IFAI’s job board is intended to be a resource for Native Americans and Alaska Natives interested in employment and internship opportunities that focus primarily on Indigenous food and agriculture policy and law. However, the job board is also open to other types of opportunities in the following:

  • US Federal / State Departments and Agencies
  • Federally Recognized Tribes and organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • IFAI’s partner agencies, including members of the Native Farm Bill Coalition

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Federal Jobs

Supervisory Loan Specialist (Agricultural)

USDA: Farm Service Agency

Location: Benson, MN

Closing Date: June 24, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Manages and directs assigned Farm Loan Programs and provides guidance and service to the state’s Farm Loan Teams. Major responsibilities include:
  • Serves as a state technical authority on the Farm Loan Programs and as a primary point of contact on assigned farm loan issues in the state;
  • Has delegated loan approval authority and performs the full range of loan specialist duties.

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County Executive Director – Expanded

USDA: Farm Service Agency

Location: Dawson, GA

Closing Date: June 20, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Directing and managing program and administrative operations for one or more counties.
  • Carrying out permanent and ad hoc farm bill programs and policies established by USDA as well as crop insurance operations under policies established by the Risk Management Agency (RMA).
  • Providing basic FSA farm loan program services.
  • May perform additional farm loan program assignments based on authorities delegated.

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Program Assistant (Farm Bill)

USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Location: Columbus, NJ

Closing Date: June 18, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Track the status of Farm Bill contracts through reports and communications with staff.
  • Prepare reports describing problems that are recurring or causing significant delays or costs, the corrective actions needed or taken, and the need for additional time or resources.
  • Draft and finalize contract administration letters and documents related to status reviews, contract implementation, contract modifications, and potential cancellations or terminations.
  • Assist with outreach events to promote NRCS programs.

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Deputy State Director

USDA: Agriculture, Rural Development

Location: Little Rock, AR

Closing Date: June 18, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Applies a broad comprehensive knowledge of organizational program policies and objectives.
  • Provides expert advice and oversees the development and implementation of statewide business plans designed to plan and project the most effective utilization of resources.
  • Represents the State Director in contact with representatives of other USDA and Federal agencies, colleges, local groups, and the general public to enlist cooperation
  • Incumbent exercises first and second-level supervisory responsibilities, including, but not limited to: Directs, coordinates, and oversees work through subordinate supervisors.

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International Program Specialist

USDA: Foreign Agricultural Service

Location: Washington, DC

Closing Date: June 18, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Provides technical expertise in one or more FAS areas of responsibility including market development, trade agreements, and negotiations; collection and analysis of statistics and market information and trade capacity-building programs
  • Initiates and develops agreements authorizing cost-reimbursable and cooperative activities with U.S. universities, U.S. agricultural industry associations, international organizations, and other funding partners.
  • Prepares and presents verbal and written reports apprising GP or senior FAS managers and other appropriate officials of the concerns discussed, agreements reached, and resulting actions taken or planned.
  • Performs special assignments and carries out critical projects resulting in findings and recommendations for division-wide issues.

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Forester

USDA: Forest Service

Location: Various States (Telework eligible)

Closing Date: July 31, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Monitor and oversee cruising and marking of timber in support of timber harvest activities.
  • Determine sale boundaries, proper location of logging roads, acceptable marking and cutting methods, stumpage prices, and the requirements for brush disposal, erosion control, and stand improvement in accordance with agency directives.
  • Use judgment in selecting, interpreting, and applying available guidelines for adaptation to specific problems or issues.

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Food Inspector (Slaughter)

USDA: Food and Safety Inspection Service

Location: Various opportunities across the country (eg. IL, WA, OH, IN)

Closing Date: Various

Duties Include:

  • Entry-level Food Inspector positions filled through this announcement work in slaughter plants. Our Food Inspectors:
  • Examine food animals in privately-owned meat or poultry plants.
  • Perform their duties before and after slaughter, guaranteeing that the product is not contaminated.

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Forester

USDA: Forest Service

Location: Many vacancies in the following locations: Craig, AK; Girdwood, AK; Hoonah, AK; Juneau, AK

Closing Date: July 3, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Duties listed are at the full performance level, GS 9.
  • Monitor and oversee cruising and marking of timber in support of timber harvest activities.
  • Determine sale boundaries, proper location of logging roads, acceptable marking and cutting methods, stumpage prices, and the requirements for brush disposal, erosion control, and stand improvement in accordance with agency directives.

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State Jobs

Indigenous Interpretation Next Generation Ranger

National Park Arizona

Location: Saguaro National Park, AZ

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Next Generation Ranger interns will work as part of Saguaro National Park’s interpretation, education, and outreach team at the Red Hills Visitor Center, providing orientation and information to park visitors.
  • Work closely with park staff and Tribal community members to expand cultural interpretation, help run the park‘s cultural demonstration program, and participate in exhibit design and collaboration meetings.
  • Research, develop, and present guided interpretive programs and hikes.

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Local Food Infrastructure and Supply Chains Specialist (Project)

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA

Closing Date: Continuous

Duties Include:

  • Determines grant eligibility criteria, project timeline, outreach and engagement.
  • Manges grant review and decision process.
  • Monitors, evaluates and prepares reports on program progress and outcomes.
  • Plans and designs supportive technical assistance for applicants and awardees.

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Tribal Jobs

Food Sovereignty Youth Worker (1-2 positions)

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Location: Red Cliff, WI

Closing Date: June 26, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Assist in daily farm functions including fruit and vegetable production, orchard care, and medicine beds.
  • Assist with Food for Thought youth summer camp.
  • Assist with other food sovereignty initiatives and programming at Mino Bimaadiziiwin Tribal Farm.

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Tribal Food Program Assistant

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Location: Portland, OR

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Work under the guidance and direction of the FDPIR Program Manager to coordinate food distributions.
  • Work with volunteers and leadership teams to collect locally produced fruits and vegetables for distribution.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.
  • Outreach with current and new community members who are accessing food support to build connections and support information and referrals.

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Community Nutrition and Health Promotion Partner

Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners

Location: Anadarko, OK

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Organizes events and activities.
  • Organizes people or groups so that they work together efficiently.
  • Oversees the successful completion of projects and events.
  • Facilitates the occurrence of events.

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Kalo Specialist – Part Time

Malama Kaua’i

Location: Moloaa and Lihue, HI
Closing Date: Open till Filled

Duties Include:

  • Intaking products from kalo farmers at various points around the island
  • Processing, packaging, and ensuring compliant storage of kalo products, including following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and food safety guidelines
  • Ensuring proper storage and inventory management of kalo products

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Partners Jobs

Regenerative Economies Program Specialist

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Location: Remote

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Provide professional and culturally responsive outreach, intake, and direct technical assistance to Tribal agriculture and food system producers following strategic goals.
  • Execute program and related project duties in alignment with the standards set by the Regenerative Economies Program and IAC.
  • Participate in the IAC Annual Conference planning process and relevant programmatic offerings, alongside IAC colleagues.
  • Keep Regenerative Economies Program management apprised of significant problems, opportunities, trends, and developments that affect membership nationally and/or in a particular region.

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Policy Director

Intertribal Agriculture Council

Location: Remote

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Lead and manage policy, research, and advocacy initiatives.
  • Manage members of the Policy Team.
  • Develop and recommend a vision for IAC’s policy priorities based on strategic criteria, utilizing a Tribal lens, and centering the experiences of impacted communities.

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Environmental Analyst

National Congress of American Indians

Location: Washington, DC (Remote Eligible)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Research scientific and technical topics
  • Analyze and present data on specific environmental and natural resource matters that are priority for Indian Country
  • Identify and communicate trends through tables, charts, and other visual media
  • Draft reports, white papers, issue briefs, journal manuscripts, and other public-facing documents

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Event Manager

National Congress of American Indians

Location: Washington, DC (Eligible for Remote)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Consults with departments to assess and understand their needs for the event; areas of discussion and consultation include staffing, meeting rooms, convention halls, ballrooms, hospitality suites, hotel rooms, catering, signage, programs, music, security, display areas, and other specialized requirements.
  • Coordinates overall events schedule and maintains/updates applicable RFPs for venues and contracted ancillary services.
  • Compiles a short list of prospective event locations; completes site visits with selected team and provides guidance on the final selection.

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Administrative Officer

AKIPTAN

Location: Eagle Butte, SD (possibility of remote)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • In charge of assisting in all departments at Akiptan.
  • The ideal candidate would be a highly organized and self motivated individual with problem solving skills to tackle administrative and clerical duties.

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Executive Assistant

InterTribal Buffalo Council

Location: Rapid City, SD
Closing Date: N/A

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for managing the schedule and communications of the Executive Director and assisting with special projects.
  • Has the day-to-day responsibility for managing the Executive Director’s reports, mailings, correspondence accuracy, and timeliness. The position may also be assigned other duties as deemed necessary.

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Range and Infrastructure Specialist

InterTribal Buffalo Council

Location: Rapid City, SD
Closing Date: N/A

Duties Include:

  • Member of the Technical Services Department.
  • Will work from the office and also travel to ITBC Member Tribes to to provide support and recommendations to Tribal buffalo managers on matters relating to rangeland management and infrastructure development.

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Education Jobs

Land Grant Program Manager

Navajo Technical University

Location: Crownpoint, NM

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Research and review USDA and other federal, state, tribal and local agricultural program grant announcements for funding of land grant programming including community outreach projects, education projects, research projects, and for funding the LGP Manager position and other positions within the NTU Land Grant Department.
  • Develops new funding or grant streams of revenue.
  • Develop concepts and write grant proposals for possible funding under identified grant opportunities.

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CARES Act Accounting Specialist

Northwest Indian College

Location: Bellingham, WA (Main Campus)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Process all CARES Act funded PRs and verify accuracy of CARES/HEERF account numbers, description, amounts and approvals; and source documentation.
  • Provide assistance to employees that have questions regarding work orders questions and requirements.
  • Assist as necessary with the working relationships with vendors.

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