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,
    • closing date,
    • and any other pertinent details such as links to application;
  2. An attached PDF job announcement.

Please send all job announcements in this requested format. For examples, see the job announcements below.

Office of the Governor, State of Michigan

Summer Clerkship Program, Office of Legal Counsel, Lansing, MI. Lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel serve as the Governor’s attorneys, providing analysis and advice on all legal and policy issues that involve the Governor.  This includes a wide array of functions, including interpreting federal and state laws, advising the Governor and senior staff on legislation that may impact the powers and authorities of the Governor and the Governor’s office, and serving as the Governor’s lead advocate on litigation involving the Governor’s office and state agencies. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2020. Please see the job description for more information.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Legal Intern, Manistee, MI. The Intern will assist the ULD in its role as in-house legal counsel to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians that provides legal services and representation to the Tribal Government and its Enterprises, including Elected Officials, Departments, Commissions, and the Little River Casino Resort.  Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis beginning December 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Application instructions here.

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Family Preservation Court Planner, Harbor Springs, MI. Responsible for planning a Family Preservation Court Model and implementing and executing programming. This position will oversee day-to-day operation of the Tribal Court Improvement grant and will coordinate training and other program activities based upon the culture and traditions of the LTBB Tribal community, under the direction of the Specialty Court Coordinator, Court Administrator and Chief Judge. For more information please see the job description. This position is open until filled.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Associate Judge, Tacoma, WA. Serves as hearing judge for the Puyallup Tribal Court in accordance with the tribal Judicial Administrative Code. The term of the Associate Judge shall be three (3) years from the date of appointment by the Tribal Council. A judge may be reappointed at the expiration of a term in the discretion of the Tribal Council. For more information please see the job description.

Native Justice Coalition

Executive & Project Assistant, remote.  Assume a proactive role in increasing the productivity, efficiency, and organization of the Executive Director, ensuring that time is focused on accomplishing the organization’s highest priorities; Serve as liaison to community partners and stakeholders by managing communication and logistics, including researching and event preparation; and more. This position is part time, remote, and closes Friday 3/13 at 11:59 pm EST.  For more information please go to — https://www.nativejustice.org/jobs

Fortier & Mikko, P.C.

Associate Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska. Our firm has served village corporations, Alaska Native villages and individuals statewide for nearly forty years. We focus on Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act law and Federal Indian law, and have an active civil litigation practice. Two or more years of experience in federal Indian law, corporate governance, or litigation preferred, but will consider a high achiever with less experience if you are the right fit. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Sam Fortier at: sfortier@fortiermikko.com or via fax: (907)277-4221. Applications considered on a rolling basis.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Attorney Assistant Prosecutor, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Responsible for prosecuting criminal, juvenile, landlord-tenant, and Indian child welfare cases in state court. Also responsible for assisting and providing back-up coverage for the Tribal Attorney – ACFS on Indian Child Welfare matters in the state courts. Please see the job description for more information.

Lummi Nation

Deputy Tribal Prosecutor II, Bellingham, WA. The Deputy Tribal Prosecutor works within the Office of the Reservation Attorney under the direction of the Legal Director, and represents the Lummi Nation in criminal and civil proceedings before tribal, federal, state, and local courts. The job performance of the Deputy Tribal Prosecutor is evaluated by the Legal Director. Please see the position description for more information. This position is open until filled.

Association on American Indian Affairs

2020-02-27 Program Director Position and Directions to ApplyProgram Director, Rockville, Maryland. Ensures successful implementation of all programs and is responsible for day-to-day program activities; Creates business plan strategies for each program area and works toward carrying out those strategies successfully; and more. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Public Affairs & Outreach Coordinator, Rockville, Maryland. Implements the Association’s community outreach, education and marketing efforts that will promote the Association’s vision, mission and goals; Develops graphics and messaging for social media, email and website-based communications, campaigns and outreach to support the Association’s programs; and more. This position is open until filled. For more information please see the job description.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rodney B Lewis Fellowship, American Indian Law and Policy, Washington, DC. Please see the announcement for more information. Open until filled. Apply here.

Pueblo of Laguna

Legal Assistant, Dept: Pueblo Courts. Application is Open Until Filled.

Family Legal Assistance Attorney. This is a brand-new, tribally-funded position to establish an office to provide civil legal representation and advocacy for Laguna Pueblo families in state, federal, and administrative proceedings.  It will also represent parents in child welfare proceedings in the Pueblo’s Children’s Court. Closing date is extended to March 9, 2020. See description for details.

Please visit the Pueblo of Laguna website for more information and application instructions at www.lagunapueblo-nsn.gov or you can contact the Human Resources office at (505) 552-6654.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C. Petrochemicals position will work to deter a rush to build and expand petrochemical plants that threaten to worsen air and climate pollution for decades to come.  The Staff Attorney will also work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation.

Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C. Right to Zero position will work closely with our existing team of experienced clean air and water litigators, scientists, policy advocates, and other dedicated staff in D.C., and with similar staff in other Earthjustice offices across the nation. Additionally, Staff Attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney, The Lower Elwha Reservation is located five miles west of Port Angeles, WA.  Associate will have a significant caseload spanning the full spectrum of tribal legal work while helping shape the strategic legal planning of the Tribe. Lower Elwha is an interesting, rewarding community to work for. Open until filled, but desire to fill ASAP. First review of applications on March 24 and every 21 days after that. For details on how to apply, please click on position title to see attached Announcement.

Wind River Inter-Tribal Council

 

Civil Court Clerk, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Application closes 13 March 2020. Please see full job description for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office.

Northern Arapaho Associate Judge, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Application is open until filled. Please see full job description for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office.

Chief Judge, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Application closes 3 April 2020. Please see full job description for duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Contact holly@writc.org or call 307-335-2046 to obtain an application from the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council Human Resource Office.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Aneth Judicial District, Aneth, UT. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Dilkon Judicial District, Dilkon, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

Staff Attorney, Kayenta Judicial District, Kayenta, AZ. This position provides complex legal advice and guidance, conducts legal research, and drafts legal documents in support of judges and other court staff. For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org/vacancies. This position is open until filled.

District Court Judge, Judicial District Court, Navajo Nation Wide. The District Court Judge is responsible in presiding over civil, criminal and family court cases; provides policy direction and guidance in the operation of the Judicial District.  For more information, please see the position description or to apply, visit http://www.navajocourts.org. This position is open until filled.

See posts from February 21, 2020.