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Apply online at www.riograndenha.org, submit an application and upload cover letter, resume and three professional references. Deadline is Dec. 13, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to review the website, www.riograndenha.org with particular attention to documents in the “What We Do” section, including the Management Plan. Visit the website to obtain a complete position description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Experienced, visionary executive director sought for the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, to expand programs and engage the diverse communities within Taos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties. The Executive Director is the key manager and leader of NRGNHA, and is responsible for overseeing  day-to-day operations of NRGNHA, including administration, federal reports, programs, grants, and the organization’s strategic plan. See complete job description at riograndenha.org .

Areas of Responsibility: 

Eligible candidates for the position of Executive Director shall demonstrate a strong work ethic and proven history of transparent and high integrity leadership. The position requires a deep understanding of nonprofit organizational management, including strategic thinking and planning, program development, and staff development. Extensive knowledge of accounting, budget preparation and reporting, and financial management of federal funds is required. Candidates must show an ability to recruit, hire, and retain staff in order to successfully leverage resources, and an ability to generate new revenue streams through fundraising and philanthropy. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary to effectively communicate the organization’s strategic mission to donors, volunteers, constituents, and the overall community, and to provide guidance and oversight in the management of sub-grant projects.

The Executive Director will work closely with the NRGNHA Board of Directors, which includes one representative from each of the eight pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache, one representative from each of the three county governments, one from each of the main municipal communities (Santa Fe, Taos, and Española), one representative from the State government, and ten community representatives from throughout the Heritage Area. This broad-based composition permits the Board to fully represent the interests and cultural differences within the entire Heritage Area. This position will work closely with the National Park Service on relative issues, such as, determination of funding allocations, legislative reauthorization, implementation of the Management Plan, and Federal reimbursement and reporting. NPS provides technical assistance related to utilization of Federal funds.

 

Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, community development and planning, non-profit management or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
Skills/Experience: 

Five (5) years of senior level nonprofit management and leadership experience; demonstrated success in managing a comprehensive fundraising program and managing federal grant programs and budgets; 

Experience working with nonprofit boards and managing staff;

Excellent communication skills; proven track record in engaging the public;

Familiarity with the tri-county area served by NRGNHA.Applied experience working with multicultural, multi-generational, and multi-gender communities and organizations, with particular emphasis on capacity building, cultural sensitivity, and cultural preservation;


Proven track record of success in financial management and overseeing operations of an organization or program with exposure to federal grant programs;

Demonstrated ability to manage staff and work with board of directors;

Strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated skill in relationship building and cultural humility;

Bilingual is preferred.

Compensation/Benefits: 

The position carries with it a salary and benefits package commensurate with other National Heritage Areas around the nation. Salary range is $66,000 to $88,000 DOE. Standard benefits package includes vacation/sick leave, health insurance, etc.

How to Apply: 

Apply online at www.riograndenha.org, submit an application and upload cover letter, resume and three professional references. Deadline is Dec. 13, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to review the website, www.riograndenha.org with particular attention to documents in the “What We Do” section, including the Management Plan. Visit the website to obtain a complete position description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Additional Information: 

The Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants who are eligible for employment will be considered for this job without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Organization Info

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

Overview
Headquarters: 
Española, NM
Annual Budget : 
$100-500,000
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
2006
About Us
Mission: 

The Mission of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area is to sustain the communities, heritages, languages, cultures, traditions, and environment of Northern New Mexico through partnerships, education and interpretation.
Our Vision is Community and economic viability rooted in the heritage and the environment of Northern New Mexico.

Programs: 

Over the last few years, the NRGNHA has worked with partners to develop a local agriculture food hub, support artisans in three counties with federal grants, record the stories and histories of the multicultural area, and many other programs to preserve and promote the history, culture and traditions of this unique area. 

Why Work For Us?: 

The NRGNHA is one of 55 Congressionally designated Heritage Areas in the nation. It is primed to launch new programs and expand existing ones to help protect the history and culture of the area while looking for new avenues for supporting arts, agriculture and recreational opportunities. The organization is poised to be a leader in ways that model how preserving the past can help the economic prospects of future generations. 

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 22 2021
Active Until: 
Dec 21 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area
industry: 
Nonprofit