Programs Officer Position Opening

SUPERVISOR:                 NCDF Executive Director

STATUS:                           Exempt

SALARY:                           $45,000-$65,000 DOE

The Nimiipuu Community Development Fund (NCDF) Programs Officer is responsible for the development and administration of programs and services to assist Native Americans and NCDF target markets in the development of financial education, coaching, credit, small business, and microenterprises.  This position aids in the mission of NCDF in its development services and technical assistance to improve individual, family, and community self-determination and self-sufficiency.


  1. Actively manage client databases from inquiry to management of follow-up or documentation of participation in NCDF programs.  From start-up, expansion, and retention cases, from outreach and needs assessment, through identification and implementation of development activities.  This utilizes a database program that captures client details along with contacts.
  2. Develop, coordinate, and supervise Development Services financial and entrepreneurship education programs to meet the needs of youth and adults. Review training materials and develop course material, as needed for youth and adults.
  3. Create an environment in which clients feel comfortable in disclosing financial coaching, business ideas, strengths, and weaknesses, and are willing to accept and utilize information and guidance.  Guide clients to the appropriate resources and loan products as preparation for future loans at NCDF or another financial institution/loan program.
  4. Actively manage marketing communications that are critical to NCDF policies and standards within and outside the Nez Perce Reservation and NCDF Target Market.  Including NCDF website, social media, and periodic articles and newsletters.
  5. Serve on boards, commissions, committees, and organizations related to areas that are critical to Business Service and Financial Education that serve NCDF goals and interests.  Develop, maintain, and enhance strategic partnerships and alliances with local, Tribal, regional, and state partners.
  6. Support development of commercial space for microenterprises, including planning for the Retail/Incubator project along with related staffing and operational plans.
  7. Provide supervision to support staff and contracted instructors, including work direction, evaluation, and development.
  8. Identify financing sources for clients, as well as help grow NCDF loan capital. Research, prepare, and administer grant applications to continue and enhance development activities.
  9. Keep up to date on regional, community, and reservation economic development and resulting opportunities for client development. Represent NCDF at all appropriate conferences and business group meetings.
  10. Establish a youth financial education and entrepreneurship program (K-12) and market programs to potential schools.
  11. Using excellent customer service skills, establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, officials, coworkers, and the public.
  12. Other related duties as assigned.


  1. None


  1. Budgets and department correspondence.


  1. Office data and files.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field with experience in small business development.
  2. Experience in public speaking, preparing presentations, developing proposals, and instructing individuals and/or groups.
  3. Demonstrate skills in computer and software operation, including MS Office, WordPress, QuickBooks, Vista Share or similar client database software, and Internet navigation.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of small business development is required.  This includes but is not limited to marketing, business planning, financials, loan processes, etc.
  5. Demonstrate financial literacy and education for tribal or low to moderate income communities.
  6. Effective communication skills – verbally able to provide instruction, respond to questions, and have exceptional interpersonal skills and abilities.
  7. Ability to interview clients, build rapport and obtain appropriate information to meet needs for clients with referral to NCDF suite of services/products, community resources, or
  8. Ability to prepare a comprehensive diagnosis of a client’s personal finance or business, including operational and financial aspects.
  9. Demonstrate work history of leadership, dependability, and initiative.
  10. Must submit a resume and letter of Interest.
  11. Requires a criminal history background clearance check.
  12. Must be at least 21 years of age

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Jonelle at Nimiipuu Fund.