Uniting Three Fires Against Violence is a

statewide tribal domestic violence and

sexual assault coalition serving

the Tribes located in Michigan.

  • To see our mission statement, vision statement and goals and find out more about our staff and Board of Directors, please click on the UTFAV tab located above.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the services that we provide, which include training, education, system advocacy, policies, and cultural resources, please click on the Services tab above.
  • To learn about upcoming events and conferences, please click on the Events tab




REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
SUPERVISES: Coalition Staff
Date of Closing: August 11, 2017
APPROVED BY: Board of Directors



Executive Director for the Uniting Three Fires Against Violence, a non-profit Native American domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. The Executive Director position is a full time exempt position and is responsible for the overall management, planning, coordination, development, and leadership of the organization. Ability to work in Native communities and issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking as well as a diverse population.



  1. Supervises personnel, volunteers, and interns who work with the coalition.
  2. Establish positive and effective relationships with colleagues and members of other community agencies and programs; on the local, state, and national levels.
  3. Responsible for the development and justification of organizational budgets.
  4. Provide financial management expertise in regular requests, modifications of allocated funds, and special requests for specific initiatives.
  5. Responsible for assessing and initiating organizational and program changes to meet established objectives.
  6. May provide back-up for other staff, participate in staff meetings, attend and coordinate with other agencies and provide consultations.
  7. Capable of public speaking, conducting formal and informal meetings and conferences.
  8. Be willing to receive training as well as provide training in violence against native women and related areas.
  9. Abilities to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, and demonstrate initiative and assertiveness, coordination skills.
  10. Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  11. Good adaptation skills.
  12. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  13. Must be able to work within established deadlines and be responsive to all required requests.
  14. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize competing duties.
  15. Must be able to evaluate, analyze, prepare and present accurate monthly reports.
  16. Must be able to allocate resources to meet established priorities.
  17. Write, maintain, and update grants and quarterly reports.
  18. Responsible for researching and negotiating various contracts.
  19. Other duties as assigned by the UTFAV Board.



Contacts with Tribal, State, municipal and Federal level individuals and organizations.



Work is performed in office settings, community settings, and requires working effectively with a variety of people in sometimes difficult circumstances.  Sitting, lifting, reaching, and walking are natural part of position.  Frequent travel may be required.  Director may be required to work evenings and/or weekends.



  • Supervisory/administration experience to include program management, budget

preparation, and supervisory experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 5-10 years experience working in the

domestic and sexual violence field.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Indian country in Michigan as well as


  • Working knowledge of grant acquisition process, potential funding sources,

grant application formats and preparation requirements.

  • Working knowledge of grant administration, including applicable contract language and terms, standard documentation and reporting formats, applicable

Federal, State and licensing regulations and requirements, internal audit   procedures and methods of enforcement.

  • Working knowledge of standard reports formats and office systems, including

computer, word processing, spreadsheet, project management, presentation and

other specialty software, Internet, and e-mail.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must maintain a good moral character standing.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must submit to and pass Criminal History Check, Central Registry Check, and

Drivers License Check.

  • Native American preferred.


SALARY:  Negotiable


Deadline:  August 11, 2017


TO APPLY:  Send Letter of Application, Resume, and Unofficial Transcripts with the Social Security number blacked out, and three professional letters of  references to:


Uniting Three Fires Against Violence

531 Ashmun Street

P.O.Box 1836

Sault Ste. Marie, Mi.49783