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Executive Administrative Assistant – Board of Trustees Liaison – NAAF

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is searching for an Executive Administrative Assistant to join our organization. NAAF is a private charitable trust with the mission to provide grants benefiting Native American farmers and ranchers. The Executive Administrative Assistant will play an important role in assisting senior staff with the needs of the NAAF Board of Trustees and will assist in providing additional support to key senior leadership of the organization. This position requires someone with a passion for and commitment to the mission and core values of NAAF, which is to serve the needs of Native farmers and ranchers through grantmaking and educational and charitable activities.

Accounting Associate – NAAF

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is searching for an Accounting Associate to join our organization. NAAF is a private charitable trust with the mission to serve the needs of Native American farmers and ranchers through a robust grant-making, educational and charitable focus. This position requires someone who has a proactive personality and engaging team player style with a passion for and commitment to the mission and core values of NAAF. The accounting associate role is an organizational support position, typically providing dedicated operational support directly to the COO and Staff Accountant. Incumbents may also on a regular basis support office-wide initiatives. For NAAF’s financial operations, the accounting associate must be extremely well organized, adapt well to change, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Trump signs Ag Appropriations Bill with appropriation for funding to support American Indian students

Press release | December 26, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 26, 2019 – President Donald Trump signed the 2020 Agriculture
Appropriations Bill, Friday, with a historic provision that will provide full funding to support
American Indian students seeking the benefits of higher education. The bill passed both the
House and the Senate prior to Trump signing.

Sherry Salway Black Receives 2019 Gardner Award

Spotlight #2

August 2019

NAAF Trustee Sherry Salway Black (Oglala Lakota) is the 2019 John W. Gardner Leadership Award recipient. The award is presented by Independent Sector, a national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations and corporations to enhance the charitable sector. The award honors “an individual whose leadership in or with the nonprofit community has been transformative and who has mobilized and unified people, institutions, or causes that improve the quality of life on our planet.”

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