Manataka American Indian Council

P.O. Box 476, Hot Springs, Arkansas USA  71902-0476

501-627-0555 * manataka@sbcglobal.net * www.manataka.org

 

Positions on the Elder Council occasionally become open due to changes in health, career, family, life style, etc.  The Council also creates new positions in order to expand MAIC programs and services to better serve our membership and the public.   Openings are announced in the Smoke Signal newsletter and during meetings and events.   

Applicants for a position on the Elder Council are asked to:

1.    read the following profiles and job descriptions

2.    Submit a letter of candidacy

3.    Two (2) reference letters

4.    A brief resumé.

Feel free to contact the Secretary if you have any questions. manataka@sbcglobal.net

Note:  No monetary compensation is offered for any Officer and Elder Council positions.  However, the rewards are substantial. Directly related expenses may be reimbursed with prior approval.


EDUCATION ELDER
PROFILE AND JOB DESCRIPTION

PROFILE

This profile is a general description of the individual who will be nominated and approved to fill the seat of Education Elder on the Manataka American Indian Council’s Elder Council.  It is intended to be broad description with room for ample interpretation and discretion by the Elders when determining which candidate would be best suited for the position. 

The Candidate will…

Be a member in good standing with a good record of attendance and participation in MAIC activities; (20 points)

The candidate must be at least 32 years of age -- according the MAIC Constitution.

Be of good moral character;  (20 pts)

Be committed to the ideals and principals of MAIC; (20 pts)

Be a college graduate or have equivalent work experience in elementary, high school or college level instruction or education administration, grant writing, communications, writing, journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, sales, internet web design, public speaking, and other related fields; (20 pts)

Has work and/or volunteer experience in education, training programs, ministry, public relations, public speaking, communications, writing, journalism and related fields; (20 pts)

Experienced in computer communications (email, word processing programs); (20 pts) 

Submits letters of recommendation from MAIC members, tribal/spiritual leaders; (10 pts)

Submits a resume of professional and volunteer experience; (10 pts)

Submits a written statement about reasons for joining the Elder Council; (10 pts)

Submits a written nomination from a current member of the Elder Council; (20 pts)

Profile:  200 Points Possible

Any number of points may be assigned between 0 and 20 for a 20 point question or between 0 and 10 for a 10 point question. 

Interview: 100 Points Possible

 

Candidates are instructed to submit information two weeks prior to appearing before the Elders at regularly called Elder Council Meeting for a private interview.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

The Education Elder must…

Own and maintain a computer and email account in good working condition;

Be intimately familiar and knowledgeable of MAIC history and American Indian history;

Research, design, develop and write education curriculum for 3rd to 9th grade elementary educational programs from an Indian perspective; write teacher’s manual, program testing and evaluations;

Assemble teaching aids and tools that augment Indian perspective educational curriculum;

Research, develop and write grants;

Maintain a contact computerized list of educational resources;

Consistently attends Elder Council meetings and MAIC events;

Coordinate educational programs and presentations with schools, civic groups;

Maintain consistent contact with all Elders by email, telephone, mail and in-person visits;

Organize and supervise the Education Committee; Assign volunteer work and projects;

Volunteer a minimum of six (6) hours per week;

Regularly attends MAIC Elder Council meetings;

Obtain approval for educational programs and grants from MAIC officers;


TREASURER - Executive Board Position
PROFILE AND JOB DESCRIPTION

PROFILE

This profile is a general description of the individual who will be nominated and approved to fill the seat of Treasurer.  This profile is intended to be broad description with room for ample interpretation and discretion by the Elders when determining which candidate would be best suited for the position. 

 The Candidate will…

Be a member in good standing with a good record of attendance and participation in MAIC activities; (20 points)

The candidate must be at least 32 years of age -- according the MAIC Constitution.  

Be of good moral character;  (20 pts)

Be committed to the ideals and principals of MAIC; (20 pts)

Be a college graduate or have equivalent work experience in bookkeeping, accounting, inventory control, communications, and other related fields; (20 pts)

Has work and/or volunteer experience in bookkeeping, accounting and other related fields; (20 pts)

Has supervisory / leadership experience; (20 pts)

Experienced in computer operation and data entry; (20 pts)

Submits a written nomination from a current member of the Elder Council; (20 pts)

Submits letters of recommendation from MAIC members, tribal/spiritual leaders; (10 pts)

Submits a resume of professional and volunteer experience; (10 pts)

Submits a written statement about reasons for joining the Elder Council; (10 pts)

Profile:  200 Points Possible

Any number of points may be assigned between 0 and 20 for a 20 point question or between 0 and 10 for a 10 point question. 

Interview: 100 Points Possible

 

Candidates are instructed to submit information two weeks prior to appearing before the Elders at regularly called Elder Council Meeting for a private interview.  

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Treasurer must…

Own and maintain a computer and email account in good working condition;

Be intimately familiar and knowledgeable of all MAIC issues and history;

Assemble, maintain and properly store all financial records, whether they be written documents or computerized records in a safe and secure manner; 

Perform a monthly accounting of all income and disbursements;

Report all financial details at each meeting of the Elder Council;

Create an annual budget for consideration of the Elders; The budget shall not exceed estimated revenues.

Maintain a computerized list of all vendors, members and contributors;

Coordinate disbursements with MAIC Officers, Elders, Chairpersons; 

Obtains approval from the Executive Board of the Elders Council before disbursement of funds not regularly scheduled in the formal annual budget.

At least thirty (30) days prior to the convening of each regular session of the Elder Council, the Treasurer shall make and present to the Elder Council an itemized estimate of the revenues to be received by the MAIC, together with a statement of the sources from which revenues are to be received, under the laws, grants, judgments, interests, and any other sources in effect at the time such estimate is made for the next ensuing fiscal year. The Treasurer shall prepare annual financial statements reflecting the results of operation of all organizational activities and shall prepare a consolidated balance sheet in conformity with generally accepted accounting principals within sixty (60) days after the end of the fiscal year.

No bank account or other depository of tribal funds shall be established by any person or entity without the knowledge and consent of the Elder Council.  The Treasurer shall establish bank accounts only at recognized banking institutions as approved by the Elder Council and all disbursements from said accounts shall require the signature of no less than two elected officers.  All persons handling tribal funds in excess of $5,000.00 shall be bonded by a surety bond paid by the MAIC.

No person shall obligate or otherwise expend funds of the MAIC without expressed written authorization and knowledge of the Elder Council, either by approved budget or more specific authorization by item.      

Consistently attends Elder Council meetings and MAIC events; 

Maintains consistent contact with all Elders by email, telephone, mail and in-person visits;

Volunteer a minimum of one (1) hour per week;  

 


PUBLIC RELATIONS ELDER
PROFILE AND JOB DESCRIPTION

PROFILE

This profile is a general description of the individual who will be nominated and approved to fill the seat of Public Relations Elder.  This profile is intended to be broad description with room for ample interpretation and discretion by the Elders when determining which candidate would be best suited for the position. 

 The Candidate will…

Be a member in good standing with a good record of attendance and participation in MAIC activities; (20 points)

Be of good moral character;  (20 pts)

Be committed to the ideals and principals of MAIC; (20 pts)

Be a college graduate or have equivalent work experience in communications, writing, journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, sales, internet web design, public speaking, and other related fields; (20 pts)

Has work and/or volunteer experience in public relations; public speaking, advertising, communications, writing, journalism and other related fields; (20 pts)

Has supervisory / leadership experience; (20 pts)

Experienced in computer communications (i.e.., email, webpage design); (20 pts)

Submits a written nomination from a current member of the Elder Council; (20 pts)

Possesses a good sense of humor, is friendly and out-going; (10 pts) 

Submits letters of recommendation from MAIC members, tribal/spiritual leaders; (10 pts)

Submits a resume of professional and volunteer experience; (10 pts)

Submits a written statement about reasons for joining the Elder Council; (10 pts)

Profile:  200 Points Possible

Any number of points may be assigned between 0 and 20 for a 20 point question or between 0 and 10 for a 10 point question. 

Interview: 100 Points Possible

 

Candidates are instructed to submit information on or before September 18, 2005.  All candidates are instructed to appear before the Elders at the October 16th Elder Council Meeting for a private interview.  

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Public Relations Elder must…

Own and maintain a computer and email account in good working condition;

Be intimately familiar and knowledgeable of all MAIC issues and history;

Write and distribute monthly meeting announcements to the media (Media is defined as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, internet sites and other interested entities.

Write and distribute event, special interest and organization media releases on a regular basis;

Maintain a contact computerized list of all media in Arkansas, regional and national media;

Consistently attends Elder Council meetings and MAIC events;

Coordinate media press releases with MAIC Officers, Elders, Chairpersons; Maintains consistent contact with all Elders by email, telephone, mail and in-person visits;

Organize and lead the Public Relations Committee; Assign volunteer work and projects;

Volunteer a minimum of four (4) hours per week;

Regularly make in-person visits to media representatives;

Obtains approval for media releases from MAIC officers.

 

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