Cansayapi Wicoicage Oti Entrepreneurship Coordinator


Lower Sioux Indian Community

Posted On: Jul-06-2021
Status: This Job is Closed
SUMMARY: The purpose of the Lower Sioux Intergenerational Cultural Incubator is to expand art and cultural awareness, skills and support business development through intergenerational learning, production, and transmission at Cansayapi. The Incubator will foster both traditional arts such as pottery, quilting, quilling, beading, regalia, traditional foods, dance, singing as well as contemporary, technology-based art forms including videography and graphic design in the new 15,950 square foot Incubator, which will open in 2021 adjacent to the existing Recreation Center at Lower Sioux. By leveraging our artistic traditions and skilled membership, the Incubator will help strengthen the economic health of the Lower Sioux Indian Community and the region. By 2030, the Incubator will train over 1,200 members and launch over 140 entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurship Coordinator will serve as one of three lead Coordinators for the Wicoicage Incubator: the Administrative Coordinator, the Arts Coordinator, and the Entrepreneurship Coordinator. Together, this three-member leadership team will lead all aspects of the Incubator’s success . They will partner closely with all other departments within the tribal government and with external partners. The Administrative Coordinator will focus on administrative, financial, and operational functions of the Wicoicage. The Arts Coordinator will focus on the designing and overseeing the arts training and on building relationships with the artists to grow their artistic skills, responsible for training at least 100 youth and adults annually. The Entrepreneurship Coordinator will focus on designing and overseeing the financial, business, and entrepreneurship training and coaching for the arts entrepreneurs, responsible for training at least 50 youth and adult trainees annually. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A.A. degree preferred. Five years related arts, administrative, and business/lending/coaching experience will be considered. Previous leadership experience working in a Native and/or tribal community required. Knowledge of and experience in asset and culturally based community development strategies. Strong written and oral communications required, including an interest in Dakota Iapi. Strong knowledge of Dakota and indigenous arts. Training and mentoring experience. Grant and report writing experience is preferred. Budgeting, financial, and business lending/coaching experience is preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Contributes to the ongoing development and implementation of the Vision, Mission, Goals, and Strategic Plan for the Incubator in partnership with the Community. • Contributes to the implementation, operation, and evaluation of the Incubator in accordance with project goals, objectives, and established timelines. • Organizes and manages Entrepreneurship Programs & Schedule for artists, reaching 50 adult & youth annually, including: 1 First People's Fund workshop; 6 Financial Wellness workshops; and At least 2 Plan It! Classes. • Recruits, trains and supports financial and business mentors and/or consultants. • Interviews all artists interested in entrepreneurship, creating an Individual Development Plan for each. • Coaches members and arts entrepreneurs one-on-one to achieve their individual business plans. • Assists entrepreneurs and community members with applying for and securing refinancing and business loans. • Assists entrepreneurs and community members with applying for arts grants. • Evaluates entrepreneurial financial and business learning for grant and community reporting. • Represents the Incubator on local, regional, and national entrepreneurship panels, events, and movements. • Regular attendance necessary. • Regular punctuality necessary. • Available and willing to work any changes in hours on the schedule at any time during employment. • Other duties as assigned. SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES: • Leadership. • Strong work ethic. • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. • Flexibility and willingness to adapt and find solutions. • Respect for Cansayapi’s people, artists, and future generations. DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management and Community Council reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments). In accepting employment, I am agreeing to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above. In addition, I agree to adhere to any policy or procedure changes that may occur during my employment with the Lower Sioux Indian Community. 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