Cultural Coordinator

Salary: Base Salary: $31,200 - $39,520 DOE
Hours: Full-Time (40 hours week)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Status: Non-Exempt, 90-day probation period
Benefits: Health, 403(b) Retirement, Paid-Time Off/Holiday Pay
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota

Supervision Received

Works under the immediate supervision of the Chief Executive Officer of Native Community Development, Inc. (dba NATIVE, Inc.).

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create safe and inclusive communities within urban areas across North Dakota through affordable housing, culture, education, and workforce and economic services.


Essential functions of this position include recruiting, coordinating, and
managing cultural and spiritual contractors living throughout the great plains region and developing and implementing various cultural programs for NATIVE, Inc.’s “new” Culture and Language Center (C&LC). This position coordinates culture for Native Americans in urban areas within North Dakota. C&LC provides a statewide platform for Native Americans and mainstream society to learn about tribal culture, heritage, and traditions of the Great Plains Indians.

Duties and Responsibilities

​Under the direction of the program manager, the employee will perform the following tasks:

  • Recruit linguists, artists, cultural and spiritual teachers to provide culture and language instruction for youth, elders, and families.

  • Coordinate and manage contractor schedules, contractors, and payments.

  • Research and identify relevant culture and language curriculums and coordinate and facilitate a statewide cultural advisory committee in developing culture and language programs.

  • Manage day-to-day program operations and budget.

  • Coordinate graphic designs and print materials for cultural programs with artists and vendors.

  • Coordinate event flyers and updates for social media and marketing campaigns with the contracted marketing company.

  • Plan, organize, facilitate cultural program activities with various working groups.

  • Schedule cultural activities and community events.

  • Develop and maintain institutional and non-institutional community, state and national resource and referral materials and resources.

  • Make referrals to community resource staff when needed by participants.

  • Promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of diverse and inclusive Native community.

  • Supervise a safe and supportive environment for participants at events.

  • Support and promote culture and language programs offered through NATIVE, Inc.

  • Provide community outreach and advocacy.

  • Coordinate state-wide cultural development initiatives when advised.

  • Collaborate with other public schools on educational programs and serves as a liaison to Cultural Coordinators withing the public schools as a partner to build and host cultural programs, resources, and services.

  • Works closely with the student government bodies, Equity Director and/or cultural
    response coordinators in public schools to ensure civic engagement and racial justice.

  • Visit families and students in school settings or other community settings to enroll
    students and participants into culture programs.

  • Update and maintain cultural programs on website, event calendar and social media.

  • Promote cultural and/or community resources through social media, email distribution and community outreach.

  • Collect, file, and maintain confidential data, (i.e., electronic, and manual records of
    vendors and program participation sign-up sheets, agency referrals, etc.).

  • Submit data to supervisor to develop programs, evaluate outcomes and report to grant(s).

  • Performs other duties and special projects as requested by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have at a minimum an associate degree in business, criminal justice, or human services.
    • Must have at least two years of work experience in project management with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Native American culture and Native American issues.
    • Must have connections with Great Plains Indians artisans, cultural teachers, and helpers.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Indian studies or higher education, social work, or job-related area.

  • At least one year of experience in project management with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Native American culture and Native American issues.

  • Must have connections with Great Plains Indians artisans, cultural teachers, and helpers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated experience working in or supervision of Native American (Tribal) cultural enrichment initiatives (required).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues significant to Native American (Tribal) communities and their cultural experiences (required).

  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and collaboratively with community stakeholders and diverse group(s) (required).

  • Demonstrated significant people relations and connections to arts, cultural and language and spiritual leaders (required).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven track record in Student Affairs or Community Organizing, programming, and student or adult development (required).

  • Must be able to be innovative in creating programs that supports student and family learning.

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of relationship-building skills to work with a wide variety of individuals and groups within the community to accomplish student and family life objectives.

  • Must be able to demonstrate great oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have experience working in a professional setting.

  • Must have knowledge of existing culture and language resources and services in North Dakota.

  • Must be willing to become trained in and facilitate cultural and parenting curriculums.

  • Must have basic level of experience of marketing principles and social media platforms.

  • Must have computer, technology, and Microsoft office software experience.

  • Must be detail-oriented having the ability to manage multiple tasks, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must demonstrate positive experience in working with diversity of individuals and/or groups.

  • Must demonstrate management of confidential data.

  • Must be able to work under limited supervision.

  • Must be able to have flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends when needed.

  • Must be in the best interest of all people served and have a strong commitment to the organizations’ mission and vision.

Physical & Environmental Requirements
  • Handle multiple tasks and priorities in a high paced environment.

  • Extended periods of sitting, standing, stair climbing, and light lifting to 10 lbs.

  • Travel for training may be required on occasion.


NATIVE, Inc. offers a salary commensurate with experience, as well as excellent benefits and perks including but not limited to:

  • Health

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

  • Paid time off/Holiday


Application Deadline: Employment application and required documentation must be
submitted to NATIVE, Inc. by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on the closing date—
Monday, November 16, 2020.

For More Information

To learn more about this position you may contact Lorraine Davis, CEO at or by phone at (701) 595-5181, dial 4. 

To Apply

Download and complete the employment application, below, or stop by and pick up an application at the Native American Development Center. Then, submit the completed application with copies of supporting documents including your resume, transcripts, degree/certifications, and tribal enrollment (if Indian preference is claimed).

Then, submit your application in one of the following ways:

  1. Drop off at Native American Development Center at 2403 E. Thayer Avenue, Bismarck, ND.

  2. Mail to Native American Development Center c/o Human Resources.

  3. Scan/Email to Lorraine Davis at

Ready to Apply?

Download the application, below, and either drop off your application or email it to

Equal Employment Opportunity

NATIVE, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the civil rights act of 1964, as amended. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Drug Free Workplace. No relocation available. Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Applicants are responsible for providing proof of enrollment of a federally recognized tribe if Indian preference is claimed. Failure to provide proof will result in loss of Indian preference in employment. Applications and required supporting documents received after the closing date and time of a job posting will NOT be considered. Upon selection of employment, applicants are responsible to obtain and complete a Transcript Request Form from the last institution attended.