Futures for Children announces President & CEO Jim West’s retirement

Futures for Children announces President & CEO Jim West’s retirement effective no later than January 2, 2013.

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“I am grateful for the opportunity to have led Futures for Children and to have been a spokesman for its unique and meaningful mission. I have been inspired daily by the indomitable spirit of the American Indian children and young people we serve,”

Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) March 30, 2012

Futures for Children announces President & CEO Jim West’s retirement effective no later than January 2, 2013.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have led Futures for Children and to have been a spokesman for its unique and meaningful mission. I have been inspired daily by the indomitable spirit of the American Indian children and young people we serve,” said Jim West.

From early childhood in Oklahoma in a challenging and supportive environment, with a successful Cheyenne artist/father, Dick West and a musically talented mother, Jim West embarked upon a diverse educational path, studying music and humanities while playing college football. He received his B.A. in 1968, from the University of Redlands, and his Masters of Divinity in 1971 from Andover Newton Theological School, augmented by studies in science, medicine and business.

Former President of Jim West Financial Group, Inc. and Okom Enterprises, Inc., Jim has also been an executive with the American Indian National Bank of Albuquerque. He has vast experience in management, financial services and laws related to Native American issues, as well as twenty-nine years experience in political and economic development and crisis resolution with 130 Indian tribes and many Third World nations.

Jim was appointed President of Futures for Children in 1997 after eight and a half years as a member of the FFC Board of Directors. During his tenure, Futures for Children has grown in size, audience and services provided.

Futures for Children’s three-pronged approach (Youth Leadership, Friendship/Mentorship and Families in Action) to self-sufficiency in Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Mescalero Apache communities in Arizona and New Mexico as well as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma is effective and efficient. Futures for Children’s founder Dr. Richard P. Saunders’ vision lives on today – “to build communities empowered by self-reliance.”

Please visit http://www.futuresforchildren.org/about/details/president_ceo/ to review the job description.
If you meet the qualifications, and are interested in applying for the position of President & CEO of Futures for Children, please send a cover letter, resume and references to CEOsearch@futuresforchildren.org.

If you wish to support/mentor an American Indian child, please contact Inky Kim, Vice President of Development, at kimi@futuresforchildren.org.

Press Contact:
Inky Kim at kimi@futuresforchildren.org
Futures for Children
9600 Tennyson Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122-2282
505-821-2828 x 109
http://www.futuresforchildren.org

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