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Native America Program Associate

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Grand Canyon Trust


Flagstaff, AZ

Skills And Qualifications:

The associate is responsible for helping to plan and provide logistical support for various aspects of the Grand Canyon Trust’s Native America Program, with an emphasis on two priority projects - the defense of Bears Ears National Monument and the Native American Business Incubator Network (NABIN). This is a dynamic position with a primary focus on operations and logistics; however, the selected candidate will be an integral and critical part of this visionary work, and will serve as an equal thought leader alongside three primary colleagues within the Grand Canyon Trust. 

Required Qualification

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse staff, be a self-starter, work well under pressure, and be able to handle several projects simultaneously; 
  • Must be a team player and accountable to others, one’s self, and to the core values of the organization and the Intertribal Coalition, including deep respect for tribal sovereignty;
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful relationships;
  • Aptitude for innovation and creative thinking to find new solutions to challenges;
  • Willingness to travel extensively, including some nights and weekends;
  • Must be efficient, flexible, professional, and possess excellent organizational, planning, speaking, and follow-through skills;
  • Strong writing skills a must; and
  • Computer proficiency including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software required.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Speak a language Native to the Colorado Plateau;
  • Previous work experience based in a tribal community on the Colorado Plateau; and
  • Experience working with non-profit conservation organizations is not required, but will be considered a strong plus.  

Required Education:

?       Bachelor’s degree preferred, with at least 2 years of experience in working with Native communities and/or tribal elected and/or cultural leaders required.

Duties And Responsibilities:

The associate is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assist staff with maintaining positive relationships with tribes and tribal members with the end goal of defending permanent landscape protection for the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah (approximately 75% of time), and advancing the work of the Native American Business Incubator Network by providing back-end support to the Director and Program Manager (approximately 25% of time).
  • Strategize alongside the Bears Ears and NABIN core teams to carry out the vision of the work; and find the best solutions to the issues facing the Colorado Plateau.
  • Coordinate with the Native America Program Director and NABIN Program Manager to plan and carry out duties to facilitate planning, actions, and meetings including, but not limited to:
  • Work with staff to plan and manage events and meetings, book accommodations, book travel and catering, registration for events, requisition checks and reconcile credit cards, compile and manage key contact lists, track event and project budgets, and oversee reimbursement of expenses and dispersal of honoraria and payment for services;
  • Book event space and hotels; prepare agendas, resources, and other written documents; take minutes and record notes at meetings, including organization, editing and dissemination of minutes and notes;
  • Assist with the implementation of media strategies including production of written content for correspondence, blogs, supporter updates, websites, and interfacing with traditional and social media; 
  • Track, research, and assist with the preparation of grant proposals and reports;
  • Organize, manage, and follow up on requests from all members of the Intertribal Coalition and NABIN personally, or assign to pertinent staff for follow-up; and
  • Research and retrieve supporting documentation for Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition and NABIN as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary And Benefits:

Competitive salary among non-profit conservation organizations and commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, vacation, holiday and sick leave, together with individual health insurance and 401(k) benefits are provided. 

Additional Info:


Flagstaff, Arizona with flexibility to travel within the southern Colorado Plateau


Minimum 40 hours per week, plus extensive travel including some nights and weekends


Native America Program Director, Grand Canyon Trust 


January 2018 - January 2019, with option to renew

Contact Info:

Darcy Allen

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