Lakota Funds
  • P.O. Box 340 Kyle, South Dakota 57752 USA
  • (605) 455-2500
  • M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Lakota Funds currently has two open positions! The deadline to apply for both positions is April 30, 2023.


To apply for either of these positions, please submit resume and cover letter to:

Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director


Business Development Coach


Our Business Development Coach will provide and deliver asset development training and one-on-one coaching to individuals and entrepreneurs in and around the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. There will be a particular focus on assisting local artists. The Business Development Coach will provide business planning support services, deliver financial coaching through individualized assistance and group training, connect clients to additional resources, and contributing to Oglala Lakota Artspace meetings. The Business Development Coach will also manage the intake of artist loan applications and provide timely loan processing and underwriting while incorporating sound decisions on structure, terms, and conditions to design credit packages that meet artists' needs while maintaining and improving quality credit standards.


The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills with an understanding of the business of art and the needs of art entrepreneurs. Applicants should be able to complete work in an acceptable time frame and manage various detailed tasks and responsibilities with accuracy to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.


Compensation package includes a base salary of $50,000, depending upon experience, as well as 401K, health, dental, and vision coverage.

Loan Officer


The Loan Officer is responsible for underwriting, structuring, originating, closing, servicing and monitoring of loans in accordance with Lakota Funds’ Loan Policy. The Loan Office also provides business technical assistance to business owners and entrepreneurs, regardless of whether they will apply for a loan. The Loan Officer’s tasks are undertaken to meet loan portfolio goals, satisfy lending and portfolio management policies, and minimize legal and financial risk to the organization. The position works closely with the Executive Director, the Loan Committee, the Board of Directors, and outside lenders to support the organization’s operations, growth, and mission.


The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in lending and an Associate's Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred). Applicants should have familiarity and understanding of American Indian reservation communities and tribal government and Community Development Financial Institutions.