Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

Executive Director

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Executive Summary

Talent Citizen is partnered with Roanhorse Consulting LLC, an indigenous women-owned firm, to co-design an indigenous-led executive search process.

Organized in 1996 by three founding Native women, Peggy Bird (Kewa), Darlene Correa (Laguna Pueblo) and Genne James (Navajo), the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) was created to provide support to other Native advocates working in domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking in New Mexico’s tribal communities. Their single goal: to eliminate
violence against Native women and children.

CSVANW is an award winning organization that has and continues to demonstrate the most effective, creative and innovative ways to address and prevent the cycle of violence within tribal communities. CSVANW works to address domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking, child abuse and neglect, and teen dating violence. Violence is interconnected and can be seen as a symptom of larger systemic
social problems within families and our communities. CSVANW believes addressing the social challenges faced by Native women and children is only possible through the destruction of silos and the forging of strong partnerships between organizations and individuals across our communities. CSVANW is focused on shaping policy, conducting outreach, increasing awareness, informing priorities and working to ensure that tribal communities are represented within conversations where they have historically been underrepresented.

Over two decades later, CSVANW continues to be a resource for training, advocate support, technical assistance and policy advocacy. CSVANW has also aided in supportive collaborations with tribal leadership to further develop and promote tribal, federal, state
and local legislation, and policies that cultivate best-practices for responding to violent crimes against Native women and children.

CSVANW seeks a visionary Executive Director to lead the organization in building and strengthening social, political, and economic environments in which violence against Native American women no longer exists. This is an exciting opportunity to systemically address root causes of violence (i.e. racism, sexism, classism, and other oppressions) against vulnerable Native people and work with an incredible team and membership to strengthen the movement and mobilize communities towards healthier families and healthier communities. The position is based in Albuquerque, NM. To apply: please submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and writing sample (maximum length one page) that best expresses your commitment and passion for this position to: CSVANW Search Committee at If you have questions about the position please contact, Olivia Roanhorse at:
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Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women