Job Opportunity: Executive Director

Indian Law Resource Center

Position Summary

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Center and is responsible for its leadership. The Executive Director represents and speaks for the Center in many settings, including in Indian and other Native communities, in international fora, including the United Nations, and in professional and educational settings.

Executive Director is also an advocate for Indian and Alaska Native rights and works along with Center attorneys and other staff to provide direct legal assistance and training to tribes and to Native women’s organizations, to handle cases in human rights bodies and sometimes in domestic courts, to educate policy makers, lawyers, and the public about Indian legal issues, and to carry out many kinds of work to advance and protect the rights of Indian and Alaska Native peoples. The Executive Director is the principal contact for the Center with Indian and Alaska Native nations and peoples that we serve.

The Executive Director has the primary responsibility for overseeing the organization’s activities and operations, fund raising efforts, and communication with partners, clients and other stakeholders. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will ensure that the organization is fiscally sound and that programs are consistent with the Center’s mission and the current and emerging priorities of the Native communities it serves.

With the Indian Law Resource Center’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director is also responsible for strategic planning and programmatic evaluation to ensure the organization is carrying out its mission to protect the resources, lands, environments, and human rights of Indian and Alaska Native nations and other indigenous peoples in North, Central, and South America.

The Executive Director supervises staff in both the Helena, Montana, and Washington, D.C., offices. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with and provides leadership and support to the Board of Directors and especially the Board Chair. The Executive Director is actively involved in fund raising with the support of the Development Director and the Board’s Fund Raising Committee. A detailed list of the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director is available on request.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae via email to Melanie Dayton The position will be open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Indian Law Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse and inclusive staff and organization. The Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability,  religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, political affiliation or belief, family responsibilities, and marital status.

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