Job Announcements

New York University Arts and Sciences — Department of Social and Cultural Analysis

Junior Faculty PositionNative American Studies. New York, NY. The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for a junior ranked search in the field of Native American Studies. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research relates to urban indigeneity, Critical Indigenous Theory, settler colonialism, literature, Indigenous resurgence and governance, Queer Studies, Indigenous pedagogies, environmental studies, and/or language revitalization. We encourage applications from scholars who work in collaboration with First Nations or Native American nations and whose research engages with Indigenous communities. Please see the position description for more information. The search committee will begin their review of applications on November 1st, 2021. Please apply here.

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Staff AttorneySeattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Participating in ACLU-WA’s race equity work; (2) Investigating, filing, and litigating through trial civil liberties and civil rights cases in both federal and state courts; (3) Maintaining an active docket of their own cases, typically with assistance from outside cooperating attorneys and a senior staff attorney, as well
as helping to supervise interns and fellows in the department; (4) Engaging in advocacy, coordinating with the various policy-focused attorneys and other staff in the office, providing legal analysis; (5) Representing the ACLU publicly, speaking to the media and others; and (6) Traveling, as well as some working on nights and weekends, may be necessary. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to “Hiring Team” at Jobs@acluwa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and the position for which you would like to be considered, Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until November 12th, 2021, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.acluwa.org/careers.

Director, Policy Advocacy Group. Seattle, WA. Duties include: (1) Participating in ACLU-WA’s race equity work; (2) Ensuring that the policy work of the ACLU-WA is strategic, collaborative, consistent with ACLU policy, and undertaken in conformity with ACLU-WA race equity values and practices; (3) Supporting and supervising staff and developing long and short-term individual work plans and goals; (4) Recruiting and mentoring of PAG interns and volunteers; (5) Coordinating work and ensuring success of cross-departmental campaigns; and (6) Identifying priority issues, doing the primary research, and being the advocate or spokesperson as appropriate. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to “Hiring Team” at Jobs@acluwa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and Director, Policy Advocacy Group. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will
be accepted until November 17, 2021, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers.

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Environmental Protection Policy Analyst II. Olympia, WA. Duties include: (1) Providing policy analysis, technical support and coordination on emerging habitat issues for Commission and member tribes; and (2) Advancing habitat protection and restoration objectives necessary to the protection of tribal treaty rights and resources. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Wendy Bowman, HR, wbowman@nwifc.org by November 12th, 2021.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Environmental Attorney. Santa Fe, NM. Duties include: (1) Providing legal advice and counsel on a wide range of environmental compliance, litigation and related matters; (2) Reporting to the Associate General Counsel for Environment, Safety and Health in the Laboratory’s Office of General Counsel (OGC); (3) Resolving complex environmental issues in creative and effective ways; and (4) Advocating for and/or negotiating legal positions on significant matters. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should apply here by December 1st, 2021, and submit a cover letter and writing sample along with application materials.

Earthjustice

Spring 2022 Legal Externship – International Program. San Francisco, CA. Duties include: (1) Wielding the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; (2) Preserving magnificent places and wildlife; (3) Advance clean energy; and (4) Combat climate change. Please see the position description for more information and for a list of application materials.

Managing Attorney. Northern Rockies, MT. Duties include: (1) Overseeing the office and providing leadership for their growing teams currently comprised of attorneys and professional staff; (2) Developing and implementing regional strategies that align with organization-wide strategic plans and programmatic and litigation priorities; and (3) Taking on cases with national scope or addressing programmatic priorities outside of the region. It is important to note that the organization is open to candidates who do not have a focus in Environmental law; Earthjustice is excited to consider attorneys who are familiar with Tribal Law or other impact litigation. Please see the position description for more information. Please email interest to jmartinez@thinkingahead.com.

Grand Canyon Trust Field Attorney. Colorado Plateau. Duties include: (1) Surveying the wild places you’re fighting for; (2) Navigating through tamarisk and government-agency offices, from Ogden to Kanab, and Flagstaff to Moab; (3) Learning from Native leaders; (4) Studying the plans and projects that may harm the places we advocate for; and (5) Writing comments on those proposals, to represent the Grand Canyon Trust in administrative proceedings, to drop pithy quotes for the papers, and to otherwise press our case for the Colorado Plateau. Please see the position description for more information. Please email interest to jmartinez@thinkingahead.com.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Legal Department

Associate Tribal Attorney. Cass Lake, MN. Duties include: (1) Assisting the Legal Director with analysis of ongoing cases and legal issues in a broad range of subject areas central to the needs of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; (2) Preparing and analyzing contracts, legal documents, Tribal Codes, ordinances and Resolutions; and (3) Representing the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in tribal, State and Federal Court. Please see the position description for more information. The position is open until filled and the application materials can be found on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe website at https://www.llojibwe.org/jobs/llbojobs.html.

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Request for Qualifications — Policy Analyst. Humboldt County, CA. Duties include: (1) Determining program requirements and producing recommendations regarding policies, processes, and form development; (2) Drafting new or revised policies and procedures; and (3) Preparing and presenting reports and recommendations. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit proposals to Lisa Rose Sanderson, Victims of Crime Program Director, Hoopacourt.advocatedirector@gmail.com by November 10th, 2021.

Request for Qualifications — Education Outreach Coordinator. Humboldt County, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing the public and service providers with information about the services offered to victims of crime; (2) In collaboration with Program Director, developing Victims of Crime Program multimedia strategic plan; (3) Developing and designing original content for outreach, social media, and communications; (4) Assisting program Civil Legal Assistant and Program Director in designing content for Tribal Court self-help kiosk for the public to access; (5) Building Victims of Crime content calendar; and (6) Implementing and promoting data collection instruments to community. Please see the description for more information. Interested candidates should submit proposals to Lisa Rose Sanderson, Victims of Crime Program Director, Hoopacourt.advocatedirector@gmail.com by November 10th, 2021.

Associate Tribal Attorney. Hoopa, CA. Duties include: (1) Reviewing and negotiating contracts and government grants; (2) Researching and drafting tribal ordinances; (3) Advising the Tribal Council and Chairman; (4) Coordinating litigations and investigations; and (5) Handling employment matters.  We are open to applicants with a broad range of professional backgrounds. Please see the position description for more details. Please see the detailed minimum qualifications here. Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, and writing sample to Leah Offins, HR Coordinator at l.offins@hoopainsurance.com. The application form can be accessed here and the Hoopa Valley employment site here. The position is open until filled.  

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Associate Tribal Attorney. Port Angeles, WA. Duties include: (1) Advising and representing the Tribe, its officers, and entities including in tribal, federal, and state courts, administrative tribunals, and before federal and state legislative bodies and agencies; (2) Drafting ordinances, regulations, and policies; and (3) Negotiating and reviewing intergovernmental agreements, contracts,
and commercial transactions. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, at least three professional references, and a legal writing sample to OTA’s Paralegal at anne.ronan@elwha.org by November 15th, 2021 to ensure priority consideration. Applications submitted after that date may also be considered. Position open until filled. 

Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area (NBSCRA) Tribal Coalition — Native American Rights Fund

NBSCRA Manager. Alaska. Duties include: (1) Assisting the NBSCRA Tribal Advisory Council in the creation of the TAC’s processes and procedures; (2) Supporting and advancing the priorities of the TAC; and (3) Ensuring coordination between the TAC and federally recognized Tribes from the region, the Bering Sea Federal Task Force, and other governmental agencies or federal entities that have responsibilities in the region. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to dougherty@narf.org. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Table Mountain Rancheria

In-House Counsel. Friant, CA. Duties include: (1) Providing legal services in all areas of Federal Indian Law; (2) Preparing, submitting and processing fee-to-trust applications on behalf of the Table Mountain Rancheria; (2) Researching and drafting contracts and tribal ordinances; (3) Advising the Tribal Council and the Tribal Chairperson; and (4) Providing legal advice and guidance to the various tribal departments and entities of Table Mountain Rancheria. Please see the position description for more information. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Matt Stanley, Senior Director of Human Resources (mstanley@tmr.org) and Dan Casas, Senior Legal Counsel (dcasas@tmr.org). All questions should be directed to Matt Stanley at (559) 822-2813.

Hobb Straus

Associate Attorney. Oklahoma City, OK. Duties include: (1) Legal representation of Tribes and Tribal organizations. (2) Promoting and defending tribal rights. (3) Ability to participate in a highly-collaborative environment. (4) Familiarity with tribal communities and cultures and a commitment to tribal representation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and recent writing sample to Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com. This position is open until filled. 

Pechanga Indian Reservation

Chief JudgeTemecula, CA. Duties include: (1) Supporting and defending the sovereignty and Constitution and Bylaws of the Pechanga Band, its traditions, customs, and Tribal laws. (2) Exercising considerable independent judgement in managing the docket of the Tribal court, ruling on motions and adjudicatory cases, conducting hearings, and deciding cases in a fair and impartial manner. (3) Providing a tribal forum to resolve legal issues involving child welfare matters; child custody and child support; guardianship and adoption of minors; child welfare issues involving domestic violence, facts of birth and emancipation matters; business leases; employment matters; eminent domain; appeals from the Trust Review Board; cases arising from the Tribal Tax Code; disputes arising from the Pechanga Band Member Health Program; and any other subject matter as directed by the General Membership. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of intent to HR@pechanga-nsn.gov. The position is open until filled.

California Tribal Families Coalition

2022 Summer Law Clerk. Candidates are preferably rising 3Ls, however, 2Ls with relevant experience prior to or while in law school will be considered. CTFC provides an opportunity for summer law clerks with demonstrated interest in Indian law and/or social welfare law and policy. It is helpful if candidates have completed advanced research, writing, and a clinical placement. Primarily remote, but may include an opportunity to meet in-person in Northern California. Projects will vary. Past projects have included drafting state court briefs, research and writing an opposition to appellate case de-publication, developing training materials on state law, and drafting legal and policy strategy for legislation. Please see the position description for more information. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of two references to clerkapp@caltribalfamilies.org. Letters of recommendation are optional. All interviews will be conducted remotely. Deadline to apply is November 5th, 2021.