Cherokee National Historical Society is hiring a new Executive Director

Executive Director position open: 

The Cherokee National Historical Society with an outdoor Early Contact Cherokee Village, 1890s Indian Territory Village, award-winning Trail of Tears Exhibit, annual juried art shows, rotating exhibits, school programs & outreach, annual events, archives, object collections, genealogy services, publications program, staff of 35 plus seasonal interpreters, $2 million budget and scheduled advancement of master planning for a major capital campaign seeks an executive director. This non-profit began in 1963 and enjoys partial financial support from the Cherokee Nation. 

Essential skills for the executive director include: knowledge of Cherokee history; financial spreadsheet and budget development and management proficiency; competent personnel management and staff leadership; proven success with development campaigns, astute public outreach, strategic planning and delivery success and strong interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills. 

Send resume with references to Director Search, Cherokee Heritage Center, PO Box 515, Tahlequah OK 74465.

Please share this widely with those who might be qualified and interested.

Wado!

For more information, you can email:
Mary Ellen Meredith <noksi@aol.com>

The museum’s website is: <http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/>

Published by Traci L. Morris

Dr. Morris, the Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. Under her leadership, the AIPI has grown and diversified its service to Indian Country via an MOU formalizing a long-standing partnership with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and forming the Tribal Economic Leadership Program offering training in Tribal Economic Governance and Tribal Financial Management; access to Entrepreneurship training and tribal business support through Inno-Nations; and Economic Development Consulting; and, the formalization of the Institute via by-laws and an advisory board comprised of both internal ASU leadership and external tribal and non-tribal leadership. In her work at both ASU and prior, Morris has worked with Native American tribes; Tribal businesses; Native American non-profits; Native media makers, artists, and galleries; written a college-accredited curriculum in Native American new media; and has advocated for digital inclusion at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill. Morris’s research and publications on Native American media and the digital divide is focused on Internet use, digital inclusion, network neutrality, digital and new media curriculums, digital inclusion and development of broadband networks in Indian Country. Her book, Native American Voices: A Reader, continues to be a primary teaching tool in colleges throughout the country. Dr. Morris is Affiliated Faculty at ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society, an Affiliate of ASU's Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, a Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, President of the Board of the Phoenix Indian Center, Board member of the Arizona American Indian Chamber of Commerce, and on the Advisory Council of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums. Formerly, Morris served member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Labor's Native American Employment and Training Council and served a two-year appointment (2014-2016 and 2010-2012) on the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee. As an entrepreneur prior to her ASU appointment, Morris founded Homahota Consulting LLC, a national Native American woman-owned professional services firm working in policy analysis, telecommunications, education, and research assisting tribes in their nation-building efforts and working with Native Nations, tribal businesses and those businesses working with tribes. Morris has an M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s American Indian Studies, in addition to a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Colorado State University.

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