Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Indian Law Association
Program Coordinator, remote. This is a part-time position (averaging 15 hours a month) that provides direct support to the CILA Board of Directors. All are welcome to apply, including current students. While California-based applicants are preferred, that is not a requirement for this position – the only geographic limitation is that the candidate be willing to travel to the CILA Annual Conference (2019 Northern California location TBD) – all other work can be done remotely. Please see the position description for more information.
The Association on American Indian Affairs
Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship Program, Washington, DC. The person in this position will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, Indian child welfare, sacred site protection, and more. The applicant must have or will graduate between January 2017 and June 2019 from an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program. The Fellowship is a paid one-year fellowship in the metro DC area. Applications are due April 1, 2019. Please see the job description for more information.
NLADA Strategic Planning, Washington, DC. The goal of this project is to build capacity within National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). to determine if there is are effective national service interventions that would improve individual and community outcomes in the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems in the areas of Court Fines and Fees, the Opioid Epidemic, and Tribal Defense Structures. During the service year, VISTAs will map current works in their assigned area, connect with key stakeholders, develop recommendations for potential interventions, and document their progress to assess sustainability. Please see the position description for more information.
The University of South Dakota School of Law
Assistant or Associate Professor – Tenure Track, Vermillion, SD. The successful candidate will teach our Indian Law and Federal Jurisdiction courses; the remainder of the course package will be subject to negotiation. Areas of potential interest include bankruptcy, insurance, intellectual property, agricultural law, and cyber law. Please visit the application link to apply and include your application letter, vita, and the names and addresses of three current references. Inquiries may be directed to Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu, or you may call at 605-658-3509.
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians
Attorney General, Redwood Valley, CA. This position is responsible for overseeing or advising the following departments for the Tribe and its businesses: police department, gaming commission, security, surveillance and to provide legal guidance to Tribal Government and Administration as needed. This position is responsible for making sure departments are following regulations and policies. Further duties will include attending Tribal or County Court on behalf of the Tribe. Please see the job description for more information.
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
Staff Attorney, Eagle Pass TX. Work with Native American individuals, families, organizations and Tribal governments in all areas of Federal Indian Law, including but not limited to, advising on issues involving jurisdiction, estate planning, trust assets, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. May have to represent clients in court or before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. Please see the job description for more information.
Menominee Indian Tribe
Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Keshena, WI. Under the direction and authority of the Prosecutor, the purpose of the position is to be responsible for prosecution of Domestic Violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking cases on the Menominee Indian Reservation; coordinate and work with the Courts, Law Enforcement, Probation-Parole, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault Workers to reduce domestic violence on the Menominee Reservation; and encourage arrest procedures and enforcement of protection orders. Please see the job description or visit the link for more information. Application closes February 22, 2019.
Tohono O’Odham Nation
Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The attorney general represents the Nation in all legal proceedings, and in other matters that affect the legal interests of the Nation; advises senior management and tribal officials; and supervises assistant attorneys general and contract attorneys. See the job description for more information or visit http://tolc-nsn.org. Application closes February 21, 2019.
Trees, Water & People
National Director, Fort Collins, CO. This position provides oversight of the Tribal Renewable Energy Program, by acting as a liaison between funding entities (private foundations, corporate partners, government, and individual donors) and the communities seeking support. The National Director provides overall planning, leadership, and management of TWP’s National Program. For more information please see the job description.
Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Kayenta, AZ. New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply. Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Henry, Acting Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at email@example.com. This position has a closing date of 3/06/2019.
Attorney, Department of Justice, Office of the Prosecutor, Tuba City, AZ. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation. New law school applicants as well as experienced attorneys are encouraged to apply. Please see the job announcement and the Navajo Nation Department of Personnel Management website http://www.dpm.navajo-nsn.gov/jobs.html for more information. Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Henry, Acting Deputy Chief Prosecutor for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position has a closing date of 3/11/2019.
Center for Court Innovation
(2) Senior Program Manager, NYC, NY. This position will provide Technical Assistance to tribal courts. Duties will include working on a variety of tribal justice projects such as strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile justice, tribal corrections, tribal/state relationships, healing to wellness courts, and other problem-solving initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a JD, MSW, or relevant graduate-level degree, or previous experience delivering technical assistance to tribal justice systems. Candidates with previous experience working with tribal justice systems are strongly encouraged to apply.
See posts from February 1, 2019.