Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
July 15, 2000 - Issue 14


POSITION TITLE: Economic Development Planner

POSITION SUMMARY: Conduct studies and collect data with respect to development and maintenance of an overall economic development plan, southern border master plan, targeted industry studies and other comprehensive planning efforts. Assess neighboring development initiatives and their impact on the Pueblo's economic development. Review and analyze other business and economic development initiatives.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Master's Degree, preferably in Planning, Public Administration, or related field, with at least 3 years professional experience in a similar position. Will also consider a Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years experience.

SALARY RANGE: $35,173 - $41,891 DOE

  • Resumes can be e-mailed to:, or
  • submitted to our Human Resources Department: Mailing Address: Box 10188, Albuquerque, NM 87184
  • Physical Location: Modular Building at Sandia Casino, I-25 and Tramway
  • Fax number: 792-4194

Directors Guild Trainee Program

Information on the Assistant Directors Training (Directors Guild) is available at Trainees have been chosen for the Class of 2000, but it is a good opportunity to keep in mind for those interested in careers in theatrical arts.

Professional Youth Counselors

Positions are available through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor which has awarded six Youth Opportunity grants to Native American tribes, Alaska Native Villages and Native American non- profit organizations.

The purpose of the Youth Opportunity grants are to provide a variety of education, youth development and work experience programs for youth ages 14 to 21 living on reservations or in Alaska Native Villages. Two year positions with competitive salaries are available for college graduates (Associate or Bachelor degree) in the social sciences, education, public affairs or related fields. Individuals who desire to work on Indian reservations or Alaska Native Villages working directly with youth to complete high school, enroll in college and/or obtain employment are encouraged to apply. Approximately 30 to 60 professional youth counselors will be hired by the end of summer 2000. Resumes will be accepted through
September 1, 2000. Persons interested in applying should submit resumes, either by mail, fax or E-mail, to the six Native American and Alaska Native awardees indicated below. We are equal employment opportunity employers, and under Public Law 93-638 exercise Native American preference.

California Indian Manpower Consortium
4153 Northgate Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
ATTN: Youth Opportunity Office
Fax # (520) 871-7116
Cook Inlet Tribal Council
670 West Fireweed Lane
Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99503
ATTN: Dr. M.J. Longley
Fax 4 (907) 265-5996
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Route I - Box 135
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
ATTN: Donna Warren
Fax # (231) 261-4861
Navajo Nation
P.O. Box 1889
Window Rock, AZ 86515
ATTN: Roslyn Curtis
Fax 4 (916) 641-6338
Oglala Sioux Tribe
P.O. Box G
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
ATTN: Youth Opportunity Office
Fax # (605) 867-1579
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
P.O. Box 30
Towaoc, CO 81334
ATTN: Yolanda Rossi
Fax # (970) 564-5343

Visit the Department of Labor web site at for more information.

Research Coordinator for the Ford Foundation Leadership Program

The Research Coordinator is the senior staff person for a grant to develop the Research and Documentation (R&D) component of a national, multi-year program funded by the Ford Foundation. As part of a team lead from the R. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, the Research Coordinator is responsible for helping design both the research and the documentation strategies and for managing the implementation of these strategies over the course of the program. S/he will report to the co-principal investigators of the project, Wagner faculty members Ellen Schall and Sonia Ospina.


  • Helping conceptualize the design of the research and documentation components and develop data collection instruments and protocols.
  • Coordinating the work of the research partners and selected program meetings.
  • Developing written reports based on research findings and other R&D activities.
  • Coordinating the flow of communication with the Research Advisory Board and between the R&D component and other program partners, including the evaluation team.
  • Coordinating the work of the administrative assistant and the work-study.
  • Coordinating grant management and budget administration activities with the Center for Health and Public Service Research, Wagner's fiscal division and NYU.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Being part of a high caliber team composed of scholars, practitioners, and officers from the Ford Foundation, the Advocacy Institute, and selected universities, think tanks and consulting institutions around the country.
  • Helping shape new directions in leadership studies by contributing to generate original knowledge in the field.
  • Co-authoring academic and/or practitioner-oriented papers on leadership.
  • Enhancing project management and research experience through participation in a project of national scope.
  • Participating in project and research meetings of substantive relevance.

The Research Coordinator will have an MPA or equivalent degree in a related field, (or have a Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidacy in a related field), and preferably three years of experience in developing and coordinating applied research projects. S/he will have excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in helping conceptualize projects at early stages of development, and the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with others. Salary range: 40,000-45,000 + benefits (including tuition remission).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via fax to Shola Olatoye at (212) 995-4162. No phone calls please.


The Ford Foundation is starting a major initiative that will focus on leadership in the United States. The program seeks to recognize individuals and groups of people that have been able to develop effective and creative solutions to tough community problems. Twenty awards of $100,000 per year, for three consecutive years, will be given to these leaders, who will take part in a two-year leadership program.

The program, tentatively titled the New Leaders Program (NLP), will recognize, support and study emerging leaders and promote their work through a national communications campaign. The program is based on a collaborative comprised of the Ford Foundation, the Advocacy Institute (AI), and the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service of New York University. The collaboration encompasses the following distinct components: leadership support, public communication, research and documentation, and evaluation.

The Advocacy Institute, a Washington, D.C. group, will take primary responsibility for designing and implementing the leadership support and communication components. The Institute will provide resources to leaders through funding and program-wide meetings to expand their capacity for effective leadership. AI will also demonstrate the importance of effective leadership for social change through a strategic communications campaign. The Robert F. Wagner School will lead the research and documentation component of the New Leaders Program. Coordinated from the Wagner School, research partners in several regions throughout the country will undertake the research and documentation efforts, facilitating collaboration between the leaders and researchers to inform the research agenda with a practitioner perspective and to support reflective conceptualization of practice among the chosen leaders. Organized around one single research focus, several research and documentation strategies will be developed to produce and co-produce original knowledge about different models of leadership, while also documenting the leadership stories behind the accomplishments of the selected program participants.

Northwest New York State

The following employment opportunities are now available with the Orleans/ Niagara BOCES


Immediate vacancy in the dual position of District Superintendent of the Sole Supervisory District of Orleans and Niagara Counties and Chief Executive Officer of the BOCES. The board of education is seeking exceptional candidates who can demonstrate substantial successful experience in a wide variety of increasingly responsible positions of leadership. Candidates must possess or be eligible for appropriate New York administrative certification.

To receive a complete position description and application materials, please contact:

Mrs. Patricia T Dujenski
District Clerk
Orleans/Niagara BOCES
4232 Shelby Basin Road
Medina, NY 14103
800-836-7510 x202 PHONE
or visit (applications and position information available on-line)


Substitute teachers are needed for all programs with Orleans/Niagara BOCES. Call 1-800-836-7510, ext: 207 for an application.


Orleans/Niagara BOCES is seeking caring individuals to work in various school districts in Orleans and Niagara Counties. High school diploma and or GED required. Please call 1-800-836-7510, ext 207 for an application.




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