Friday Job Announcement

To post an open Indian law or leadership job to Turtle Talk, send the following information 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.

Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska 

Tribal Family & Youth Services Director, Juneau, AK. The Director will provide leadership, direction, and manage the Tribal Family & Youth Services (TFYS) Department programs, activities, and functions including: department planning, development and implementation of culturally relevant services to our Tribal children, families, and Elders; strive for efficiencies and sustainability of programs; apply for, implement, and administer 15 to 20 grants to operate programs and services; responsible for the oversight and financial accountability and integrity of the department; ensure quality assurance and staff development. The incumbent is responsible for the collection and compilation of service data to assess service needs and advocate for programs and resources designed to meet the needs and provide quality assurance in the administration of all TFYS programs. The director will foster internal and external relationships and partnerships; and supervise key department management staff.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Assistant Tribal Prosecutor, Baraga, MI. The Assistant Tribal Prosecutor shall represent the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community throughout all phases of criminal and child neglect or dependency cases in Tribal Court. The closing date is August 31, 2020 at 4:00pm. The application can be found here.

Quileute Tribe

Part Time Prosecutor, La Push, WA. Assistant Tribal Prosecutor is responsible for representing the Quileute Tribe in criminal, wellness, and dependency cases brought before the Quileute Tribal Court and ICWA cases in State Court from initiation of the case through the exhaustion of all appeals at the discretion of the Tribal Prosecutor. Open until filled and needed as soon as possible.  More information here or see the job description.

Native American Rights Fund

Communications Director, Boulder, CO.  The Director of Communications will plan, direct, and coordinate activities designed to maintain a favorable public image while educating the general public and raising awareness about Indian issues, as defined in NARF’s fifth guiding priority.  Responsible for brand management and promotion.  Responsible for outreach and engagement, including media events and activities, press and media contacts, spokesperson training, and the creation of social media and communication materials and public position statements.  Serves as a NARF spokesperson with the media. Supervises other communications staff. Open until full. Full job description at https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/.

Lummi Indian Business Council

Staff Attorney III, Bellingham, WA. Assist as the lead staff attorney in judicial proceedings and litigation in United States v. Washington, and related matters, in federal and state courts; Provide legal services, advice and representation to the Lummi Indian Business Council and all departments, divisions, programs, enterprises, and entities on a broad range of legal issues including, without limitation, tribal sovereignty, cultural sovereignty, self-governance, and environmental matters; and more. To obtain a Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC) application go to:  https://www.lummi-nsn.gov/widgets/JobsNow.php or request by e-mail libchr@lummi-nsn.gov. For more information please see the position description.

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

RFP. Provide Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (IPVS) Attorney services (Program) directly to community members (Client). Oversight and administrative support will be provided CTUIR’s Family Violence Services (FVS) CTUIR’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). The Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (IPVS) Attorney will serve women suffering from or at risk for any of the following: domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or trafficking. The IPVS Attorney will advise and if necessary represent eligible clients as they exercise their legal rights to be free from and protected against perpetrators of Domestic Violence (DV). The IPVS Attorney will also develop programmatic materials as needed prioritizing legal materials and resources, and enhance existing legal services to eligible clients. For more information please see the request.

Earthjustice

Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, Denver, CO. Attorneys in the Denver office handle a wide range of litigation arising primarily in the Intermountain West and Southwest.  Our current docket focuses on:  (1) protecting public lands and wildlife from fracking, mining, and other threats; (2) transitioning Colorado and other states from reliance on dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy; and (3) defending disproportionately impacted and tribal communities from pollution and other environmental harm.  The new Staff Attorney may eventually work in any of these focal areas depending on the needs of the office and our clients, but in the near term, s/he will be expected to focus on matters related to climate change and oil and gas regulation.  For more information please see the job description.

Echaga Corporation

CEO, Pine Ridge, SD. Echaga Corporation is a legal corporate entity wholly-owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is the economic and business development arm of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Echaga is accepting applications for a CEO until the position is filled. Please submit application materials to Jennifer Bear Eagle, Lead In-House Counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, JenniferBE@ostlegal.org. For more information please see the job description.

Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

Staff Attorney, Chinle Judicial District, Chinle AZThis 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, UTThis 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, AZThis 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 August 21, 2020.