The Operations and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing operational and administrative support to the Project staff and Coalition Tribal Leadership. This position requires close coordination with the Operations Director and other Project staff to assist in the oversight and management of administrative and organizational programs, goals, deliverables, and outcomes.
The Operations and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Operations Director of the Project. This full-time position is exempt and duties are outlined below.
The following duties are included as part of this role:
● Provides administrative and auxiliary support for operations and special projects, to include but not limited to coordinating events and travel and managing expenses and reimbursements.
● Serves as the lead coordinator for the Merchandising and Online Donations projects, to include inventory management, implementing an effective and efficient shipping strategy, and overseeing customer relations.
● Works closely with the Media and Community Engagement Coordinator to lead broader public outreach by developing, organizing and coordinating outreach and public relations efforts.
● Works closely with the Lead Advocacy and Public Lands Specialist and the Cultural Resource Specialist to develop strategies to engage with greater public and broader environmental conservation communities to grow support base and increase amplification capacity. These strategies should integrate Tribal traditional knowledge and values, in order to elevate and advance Indigenous perspectives.
● Work closely with the Lead Advocacy and Public Lands Specialist to manage digital platforms associated with land plan development and help coordinate communication and data-sharing between remote partners in accordance with organizational protocols.
● Attends and documents meetings with Tribal Leadership, advisors, Tribal communities, partners, and stakeholders to synthesize priorities for organizational activities.
● Provides Coalition Leadership and Project staff support by drafting internal and external correspondence for effective communication.
● Works with Tribal Leadership and Coalition members to schedule Coalition activities.
● Implements and manages Technology Policy and compliance throughout operational platforms and interfaces.
● Attends and ensures smooth and successful execution of events, programming, and partnerships including providing direct support to and for Tribal Leadership upon request.
● Assists in the oversight and coordination of grant management, including tracking grant deliverables and deadlines, contributing to proposals and reports, identifying funding opportunities, and monitoring compliance.
● Aides in the implementation of strategic planning to advance program initiatives and priorities by maintaining continued coordination of Coalition objectives and related activities.
● Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to organizational processes and procedures and communicate and advise Coalition members regarding these matters.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Preference for a graduate of an accredited college enrolled in one or more of the following areas of study: business and public administration, communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, political science, Native American and Indigenous studies, ethnic studies, sociology, and anthropology.
● Familiarity with Indigenous rights, Tribal sovereignty, conservation, environmental and social justice issues.
● Experience working in Tribal communities and ability to engage with diverse stakeholders around potentially sensitive issues such as exchange of cultural/traditional knowledge, cultural resource management, and Tribal sovereignty is preferred.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure full-circle communication with program staff.
● Exceptional composition skills. Ability to synthesize extensive information from multiple sources into a lucid, cohesive written product. With an understanding of tone and style, compose written information that effectively communicates the desired message to the intended audiences.
● Strong project management skills including organization, attention to detail, time-management, and coordination among varied parties.
● Ability to adhere to numerous deadlines and handle multiple tasks efficiently. Ability to receive, balance and handle direction and input from multiple colleagues.
● Capacity to respond rapidly and appropriately to changing priorities, objectives, and situations; self-starter with initiative and good judgment.
● Technological abilities to ensure compliance with confidentiality policies and procedures necessary for the protection of RLF data, and to efficiently complete tasks.
● Ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as anticipate informational needs as situations and projects develop.
As a member of the RLF team, the Operations and Outreach Coordinator:
● Works well independently, as well as collaboratively to achieve a common goal.
● Is committed to work that preserves the sovereignty of Tribal Nations while promoting cross-cultural collaboration.
● Possesses a high standard of integrity and understanding of Tribal protocols to ensure that work is culturally appropriate, respectful, and meets tribal ethical standards.
● Innovative and solutions oriented – demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism, and flexibility in approach to project assignments.
● Exhibits self-awareness, humility, and patience when working with diverse groups.
● Thrives professionally in a collaborative work environment that celebrates cultural differences, prioritizes empowerment, and promotes fellowship.
● Takes initiative and sees a project through to completion; seeks new challenges and professional opportunities within a diverse group.
● Ability to resolve conflicts professionally and maintain patience, grace, and humor under pressure.
Salary and Benefits
Compensation range may be $37,000 – $43,000 per year, depending upon experience. This full-time position offers excellent competitive benefits including health insurance, paid time off, a 401(k) plan, and student loan benefits.
About Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition (Coalition) is comprised of five Tribes—Hopi, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute, Ute Indian Tribe, and Pueblo of Zuni—that successfully advocated for the creation of the Bears Ears National Monument and were also tasked with collaborative management of the Monument. Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) acts as fiscal sponsor for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Project (“Project”); the Project operates for the benefit of the Coalition.
RLF works with philanthropists to conserve land, water, and ocean resources while advancing healthy communities and social equity. We engage economically and ethnically diverse communities as we foster new funding and better policies for environmental protection and climate change adaptation.