Thursday, January 26, 2012

Opening: Director, Yavapai Indian Cultural Center

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

LOCATION: Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Reservation, Prescott, Arizona

DEPARTMENT: Yavapai Indian Cultural Center

REPORTS TO: Tribal Board of Directors

SALARY: $54,200 - $67,800


Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing operations and associated activities for the Tribe’s nonprofit cultural center & museum enterprise. Serve as primary agent ensuring accomplishment of the Board’s governance functions. Provide direction and leadership in achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategic plan, and annual goals and objectives.


1.With Board direction, plans, develops, and manages programs, operations and facilities of the Yavapai Indian Cultural Center.
2.Supports Board’s administration, serves as principle liaison between Board members and staff, and represents the organization to the community and general public.
3.Oversees design, marketing, promotion, and delivery of quality organizational programs, products and services.
4.Prepares and recommends annual budget for Board approval, and manages organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to abiding laws and regulations.
5.Coordinates with Tribal government to effectively manage the organization’s human resources in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
6.Addresses community and public relations by assuring the organization’s mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
7.Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals, and administering fundraising records and documentation.
8.Directs thorough research of nationwide museum and private collections, and undertakes necessary steps to insure acquisition of significant Yavapai artifacts.
9.Ensures high quality displays, exhibits, programs and activities, which are appropriately designed and executed to inform and enrich the Tribal community and general public, and are accurately reflective of Yavapai culture.
10.Ensures accurate maintenance of comprehensive organizational records and files.
11.Prepares and reports activities, statistical data, budget requirements and program recommendations to the Board of Directors as required or requested.
12.Performs other duties as assigned by the Tribal Board of Directors.


1.Master’s Degree in Museum Science, Public Administration or Business Administration with coursework in archival oversight, artifact curating and collection’s management, and three (3) years’ experience in cultural center & museum management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2.Minimum three (3) years direct supervisory experience.
3.Familiar with Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sec 7871, Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 41-844, and other relevant federal and state legislation.
4.Knowledge/experience working with governing boards, including rules of order, board member training, strategic planning, goal setting and formal problem-solving processes.
5.Experience with cultural educational program development and oversight.
6.Experience with artifact curating, collections, circulations, exhibits and displays.
7.Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied economic, educational and cultural backgrounds.
8.Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
9.Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
10.Have working knowledge of office equipment and computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
11.Must pass a background check and possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be insurable under the Tribe’s Auto Insurance Plan.
12.Physically able to perform the manual tasks that may be required, such as: heavy lifting, operation of manual and/or power tools, climbing ladders, etc. Frequently lift, pull or push 50 lbs., occasionally lift, pull or push 70 lbs.
13.Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.

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