Warehouse Manager

The Warehouse Manager will oversee NDN Collective’s Warehouse systems and policies.

Position Title:                  Warehouse Manager

Location:                          Rapid City, SD

Application Deadline:  Rolling basis until position is filled

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Warehouse Manager will oversee NDN Collective’s Warehouse systems and policies. The goal is to ensure Warehouse systems are effective and functioning within the limits of budget, time and specifications of the organization.


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—we 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

  • Ensure that all equipment and vehicles are correctly stored, maintained, and ready for use.
  • Conduct regular inspections of facilities & equipment to detect and resolve problems. Plan, organize, maintain, and manage the operations and reliability of facilities, equipment, and general infrastructure systems.
  • Coordinate with NDN Collective Operations Team to develop systems and to keep an up-to-date equipment inventory database and files on equipment identification, use, damage, and repair.
  • Serve as a trainer during action-related skills training, and work with the NDN Collective Culture & Learning Team to develop training programs and protocols.
  • Be accountable to the NDN Collective Operations Team on all financial aspects of action projects, including budget proposals, cost control, processing invoices and producing after-project budget reports.
  • Ensure that NDN Collective Operations is informed of all action equipment-related issues upon completion of an event, including the return/replacement of seized equipment and updating equipment logbooks.
  • Conduct thorough risk assessments and risk mitigation plans for field activities.
  • Assess and judge activist and volunteer proficiency as relates to technical skills, the ability to safely and competently operate heavy equipment, and proper use of personal protection equipment.
  • Assess and judge activist and volunteer proficiency to exercise sound judgment in the field, ability to represent the NDN Collective ecosystem in public settings, with an ability to function calmly under extreme duress.
  • Facilitate opportunities to hold open events at the warehouse.


Education, Skills, and Experience

  • 3 years’ experience working in a campaigning organization
  • Commitment to the Indigenous goals and values of NDN Collective
  • Experience in creating and adapting warehouse systems
  • Extensive knowledge of safety requirements and health practices 
  • Proficiency in one or more of: climbing, first aid, tactical communication, fabrication, working with heavy machinery
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience being managed remotely or being self-managed
  • Proven team leadership, management abilities, and personnel assessment skills
  • Knowledge and experience using/applying/caring for equipment
  • Experience managing and motivating volunteers
  • Experience in coordinating and/or team leading in direct actions and/or experience in managing large teams of people in complex and stressful situations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizing, project management, and planning skills
  • Budget management experience
  • Ability to be self-directed and to work well under pressure
  • Understanding of health and safety issues relating to facilities and equipment
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • At least 21 years old, with a valid and clean driver’s license
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively

Personal Characteristics

  • ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into Partners. You have a proven track record of successfully building or sustaining a nonprofit fundraising operation.
  • LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations. You learn from your successes and failures and improve processes to drive our fundraising.
  • COMMUNICATOR: You are an exceptionally strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations. You have experience using this strength in securing funds for nonprofits.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up. You are excited by the opportunity to come in and have a heavy hand in shaping our development operations. 
  • 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.

This position is salaried, commensurate with experience, ranging from $57,000 to $74,000.  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 jobs@ndncollective.org with the subject line “INSERT JOB TITLE – [YOUR NAME].” 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 the position?
    • 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’ve 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.

Note: Please apply to one position only.

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’s 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.