Climate Resilience Program Coordinator

Do you want to be inspired every day? Are you interested in working for a dynamic intertribal organization that works at the intersection of Tribal sovereignty, climate solutions, environmental justice, and Indigenous cultures? The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator for our Climate Resilience Program! Come work for an exciting intertribal organization working at the cutting edge of climate adaptation science. Our staff work on a wide-variety of projects and your job will be crafted to best fit your interests and your skill sets. ATNI also offers competitive salaries, benefits, and the best job that you have ever had. You deserve more than a job; you deserve a career that will feed your soul.

This full-time position is an employee of ATNI will serve as the Program Coordinator for ATNI’s Climate Resilience Program, which serves Tribes located in the Pacific Northwest. The duty station for this position is flexible within the Pacific Northwest. The Program Coordinator will work with ATNI’s programmatic and administrative staff to coordinate and support our climate programs. This staff person should be an expert in coordinating programs and projects which may include managing travel logistics & coordination, managing special event logistics, tracking accounts payables and receivables, assisting with budget development, assisting with developing draft contracts, meeting coordination, agenda coordination, notetaking, managing / meeting project reporting requirements, and other administrative duties as assigned. This person should also be an expert at internal and external communications and demonstrate high standards of professionalism when working with a wide range of internal and external partners, including Tribes, Federal agencies, intertribal organizations, researchers, interns, and other tribal and non-tribal partners. The ideal candidate will have: 1) extensive experience working with a wide range of partners, including Tribes and intertribal organizations; 2) a demonstrated passion for the missions of ATNI and our Climate Resilience Program; 3) a penchant for managing ever-competing priorities with partnerships that often require flexibility; and 4) do all of the above with a positive attitude and a smile.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides specialized administrative support in the development and implementation of our Climate Resilience program and services;
  • Serves as a central point of contact between our program, partners, or Tribal leaders and staff regarding programmatic, operational, and administrative matters;
  • Assists with event planning and logistics, special projects, and general problem-solving, as needed;
  • Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, partners, and volunteers in implementation of programmatic efforts;
  • Monitors and administers project and program revenues and budgets; Assists with development of funding proposals and budgets for the program; tracking programmatic income and expenditures; monitoring and managing budgets vs. actuals.
  • Maintains program & project records, files, and documents using cloud-based file management systems; researches information; prepares project reports, summaries, or replies to special inquiries;
  • Performs or delegates clerical, administrative support, and human resource-related tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, and other documents.
  • Performs specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of program objectives and miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Tracks related activities and corresponding metrics;

Qualifications Required (applicants will be assessed based upon these qualifications)

  • At least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills; demonstrated organizational skills; Experience in event planning and logistics; strong note taking skills; proficiency in using cloud-based file management systems; proficiency is tracking financial income and expenditures for programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, document, and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and / or special events.
  • Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills; skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications; and general clerical, word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, and office skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers, partners, and others in a team environment while maintaining positive attitude.
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Native American hiring preference. ATNI preferentially hires citizens of federally recognized Tribal Nations.

This position reports to:  ATNI’s Program Director for Climate Resilience Program

Duty location:  Flexible within the Pacific Northwest

Salary: $58,560– $87,613/year [location dependent and commensurate with experience, and based upon the GS salary schedule ranging from a GS-9 (Step 1) to a GS-12 (Step 1)]

Benefits: ATNI offers a generous benefits program that includes comp time, a retirement program, and health benefits program.

Required application materials: Qualified candidates must submit a single pdf document that includes: 1) cover letter that highlights any experience with Indigenous communities and program management; 2) résumé; 3) unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.); 4) salary history; and 5) an example of writing skills or your logistical and or planning related experience.  Incomplete applications may be determined ineligible.

Application instructions: Initial review of applications will begin on Oct 23, 2022 and the position remain open until filled. All necessary materials must be e-mailed to  Subject line should include: ‘Program Coordinator Applicant’

For more information, contact

Chas Jones, PhD

ATNI Acting Climate Resilience Program Director

(815) 456-4173


The Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians seeks applicants for two full-time Climate Fellows. Apply today.

Formed in 1953, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is a nonprofit organization representing 57 Northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana. The ATNI Climate Fellow will conduct Tribal climate planning research and review regional GHG policy and other key climate vulnerability assessments. This may include, but is not limited to, outreach and collaboration across other member organizations to develop and share best practices, trainings, and other resources focused on climate and environmental justice issues. Additionally, the Fellow would be connected to and could work in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Tribal Climate Change Project.

Enrolled Tribal citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.…/jobs/climate_fellow_256A48.html

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Administrative Support Specialist

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is hiring a Administrative Support Specialist, who will be tasked with office management, clerical tasks, and back-office duties of an organization. The administrative support specialists must manage the purchasing and inventory of office supplies as well as schedule the maintenance of office equipment. They serve as a liaison for executives by screening incoming calls and emails, sorting mails, and setting appointments with employees, customers, and vendors. Administrative support specialists must also be able to draft memos and edit report proposals and other business documents. The Support Specialist will interact closely with the executive director to assist executive management with coordination of ATNI consultants, volunteers, committee chairs, and the ATNI executive board. Successful candidates will have direct experience working with tribal non-profits. For more details about the position and how to apply, see the position description.

Location: Portland, Oregon

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Communications and Marketing Coordinator

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is hiring a Communications and Membership Coordinator. This person is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring ATNI’s strategic communications strategy. This work includes communicating with Tribal Government ATNI membership, media relations, sponsors and partners. The focus is on increasing the capacity of ATNI and our programs for more effective communication with our membership and responding to the needs of our programs. Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for member relations, including outreach, recruitment, retention, and implementation of plans designed to cultivate, maintain, and strengthen member ties to each other and to ATNI. The coordinator is responsible for instituting and utilizing a membership platform to better serve the ATNI membership. The Coordinator may provide some assistance with identifying and garnering resources to support the ATNI’s work, primarily in the area of community relations and communications. Successful candidates will have direct experience working with tribal nonprofits. For more details about the position and how to apply, see the position description.

Location: Portland, Oregon with the opportunity for remote work

Status: 32.5 hours / week

Salary range: $40,500 – $47,200 depending on experience

NW CASC is accepting Letters of Interest for projects from Tribes

Special Opportunity

Call for Statements of Interest for Tribal Climate Adaptation Research Projects Federal Fiscal Year 2021


The Northwest and Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Centers (NW CASC, SW CASC) invite statements of interest for tribal climate adaption research projects to be initiated in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

The NW CASC is seeking statements of interest for tribal climate adaptation research projects that focus on the following priorities, as identified and described in the NW CASC Science Agenda for 2018-2023: 1) management of aquatic resources, 2) management of at-risk species and habitats, 3) management of invasive species and diseases, 4) management of forest ecosystems, and 5) human dimensions of climate adaptation.

For SW CASC funding details, please see the full announcement.

Eligible Applicants

Federally recognized tribes listed in the current Federal Register and tribal organizations as defined at 25 U.S.C.

§5304(l) may submit statements of interest for this funding opportunity. Other entities (federal, state, or other) can partner with federally recognized tribes and/or tribal organizations and receive funds through subawards (see Funding Flow, below).

Eligible Geographies

Statements of interest submitted to the NW CASC should have geographic footprints within the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and/or California (northern).

Project Funding Guidance

The NW CASC expects to initiate 2-3 new tribal climate adaptation research projects in FY 2021. Statements of interest should be for project up to 24 months in duration with a maximum of $200,000 per project.

Schedule for Submission, Review, and Awards

Deadline: Statements of Interest (SOI)……………………………………………….. Dec. 17, 2020

Deadline: Full Proposals…………………………………………………………………… Feb. 26, 2021

To download the call for S.O.I.’s visit: