Overview

As a team member in our small and nimble organization, the Conservation Liaison builds and maintains relationships with our conservation partners. Regular meetings with coalitions and alliances afford the Conservation Liaison with the most up-to-date information on threats to the environment and conserved lands in the region. This position remains knowledgeable of conservation, environmental, and cultural preservation issues to advise the Conservancy on policy positions. The incumbent ensures that the Conservancy remains active in the conservation community and that is does its part to advocate for the positions it has adopted through letters, op eds, testimony, and other activities. It is equally important to elicit support from these partners for issues affecting sacred sites and Indian Country. Relationships in the tribal community are an essential part of this position.

Are you passionate about environmental conservation and the preservation of sites sacred to Native American communities? You must be independent, highly motivated, and self-disciplined to be effective in this position. Your proven leadership ability, strong public relations, communication (both written and verbal), and collegial interpersonal skills will serve you well. Likewise, your ability to problem solve, plan and organize, and strong computer skills combined with your experience in Native American communities will ensure your success as the Conservation Liaison.

What you will be doing

  • Be the founder of the conservation team
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of communities, tribes, governments, or public interest groups
  • Interact with those constituencies on a regular basis
  • Support conservation efforts in a variety of ways
  • Implement contract workers
  • Research and advise on conservation policy
  • Represent the Conservancy at public events

What you will bring along

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven record of independent work on environmental or related work
  • Strong professional communication skills
  • The ability to work remotely
  • A passion for environmental conservation and the preservation of sacred sites
  • Native candidates strongly encouraged to apply

We take care of our people

We strive to do right by our employees to ensure they are happy and well working with us.

  • Competitive compensation, starting at $50,000 per year
  • Health coverage
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible location working remotely
  • Generous number of vacation days each year

About Native American Land Conservancy

The Native American Land Conservancy (NALC) is an intertribal 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998. The Conservancy works to fulfill its mission to acquire, preserve, and protect our sacred lands everyday through advocacy, education, land acquisition and management, and tribal outreach. The NALC presently stewards sacred sites on over 2500 acres and preserves tribal culture and knowledge through its Learning Landscapes programs.