Executive Director – Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Executive Director – Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc.

POSITION

The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation and is seeking a motivated, well-organized and self-directed professional to lead the Council as the Executive Director.
This is an executive level position responsible for the overall strategic, operational and planning for the Council’s mission, goals and objectives. The position shall report directly to the FGCIA Board of Directors and the chairmen of the two federally recognized tribes in the state of Florida; the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, respectively. This position shall be based in Tallahassee, Florida. Interested candidates are encouraged to explore our website at: www.fgcia.com.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, direct, implement programs, grants and projects which assist the Native American population
  • Plan and implement the federally-funded Native American Workforce Investment Act Employment and Training program for the state of Florida and most of Georgia
  • Manage and direct all FGCIA staff
  • Establish policies, priorities and guidelines
  • Assure policy issues are properly prepared and presented for decision-making by the Board of Directors
  • Follow up on implementation of Board decisions
  • Establish agendas for Board meetings
  • Assure timely and appropriate responses in matters related to the organization
  • Monitor legislation and proposed policy of interest to Native Americans
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget
  • Prepare annual evaluation of activities and programs
  • Maintain regular communication with the Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university and have at least four years of verifiable administrative experience with organizations which have goals and purposes similar to those of the Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. Demonstrated experience and familiarity with state and federal legislative processes; and the ability to interpret governmental program guidelines and requirements. Ability to express the special needs of Native Americans to the general public, local officials, state and federal representatives; both orally and in writing. Ability to work harmoniously with a policy-making board. Experience as required above may be substituted on a year-for year basis for the required college training, or as determined by the FGCIA, Inc. Board of Directors.

The FGCIA, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Federal Law, we hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to EACH of the Co-Chairmen of the FGCIA, Inc. Board of Directors, as follows:

THE HONORABLE COLLEY BILLIE, CHAIRMAN THE HONORABLE JAMES E. BILLIE, CHAIRMAN
MICCOSUKEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF FLORIDA SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
P.O. BOX 440021, TAMIAMI STATION 6300 STIRLING ROAD
MIAMI, FL 33144 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33024

This position will be closed on 6/30/14