Full Time

Program Associate at Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Fields: indigenous, youth, childhood, cultural heritage, rural

Location: Alexandria Virginia

Deadline: ASAP

Details and Requirements: Running Strong works nationwide in Native and urban communities to meet community-identified critical needs, as well as programs to support language, culture and wellness. With programs like Dreamstarter, we show Native youth that we believe in them. Running Strong focuses solely on Native communities and respects Native cultural values and spiritual beliefs. Running Strong is made up of a small, dynamic program and support staff based in Alexandria, VA with field staff in certain Native communities.

We are looking for candidates interested in supporting grants management, special events like Dreamstarter Academy and our annual tour, and specifically with coordinating Running Strong’s inkind giving program (which donates new, quality items nationwide to Native communities that request them such as new backpacks full of school supplies, winter coats, shoes, food, etc). This position will help develop a budget and then coordinate outreach with program partners to donate these inkind items, track shipments and obtain the reporting required. Running Strong staff also travel to visit the communities where we provide support. BA/BS required. In some circumstances, work experience can be accepted in place of education; Capacity for strategic thinking, problem solving, and consensus building; Commitment to collaboration and teamwork; Ability to travel (rural communities) and valid driver license; Experience in event planning if possible; Experience with Native communities a plus.

Apply Here: http://indianyouth.org/about-us/employment