Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Opportunity
We are seeking a dynamic CEO who can lead the charge in advancing UAII’s vision by partnering with our Board of Directors (Board) and various stakeholders to meet the organization’s goals and objectives.
Compensation is based on work experience.
Who We Are
United American Indian Involvement, Inc., (UAII) a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is the largest provider of human and health services for American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) living throughout Los Angeles County. We are committed to promoting and supporting the physical, behavioral, and spiritual well-being of our community members by providing comprehensive, integrated services that focus on all age groups and incorporate American Indian/ Alaska Native cultures and traditions.
Chief Executive Officer’s Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for department directors, program expansion, and execution UAII’s mission. Our CEO will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. Further, our CEO will leverage their knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations to increase opportunities that will further benefit our local American Indian community.
As UAII’s CEO, the CEO will lead the charge in delivering programs and services that benefit our community. Our CEO will also oversee rigorous program evaluations, and will effectively communicate program evaluation measures to the Board, funders, and other stakeholders, along with ensuring that the highest standards are adhered to in the areas of finance and administration; operations; fundraising; communications; and systems administration. Along with developing strong relationships with our Board and collaborating with them on key initiatives, our CEO will advise the Board in various areas, including providing resources recommendations needed to achieve UAII’s strategic goals and mission.
Our CEO will actively engage with department leaders, staff, non-profit volunteers, event committees, alumni, community leadership, partnering organizations, and funders to advance and exceed goals and expectations. Besides supervising department directors, our CEO will partner with Human Resources to lead, coach, develop, and retain UAII’s high-performance, senior management team.
In this role, the CEO will expand revenue generation and fundraising activities in support of existing UAII operations. Additionally, our CEO will partner with department leadership to expand and refine all aspects of communication, including web presence and external relations, to create a stronger brand awareness that will increase relationships and garner new opportunities.
UAII’s Ideal CEO
While our CEO will be a strong leader who is thoroughly committed to UAII’s mission, our ideal CEO will also have proven management skills and will partner with department directors to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams. As UAII’s primary ambassador, our CEO should also be successful in the following:
· Comprehend and abide by UAII’s mission and values.
· Uphold all confidentiality and patient care principles to the fullest extent.
· Maintain and exercise a strong sense of integrity, accountability, and wisdom.
· Command stakeholder confidence and respect.
· Cultivate strategic and long-lasting partnerships with the community at large.
· Successfully generate financial support from a variety of sources, including government agencies.
· Possess a solid understanding of financial reporting and analysis.
· Solid understanding of government regulations (local, state, and federal), including funding regulations, and being able to apply them in order advance UAII’s goals.
· Leverage conflict-resolution and negotiation skills.
· Collaborate with key business units, including Operations, Human Resources, and Finance to design and execute strategic plans.
· Build strong teams and lead the charge in creating a positive, organizational culture.
· Explore new ideas and take an innovative approach to solving problems.
· Realize the power of networking and cultivating relationships to leverage UAII’s community presence and advance organizational goals.
· Master’s degree in social work, public health, public administration, business administration, or related field is required.
· Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in non-profit management.
· Experience working in the American Indian community.
· Prior CEO and working with Board of Directors experience is desired.
· Proven track record of working in a multi-disciplinary agency setting.
· Grant writing and related development experience.
· Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
· Knowledge of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Public Law 93-638).
· Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity.
· Commitment to delivering quality programs and data-driven program evaluations.
· Passionate, positive, mission-driven, and self-directed.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with strong interpersonal skills.
· Exceptional management and leadership skills.
· Ability to travel as needed.
· Available to work evening and weekends, as necessary.
What We Offer
We offer a competitive salary that is based on experience. Our full compensation package includes paid time off, health benefits, 403(b) plan, and 11 paid holidays.
Please address your cover letter to:
Board of Directors
c/o Karina Ajanel
United American Indian Involvement Inc.
1125 W. 6th St., Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90017
No phone calls, please.
To learn more about UAII, please visit us on the web at www.uaii.org.
In all recruiting actions, preference will be granted to the applicant entitled to Indian Preference who can submit a properly completed and signed BIA-4432.