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Healing Justice Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of People, Culture, and Belonging, the Healing Justice Coordinator will be responsible for cultivating the healing justice programming across the NDN eco-system.

About the Position

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Position Title:                                Healing Justice Coordinator

Location:                                         Remote

Reports to:                                      Director of People, Culture, and Belonging

Application Deadline:                Rolling basis until position is filled

The Organization:

NDN Collective is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds the power of Indigenous Peoples, Communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of People, Culture, and Belonging, the Healing Justice Coordinator will  be responsible for cultivating the healing justice programming across the NDN eco-system. According to Cara Page and the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, Healing Justice is a framework that identifies how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational and continued trauma and violence.

This framework allows organizations like ours to bring whole person-focused practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our NDN Team’s bodies, hearts and minds.  We are seeking to design, implement and continuously improve a Healing Justice program that would be available to our staff, and also shared externally among our grantees, fellows, partners, board of directors and other key stakeholders. Provide our team with a more effective and supportive healing justice, support, and activities.


NDN Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous Peoples in the history of philanthropy. We are creating a paradigm change in how society invests in Indigenous Peoples by dramatically scaling up investment and shifting decision-making power. We are doing four key things to create a new ecosystem that supports Indigenous self-determination:

  1. We are dramatically increasing philanthropic investment into Indigenous-led organizations, with the goal of giving out $50M per year in grants.
  2. We are creating an Indigenous-led CDFI to move $100M of for-profit investment into projects led by and serving Indigenous communities.
  3. We are building capacity in Indigenous communities to be able to absorb this new influx of capital.
  4. We are advocating for Indigenous rights and policy changes that will enable our peoples and communities to thrive.

What sets Us Apart

  • We represent the people we serve‚ÄĒwe are Indigenous-led and support Indigenous people and organizations
  • We think in systems and recognize the interconnectedness of all living things
  • We are changemakers that have and model a mindset of abundance
  • We believe in the power of Indigenous self-determination to create a just, equitable world for all people and the planet
  • We integrate culture and ceremony into our work
  • We acknowledge and pay respects to our elders and past while taking ownership and control of our future


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a healing justice strategy for the NDN ecosystem including developing annual actionable work plans that include a healing justice strategy for teams and campaigns. 
  • Assist with the implementation of healing justice strategy across teams and evaluating the effectiveness of our strategy in the long term. 
  • Identify relevant solutions and manages relationships with third party resources to implement innovative and experiential Healing Justice initiatives. Create customized or unique solutions in house as needed to address critical needs.
  • Develop programming and identify resources for promoting life-work balance including the connection between our own health and wellness (healing journey) and how we show up in the workspace (virtually and in-person) 
  • Assist the Director of People, Culture, and Belonging in facilitating conflict and harmony keeping which includes developing trainings and programming that address this subject area along with team dynamics. 
  • Coordinate the organization‚Äôs Wellness Benefit which includes training staff on the benefit, working with the Finance team to update balances on the benefit, sending reminders to the staff of their Wellness Benefit balances, etc. 
  • Work with current Healing Justice consultant to get trained on best practices and tips for engaging in healing justice work. 
  • Creating trauma informed and  healing informed frameworks for our staff including Leadership to utilize in ongoing ecosystem work. 
  • This position will also support the Human Resources team in their work to cultivate an organizational culture that supports culture and belonging. 
  • Other duties as needed.



  • Bachelor‚Äôs Degree 
  • Five years relevant experience
  • Prior experience working with with a non-profit, government agency, or other entity

Knowledge and Skills

  • Commitment to serving the public in a mission driven organization
  • Ability to work effectively with Indigenous Peoples and communities
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and ability to learn from successes and failures
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Strength in collaboration as part of a team to move projects forward in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Listens well, is objective, open minded and able to see the big picture.
  • Resourceful and able to find creative solutions, thinking beyond current systems and approaches, while recognizing the impact of decisions and actions on the entire organization.
  • Ability to deal with conflict effectively, and to manage difficult situations confidently and calmly.
  • Ability to coach and counsel both management and employees.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Personal Characteristics

  • ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into action.¬†
  • LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations.¬†
  • COMMUNICATOR: You are a strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations.¬†
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up.¬†
  • SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT: You are able to work efficiently and respectfully with others. You understand how individuals, groups, and societies work and you build rapport through being trustworthy and empathetic.¬†
  • DETAIL ORIENTED: You strive for perfection and are able to move from the high level of a project to its smallest details.¬†
  • FLEXIBLE: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible when it is necessary. You are willing to travel when needed and excel in a remote worksite.

This position is salaried, commensurate with experience, ranging from $57,067 to $74,372.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, personal leave and professional development.


Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line ‚ÄúHealing Justice Coordinator ‚Äď [YOUR NAME].‚ÄĚ In the email, please include:

  • As a single PDF attachment, include:
    • Your resume
    • 1-page cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position
    • Short answers to the following questions:
      • How does your indigeneity inform your current work and your interest in the position?
      • What is your philosophy about healing justice?¬†
      • What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
      • NDN Collective conducts background checks, is there anything you want to share with us about your background?
      • What is the best advice you‚Äôve ever received?
  • In the body of the email, please copy and paste the content of your short answers and include your name, phone number, and email address.

As attention to detail is critical for success in this role, only applicants who follow these specific application guidelines will be considered.

NDN Collective is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination.  It is NDN Collective‚Äôs policy to comply with all federal, state, tribal and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, NDN Collective is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any NDN Collective supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client. 

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