CEO - Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance
BNGA is a Native developed and led 501(c)(3) nonprofit collaborating with a broad coalition of partners to support conservation and sustainable livelihoods in Native nations in the Northern Great Plains (NGP). BNGA envisions Native nations uniting so the diversity of life in the NGP flourishes for current and future generations. BNGA’s mission is to ensure the 15 Native nations in the NGP have the technical and financial resources to plan and act on their vision for their traditional lands and waters, which includes ensuring that:
- Tribal members thrive by sustainably stewarding and connecting with natural resources;
- Grasslands and native wildlife on tribal lands are restored or enhanced; and
- Tribal fish and game departments have the capacity to deliver conservation at scale.
The CEO of BNGA will serve as the Chief Administrator for BNGA under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors (which consists of seven Directors). The CEO will be the public face of BNGA, creating and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with all BNGA participants and people and organizations in the U.S. Northern Great Plains ecoregion, including Tribal Councils, Tribal Leaders’ Associations, Tribal natural resources departments, Native peoples, Native non-governmental organizations, federal agencies, and other organizations. The CEO will develop and implement a fundraising plan to enhance BNGA’s programs in accordance with its mission and goals. The CEO will also recruit and manage all of BNGA’s staff and contractors, create and manage BNGA’s annual budget, administer BNGA’s policy efforts and programs, and work with the Board of Directors and participants to ensure organizational sustainability.