Position Opening: Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison – Alaska

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS), is hiring two Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons who will work with the Alaska CASC to build collaborative and meaningful relationships between the UAF/USGS partnership and Alaska Native Tribes and other entities in order to address management and adaptation needs across the state.

The Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons for the Alaska CASC will be responsible for working with the Sr. Liaison 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 Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison and a seasonal Alaska Native Student Intern. 

For the full list of responsibilities see the full position description.

Position 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
  • At least one year of experience supporting tribal needs related to climate adaptation and other environmental challenges in Alaska
  • See position description for additional requirements

These positions are 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 supervisor position. Salary is commensurate with experience, education and work history. Incumbent is subject to a pre-employment background screen. Will be required to serve a 90-day probationary period. Duty station will be Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau AK. remote work may be possible

Closing Date: July 8, 2022

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

For more information see the detailed job description.