Friday Job Announcements

Any posts for an open Indian law or leadership job received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that week’s announcement, when the following information is sent to indigenous@law.msu.edu:

  1. In the email body, a typed brief description of the position which includes position title, location (city, state), main duties, and closing date;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format.

Quinault Indian Nation

Senior Assistant Attorney General for Children and Elder Services, Taholah, WA (Quinault Indian Reservation). This in-house counsel position is responsible for providing the Quinault Nation’s children’s an elders’ program with an array of legal services. Work closely with the Quinault Family Services Department, the Quinault Child Support Services Program, the Quinault Tribal Police Department, and other tribal departments. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Economic Development (ED) Coordinator, Mescalero, NM. The ED Coordinator works primarily in capacity building of economic activity for the Tribe to implement economic development initiatives, including facilitating community and economic development in order to identify and establish economic development opportunities.  Please see the position description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating criminal laws, including status offenses the Pueblo of Laguna laws, codes, and/or ordinances of the Pueblo. The application is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Courts / Prosecutor’s Office, Laguna, NM. Presents/files criminal complaints and prosecutes individuals accused of violating ordinances of the Pueblo. The application is open until filled. Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan 

Criminal Division, Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA), Grand Rapids, MI. Assignments in this district may cover the full range of federal offenses, including child exploitation, drug, firearm, immigration and white collar crimes, and will encompass responses to collateral attacks and appeals. Criminal Division AUSAs are responsible for substantial legal research and writing, both at the trial and appellate levels. Please see the job description or click here for more information. Application closes July 8, 2019.

Wind River Inter-Tribal Council

Chief Judge, Fort Washakie, WY.  A high degree of personal responsibility for sound, independent judgement and for decisions concerning the total scope of the Tribal Court Program. Serves as the Chief Judge for Court established and recognized by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes. Serves by appointment for a term not exceeding four (4) years. For more information please see the job description or contact the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office, (307) 335-2070. This position is open until filled.

Chief Finance Officer, Fort Washakie, WY. Primary responsibility is the overall management of all federal, state and county contracts and grants including completion of all cost reporting requirements in accordance within each funding agency’s policy. Establish long range goals, strategies, and plans and policies. Formulate the internal budget and monitor the Inter-Tribal operations, payroll, budget endorsements and fiscal control. For more information please see the job description or contact the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office, (307) 335-2070. This position is open until filled.

The Northwest Justice Project

Sponsored Fellowship. Third-year law students and recent law graduates can apply for a two-year public interest legal fellowship (such as Equal Justice Works or Skadden Fellowships) beginning in the fall of 2020. The fellow will work closely with NJP to develop a two-year project that will expand NJP’s capacity to confront poverty and meet the legal needs of Washington’s low income communities. The application deadline is July 20, 2019. For more information please see the position description.

National American Indian Court Judges Association

Program Attorney, Boulder, CO. NAICJA seeks an experienced Program Attorney responsible for researching, designing and implementing continuing judicial education programs. Manage and oversee federal grants, including supervision of program coordinator; Oversee the coordination of grant and project deliverables; and more. For more information please see the position description. Closing date is August 5, 2019.

The Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign

Coordinator, Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign, Washington, D.C. The ARDC is comprised of a coalition of non-profit organizations working to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. The Coordinator will serve as a core member of the Campaign Team by assisting the Director and Deputy Director in the day to day operations of the campaign. For more information please see the job description. This application is open until filled.

The University of New Mexico School of Law

Visiting Professor, Albuquerque, NM. Teach Southwest Indian Law Clinic during the Fall 2019 semester. Applications close on July 12, 2019. Please see more details, including how to apply, here.

Tohono O’Odham Nation

(2) Assistant Attorney General, Sells, AZ. The Office of Attorney General represents the Tohono O’odham Nation in litigation and other legal matters. Specific areas of need for the Office of Attorney General are healthcare law and contracts. For more information please see the position description.

Karuk Tribe

General Counsel, Happy Camp/Yreka, CA. Provide legal and policy advice to the Tribal Council and Tribal Departments regarding advancement and defense of the Tribe’s sovereignty. Oversee the creation and development of the tribal legal department, supervise all staff within the department, and provide oversight for all legal partnerships with the Tribe. Please see job announcement for more information. The application is available at www.karuk.us. Applications close on July 10, 2019.

 

See posts from June 21, 2019.