NAPI BOD Vacancy – Western Agency

The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry seeks indications of interest of a qualified person from the Western Agency for one position on the Board of Directors of the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (“NAPI”). The position is presently vacant. Members of the NAPI Board of Directors are required by Navajo law to serve under an agreement that sets forth the goals and expectations in the management and performance of NAPI.

NAPI is a business enterprise wholly owned by the Navajo Nation. NAPI was created to operate and manage a profitable commercial farm for the Navajo Nation on lands held in trust for the Nation by the United States of America under legislation establishing the 110,630-acre Navajo Indian Irrigation Project.

The NAPI farm presently has about 70,000 acres of irrigated lands, and construction is proceeding on the balance of the project. The farm uses water, capital, services and land of the Navajo Nation to yield a return on the Nation’s investment in the farm. The Navajo Nation expects NAPI to grow, become more efficient and profitable, utilize Navajo human resources to the extent feasible, and attain greater knowledge and sophistication in all phases of farming and marketing.

The candidate should have at least a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field of study and substantial experience in commercial farming, agribusiness or related industry. Such experience should include at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in such business activities, of which two years should be at a senior management level. Navajo preference will apply to the consideration of candidates.

Any person who qualifies and who may be interested in exploring this opportunity is requested to send by mail or hand-delivery his or her resume by March 10, 2017 before 5:00 p.m. to the following:

Attention: Karis N. Begaye, Legal Counsel
Office of the President/Vice-President, The Navajo Nation
P.O. Box 7440, Window Rock, AZ 86515

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