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job announcement - Indian Nations Program Coordinator

Here's a job posting from The Heifer Project International. Please reply to
them, not me.

Laura Berman
FoodShare Toronto

FWD: From: Alison Meares Cohen <alison.meares_cohen@heifer.org>

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 14:45:04 -0500

Subject: job announcement - Indian Nations Program Coordinator

Posted: August 11, 2000
Selection process will begin on September 15, 2000

Organization:  Heifer Project International (HPI)

Position: Indian Nations Program Coordinator
Location: Location is negotiable. Servicing USA and Canada
Reports To: USA/Canada Program Director
Salary Range: $32,000 - $36,000, plus benefits.

Responsibilities include the following, within the approved budget,
policies, objectives, and priorities of HPI. Other duties may be assigned:

Develop short and long-term plans for HPI's work with Indian Nations in
consultation with the USA/Canada Program Director. These plans will include
specific goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities.
Collaborate with the Planning, Evaluation, and Training Coordinator (PETC)
to develop an Indian Nations Program that is effective and culturally
Collaborate, coordinate and advise the regional Program Managers on the
development of Indian Nations Project Partners and others within the United
States and Canada. 
Interpret HPI's use of livestock in development and our project management
system to potential Indian Nations Project Partners and others within the
United States and Canada.
Research, assess and advise the USA/CANADA Program Director on new regions
where staff, offices and other resources should be located to most
effectively assist the Indian Nation Project partners.
Network and develop a relationship with Indian Nation Organizations, Tribal
governments, universities, and other institutions involved in Indian Nation
programs and outreach.
Assist our Indian Nations project partners to develop long-term goals,
short-term objectives, and strategies to achieve them.
Enlist the support of local advisors and technical resource people for our
project partners. 
Organize periodic evaluations of HPI's program in collaboration with the
PETC and assist our project partners in assessing and documenting the
immediate and intermediate outcomes and long-term impacts of their projects.
Seek grants and other support for HPI's Indian Nations Program and support
the fund-raising efforts of other HPI staff.
Share project results and information with HPI staff, donors and the
general public. 
Help organize and carry out project tours as requested.
May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience
Master's degree or equivalent in animal science, agricultural education,
adult education, sociology, or related field is desirable; plus three (3)
years related experience and/or training; other job-related education
and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of the basic

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of Indian History and culture.
Experience working with or within tribal governments.
Knowledge of and experience with or within the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Knowledge of and experience with participatory community development models.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Skills with word processing and spreadsheet software, or willingness to
Ability to work as a team with headquarters staff, other field personnel,
our project partners, and other organizations supporting them.
Ability to write clearly and effectively.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel.
Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, and cooperation
among all personnel.
Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and belief systems.

Call 1-800-422-1311 to apply.  Speak with Vernon James or Cindy Walla
Alison Meares Cohen
Northeast Program Manager
Heifer Project International
165 Baltic St, #3
Brooklyn, NY  11201
718-875-0887 (phone)
800-359-9609 (toll free)

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