Friday Job Announcements

Job vacancies are posted on Fridays. Any posts received prior to 12pm EST on Friday will appear in that Friday’s announcements. If you would like to submit a post for an open Indian law or leadership job, please send a brief description of the position (which includes position title and location) as well as a PDF job announcement to

Michigan State University

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS), East Lansing, MI. Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work, except the dissertation; actively working in American Indian and Indigenous Studies; and committed to a career in Indigenous Studies. For more information please see the job description. Review of applications begins on March 11, 2019.

More about the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program, as well as a list of previous fellows, can be viewed at Questions can be directed to Dr. Dylan Miner, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, at

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Senior Legal Counsel, Mashantucket, CT. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the incumbent assists in providing legal advice and services to the Nation, including its departments, arms, subdivisions, regulatory bodies, committees, entities and business enterprises concerning legal rights, responsibilities and obligations. Excellent ability to communicate legal concepts and analysis to MPTN, to patrons, vendors or any other person necessary to resolve a matter is required. Please see the job description for more information.

Center for Court Innovation

Senior Program Manager, NYC, NY. The Center for Court Innovation is seeking two Senior Program Managers to provide Technical Assistance to tribal courts. Duties will include working on a variety of tribal justice projects such as strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile justice, tribal corrections, tribal/state relationships, healing to wellness courts, and other problem-solving initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a JD, MSW, or relevant graduate-level degree, or previous experience delivering technical assistance to tribal justice systems. Candidates with previous experience working with tribal justice systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

New Mexico Tourism Department

Cultural Heritage Coordinator,  This position is important to our Department, our Pueblos and Nations, and to our State. Seeking an energetic individual who will grow and foster dynamic relationships with tribal and cultural entities in growing tourism within our communities and growing our economies. There is a link to our State Personnel Office page to apply online. Application closes February 25, 2019.

The Native Village of Afognak

Tribal Administrator, Kodiak, AK. Under the direction of the Native Village of Afognak (NVA) Tribal Council, the Tribal Administrator will serve as the Chief Executive Officer to coordinate and oversee the Tribal Government and manage the day-to-day operations of the Tribe. Strong familiarity with Tribal history and Indigenous governance is required, as well as some knowledge of cultural and environmental issues. Please see the job description for more information.

The Menominee Indian Tribe

Assistant Prosecutor, Keshena, WI. Under the direction and supervision of the Prosecutor, the purpose of the position is to assist the Prosecutor with legal research, court appearances and to handle caseloads as assigned. See the job description for more information and apply online at  The closing date is March 13, 2019.

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Legislative Staff Attorney, Onamia, MN. The duty of the Chief Legislative Counsel is to provide legal analysis on issues that come before the Legislative Branch, draft and update the Band’s legislation, review contracts The Legislative Staff Attorneys are to assist Chief Legislative Counsel in the amending, revision, and creation of statutes for the Legislative Branch while remaining vigilant of the Band’s traditions and beliefs. For more information please see the job description. Application closes March 5, 2019.

Staten Island Legal Services

Housing Attorney, New York City, New York. We are seeking a staff attorney to work in our Housing Unit assisting low-income tenants throughout the borough in avoiding displacement through a range of legal avenues. For more information please see the job description.

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas

Foster Home Attendant, Eagle Pass, TX. Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological function of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. Employment Applications may be submitted in person at the Human Resource Department, or you may fill out an application at: If you have any questions please call 830-773-2105.

Martha L. King, P.C.

Summer Law Clerk, Albuquerque, NM. This is a rare opportunity for a law student with strong research and writing skills to develop thoughtful, professional, and well-analyzed work product and gain invaluable practical legal experience. For more information please see the description. Application closes March 15, 2019.

Part-Time Associate Attorney, Albuquerque, NM. We are a peer rated professional services law firm providing business law services to tribal entities. Requirements: experience in business law, corporations, and employment law; strong writing and analytical skills; and driven by a sincere desire to make a lasting impact in and out of Indian country. Please see the job description for more information. Application closes March 15, 2019 at 5pm.


See posts from February 15, 2019.