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Indian Law Resource Center, North Ewing Street, Helena, MT, USA

October 4, 2023


Founded in 1978, the Indian Law Resource Center is a non-profit law and advocacy organization established and directed by Native Americans. The Center provides free assistance to Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples in the United States and throughout the Americas who are working to protect their lands and territories, natural resources, human rights, environment, and cultural heritage.


We are seeking a full-time Director of Operations to support our institutional growth and development. This position will be responsible for the management of daily operations, including overseeing Human Resources matters, financial management, development, planning and budgeting, providing support to the Board of Directors, and other matters. The position will ideally be in our headquarters office in Helena, Montana and will report directly to the Executive Director.


• Oversee and support Human Resources functions, including employee relations, benefits, staff recruiting and training, and maintaining employee policies and procedures
• Supervise the financial management functions, including the contracted accounting firm and presenting regular financial reports and projections
• Prepare annual operating budget and grant budgets
• Oversee development, fund raising, and reporting to grantors and donors
• Manage and maintain all office spaces, building grounds, and IT systems
• Provide operational support to program staff in carrying out projects


We will give priority to candidates who can demonstrate a strong commitment to the Indian Law Resource Center's mission to assist Indian and Alaska native nations and tribes in protecting their sovereign rights as nations and tribes, protecting Native women from violence, and protecting Native cultures, lands, and environments. The qualifications and experience we also look for include:

• A four-year college or university degree; equivalent and relevant work experience will be considered
• At last four years of non-profit management experience, which may include experience in operations, Human Resources, finance, development, and communications
• Outstanding speaking and writing skills
• Experience or background with Indian or Alaska Native cultures, governments, communities, or issues in the United States or Mexico or Central or South America
• Experience or background in indigenous peoples' rights, indigenous women's rights, human rights, environmental protection, environmental justice, climate justice, and social justice is very desirable
• Spanish language ability is very desirable but not required




80,000/yr - $100,000/yr On-site -This is a full-time, salaried position in our Helena, Montana Office. The Indian Law Resource Center provides excellent health insurance as well as generous retirement benefits. All employees enjoy 120 hours of paid vacation annually, paid holidays, paid sick and personal leave, and other benefits.


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