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Position:  Program Associate
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Job Id:  187
# of Openings:  1

Running Strong for American Indian Youth® is a national nonprofit organization serving American Indian communities throughout the United States.  Cofounded over thirty years ago by Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), we are building a new generation of leaders among today’s Native youth.
Not only do we address the physical needs of the American Indian people we serve, we also foster a sense of hope among people who want to make a better life for their families and create positive change in their communities. We are committed to building the capacity of local Native communities so that they are well equipped to respond to the challenges that they face. Together, we address the important needs of food, shelter, youth initiatives, and culture and language preservation. By supporting Native-led programs, we remind youth that they can create their own future and to take pride in their identity.  To learn more, visit 
The Program Associate is responsible for providing program-related support to the Deputy Director and Communications Manager. They will work with Running Strong staff to coordinate, publicize, and execute special events and provide necessary administrative support for our programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assists Running Strong staff with programmatic clerical duties, including filing, scanning and copying, assembling materials and publications.
  • Plans and coordinates special events such as the Running Strong Tour and Running Strong Golf Tournament. Works closely with Running Strong staff in planning the annual Dreamstarter® Academy and other press events.
  • Attends special events on behalf of Running Strong as needed.
  • Some travel required. Travels alone or with other staff for events, to visit program partners, or donors when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • MS Office proficiency (Word and Excel)
  • A successful candidate is will demonstrate strong initiative, excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks without direct supervision
  • Administrative experience, flexibility, writing skills, and careful attention to detail a must
  • Program management and event planning experience preferred
  • Knowledge of/experience with American Indian communities required
We offer competitive salaries and benefits which include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, tuition reimbursement, and apartment discounts.
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