Friday Job Announcements

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 the following to

  1. A typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location, main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

National Indian Health Board

Director of Congressional Relations, Washington D.C. – Capital Hill. Main responsibilities include advancing Tribal sovereignty and the Federal Government’s Trust Responsibility to Tribes for health care. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until a qualified candidate is secured. Send your application in one PDF to: Please see the description for more information and to apply.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska

The Legal Director/Realty Officer, Sitka, AK. This position is responsible for serving as the Legal Director of the Legal Department and providing services as the Realty Officer. This position supervises legal staff, oversees the budget, and works with the Tribal Attorney on all legal issues the Tribe is involved in with the eventual goal of being the Tribal Attorney.  Please see the job description for more information.

Yavapai-Apache Nation

Associate Justice of the Appellate Court, Camp Verde, AZ. This position serves on a three-justice panel that hears appeals from the trial courts, will hear cases as part of the panel, and will write opinions as may be assigned by the Chief Justice. For more information please see the job description. Application closes May 10, 2019.

Prosecutor II, Camp Verde, AZ.  This position investigates, evaluates and prosecutes juveniles and adults accused of violating the criminal laws of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The Prosecutor also represents the Nation in dependency and neglect proceedings, including Indian Child Welfare proceedings, before tribal and state courts. For more information please see the job description. Application closes May 10, 2019.

Lummi Indian Business Council

Staff Attorney I, Office of the Reservation Attorney, Bellingham, WA. Duties may include representing the Nation primarily in state court proceedings involving Lummi children and youth, prosecution, and other staff attorney duties as assigned. Application closes May 8, 2019. For more information please see the job description.

The Native American Heritage Commission

RFP. Soliciting proposals for a qualified Contractor to provide oversight of the CalNAGPRA implementation activates and to draft CalNAGPRA implementation plan, regulations, and a current state report. The Native American Heritage Commission invites qualified candidates to review and respond to this Request for Proposal (RFP) – Secondary – RFP 2018-19 California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA). The RFP documents are accessed through CaleProcure as Event ID: 0000012549.


Navajo Nation Department of Justice

Summer Law Clerk, Navajo Nation, AZ. Seeking energetic and motivated candidates for multiple funded summer law clerk positions in the following areas of practice: Natural Resources, Tax and Finance, Litigation, Employment, and more. For more information please see the position description. Complete application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time on May 31, 2019.

RFP, (2) ICWA Attorney, AZ. Seeking to contract with two attorneys licensed in the State of Arizona to represent the Navajo Nation in state child custody proceedings, commonly referred to as Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) cases. One attorney for the northern region of Arizona and one for the southern region. Proposal due Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5pm MT. For more information please see the proposal. Find the demographic form here.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Staff Attorney, Usk, WA. This position provides legal, general, and specific case management and assists the Senior Tribal Attorney, and other designated attorneys, with issues and activities concerning Tribal legal rights, obligations, and privileges with an emphasis in Health, Welfare, and Education issues including Indian Child Welfare and related issues.

Paralegal, Usk, WA. The paralegal will have a broad range of responsibilities including, but not limited to, managing various types of litigation (for example employment, contract and tort), assisting in the subpoena and discovery process, file and database management. For more information please see the job description.

Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP)

Associate General Counsel, Bethel, AK. This position is responsible for in-house counsel duties, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and advising departments in the area of human resource management, compliance, and risk management. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019. For more information please see the position description.

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Staff Attorney, Madison, WI.  Seeking an experienced attorney to further our community-based approach to lawyering which involves collaboration with organizational partners as well as providing technical and legal assistance to community-based organizations and coalitions. Application deadline is May 14, 2019. Find more details here or see the job description.

Spirit Lake Tribe

Guardian Ad Litem, Fort Totten, ND. Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Please see the job description for more information.

Victim Witness Coordinator, Fort Totten, ND. The Coordinator is responsible for managing, coordinating, monitoring and providing case assistance for Juvenile Court and Adult Criminal Court cases within the Spirit Lake Tribal Prosecutor(s) and Juvenile Presenting Attorney(s) Offices. For more information please see the position description.

Juvenile Court Public Defender, Fort Totten, ND. Seeking a qualified attorney to carry out, on a contractor basis, the duties of the Juvenile Court Public Defender for the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.  In addition to considering applications from individual attorneys, the Tribe is interested in and will consider proposals from law firms that would have one or more attorneys available to provide such services. For more information please see the position description.


Associate Attorney, Bozeman, MT. Main responsibilities: Conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects; Drafting motions, briefs and other pleadings; Preparing comments on proposed agency actions and environmental impact statements; Engaging with a variety of news and social media regarding our work; and more. The application is open until filled. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc.

• Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Public Defender, Keams Canyon, AZ
• Managing Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• Staff Attorney (Civil), Keams Canyon, AZ
• MLP Attorney, Tuba City, AZ
• Staff Attorney, Flagstaff, AZ
• (2) Staff Attorney, Farmington, NM
• MLP Managing Attorney, Farmington, NM
• Executive Assistant, Window Rock, AZ

Apply here or email Address is: P.O. Box 765, Tuba City, AZ 86045, and business phone is: (928) 283-3206.


See posts from April 19, 2019.