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Opportunities - Page One
Here you will find opportunity listings for the following categories:
We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.
We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)

Employment Opportunity Announcement
Title: Research Coordinator
Department: Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: University of Washington - Downtown Seattle

Job Description:
The general responsibility of the Project Lead is to provide key logistical and administrative support to 2 large scale multi-site grants focused on health disparities and Contingency Management. The Project Lead will coordinate study activities among various research projects and interact directly with the grant PIs, and the Center’s Associate Director. The Project Lead will oversee the grant budgets and staff, including activating and maintaining professional and institutional subcontracts with other institutions and sites involved.


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field, plus 2-3 years of work experience in public health research with the American Indian and Alaska Native communities and to include managing larger-scale grants
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Website: or visit UW Hires and search for Req #: 87478

Employment Opportunity Announcement
Employer: Resource Development, American Indian College Fund
Title: Development Associate
Location: Denver, CO

Job description:
This position is critical in prospecting and setting up meetings with high-potential donor prospects. By creating the opportunity for face to face donor meetings, the organization is poised to increase charitable giving, thereby expanding its capacity to disburse monies for scholarship. This position plays a key role in meeting the Fund’s strategic initiatives to increase revenue and raise awareness of the organization among a core group of supporters. The organization’s values are the cornerstone for conversations with new donors. Respect, Reciprocity, Relationships, Responsibility and Reasoning could be inserted into a textbook detailing successful ways to identify, qualify and land donor meetings with new parties. The incumbent could not succeed if he/she were to misrepresent these values to philanthropic champions.



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of donor relational database software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Solid knowledge of donor relational database software is essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of the principles of prospect research
  • Success in scheduling appointments
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning about American Indian education.

Education / Experience / Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2+ years of identifying clients and customers and scheduling meetings preferred
  • Understanding of fundraising process and structure

Problem Solving

  • Independently solves standard problems; receives guidance on complex problems

Interpersonal Contacts

  • This position has a great deal of interaction with an external audience, which is the most critical element of the job. Internally, interaction will be focused around all in resource development team, public education team and senior managers

Consequences of Error

  • Rework and Intervention. Work is performed independently and errors would not be caught internally. -Potential errors create problems so severe that they require intervention from an executive in the organization to avoid lost revenue or increased expenditures. There is a cost associated with fixing the problem and the time of the executive involved.

Responsibility for Work of Others

  • None

Direction Received

  • General supervision. Work is reviewed. Independently performs assignments. Consults supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments.

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Frequent keyboarding, public speaking, significant air and car travel.

Application: Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

Employment Opportunity Announcement
Employer: University of Minnesota, Morris
Title: American Indian Financial Aid Counselor
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Morris, Minnesota

Job description:
Coordinate American Indian Student Scholarships, Tuition Waiver, and other American Indian Financial Aid Programs – 50%

Assist students, families, faculty and staff in understanding and accessing American Indian scholarship programs and resources, including:

  • University of Minnesota Morris American Indian Tuition Waiver
  • University of Minnesota Morris American Indian Legacy Scholarships, Salt Springs Awards, and MSP American Indian Student Assistance Fund
  • Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Grants and other Tribal Scholarship Programs
  • University of Minnesota Ethel M. Curry American Indian Scholarship, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship, and other system-wide scholarships
  • Financial aid, student records, registration and enrollment, student accounts receivable, billing and payment, veteran services and student employment.
  • Coordinate assistance/communications for students and families seeking information about and applying for UMM’s American Indian Tuition Waiver.
  • Establish successful working relationships with Minnesota and regional American Indian tribal education directors, tribal colleges, and other organizations committed to college access and success for American Indian students.

Public Contact – 40%

  • Counsel, advise, investigate, problem-solve, and resolve questions and issues (from students, parents, faculty, staff, collegiate units, other third parties, and the public) regarding financial aid, student records, registration and enrollment, student accounts receivable, billing and payment, veteran services and student employment.
  • Provide advising to students, parents and other third parties with in-depth questions regarding topics including but not limited to: financial aid eligibility, FAFSA application process through financial aid disbursement, federal/state and institutional programs, cost of attendance figures and estimated family contribution formulas, billing schedule and due dates/late fees, payment options and methods and process, registration guidelines/changes/deadlines, transcripts and holds. Follow through on issues until resolved.
  • Evaluate and assist students with issues regarding holds and waivers as needed.

Provide Community and Campus Outreach & Other Duties as Assigned – 10%

  • Present information to the University community, high schools, community colleges and other requested external presentations such as Financial Aid Nights, Campus Visit Days, New Student Orientation, Gateway and New Student Registration.
  • Accept appointments from the Admissions Office and provide counseling/advising on all aspects of financial aid eligibility, student records and student account for prospective students and their guests.
  • Build and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Work pro-actively and collaboratively with multiple campus departments to identify, address and resolve potential issues/problems that may affect a student’s financial aid, student account or student record.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and one or more years of experience in a customer service related field with ability to react to customers quickly, accurately and congenially. Strong work ethic, highly motivated and able to set priorities and manage multiple responsibilities alongside an utmost commitment to customer service. Requires strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to analyze and interpret data and make independent decisions; responsible for decisions. Ability to meet expectations in a fast-paced and dynamic, customer-oriented, audited environment. Must be a committed, collaborative and cooperative team player capable of establishing and maintaining relationships with other University departments to improve and enhance student services. Sensitive to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to work weekends/evenings as required.

Website:; - Requisition 181842

Employment Opportunity Announcement
Employer: Washoe Native TANF Program (WNTP)
Location: Gardnerville, Nevada

The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and CA is recruiting for a number of positions within the Washoe Native TANF Program (WNTP) in Alameda County, Oakland; CA. Current recruitments include Site Manager II, Case Manager, Case Worker and Program Coordinator. The following information and links provide additional information on the positions and instructions on how to apply.

-Applications are accepted for open positions only. Please be sure to indicate the title of the position you are applying for on each application. Open positions are listed below.

  • A separate application must be submitted for each position you are applying for.
  • Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications. Applicants may attach a resume to applications.
  • Applications and all required documentation must be received, in the Gardnerville office on or before the closing date. Information or documents received after the closing date will not be accepted for employment consideration. If you choose to submit your application vie email of facsimile, we are not responsible for technical or equipment failure that may render your application unreadable or cause it to be received after the deadline.
  • American Indian and Veteran’s preference will be awarded to those who qualify. In order to receive Indian or Veteran’s preference, applicants must submit copies of the documents with each application on or before the closing date.
  • Please allow at least three weeks after the closing date, before contacting our office regarding the status of the position. If selected for an interview, you will receive communication from our office regarding the date and time.
  • All positions are subject to Tribal Drug Free Workplace testing policies.
  • Benefits for full time positions include: medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Paid sick days, vacation days, holidays, and 401(K).

If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Department

Download wage structure | Download an employment application | View current employment opportunities

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
919 US Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
Telephone: 775-265-8600
Email :


Employment Opportunity Announcement
Employer: Forest Service Jobs
Location: Various, Please search descriptions

Positions: Biologist, Congressional Relations Specialist, Customer Service Representative, Forestry Technician, Forest Management, Helitack, Purchasing Agent, Rangeland Management Specialist, Visitor Services Information Assistant, District Ranger, Engineering Equipment Operator, Forest Environmental Coordinator, Interagency Hotshot Crew, Oil & Gas Resource Specialists, Project Management Specialist, Realty Specialist, Recreation Assistant, Natural Resource Specialist, Resource Assistant, Public Services Staff Officer, Resource Officer, Assistant Director, Fire Management Officer, OHV Specialist, TSI (Timber Stand Improvement) Crew Leader, Forest Supervisor, Biological Science Technician, Contract Specialist, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Engine Senior Firefighter, Range Technician, Handcrew Squad Leader, Handcrew Supervisor, Engineering Equipment Operator Helper, Information Receptionist, Law Enforcement Officer, Natural Resources and Planning Staff Officer Detail, Executive Assistant, Forester, Aviation Officer, Dispatcher, Fire Ecologist, Wildland Fire Apprentice, NEPA Planner, Secretary, Fleet and Equipment Specialist, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, Botany Technician, Budget Technician, Civil Engineer, Forest Environmental Affairs Coordinator/ Planner, Hydrologist, Support Services Specialist

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