Department: Northern Arapaho Sand Creek Massacre
Reports to: Northern Arapaho Business Council
Opening: May 3, 2021 Closing: May 7, 2021
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
The Director of the Sand Creek Resource Center will be responsible for articulating the policies and strategic vision on the Northern Arapaho Nation as it relates to the memory, history, and stories related to the Sand Creek Massacre. This includes planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing program development as well as maintaining oversight of department goals, objectives, and budgets. Additional responsibilities include building capacity for a sustainable budget through grant writing and other fundraising.
Responsible for the management and supervision of the Sand Creek Massacre Resource Center and related projects.
The requirements listed below represent the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and administrative and supervisory experience, including the management of personnel and coordination of program activities with officials and representatives of other entities, interpretation and application of federal laws and regulations; adherence to tribal protocols and procedures with the ability to produce reports; or a bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years experience as previously stated; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Management of a positive and ethical historical and cultural programming.
Must be highly motivated, results oriented, and promote a work-place atmosphere that encourages others to perform to the best of their abilities.
DESIREABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Oral Communication – Effective speaking skills when conversing with others to convey sensitive information.
Written Communication – The ability to communicate important information and ideas in writing in a variety of forms in a way that others can easily understand.
Critical Reading Comprehension – Ability to understand and synthesize written communication in work-related reports and documents.
Active Listening – The ability to give one’s full attention to the thoughts and ideas of others people, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and the patience and care to not interrupt at inappropriate times.
Coordination and Teamwork – Ability to be flexible and work well with others to complete necessary tasks. actions.
Time Management – The ability to effectively and efficiently manage work time while being respectful of the time and commitments of others.
Computer and Technical Skills–The ability to effective use computers (including hardware and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Skype, the Cloud, etc.) to fulfill daily office tasks, set up databases and other technical functions, enter, access and store critical data, and/or open and process relevant digital information.
Marketing–Basic knowledge of marketing principles and techniques to perform successful public relations tasks and activities with local, state, national entities.
Assessment–Knowledge and understanding of program evaluation.
SPECIFIC JOB TASKS AND DUTIES
- Development and Coordination of a Memorandum of Understanding among the National Park Service, the Northern Cheyenne, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, the States of Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Oklahoma to create and maintain government-to-government relations in the Implementation of P.L. 105-243 dated February 2005.
- Memorandum of Agreement implementing the Government-to-Government relationship between the Sovereign Nations of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, and The State of Colorado; the purpose of the MOA is to educate the public about the Cheyenne and Arapaho peoples’ living history and culture, encourage greater collaboration and partnership to teach the public about the Sand Creek Massacre and its effects as a tragedy of worldwide importance, the implications of which are still being felt today. Promote the idea and knowledge that only through an honest understanding of the Sand Creek Massacre, its effects, and aftermath can humanity learn and demonstrate respect to the sovereign tribal nations whose ancestors were massacred at Sand Creek.
- Continue to collaborate and develop Sand Creek oral history projects; promote the creation and development of oral history project plans as a regular part of the long-term planning for the management of the Sand Creek Massacre historical site into the future.
- Management of staff and other duties that include observance of tribal employee policies.
- Effectively engage with research foundations and grant organizations to secure supplemental funding to support program goals and objectives.
- Provide consultation and other logistical assistance for the National Park Service in furtherance of the ongoing General Management Plan, Commemoration Commission, and future site projects.
- Develop an educational curriculum for the state of Wyoming school system, while providing education plans, workshops, training, support for educators and students.
- Pursue a resolution that states “the Sand Creek Massacre is an event of profound significance to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations as the descendants of the victims of the Massacre and the affected tribes. Although the United States admitted guilt for the massacre soon after the event, and provided for reparations in Article VI of the Treaty of Little Arkansas of October 14, 1865 with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, those treaty obligations have never been fulfilled.” Including the official resolution in which Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper issued an official public apology from the massacre during the 150th Anniversary Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run Commemoration.
- Collaborate and document the memories and stories of the massacre as a living history with tribal elders to strengthen the oral histories and cultural significance of storytelling.
- Other duties as assigned by the Northern Arapaho Business Council.
How to Apply:
Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to the N.A.T Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Rd. Ethete, WY Applications can also be completed on our website at www.northernarapaho.com click on Online Job Application. For more information call 307-332-2499 or Fax to 307-335-3596.