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Jeffers Petroglyphs Site Manager I

JOB TITLE: #1204 Site Manager I, Jeffers Petroglyphs
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: Jeffers Petroglyphs, 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey, MN 56019
SALARY: $4,135.00 monthly minimum.
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.
HIRING MANAGER: Director, Statewide Sites & Partnerships
POSTING DATE: November 1, 2018
DEADLINE DATE: November 23, 2018
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants to provide strategic leadership in the professional administration and management of Jeffers Petroglyphs, a sacred place for Native Americans. The Site Manager I, Jeffers Petroglyphs shall develop and implement long range and annual work plans; provide fiscal, business and facility operations management; oversee the delivery of public and schools program operations; direct the hiring, training, supervision, and motivation of site staff, interns, and volunteers; lead historic and environmental preservation efforts; manage the site’s public relations and outreach community development.

1) the Site Manager I leads Jeffers Petroglyphs and represents MNHS through strategic
planning, creative problem solving, and relationship building. Leaders build culture, set goals, and ensure long-term sustainability;
2) the Site Manager I takes ownership of the daily management and operation of Jeffers
Petroglyphs. Owners meet goals and expectations, while delivering quality service and program through effective administration; and
3) the Site Manager I stewards MNHS initiatives and processes with assistance and guidance from the institution. This system is built on formal and informal collaboration and communication, often with deadlines imposed by others.

● Bachelor’s degree in business administration, history, liberal arts or a related field plus five years management experience in customer service and/or at a historic site OR an advanced degree plus three years management experience or equivalent.
● Knowledge of Minnesota history and specific knowledge of Native American culture and communities.
● Knowledge of preservation, maintenance and security methods for contemporary and historical structures, grounds and landscapes.
● Basic knowledge of curatorial practices as they apply to both two- and three-dimensional objects.
● Skills in human resources and personnel management related to hiring, training, coaching, and appraising performance.
● Knowledge of and ability in historical interpretation methodology and techniques sufficient to develop and implement interpretive programs.
● Knowledge of or experience in management, including budget and personnel management, short-and long-range planning, office procedures, bookkeeping principles, and retail sales operation.
● Demonstrated positive customer service skills.
● Experience managing a business, store, or organization.
● Knowledge of or experience in management, including budget and personnel management, short- and long-term planning, office procedures, bookkeeping principles, and retail sales operation.

● Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve.
● Ability to plan, organize and manage complex budgets and multi-faceted projects/programs within a large institution.
● Ability to coordinate a partnership in an area with properties owned by many entities other than MNHS, in an environment of political sensitivity.

● Master’s degree in historical administration, history museum studies, history, or a related field.
● Demonstrated relationships with the Native American community.
● Knowledge of the Dakota language.
● Experience maintaining historic landscapes.
● Knowledge of Project Management principles.
● Ability to meet changing expectations and priorities at a seasonal site that requires year round management, care, and planning.

Interviews will preferably be conducted on December 3rd and 4th.
Should you have questions with the application process, email or call MNHS Job Line at 651-259-3181.

Applicants offered employment are subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO




Since 1998, Dream of Wild Health has led food sovereignty work, building a strong reputation, innovative programs, and a financially stable organization. DWH is seeking a strong, steady leader to build on this success by strengthening infrastructure, internal systems and sustainability.

The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, and implementation of mission, including:

  • Oversight of fundraising, budget and non-profit management
  • Board liaison & development
  • Oversight of program delivery & evaluation
  • Physical facilities, including a 10-acre farm

The ED must bring a passionate commitment to DWH mission; demonstrate strong relationships and cultural competency within the Native community; and proven leadership and management experience.

For the full job description, please visit Submit cover letter, resume, and 3-5 professional references

Or mail to: Dream of Wild Health, 1308 East Franklin Avenue, Mpls, MN 55404, Attn: Executive Director Application



Community Development Manager

Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) convenes, guides, and supports a diversity of partners working to improve conditions of home and community. Building on decades of experience, we strengthen development capacity and promote policies that expand opportunity, especially for people at the lowest income levels. This is an exciting, dynamic time to join our team! We have new funding and are developing a new strategic plan that will provide the vision for strengthening and expanding our work.

We are searching for a Community Development Manager to lead capacity-building work
plans, facilitate Housing and Native Institute teams, and coordinate the work of other staff and sub-recipients in order to advance economic, community, and affordable housing development for rural and Native Communities.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled, enthusiastic, results-oriented professional with strong
community development and affordable housing development expertise. Candidates must be passionate about working with rural and Native organizations, and have demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with various constituents, including government and tribal leaders, advocates, researchers, developers, city/state/local officials, and a variety of other partners. Successful candidates will foster and model and approach based on team work, mutual accountability, and continuous learning for self and colleagues.
Candidates must be willing to travel within the state and nationally.

Job Description/Responsibilities
– Lead and implement assignments in the areas of community development and affordable
housing development, providing capacity building and technical assistance to Native and
non-Native communities, governments, and non-profit organizations throughout the State of Minnesota and nationally.
– Assist in the development of programs and projects with communities, including creating
and analyzing project development budgets and pro-formas and applying federal and state
regulatory requirements.
– Advance program knowledge of various grants, programs, and regulatory guidance: USDA, HUD, CDBG, ICDBG, CoC, MHFA, EDA, BIA and OMB circulars.
– Research and analyze policies, statutes, and regulations that affect rural and Native
– Strategize and collaborate closely with other capacity building staff on assignments,
including budgets, timelines, recipient needs, contractor deployment, compliance
requirements, and outcomes.
– Develop and implement scopes of work, work plans and budgets; oversee consultant
contracts and implementation of work.
– Provide Native Community Development Institute (NCDI) and Housing Institute team
support focused on defining team goals, understanding local needs, and assisting in the
successful implementation of community and affordable housing development projects.
– Coordinate with Communications/Research and Policy departments to identify collaboration opportunities and support marketing and outreach efforts.
– Conduct research and analysis, devise options/solutions, and effectively communicate
(orally and in writing) to diverse public audiences.

– Three to five years’ experience (5+ preferred) with Native and rural communities, application of Federal program requirements and regulations, implementation of community development programs, and project management.
– Bachelor’s degree in community development or planning, public administration or housing. Master’s degree preferred. Focus on Native American or rural communities a plus.
– Certifications from federal (HUD, USDA) and state programs a plus.
– Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, current literature, trends and developments in community/affordable housing development and planning with a focus on under-served, rural and Native communities.
– Strong project management skills – planning, coordinating, monitoring, tracking and leading internal teams and external contractors on multiple, simultaneous projects; related contract and budget management skills.
– Research, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.
– Flexibility in adapting to short deadlines and a fast paced environment.
– Public speaking, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
– Very strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Databases.

Physical Demands
– Involves sitting/standing for extended periods of time.
– Lifting up to 40 pounds for occasional event and meeting management.
– The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions or airborne particles.
– The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and variable in the field.

The salary range for this position is $65-75K/annually. MHP offers a robust benefits package and flexible work schedule, including the ability to work remotely.

Application Details
Please email resume and cover letter, with “Community Development Manager” in the subject line, to: by 11/02/18 for first round consideration.

MHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to social, racial, gender and
economic justice. We strongly encourage persons of color, LGBT individuals, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

This position will remain open until filled