July 18: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

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Photo of the Week: After 110 years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reinstated Jim Thorpe as the sole champion of the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympic Games. NAFOA is proud to support the efforts of Bright Path Strong in continuing Jim Thorpe’s legacy. (Photo: Bright Path Strong at the NAFOA 40th Annual Conference)

1. FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: WEBINAR: PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW & TELLING YOUR STORY

Tuesday, July 26 at 3:00pm Eastern Time

Join NAFOA and representatives from Bank of Americafor a mini-workshop on Preparing For An Interview And Telling Your Story.This webinar discussion will consist of interview tips to set yourself apart from other candidates—such as preparing and practicing answering behavioral interview questions, assessing your skills and understanding how they relate to the role you are applying for, and preparing follow-up questions for the interviewer.

Speakers:

  • Angel Villavelazquez, Gila River Indian Community, VP; Workflow Manager – Global Risk 
  • Benjamin Roberts, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Wealth Management Client Associate, Merrill 

2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: WEBINAR: HOW TO ANALYZE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Wednesday, July 27 at 12:00pm Eastern Time

Since the beginning of commerce, businesses have struggled to manage and grow with discipline. One of the core principles is an understanding of numbers. Join NAFOA for a professional development webinar, “How to Analyze Financial Statements” on Wednesday, July 27th at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. Early to mid-career professionals from tribal and non-tribal entities and companies are invited to attend.

In this session, Miles Hutchinson, an experienced CGMA and business adviser, will explain how to quickly and thoroughly analyze any publicly-traded company’s financial condition and results of operations. He will provide an analysis model that will help you repeat the process long after the course has faded away from memory.


3. RESOURCES: U.S. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION’S INDIGENOUS INTEL

The Economic Development Agency, part of the Department of Commerce, launched “Indigenous Intel”, a quarterly newsletter aimed at providing the latest information from EDA and its Indigenous communities partners, interviews with Tribal leaders and EDA employees, success stories from across our regions, grant opportunities, and more. Their inaugural issue focuses on the American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities program and Ernest Weston, Tribal Economic Development Representative in the Denver Regional Office, the first Tribal-specific EDR role within EDA.


4. FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: THE BUSINESS VALUE OF UNDERSTANDING YOUR DATA

Calling all recent and current graduate students and NAFOA Leadership Summit Alumni! NAFOA has a unique award opportunity for you. The award is an opportunity to attend the 2022 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference at Foxwood Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut from Oct 3-4, 2022.  The two-day conference provides networking opportunities and facilitates important dialogues about tribal finance and economic issues impacting tribal economies.

Eligibility: Must be a current/recent graduate student and/or NAFOA Leadership Summit Alumnus employed at a tribe. Graduate students pursuing programs in business, finance, economics, accounting, law, policy, and other related fields are preferred. 

The Graduate Student Conference Award covers:

  • Hotel & Conference Fees
  • Airfare up to $500.00 reimbursement
  • Ground Transportation up to $150.00

(Check-In: Sunday, October 2, 2022; Checkout: October 3, 2022)

The application deadline is Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Please email education@nafoa.org for any questions or concerns. 


5. JOBS: SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS IS SEEKING HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, and the HR Manager will lead and mentor a team of dynamic HR Specialist in addressing talent management, employee engagement, organizational design and core management issues. This key role will partner with stakeholders across the San Manuel to build an effective, engaged and inspired workforce.


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