Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison – Alaska Region

Post Date: 9/28/2022
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS)
Position/Title/Fund: Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison - Full-time, 1 year term
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Alaska
Contact Info: Justin Leon at jleon@nafws.org

The Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (Asst. TCRL) for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) serves as support on Alaska Tribal climate adaptation science needs under the guidance and direction of the Senior Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (Sr. TCRL) of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS).

The Asst. TCRL is responsible for working with the Sr. TCRL to provide technical assistance and to work with tribal communities across Alaska to improve their capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-related environmental impacts. Duties include but are not limited to outreach and extension programming on tribal climate impacts, concerns and adaptation strategies; support efforts to enhance information exchange; assist communities to identify and prioritize resilience and adaptation projects; and work with another Asst. TCRL and a seasonal Alaska Native Student Intern.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the following: Alaska Native languages, engineering, physical sciences, biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, or relevant social sciences from an accredited university
  • AND at least 1 year of experience supporting tribal needs related to climate adaptation and other environmental challenges in Alaska
  • OR 5 years of Alaska Tribal/rural Alaska work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. Experience may include community experience that is paid or volunteer and that demonstrates your involvement, skills, abilities, leadership, community engagement, or contributions.

This position is funded for one year by the Department of Interior. While NAFWS and the AK CASC are working on making this a long-term position, this is contingent upon availability of funds.

This is a full-time salary position. Salary is commensurate with experience, education and work history. Incumbents are subject to a pre-employment background screen and will be required to serve a 90-day probationary period. Duty station will be Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, AK. Remote work may be possible.

How to Apply:

Submit a resume, official transcripts, cover letter, 3 professional references, and completed BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference) to: Justin Leon at jleon@nafws.org.

The NAFWS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applies Native American and/or Veteran’s Preference in its Hiring Policy with “Order of Preference” given.