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Executive Director

Staffing Logistics
Greensboro, NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Executive Director

This position is responsible for the overall management and administration of Guilford Native American Association (GNAA), for all GNAA programs; for the implementation of the policies and procedures established by the GNAA Board; for ensuring that all management systems are in compliance with appropriate Federal and State laws and regulations. The position promotes and advocates for self-governance so that the GNAA and its Native American community can efficiently and effectively provide for the health, social, educational, and economic well-being of the Native Peoples of the area. Successfully perform other duties as assigned. GNAA’s Mission is to provide educational, social, economic and cultural opportunities aimed at achieving self-sufficiency, self-determination, and strengthening the Native American Cultural heritage.



In close cooperation with the GNAA Board of Directors, the position develops and implements projects to enhance the self-determination and social and economic development of its Native population. Promotes and advocates for regional economic development, educational, health, and social service programs provided under the GNAA, with funding derived from but not limited to federal contracts, or grants offered through departments of the federal government, state, and private corporations and foundations.

  • Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of GNAA’s mission, and implement strategy and annual goals in coordination with the Board of Directors.

  • In order for the Executive Director to be kept current, and develop additional management skills, they shall be required to attend, at a minimum, two "management training" courses each year.

  • Draft and negotiate grants and contract proposals and other federal and state agency and private foundation proposals for existing and new programs. This authority may be re-delegated, in writing, to the Board of Directors.

  • Review and modify existing/proposed scopes of work to assure they are responsive to the needs of the communities and beneficiaries to be served by GNAA.

  • Primary responsible party and Project Administrator for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs within GNAA. 

  • On a monthly basis, meet with the fiscal officer(s) to review the expenditures and/or revenues of all programs and GNAA activities. 

  • Lead, coach, develop and retain GNAA’s management team and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and other constituents.

  • On an annual basis meet with each GNAA Board Members in assisting them in developing their respective budgets for the following fiscal year. The GNAA Council shall have final approval of all budgets.

  • Know, support and sustain GNAA values, programs and objectives.

  • Establish standards, programs and initiatives that strengthen GNAAs identity and its reputation as a provider of quality of services and a positive place to work.

  • Readily identify stakeholders for responding to or advancing issues in the private and public arenas.

  • Prepares/amends and implements policies and procedures for GNAA operations.

  • Provides general management of GNAA staff and facilities.

  • Prepares written and oral reports to the GNAA Board Members and others.

  • Must be able to travel to ALL GNAA points of interest within the region.

  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the GNAA Council.



  • Deadline-oriented and ability to prioritize and multi-task.

  • Knowledge of Native American tribes, cultures, governments, and the laws under which they operate.

  • Experience with and knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with various groups of individuals; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders for the benefit of the organization.

  • Possess leadership and organizational skills to convene community meetings and to bring diverse groups together to work cooperatively in a positive environment.

  • Willingness and ability to be an effective member of a team and treat individuals respectfully regardless of position or status;

  • Ability to successfully influence leaders in the organization resulting in improved measurable communication throughout the organization.

  • Ability to travel within the state and nationally for GNAA business is required.



  • An MPH, MPA or MBA degree from an accredited college or university or other related field plus three (3) years work experience in either Health Administration, Public Administration, or Business Administration, with demonstrated increasing administrative responsibilities and authority; OR

  • A BA or BS from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years work experience in either Health Administration, Public Administration, or Business Administration, with demonstrated administrative responsibilities and authority; OR

  • Substitute eight (8) years of equivalent combination of education and employment experience.

  • Demonstrated experience must include two (2) years of successful supervision of staff, grants writing and administration at all funding levels and responsibility for financial and administrative operations of an organization similar to GNAA.

  • A minimum of three (3) years working with, or for, a Native American Tribe or Tribal Organization.

  • Previous experience within Native American tribal governments, rural, Native issues, and Native American cultural history. 

  • Must be able to prepare detailed reports and general business correspondence. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Access, Quickbooks and other software applications.



Requirements are those of work performed within an office setting with extended hours of sitting and operation of standard office and computer equipment. The incumbent may be required at times to lift up to twenty pounds. There may be times when work is performed in outdoor areas for special events. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively; in a remote area under sometimes stressful environments.



Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. GNAA is an at-will employer.


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