Native American Rights Fund - Office/Human Resource Administrator

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Posted On: October 31, 2017

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Boulder, Colorado

November 30, 2017

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit national Indian law firm representing tribes, Native organizations and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance. NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Anchorage, Alaska.

Manages the human resources functions and the day-to-day operations of the law office. This position is responsible for personnel administration (including disciplinary actions, policies and procedures, compensation and employee benefits). The position oversees the communications and network systems, physical facilities and legal support functions. Provides administrative support for the Litigation Management Committee, screens all Requests for Assistance and responds to and records all those requests. Identifies personnel needs, plans for the changing needs of the organization, shares responsibility with the appropriate senior managers for strategic planning and contributes to cost-effective management throughout the organization. This position serves as Corporate Secretary, attends all Corporate Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings; performs responsibilities as defined in the bylaws and maintains corporate records. Experience working with tribes or Native organizations is preferred.

1. Work with Executive Director, Litigation Management Committee, Attorneys and other departments to evaluate and recommend staffing needs.

2. Ensure that the Policy & Procedures Manual is in compliance with new or revised laws. Make recommendations to the Executive Director for establishment and changes in policies and procedures.

3. Supervise assigned staff. Approve time sheets. Ensure that all staff positions are staffed on a daily basis and provides for temporary relief as necessary. Regulate work flow within the office and allocate overflow. Coordinate team projects.

4. Coordinate staff performance evaluations with cooperation of evaluation committees.

5. Receive and consider staff problems and concerns on a confidential basis, informing supervisors of conflict when appropriate.

6. Assist attorneys and supervisors with staff terminations, including coordination of COBRA notice, benefits and other administrative issues.

7. Develop and maintain in accordance with applicable laws: a) employee personnel files; b) employee information forms; c) performance reviews; d) changes in pay status forms; e) employment eligibility verification and I-9 forms; and f) inactive personnel files.

8. Comprehensive knowledge of the Firm’s rules, policies and procedures, and consistent, appropriate enforcement of the same.

9. Maintain employee benefit programs and inform employees of benefits. Includes studying and assessing benefit needs and trends, recommending benefit programs to management, directing the processing of benefit claims, obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids, awarding benefit contracts, and designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.

10. Supervise the Administrative Assistant and Receptionist in carrying out assigned duties related to general office and physical plant support.

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American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

$72,158+ depending on experience, generous benefits.

Submit a cover letter, complete resume, and contact information of three references no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017 to Katrina Mora, Administrative Assistant, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 or by email at

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