Seven Directions, Voices for Indigenous Public Health: Chief Executive Officer


The mission of Seven Directions is to advance AI/AN health and wellness by honoring indigenous knowledge, strengthening tribal and urban Indian public health systems, and cultivating innovation and collaboration.  The CEO of Seven Directions will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission.  S/he will have in-depth knowledge of the field, core programs, operations, and business planning and development.

The CEO is a part-time position with potential to become full-time. This position has the ability to work remotely and will report to the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for all operational functions.
  • Facilitate the planning, development, and management of all Seven Directions’ programs and services in support of the mission.
  • Provide leadership in developing programmatic, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies as authorized by the board.
  • Provide financial oversight, including budget, cash flow, profit and loss and related functions.
  • Develop financial resources on behalf of the organization, including fundraising, writing proposals, building relationships with potential funders and philanthropic organizations, and engaging in related activities.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a national presence; build new and strengthen existing relationships to garner new partnerships, relationships, and opportunities.
  • Be an advocate for the advancement of healthy indigenous communities.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration or related field required; doctoral degree preferred
  • 10+ years of senior level management experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in administration and management of programs and services in the field of public health or human services.
  • Direct experience working with indigenous peoples, groups and/or communities required.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coast staff, manage, and develop high performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Experience conducting research and writing professional papers, publications and reports.

Knowledge of:

  • Tribal public health systems (Such as the relationships among various entities, such as Tribal health departments, Indian Health System, Area Indian Health Boards, Tribal Epidemiology Centers, and local and state health departments; Impact of Tribal sovereignty, government to government relationship and 638 contracting on the delivery of public health services)
  • Federal Indian health policy and the impact of policy on Tribes
  • Culturally appropriate research and evaluation practices and models
  • Community-based program development practices and models

Additional Information:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting salary range is $90-120K. A competitive benefits package is offered to all full-time employees.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, including availability to start, resume, three professional references, and three samples of keystone projects that best represent your work, knowledge, and abilities (e.g. links to or PDFs of articles, reports, curriculum, resources, guidance material) to  Please include “Chief Executive Officer” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.


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