Senior Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison, Alaska - NAFWS

Post Date: 3/22/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS)
Position/Title/Fund: Senior Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison, Alaska - Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK
Contact Info: Julie Thorstenson at

The Senior Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (Sr. TCRL) for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) serves as the lead on Alaska tribal climate adaptation science needs under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director (ED of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS).

The Sr. TCRL is responsible for providing technical assistance and working with tribal communities across Alaska to improve their capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-related environmental impacts. Salary is commensurate with experience, education and work history. Duty station will be Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK. 

You will need: a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in one or more of the following: physical sciences, biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, or relevant social sciences from an accredited university, AND at least three (3) years of experience supporting tribal needs related to climate adaptation and other environmental challenges in Alaska.

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.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference) and official transcripts to: Julie Thorstenson at or mail to: Executive Director, NAFWS, 10465 Melody Dr., Ste 307, Northglenn, CO 80234.