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Opportunities - Page One
Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:
We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.
We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare

Minnesota Health Care Programs Recruitment Specialist (nonexempt)

This full-time position involves educating the community about Minnesota Health Care Programs and the services we offer here at IHB. The individual selected would assist community members with applying for MN Health Care Programs, track their status and help them stay in a program while organizing and attending events with community partners.


  1. Post high school education desired or demonstrative experience in outreach, recruitment or marketing.
  2. Exceptional communication skills: verbal/written.
  3. Strong computer skills in WORD, Outlook and EXCEL.
  4. Must be detailed and organized.
  5. Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required.
  6. Experience/knowledge of Native American Culture/Community sought.
  7. Experience and knowledge of MN Health Care Programs a plus.

Send resume to:
HR Dept.
Indian Health Board-Mpls
1315 E. 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Fax: 612-721-7870



SALARY: Dependent on Qualifications
FLSA STATUS: Grade 4; Salaried Exempt
NIGA CLASSIFICATION: Key Management Employee; Gaming License Required


until filled

The Slots Manager is directly responsible for the planning, directing, controlling, and coordinating of slot department operations ensuring maximization of revenue through comprehensive budget administration, slot analysis, and creative marketing. The Slots Manager will achieve and maintain standards of excellence in quality guest service through effective leadership, communication and personnel management. The Slots Manager ensures compliance with all federal, state and tribal gaming ordinances, laws and regulations.


  • It is preferred that the Slots Manager must have a minimum 2 year college degree and possess at least 3 years of slot management or supervisory experience. In addition, the Slots Manager should posses and/or demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Must have experience in administration and management of personnel
  • Knowledge of all applicable gaming compliance and regulations for slot operations
  • Must have experience in CAD software for floor and layout designs
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Must have a strong computer background and knowledge of database management
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a Critical Thinker with an ability to solve complex problems
  • Must have an ability to plan, develop strategies / objectives, execute, and measure for results

Please mail, email, or fax a resume and a cover letter to
Employment Coordinator
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790
FAX # 218-753-6404

Indian Preference will apply

Teacher Openings
We are currently hiring for the 2009-2010 school year for the following positions:

1.0FTE Secondary Mathematics Teacher
1.0FTE Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Candidate must possess or be eligible for licensure with the State of Minnesota. Position includes fringe benefits.

Please send resume and letter of application to:

Ronald Buckanaga
Four Directions Charter School
1113 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 588-0183, Ext 101
Fax# (612) 588-1844

Title: Development Officer, Corporate and Tribal Relations
Deadline: Open until filed.
Contact: Gina Del Castillo, Human Resource Manager
Mail: American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 303-430-5340

The Development Officer is responsible for prospecting, developing, and stewarding corporate and tribal donors on a national level. This position requires creating new partnerships with potential supporters by identifying alignment strategies with donor philanthropic goals and existing programs at member tribal colleges. Additionally, the Development Officer will meet with current corporate and tribal supporters in Colorado and throughout the country to ensure proper stewardship of funds and to strengthen existing relationships. The incumbent is expected to reach fundraising objectives and goals.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Implement plan to prospect, reestablish, maintain and develop new corporate and tribal donor relationships nationally and throughout Indian Country.
  • Monitor tribal and corporate fundraising plan and analyze the results to determine necessary revisions.
  • Collaborate with internal resource development teams to develop fundraising initiatives based on national empirical evidence and donor database analysis.

Title: Research and Media Specialist, American Indian College Fund
Date: Open until filled.
Contact: Gina Del Castillo, Human Resource Manager
Mail: American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Blvd, Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 303-430-5340

The primary responsibilities for this position are to manage the Fund’s research and story-gathering process and multimedia including the web site and social media sites, and to assist in the coordination and production of content for public education materials.

Essential Function/Responsibilities Include:

  • Gather, write, and develop a continuous collection of student and tribal college stories. Stories may be documented with writing, video interviews, audio taped interviews and/or still photography.
  • Develop relationships with tribal colleges, AIHEC, and Tribal College Journal to collaborate, share, and obtain photos and stories.
  • Establish relationships with tribal college scholarship alumni for direct marketing and public awareness purposes and develop and maintain a searchable alumni database.
  • Gather statistics about student retention, graduation, community and economic impacts of the tribal colleges.
Title: Coordinator, Guidance and Recruitment, American Indian Program, New Mexico State University
Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 08, 2009 and will continue until position is filled.

Coordinate, plan, organize, implement and assess a comprehensive recruitment, retention, persistence, and completion program.
Coordinate a peer mentor program as well as academic and social programming.

For complete job description visit: Req# 2009004023

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Service, or related field required with three years job related experience.
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel preferred.
Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Job requires regional and state travel.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

To apply: submit a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Mr. Justin McHorse, Director, American Indian Program, ATTN: Juanita M. Herrera, New Mexico State University, MSC 4188, Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001.

Title: Director for American Indian/Alaskan Native Head Start Training & Technical Assistance (Req# #CC9011sch)
Mail: AED/HR, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Website: &

The Academy for Educational Development (AED)’s American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System for Region 11 manages the provision of T/TA to American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start and Early Head Start programs in 26 states. This program develops, implements, and manages services that provide comprehensive technical assistance to all grantees in support of full compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and all applicable federal regulations.

Masters in one of the following or related fields: Early Childhood, Health Ed. & Behavioral Science or Human Resources Management required or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

13 year(s) of relevant experience required.
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