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Tribal Co-Management Policy Fellowship
David Lamfrom, Vice President, Regional Operations. Will transition to regional staff or Director in Region where fellow is located.
Robin McKenna, Executive Vice President
$62k – 65k based upon experience and location (Grade M)
We offer competitive compensation and benefits including a four-day, 32-hour work week, paid sabbaticals for staff after seven years of service and more. Learn more about our benefits.
This position is a 24-month fellowship opportunity for an emerging leader to:
|Lead and Support campaign work:
|Serve as an excellent partner to Native American Rights Fund leading and supporting research and outreach to NPS leadership, NPS units and Tribal Nations (as appropriate) as it relates to existing co-management, co-stewardship and cooperative agreement relationships. This work will deepen understanding of the potential for cooperative agreements and other mechanisms for collaboration (e.g., consultation processes, self-governance agreements, statutory obligations) to establish co-management and co-stewardship relationships. In part, this work will support ongoing efforts with various partners to collect information to assist practitioners and researchers in understanding and exploring how co-management, co-stewardship, and cooperative agreements are established and also how they function.
|Organizational development and internal capacity:
|Serve as a member of NPCA’s nationwide Cultural Resources team and as a member of one of NPCA’s regions (based on location); support the growth of NPCA’s understanding of Tribal perspectives and history on select issues; support staff in respectful allyship in areas such as sovereignty, consultation, and what constitutes tribal and cultural significance, share work and experiences with staff where appropriate. Note: NPCA recognizes that it is not the responsibility of any one staff member to carry out our organizational learning and development needs. We do believe that we will grow and progress through the shared experience of this fellowship.
|Work with Tribal communities, organizations, and groups, as well as BIPOC and other community groups to support their goals and growth. NPCA believes a critical component of being a part of a community is reciprocity.
|Respect employees regardless of their position or background. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Participates in administrative staff meetings, organization-wide meetings, staff committee meetings, training programs, and attends other meetings and seminars as designated by the supervisor. Assists in preparing regular reports on status of work. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position.
Interacts with diverse communities, with an emphasis on Tribal nations, organizations and partners. Works with federal agency officials, external partners, internal departments, media and donors. Works closely with the Regional Programs Department and the Cultural Resources Team.
Live, honor, and own the organization’s Core Values:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is typically required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
NPCA is committed to diversity among its employees and hiring practices and supports the need for diverse leadership in the climate movement. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
Currently all remote work; when appropriate, flexibility between some remote work and in person work; office work in a typical cube setting.
NPCA’s typical work schedule is Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Although some evening and weekend work may be required, NPCA tries to provide flexible and balanced work schedules, especially during the Covid pandemic. Some travel likely for meetings, conferences and events when appropriate.
NPCA reserves the right to revise this position description at any time. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the NPCA and employee and is subject to change by the NPCA as the needs of the NPCA and requirements of the job change. The above is in no way an exhaustive list of the requirements for the position.