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Chief Executive Officer

companyBuffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance
locationReliance, SD 57569, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/20/2023

The CEO of BNGA will serve as the Chief Administrator for BNGAunder the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors (whichconsists of eight Directors). The CEO will be the public face ofBNGA, creating and maintaining strong, collaborative relationshipswith all BNGA participants and people and organizations in the U.S.Northern Great Plains ecoregion, including Tribal Councils, TribalLeaders’ Associations, Tribal natural resources departments, Nativepeoples, Native non-governmental organizations, federal agencies,and other organizations. The CEO will develop and implement afundraising plan to enhance BNGA’s programs in accordance with itsmission and goals. The CEO will also recruit and manage all ofBNGA’s staff and contractors, create and manage BNGA’s annualbudget, administer BNGA’s policy efforts and programs, and workwith the Board of Directors and participants to ensureorganizational sustainability. The CEO will be responsible forconducting business in a manner that coincides with BNGA’s Bylaws,Regional Conservation Plan, Outreach and Engagement Plan,Fundraising Strategy, and applicable regulations, policies, andprocedures. The CEO will frequently be involved in situations thatare very complex and highly sensitive and is expected to alwaysconduct themself in a professional manner. This position requires aprofessional working knowledge in fundraising, management,partnership building, and Native nations in the Northern GreatPlains in the United States, as well as some familiarity with thefield of cultural/natural resources and conservation.

Primary Responsibilities

Directs operations

● Serves as CEO for Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance and isresponsible for the planning and organization of BNGA’s day-to-dayoperations including fundraising, strategy and goal setting,communications, staffing, budgeting, and reporting.

● Develops and implements BNGA business under the direction ofthe Board of Directors, and under supervision of the Chair of theBoard of Directors.

● Develops and implements annual budgets and operational plansbased on BNGA priorities, operational needs, and fiscalrequirements.

● Recruits, hires, orients, and supervises full-time, part-time,and contracted BNGA staff, as needed.

● Establishes and implements a performance management processand annual goals and work plans for all staff.

● Ensures implementation of all BNGA policies, procedures, andperformance standards by all staff members.

● Develops new initiatives to support the strategic direction ofthe organization. Secures funds ● Develops and implements asuccessful fundraising plan in accordance with BNGA’s mission andgoals, including: o Builds and maintains relationships with currentand potential funders.

     o Develops a program evaluation framework toassess the strengths of fundraising plan           to identify areas for improvement.

     o Ensures that fundraising activitiesoperate within the policies and procedures of the    organization and comply with all relevant legislation andprofessional standards.

     o Develops forms and records to documentfundraising activities. o

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