as the primary fundraiser for the coalition including grant writing, conducting a needs assessment, education outreach and training, and event planning. A core part of this job is to help optimize prevention services for Indigenous populations through solid collaboration with stakeholders including Indigenous tribes; and report, advise , and inform the RAW Board of D irectors on major activities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, public policy, human services or related - field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 or more years of experience managing a nonprofit or working in the public sector.
  • Knowledge of victim - centered advocacy, employment laws and reg ulations, and employee relation skills.
  • Must have compl eted or plan to complete the Core Advocacy Training ( through Utah Domestic Violence Coalition ) and 40 - hour Sexual Violence Advocacy Training ( through Utah Coalition Against Sexual Violence .)

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must be able to read and interpret fina ncial records.
  • Must be responsible for regular reports to the RAW Board of Directors on funding, travel, activities, agency or staffing concerns.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must be knowled geable of best practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines governing function in a nonprofit agency serving indigenous communities .
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, and procedures o f a nonprofit organization.
  • Must perform proficiency in all competency areas including but not limited to: daily leadership, supervisory, and financial responsibilities, and regulatory compliance .
  • Maintains professional working relationship with external s takeholders .
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information .
  • Must understand and follow nonprofit policies including compliance procedures .
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Utah Nonprofit Association Standard of Ethics and other appropriate compliance training.

Essential Functions

1. Must ensure the nonprofit is compliant with all federal, state, local and tribal government requirements.

2. Develop, recommend and implement solutions to problems related to victim - centered care in response to violence.

3. Must have in - depth knowledge and experience working with Indigenous tribes, government, corporate, and nonprofit leaders, and media. Must inform tribal stakeholders on policy issues including those related to s afety and security from violence.

4. Must manage budget and controls expenses effectively and ensure services are provided in a timely and cost effective manner. Ensure fixed assets are recorded and preserved. Initiates recommendations on purchases of new equ ipment and improvements to property. Develops, monitors, and reports on operating costs within functional areas. Alerts RAW Board of D irectors of costs.

5. Must have experience in employee supervision , recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation . Ensure staf f are adhering to company policy and administering practices in fair and equitable manner. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with RAW Board of D irectors as appropriate.

6. Keeps up - to - date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.


1. Business Acumen.

2. Collaboration Skills.

3. Communication Proficiency.

4. Change Agent.

5. Decision Making.

6. Initiative.

7. Leadership.

8. Problem Solving/Analysis.

9. Results Driven.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is directly responsible for leading all staff of the organization.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will travel occasionally.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly requir ed to sit, talk, stand or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, salaried position. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the regular work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must work 40 hours each week to maintain full - time status.


This position requires travel particularly to Indigenous c ommunities throughout the Great Basin region. Travel is required to maintain federal funding and meet grant requirements.

Required Education and Experience

1. Bachelor ’s degree in business management , public policy, human services or related - field. Master’s degree preferred.

2. 5 or more years of experience managing in a nonprofit or public sector.

3. Knowledge of victim - centered advocacy, employment laws and regulations, and employee relations skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

1. Experience managing a publi c entity and programming.

2. Prior experience managing a small business or nonprofit agency.

3. Experience in working with Native American tribes.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The successful candidate must pass a pre - employment background check investigation (BCI), drug screening and have a clean driving record.

The salary for this position is based on grant funding and is guaranteed for no more than one year at a time.

Restoring Ancestral Winds is an equal opportunity employer. Every attempt will be made to reach out to indigenous communities of the Great Basin region and to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives outside th e region to fill this position.

How to Apply : Send a resume and cover letter to

by December 5, 2017.

Closing Date: 12/5/17   

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