Jobs and Internships

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There are currently no positions available with NIEA.

Other Available Positions

Position Title: Initiative Associate, Indigenous Communities Initiative, NoVo Foundation

Position Summary

• Supporting Program Officer in the management of grants from exploration and solicitation through assessment, recommendation, and presentation to Grants Committee. Once funded, this position will be support grant management and relationships with grantees as a key point of contact.
• Reviewing information relevant to grant recommendations and gathering needed materials, as well as writing proposal summaries for presentation at Grants Committee meetings.
• Maintaining organization, grant, and contact records in the Foundation’s database in a complete, correct, and timely manner, creating and running reports as needed.
• Monitoring programmatic and budgetary goals for the IC Initiative.
• Taking notes in meetings with grantee partners and assisting with any necessary follow-up.

Research, strategy, and learning
• Serving as a thought partner to the Senior Director and Program Officer in strategic planning and monitoring of programmatic and budgetary progress.
• Conducting research and remaining up-to-date on issues, strategies, and funding within the Initiative.
• Participating in and reporting on meetings and telephone consultations with prospective and current grantee partners, other funders, and stakeholders in the North America and, occasionally, beyond.
• Participating in and reporting on events and activities such as conferences and affinity group meetings that will help strengthen and promote the goals of NoVo Foundation.
• Maintaining a filing system for the Initiative, including general information on current, past, and prospective grantee partners.

• Drafting and proofreading correspondence for the Initiative.
• Scheduling meetings and making domestic and international travel arrangements.
• Preparing and managing the submission of expense reports.
• Creating external and internal documents for the Initiative.
• Assisting with meeting preparation, photocopying, scanning, filing, and other administrative responsibilities as necessary.


•Familiarity, passion, and demonstrated commitment to the NoVo Foundation’s mission and vision, a dedication to supporting Indigenous communities and peoples, and a strong awareness and understanding of the intersection of race, class, gender, and settler-colonialism.
• BA/BS required.
• 1-3 years of related professional experience working with Indigenous communities.
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Mac OS, databases, and cloud-based environments. Experience with Salesforce and Concur a plus.
• Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
• Rigorous attention to detail; methodical, swift, and accurate.
• Comfort with quantitative data, budgets, and financial information; strong analytical skills.
• Self-starting skills and an orientation toward the group’s success.

For more information and to learn how to apply, please click here. Application deadline is July 7th.

Position Title: Cultural/Language Resources Director, Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California

Position Summary

• Plans, organizes, and oversees cultural, community training and language activities for targeted age groups in the communities.
• Responsible for the development and implementation of the curriculum for language classes.
• Contributes to program effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; and implementing directives.
• Develops assessment tools to evaluate progress of language students.
• Improves staff effectiveness by supervising, coaching, counseling, training and recommending disciplinary action for employees; and planning, delegating, monitoring, and appraising job tasks in a timely manner
• Design and implementation of a Washoe Basketry Program.
• Develops and implements a strategic plan for all cultural program activities including community training and language programs.
• Establishes, implements, and communicates program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures and develops a cohesive and effective strategic plan. Evaluates the program to plan and implement priorities to meet the needs of the Washoe people.
• Coordinates opportunities for community involvement by Washoe Tribal members to enhance the curriculum of Washoe language instruction.
• Generates, develops, submits, and presents program reports as required by funding agencies or Tribal Administration.
• Develops and implements Washoe Language curriculum for the Washoe Tribal community including in area Washoe Tribe Head Start and K-12 schools.
• Manages ongoing schedule and provides outreach such as cultural presentations to academic institutions, museums, and other interested parties.
• Coordinates with Tribal program directors, school administrators, and other community leaders and organizations to implement cultural instruction and language teaching.
• Represents cultural programs to the communities to provide information about the programs.
• Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and researching funding opportunities.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations.
• Represents the programs and the Tribe to external agencies, consultants, and other organizations and individuals; and establishes positive relationships with programs of common interests.
• Coordinates and works with the Washoe Cultural Advisory Council and coordinates information with the Senior Site Council and Washoe Tribal Elders.
• Ensures confidential maintenance of all program files.
• Manages the Washoe Tribe Cultural Resources library including compilation of library materials for the Washoe Tribe.
• Maintains appropriate documentation on incidents as required by policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as required.


• Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Native American Studies, or related field; plus two years of experience in Washoe culture and language, and program management plus two years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty (30) days of employment.
• Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.
• Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
• Must obtain current certification as a mandated reporter.
• Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

To apply:

To apply, email Kathy Macellari-Solis at

Position Title: Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion/ Basic Biomedical Sciences Faculty, Diversity and Inclusion, University of South Daota

Position Summary

The USD Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) seeks candidates to serve as Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and faculty within Basic Biomedical Sciences ( SSOM is a community-based medical school with a tradition of excellence, and is highly ranked in family medicine and in rural medicine.

As Assistant Dean the successful candidate will work in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and focus on development of educational opportunities for medical students and SSOM faculty regarding American Indian health and assisting with efforts and responsibilities of the SSOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Specific responsibilities may include: providing medical students are cultural experiences related to the care of American Indian patients and underserved populations; developing medical student educational opportunities on American Indian reservations; assisting in coordinating the Cultural Awareness Colloquium for Pillar 2 medical students; proposing and developing curriculum that enhances cultural competence and diversity across all medical education Pillars and promoting interprofessional education; faculty development; and assisting with pipeline activities; and serving on key medical school committees.

As a faculty member within the Basic Biomedical Sciences, the successful candidate will advance public health in the curriculum by teaching concepts in public health, social determinations of health in underserved populations, and/or women’s health. Preferably teaching will include epidemiology. In addition, the successful candidate will facilitate outcomes based research programming for medical and public health students.

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who, through their diversity, enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to race, ethnicity, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.

Questions may be directed to:

Gerald Yutzrenka, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion



The successful candidate will have a doctorate in public health, education, or other related field; experience working in women’s health and/or with American Indian people and culture or other with underserved population; the ability to travel to and build relationships with underserved populations across the State of South Dakota.

To apply:

Apply online at and attach current curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a letter of interest.

Position Title: Executive Director, National American Indian Housing Council

Position Description and Qualifications:

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Contact Information:

Interested candidates should contact Valerie Butterbredt at Position is open until April 1st, 2017.

Position Title: Program Manager, National American Indian Housing Council

Position Description and Qualifications:

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Contact Information:

Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Valerie Butterbredt at  Please place “Manager, Technical Assistance & Training” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled.

Position Title: Various Postings, National Indian Health Board

Organization Summary

The NIHB offers a mission-driven, fast-moving environment where intelligence, flexibility, and good humor are valued. We operate with excellence in mind in all matters and the confidence to defend and debate ideas without ego interfering to create the best outcome possible. Since its founding by the nation’s Tribes in 1972, NIHB remains the country’s only national organization solely devoted to improving Tribal health care for all American Indian and Alaska Natives. This position is based in our offices in Washington, DC. No relocation funding provided. American Indians and Alaska Natives are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see for more information. EOE.

Available Positions:

Communications Manager

Executive Assistant

Policy Analyst

Policy Associate

Public Health Program Coordinator- Cancer Screening and Prevention

Public Health Program Coordinator- Diabetes and Chronic Diseases

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit their questions to

Position Title: Executive Assistant, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Position Summary

This full-time position provides a wide range of administrative and programmatic support to the President & CEO and Board of Directors; conducts detailed meeting planning and negotiation for a variety of meeting throughout the year; and assists in implementing components of the organization’s strategic plan.

To view a full position description, please click here.

Interested candidates should submit their questions to