JOB TITLE:  Community Outreach and Events Manager

JOB TYPE: Full Time

LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio

EXEMPT WAGES:  $50,000 per year

The Urban Native Collective (UNC) is a nonprofit that exists to preserve and represent the culture and heritage of Native Indigenous peoples.  We do this through providing education, advocacy, and support on contemporary Indigenous issues and cultivating  knowledge about Native Indigenous history within local and regional communities.


The Urban Native Collective seeks a talented and dynamic Community Outreach and Events Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Outreach and Events Manager is tasked with overseeing a broad array of UNC’s community driven events and programs. Integral to the organization’s success, this role is aimed at building and nurturing a community of urban Natives and community partners, as well as coordinating and executing large and small events throughout the year.. The ideal candidate will develop an in-depth understanding of the local Indigenous community, UNC’s programs, operations, events,  grant reporting mechanisms, and budgets.



-Initiate and set goals for community outreach and events according to the strategic objectives of UNC.
-Create a yearly outreach plan and event calendar.
-Develop a plan to recruit, train, and utilize community members.
-Build, maintain, and nurture relationships with community partners and community members.
-Attend relevant community and council meetings.
-Assist the Executive Director and volunteer grant writer in fundraising for major events.
-Planning UNC’s events from start to completion, including developing, monitoring, and reaching deadlines and milestones.
-Develop or approve budgets and operations for UNC’s events.
-Develop evaluation strategies to monitor performance, determine the need for improvements, and resolve problems.
-Apply change, risk and resource management when needed.
-Ensure event operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies.
-Keep the Executive Director informed with detailed and accurate reports.


-Professional experience in community outreach and event planning.
-Prior experience in a non-profit setting, particularly within a community-focused organization, working with Indigenous and Native American populations.
-Technical skills include: Proficiency in management software, email communication and scheduling, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace.
-Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
-Leadership skills including the ability to manage volunteers, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills. Experience with performance metrics and implementing improvements.
-Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, task facilitation.
-Organizational alignment: a strong understanding and respect for community values, aligning actions and decisions to better serve the UNC’s mission and vision.
-Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation.


-Ethical Conduct:
—-Respectful, professional, and the ability to establish trust and relationships with Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples’ and communities.
—-Integrity–consistently honest and transparent in dealings with team members and the community.
—-Accountable: Takes responsibility for actions and their outcomes.
—-Adaptability: comfortable navigating chance and uncertainty, producing a stabilizing influence on the team and the community.
—-Resourcefulness: demonstrates the ability to adapt and make the most of available resources.
-Bachelor’s degree in education, sociology, social work, public health, event planning, or three or more years of equivalent experience.
-Strong leadership and communication skills.
-Financial acumen including budget management and reporting.
-Ability to work hours that coincide with the Native Sovereignty Center, various small events, and our annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Convergence, as well as be available for team-meeting either in-person or remote.
-Demonstrated ability to oversee volunteers and collaborate with staff.

This position requires local travel. 25% in the field and out of office, at least 50% in the Native Sovereignty Center,  and 25% work from home as needed.

Urban Native Collective is an equal opportunity employer and ​​ensures equal employment opportunity in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 123:1-49 and all applicable federal regulations and guidelines.

Tagged as: advocacy, communication, community building, community outreach, events, planning

About Urban Native Collective

Urban Native Collective exists to preserve and represent the culture and heritage of Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations people; to provide education, advocacy, and support on contemporary Indigenous issues and cultivate knowledge about Native American history in local and regional communities.