FOUR POSITIONS OPEN

  • Financial Manager – Open Until Filled
  • Facilitator & Assistant Program Planner – Keep The Fire Alive Suicide Prevention Program – Deadline 11/12
  • Sexual Health Educator – Deadline 10/15
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Intern – Deadline 10/15

Financial Manager

Posted October 6, 2021

Job Title: Financial Manager
Job type: Full Time
Salary: $70,000 – $78,000, depending on qualifications
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) is a dynamic nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the health and education of Indigenous peoples. Founded in 1986, IPTF has been recognized regionally and nationally for its innovative community-driven and culturally grounded approach to addressing systemic barriers to health and wellbeing in MN Native American communities. Core programs and services include: health services such as HIV and HepC testing, HIV case management, opiod harm reduction and prevention; Ikidowin Youth Theatre Program; Indigi-Baby Foods enterprise development; Aseema and First Medicines programs; Maynidoowhadak Odena Housing for persons and families with medical disabilities; Keep The Fire Alive Teenage Suicide Prevention; and a new building project, Mikwanedun Audisookon Center for Art and Wellness.

Job Summary

The full time Financial Manager position combines operational and strategic responsibilities ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization. The Financial Manager will have responsibility for financial operations, external and internal reporting and analysis, ensuring grant and regulatory compliance and financial accounting and ensure, planning related to programs and organizational strategic direction and growth, compliance and management financial strategy for the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization

The Financial Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is a core participant in the Management of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. IPTF’s annual budget is $2.1 million, funded by multiple federal and state grants along with foundation and private donor support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be able to perform all aspects of financial accounting for nonprofits, including processing payroll and human resources related tasks
  • Direct and manage the regular preparation and presentation of grant program reports and review with program managers.
  • Understand the big picture while managing the day-to-day financial details
  • Collaborate with management on initiating, developing, and executing possible funding strategies
  • Review grant contracts and legal documentation to verify accuracy and adherence to financial regulations and acceptable financial principles
  • Prepare for annual audits to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Analyze current finances and develop annual organizational and program budgets for the following period/year
  • Develop budgets for fundraising, including grant proposals
  • Develop long-range forecasts and budgets to support strategic plan goals and objectives
  • Oversee IPTF’s 403(b) retirement plan and other benefits packages

Professional Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related field required
  • 5+ years experience in a financial management position, non-profit management preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and financial management software
  • Ability to work on multiple high-value projects simultaneously and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Experience federal and state grant budget monitoring and reporting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and management abilities to build consensus and lead growth
  • Ability to work effectively with and relate to people of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing strategic budgets
  • Passionate about the mission of IPTF

Compensation

$70,000 to $78,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include: medical, dental, and life insurance plus retirement

To Apply

Position open until filled.  Send your resume to Sharon M. Day @ sharond@indigenouspeoplestf.org

Job Title: Facilitator & Assistant Program Planner

Job Description Facilitator & Assistant Program Planner with Keep The Fire Alive Suicide Prevention Program

Job Description: Do you believe that after-school programming can be meaningful with a big impact on adolescent confidence, future goals, and trust in the community? The Youth Facilitator & Assistant Program Planner should be on track for a Bachelor’s degree. They will assist the Coordinator in the implementation and organization of youth programming. This position includes developing program vision and facilitating programming with teens. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to improving the mental health knowledge, access to resources, and opportunities for the Native community. They will value artistic expression and ensemble development as an approach to health and well-being. They will focus on community and tribal collaboration, outreach, referral and training/presentations.

Job Title: Facilitator & Assistant Program Planner
Job Type: 32 hours per week
Location: 1335 E 23rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Wage: $21.50/ hr. Hours: 12p-8p M-Th
Deadline to Apply: November 12, 2021

Keep The Fire Alive is a 5-year program is part of the Native Connection grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). The service area of this project is the twin cities metropolitan area, and MN tribal communities.

Keep The Fire Alive is part of IkidoFireSema youth programming at IPTF. IkidoFireSema is three Native youth health education programs collaborating to provide a comprehensive educational and cultural support to program participants.

Ikidowin Acting Ensemble: In this role you will assist with the Ikidowin Acting Ensemble working creatively with the Artistic Director and Stage Manager. We are seeking skills in any of the following (personal experience or experience teaching): writing, sound and music technician, dance, singing, lighting, movement, and ensemble building.

Keep The Fire Alive: In this role you will facilitate programs and activities that improve or educate teens on mental health issues. We are seeking someone with interest or experience in any of the following: soccer, hiking/nature, meditation, lacrosse, indigenous language, traditional art, and poetry.

Waybinagay Program: In this role you support the integration of traditional teachings, values, and medicines for spiritual education and growth of the participants.

The vision for healthier youth will be implemented using community, family and youth driven activities that are solidly based in the culture of our Native people.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Assist in the implementation of program work plan. This includes planning events, working with partners, implementing trainings with youth and community partners.
  2. Facilitate youth programming (youth/teens 11-17 years old) and assist with programming prep (meals, transportation).
  3. Become a certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainer.
  4. Conduct QPR trainings for community members, program participants, conference attendees.
  5. Data tracking using SPARS (data portal).
  6. Assist with program social media.
  7. Other duties as assigned

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Public Health or related human services from a nationally accredited college or university.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral; good interpersonal skills and ability to present one’s self in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Knowledge of the issues and procedures for protecting confidentiality of program participants
  • Knowledge of basic evaluation methods and programming measurement tools.
  • Experience working on planning committees with diverse partners.
  • Driver’s license.

PERFERRED

  • LMHP (Licensed Mental Health Professional)
  • Native American preference
  • Experience in working with Native populations.
  • Experience working with teens and facilitating groups of 5 to 12.
  • Familiarity with BRAVE curriculum, Native HOPE, or GONA.
  • Trained in Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR, SafeTALK, and ASIST.
  • Familiarity with research by Illuminatives.org and overcoming invisibility through accurate representation in media.

Indigenous Peoples Task Force: For more than 30 years the Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF), an urban non-profit Native organization, has been vital to providing access to traditional and western health services. Our programs are aimed at improving the quality of life for our clients, families, and partner tribal communities. IPTF provides culturally grounded programs that include both education and direct services. IPTF weaves theater, experiential learning and traditional knowledge, and arts and crafts into its work, especially in programs designed for Indigenous youth. Too often, we encounter Native youth who are troubled, youth who are at a crossroads…youth at risk of substance use or who may already be using substances, youth who have given up on life or who are in situations that place them at high risk for violence. IPTF bases its programs in Native values and traditional ways of knowing. We are committed to the wellness of our youth and our community.

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Brenna Depies brennaa@Indigenouspeoplestf.org

Deadline to apply is November 12, 2021

 

Sexual Health Navigator

Position: Sexual Health Educator and Navigator
Department: HIV Prevention and Care
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Salary: $35,000 to $40,000, annually 
Duration: Permanent, Full-time
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)
Reports to: HIV Program Manager 

For the last 32 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on Indigenous values and ways of knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing and reclamation.  

Job Summary 

Prioritizing persons at high risk for HIV, this position works collaboratively with internal teams and community partners to conduct outreach activities that provide robust testing, counseling, and referral services. Identifies people living with HIV (PLWH), recently diagnosed and those not-in-care; actively navigate newly and not-in-care PLWH to HIV medical care and wraparound services that will decrease new transmissions and increase medical adherence and viral suppression. Assists in facilitation of community education sessions and interventions. Uses social media to engage and provide navigation to care and treatment services.  

Minimum Qualifications 

High school diploma with a working knowledge of HIV and STI modes of transmission, lifecycles, risk factors, and harm reduction strategies and best practices. Two or five years of experience in any or a combination of the following areas: HIV and STI education and awareness, HIV and STI screening, testing, counseling, and referral services, outreach in Indigenous and other communities of color, the LGBT+ communities, and other populations at high risk for HIV and STIs.  

knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture.  Experience collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders. 

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, applied science, nursing, public health, health education, sociology, psychology, or any other closely related field(s).  
  • knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture  
  • Knowledge of the National Ending the Epidemic, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Ending HIV MN strategies 
  • Working knowledge of and experience with navigating the HIV care continuum 
  • Experience providing HIV linkage to care services 
  • Experience collaborating with Partners Services to reengage People Living with HIV in care and treatment 
  • Certified to provide HIV counseling, testing, and referrals services in Minnesota 
  • Experience with group facilitation and dynamics 
  • Experience with social media networking and outreach 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit and database management 
  • Must possess a valid driver license 
  • Must pass a criminal background check  

 Salary ranges between $35,000 to $40,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package. 

To Apply 

Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, HIV Program Manager at calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 11:59pm Friday, October 15, 2021.    

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
Department: HIV Prevention and Care
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Duration: Limited Term, Part time
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)
Reports to: HIV Program Manager

For the last 32 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the
HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across
the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on indigenous values and ways of
knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a
return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing
and reclamation.

Job Summary
Through internal collaboration, this position assists in building a sustainable monitoring and
evaluation frameworks and processes that identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns
drives real-time decision making and informs program execution strategies. Uses digital
infrastructure to develop synchronized databases, data collection systems, and analytical
processes that optimizes statistical efficiency and quality.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with two or more years of proven experience and knowledge of data models,
database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques. Strong knowledge of
and experience with data driven reporting mechanisms. Knowledge of statistics and experience
using statistical packages for analyzing datasets. Knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture. And experience collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, statistics, mathematics,
public health, health education, health informatics, or any other closely related field(s).
• knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture
• Knowledge of harm reduction theory, strategies, and framework
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and database management
• Must possess a valid driver license
• Must pass a criminal background check

Paid internship. Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, HIV Program Manager at
calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 11:59pm Friday, October 15, 2021.