Friday Job Announcements

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

  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.

The Pascua Yaqui Office of Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General, adjacent to Tucson, AZ. The Assistant Attorney General represents the Pascua Yaqui Tribe by providing nonpartisan legal advice and representation to officials, agencies, departments, divisions, enterprises and other entities of the Tribe’s government. Interested candidates should have at least 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with a background in Indian Law strongly preferred.  The job posting can be found here or see the job description for more information.

Prairie Island Indian Community

RFP. Welch, MN. After a hard-fought victory at the Minnesota Legislature in securing the Legislation, PIIC is excited to embark on the Net Zero Project. PIIC requests proposals from qualified firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations (“Vendor(s)” or “Respondent(s)”) to become its primary partner for the Project. The selected Vendor will help PIIC develop a project plan, including elements such as governance, community engagement, feasibility, technical analysis, possible creation of a tribal utility, etc. The selected Vendor will oversee the execution of a developed project plan and the procurement/construction required to meet the objectives identified for the Project. Additionally, PIIC seeks a qualified Vendor that both understands the public-facing aspect of the Project and can work with the existing team on communication strategies to foster stakeholder and public confidence. Submissions due September 28, 2020. Please see the RFP for more information.

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Assistant Prosecutor, Watersmeet, MI.  Provide vertical prosecution of all sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking cases in the LVD Court as well as assist in prosecution of other criminal matters.  This position also includes collaboration with Tribal Police to create and implement a training program for effective investigation of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking involving tribal members both on and off Tribal lands.  For more information, please see the job description.  Deadline for application is October 1, 2020.  Application here.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Band Assembly

Legislative Staff Attorney II, Onamia, MN. Assists in representing the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Band Assembly in the lawful exercise of its constitutional and statutory duties and obligations. The Legislative Staff Attorney also conducts legal research, drafts bills and legal opinions, reviews contracts, and performs other duties as assigned by the Secretary-Treasurer and Band Assembly with notification given to the Legislative Counsel. The Legislative Staff Attorney will regularly collaborate and work with the Legislative Counsel on legal issues. Application closes 9/28/2020. Please see the job description or link for more information.

Native American Rights Fund

Executive/Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Boulder, CO. This position will provide administrative and legal support for a busy law office. Due to COVID-19, this position will be temporarily remote. No closing date, it will remain open until filled. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply.

Environmental Protection Agency

Attorney-Advisor, Denver, CO, telework eligible. Provide legal advice, perform legal research, prepare legal documentation and provides policy recommendations; Perform litigation activities; Draft Agency determinations proposed regulations and federal register notices; and more. For more information and to apply please see the job description. Application closes September 23, 2020.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP

2021 Summer Law Clerk, Washington, DC.Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of Indian tribal governments and organizations, is currently seeking applications for its 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program in its Washington, DC office. Please see the Job Announcement for more information and how to apply. This position is open until filled.

American Bar Association

Senior Associate Executive Director and General Counsel. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, will provide leadership in two distinct areas: – As General Counsel of the organization of America’s lawyers, responsibility for legal guidance and counsel in the ABA’s Office of the General Counsel – As Senior Associate Executive Director, responsibility for oversight of the office that manages the ABA’s law school accreditation process. For more information please see the position description.

ACLU of New Hampshire

Director of Community Engagement, Concord, NH. Manage ACLU-NH organizing campaigns, build volunteer capacity across the state, and engage with community partners to advance civil rights. Manage a team of two full-time staff organizers. This is an exciting opportunity to provide vision, leadership, and support to an organizing program that focuses on the most important civil rights issues of our time, including racial justice, voting rights, and LGBTQ rights. Due to COVID-19, relocation to New Hampshire will not be immediately required. Requesting job applications by October 5, 2020. To apply send cover letter and resume to

See posts from September 11, 2020.