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Human Resources & Operations Specialist: NCAI

Human Resources & Operations Specialist: NCAI (National Congress of American Indians)

National Congress of American Indians

1516 P Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 - 202/466-7767

Position Description

Human Resources & Operations Specialist


Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people, and rights. For more information, visit the NCAI website at


NCAI is seeking a skilled HR & Operations Specialist to oversee all aspects of human resources practices, processes, and compliance, and support business operation needs. This position reports to the Deputy Director and will serve as a trusted HR and Operations business partner and resource for all employees, prospective new hires/fellows, outside vendors, and the Board as requested.

The incumbent will promote organizational values and enable success through solid communication and human resources management for the full employment life cycle including, job design, recruitment, performance management, training and development, employment cycle changes, talent management, benefits, and compensation management ensuring compliance and exemplary practices. In addition, this position will assist in other operational areas to support the Deputy Director and overall organization with copy editing, report development, administrative support and coordinating team projects.

This is a great opportunity for someone with human resources experience who wants to continue to develop that knowledge and expertise but also serve as a true business partner by being involved with the operations of an organization. The successful candidate thrives working in a small organization, wearing many hats, learning new things, and is willing to do whatever is needed to support team members at all levels.


· Bachelor's degree required; BS/MS in Human Resources or related field and/or professional HR certification a plus.

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· Proven and related work experience as an HR assistant, administrator, or manager required, including compliance and employee relations support.

· Change management experience with ability to navigate challenges, build creditability, and effectively communicate with all levels.

· Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality.

· Teacher and coach who is approachable, can develop managers and employees and empower them to take responsibility, enabling an engaging, respectful, and rewarding work culture.