Job Title: Urban Indigenous Organizer
Supervised by: Executive Director FLSA Status: Exempt
The Urban Indigenous Organizer will work closely with the Executive Director to lead and manage AIO’s local programming and networks as well as organizing. Duties will include building local relationships and fostering the growth of the Native Leadership Collective, a network of 21 Indigenous leaders and activists and building solidarity with other BIPOC organizations in the Albuquerque metro area. Along with the Executive Director and President, this position is a senior level staff member responsible for external relation with constituents, funders and other stakeholders. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree plus five years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies or Sociology preferred.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
About Americans for Indian Opportunity:
LaDonna Harris (Comanche) and a cohort of her fellow Native American activists founded Americans for Indian Opportunity in 1970. AIO draws upon traditional Indigenous philosophies to nurture value-based leaders, spark and sustain stakeholder-driven solutions, and, for 50 years, AIO continues to work alongside of visionary leaders and progressive organizations in a national Indigenous movement to create transformational change. Governed by a Board of international Indigenous leaders, AIO also seeks to create innovative international Indigenous interactions that contribute Indigenous worldviews to the global discussion.
Americans for Indian Opportunity envisions a world that recognizes and celebrates the contributions and continuation of Indigenous values.
Americans for Indian Opportunity advances the rights of Indigenous peoples through Indigenous values-based leadership and transformative community organizing.