The Climate Resilience Program works to identify and implement best practices and approaches to address climate change impacts to ATNI Tribes and communities. This includes strategies to protect Tribal rights and trust resources, while promoting effective government-to-government consultation on climate impacts and programs. Programmatic goals include:
1. Ensuring ATNI member Tribes are engaged and aware of opportunities provided by federal/state/tribal climate change and tribal resilience programs.
2. Serving as a clearinghouse for and coordinator of tribal and intertribal efforts related to climate and tribal resilience.
3. Supporting ATNI’s participation in regional, national, and international climate policy, adaptation, and mitigation efforts.
4. Supporting ATNI member Tribes in identifying and securing funding to build tribal resilience and capacity.
• Graduate degree preferred with five years of experience required, in an area relevant to Tribal climate resilience and / or climate change.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to a) environmental sustainability, b) traditional knowledges, and c) exposure of indigenous peoples to the impacts of climate change, adaptation, and interpretation of locally relevant research.
• Demonstrated understanding of tribal governments and communities, values, needs, Indigenous knowledges, and knowledge of tribal treaty rights and federal trust relations.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise working with Indigenous communities in the Northwest on climate change adaptation and / or climate resilience.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to write funding proposals, regionally or nationally relevant documents or reports, and documents accessible to technical and non-technical communities.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, document, and manage multiple projects.
• ATNI has a hiring preference for citizens of federally recognized Tribal Nations.