Now Hiring: AIANTA is Seeking Agritourism Specialist

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking an energetic, well-organized self-starter to serve as an Agritourism Specialist specific to Native agritourism product development and programming. This is a 13-month Project Based Position with the potential to extend the position if additional funding is secured. This is a competitive recruitment, open to all qualified applicants. Résumés will be accepted until January 17, 2022. Hiring will occur following the recruitment process. The Agritourism Specialist is a full-time, non-exempt, project based position appointed by the CEO of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

Position Title: Agritourism Specialist
Native Product and Program
(Project Based Position – 13 months, may be extended if additional project funding is secured)

Salary Range: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour, DOE

Supervisor: Program Development Director

Location: Albuquerque, NM or Remote

Position Summary:

The Agritourism Specialist will further the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association’s (AIANTA) mission to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values through coordination and facilitation of outreach to Native Nations and communities. Professional communication skills, the ability and desire to take initiative, and excellent relationship management experience are essential to this role. The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the organizational culture focuses on accountability, teamwork and a strong passion for our mission.

 

Project Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports existing and develops new outreach efforts to agritourism enterprises/businesses/programs in Native Nations and Native communities to identify emerging and existing agritourism experiences to develop content for marketing experiences on AIANTA’s consumer-facing travel website NativeAmerica.travel (free tool available to qualifying Native businesses and enterprises).
  • Will research and outreach to Native Agritourism producers, enterprises and businesses to identify training/resources/marketing needs and to provide training and support for participation on NativeAmerica.travel.
  • Research, identify and provide resource information and opportunities specific to agritourism through the development and distribution of monthly funding opportunity newsletter content.
  • Develop and initiate an agritourism training schedule to include webinars, in-person trainings specific to the following topics: Access to Capital (CDFIs, grants, loans, building banking relationships and financing tools), business development, product development, business and market planning (risk assessment, legal considerations, insurance) and marketing.
  • Works with national/regional tribal and non-tribal partners to implement outreach projects and programs, including project planning and management.
  • Assists in the preparation of and compliance with grants, funding requests and budgets.
  • Supports the delivery of technical assistance and training identified by tribes regionally and nationally.
  • Assist with development and management of outreach and promotional marketing materials, website updates, and social media presence on behalf of AIANTA.
  • Develops outreach materials as needed: PowerPoint templates and other supporting materials to enhance outreach efforts, participation on NativeAmerica.travel and trainings.
  • Provides complete, understandable and accurate information about AIANTA to the public, project members, Tribal organizations and governmental agencies.
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and executing outreach events and assist other AIANTA departments with organizational events.
  • Work with staff to support the delivery of technical assistance and training and AIANTA event planning and implementation.
  • Work with and foster relationships to grow and support outreach program efforts.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, tribal planning, communications or related degree.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with tribal and/or non-tribal outreach.
  • 1 year of experience working within or with agriculture or tourism industry, tribal organization and/or non-profit environment.
  • Proven attention to detail, elevated level of organization and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated outreach program development, implementation and compliance experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated initiative, sound judgment and the tenacity to see tasks through to completion in an accurate, thoughtful and timely manner.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Ability to participate in special projects and events as assigned.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and detailed resume that includes a description of employment history to include name and addresses of employers, scope of responsibility, how you learned of the position, along with three professional references to: Hannah Peterson, Program Development Director, AIANTA at hpeterson@aianta.org by January 17, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. MDT.

 

A criminal history check is required as a condition of employment.