Now Hiring: AIANTA is Seeking Partner Program Coordinator

AIANTA is seeking an energetic, well-organized self-starter to serve as Partner Program Coordinator

Position Title: Partner Program Coordinator (Project Specific, 12 months)
Classification: Non-exempt, full-time temporary (40 hours per week, 1 year project engagement. Potential to extend project if additional funding is secured.)
Salary Range: $20 – $25 per hour DOE
Benefited position (after 90 days in position)
Supervisor: Program Development Director
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Recruitment Open To:
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking an energetic, well-organized self-starter to serve as Partner Program Coordinator.  This is a competitive recruitment, open to all qualified applicants. Résumés will be accepted until November 5, 2021. Hiring will occur following the recruitment process. The Partner Program Coordinator is a project specific, non-exempt, full-time, temporary position appointed by the CEO of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for ensuring the success of a pilot program to implement outreach and engagement efforts and to implement the coordination and hosting of a virtual and in-person event with tribal organizations and federal partner(s) fostering positive relations and advance the interests of tribal tourism in relation to public lands. To be successful in this role, you will bring excellent communication, administrative, and technical skills as well as the ability to interface professionally with partners.  This position will work with and report to the Program Development Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiates and supports the success of a partnership-based pilot through outreach, planning and implementation.
  • Responsible for project implementation as defined by AIANTA leadership and AIANTA’s partners.
  • Research contacts to include Native leadership, Native cultural tourism practitioners, elders, artists, youth and other cultural representatives specific to identified public land area to inform and engage in the pilot project.
  • Outreach to public land partners to inform and engage in the pilot project.
  • Accurately enter contacts/contact information into AIANTA tourism database. Compare data entered with source documents to detect errors.
  • Develop and implement a marketing and outreach plan to engage participants in two engagement events (Virtual and In-Person).
  • Develop and implement all aspects of two relationship building events to include virtual platform utilization, travel plan, participant invite list, agenda, content, event plan and other aspects of the events to ensure successful implementation and robust participation. (One Virtual and One In-Person).
  • Work across AIANTA’s teams to successfully implement project planning and implementation.
  • Support partners and AIANTA leadership’s participation in both events. (One Virtual and One In-Person).
  • Act as event host to ensure all issues are addressed in a timely manner and participation is fully supported at both events. (One Virtual and One In-Person).
  • Conduct and prepare data reporting and analysis on the project events and the project outcomes with recommendations and plan for future project implementation.
  • Provide compliance and reporting based on project reporting requirements.
  • General administrative and program support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Requirements
Requires Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum two year’s work experience in project planning, coordination and management; hosting business and/or education related events; research; outreach; data management and compliance.  Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working with a Native American Tribal organization, travel and tourism business and/or a not-for-profit organization. Preferred, but not required, candidate has experience working with or for public land agencies.

  • Knowledge of American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association’s mission and goals.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Windows 365, Constant Contact, Wild Apricot (or similar membership software), virtual platforms (like Zoom) and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Maturity and professional judgement.
  • Resourceful and flexible, with the ability to anticipate challenges and act on opportunities.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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:  Ariel Richardson, Office Manager, AIANTA at by November 5, 2021 5:00 p.m. MDT.


  • This position is dependent upon a federal funding source and may require a temporary or full furlough in the case of a government shutdown.
  • A criminal history check is required as a condition of employment.