Friday Job Announcements

If you sent in a job announcement but do not see it here, then please read our recent post about the requirements for Turtle Talk Friday Job Announcements. Thank you for your understanding!

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

  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.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Senior Legal Counsel, Auburn, WA. Seeking an attorney with eight or more years of experience to serve as Senior Legal Counsel specializing in natural resources.  The selected candidate will have the opportunity work with a strong team of in-house attorneys on a variety of natural resources and other matters.  The Tribe is located in the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area . Please see the position description for more information.


Litigation Assistant, Los Angeles, CA. Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities seeks paralegal and administrative support for lawyers, who also offers backup support when the Office Manager is out of the office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Candidates may apply here and see the job description for more information.

Legislative Representative, Washington, DC. Main responsibilities include lobby strategy development & implementation, coalition and partnerships, as well as internal coordination and administration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Staff Attorney, Cloquet, MN. The Staff Attorney provides general legal services to the Band. The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include contract drafting, litigation, working with administrative agencies, preparing tribal ordinances, and other duties assigned by the Tribal Attorney.  To apply, please submit an application, resume, and any other supporting documentation to: Fond du Lac Human Resources, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, MN 55720. Apply here and see the job description for more information.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

Victim Services Assistant, Fulton, MI. Assist victims of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking with participating in the NHBP Tribal Court or Foreign Court justice system; Complete intake forms with potential clients to determine needs and makes appropriate recommendations for services; Work with the DVVA to prepare required grant; and more. Application closes 09/01/2019 at 11:59pm. Apply through the NHBP Careers page and see the job description for more information.

Association on American Indian Affairs

Program Assistant, Rockville, MD. The Association is looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, organized, strategic, and process-minded candidate with experience delivering measurable, cost-effective results that make the organization’s vision a reality. This position provides operational, administrative and communications assistance to all of the Association’s programs and events, including repatriation, sacred sites, Indian child welfare, juvenile justice. This position will include advancement opportunities for the right candidate as well as benefits after a probationary period. More information can be found at here. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter that includes how you are the perfect fit for the organization, your salary requirements, and a resume to on or before SEPTEMBER 5, 2019.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Managing Attorney, Public Defender, Nespelem, WA. This position represents Tribal members in criminal matters in Colville Tribal Court and Court of Appeals. Represents Tribal indigent parents in dependency matters related to Colville Tribal Children’s Court.  This position is open until filled, with weekly reviews. For more information please see the job description.

Pueblo of Laguna

Associate Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Prosecutor, Dept: Pueblo Court / Prosecutor’s Office. Application open until filled.

Court Administrator, Dept: Pueblo Court. Application open until filled.

Public Defender, Dept: Pueblo Court. Closing date for application is August 23, 2019.

For more information and application instructions at visit the Pueblo of Laguna website or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Project Coordinator (Legal), Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Under the direction of the Tribal Prosecutor, establish and maintain effective policies, procedures, and programs in response to suspected child abuse cases. Through the direct provision of services and training, the Project Coordinator ensures services are provided in a compassionate, trauma-informed and professional manner. Application is open until filled. Please see the job description for more information.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Victims Services Specialist. Eagle Pass, TX. Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families.  Apply and find more information here.

Tohono O’odham Legislative Branch

Attorney General, Sells, AZ. Provides legal advice and representation to all officials, agencies, departments, divisions and branches of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe with 2.8 million acres of reservation land in Southern Arizona. Represent 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. Please see the job description for more information and how to apply.

See posts from Friday, August 16, 2019.