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 Education and Outreach Specialist

Department of Labor: Employee Benefits Security Administration

Location: Negotiable After Selection (No Remote)

Closing Date: February 21, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Promote worker voice, worker decision-making, and/or workplace democracy in the employee ownership context.
  • Plan and direct studies to determine the feasibility and potential effectiveness of proposed new programs, strategies, technology, and outreach/educational methodologies while considering implications across the board.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of techniques for identifying specific populations and measure the relative effectiveness of various education/outreach methods.

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Archeological Technician

DOI: National Park Service

Location: Ross County, OH (4 vacancies; there are also multiple listings on usajobs.gov)

Closing Date: February 16, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Participate in basic archeological field surveys by walking over the landscape and searching for archeological features and artifacts.
  •  Record data and prepare survey records such as site maps, photographs, field notes, etc.
  •  Conduct limited supervised excavation and testing of sites, including carefully recovering sample materials.

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Program Specialist

USDA: Food and Nutrition Service

Location: Dallas, TX

Closing Date: February 12, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Evaluates comprehensive documents submitted by agencies for appropriateness, adherence to specific program rules, and general financial requirements.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for program regulations and administrative policies in assigned area.
  • Leads negotiation of acceptable and appropriate corrective action to address the findings and recommendations and independently performs follow-up of the review report to bring findings to closure within agreed upon time frames.

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National Program Leader – Human Nutrition

USDA: Agricultural Research Service

Location: Beltsville, MD

Closing Date: February 19, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Participate either as a leader or member of several interdisciplinary ONP implementation and operational planning teams charged with periodically updating the Agency’s National Programs to reflect changes in national priorities and policies.
  • Use knowledge of advanced theories, principles, concepts, methods, and socio-economic impacts of basic and applied research in the nutrition, food, and agricultural sciences.
  • Coordinate planning for program strategy objectives or major components of an objective.

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Program Analyst (Tribal Affairs Technical Advisor)

USDA: Food and Nutrition Service

Location: Remote

Closing Date: February 6, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Serves as the FNS Tribal Affairs Technical Advisor and technical authority for developing recommendations, action plans, and establishing and/or interpreting policy in matters of AI/AN/NH affairs and interests.
  • Leads the review and drafting of national policy, program processes, and design/development of programs.
  • Analyzes and evaluates information and prepares recommendations for program enhancements, direction, and procedures to Tribal requirements, including increasing Tribal sovereignty and self-determination with respect to FNS programs.

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Rangeland Management Specialist

USDA: Forest Service

Location: Multiple vacancies in the following locations – Bridgeport, CA; Ashton, ID; Boise, ID; Burley, ID (and many more)

Closing Date: April 12, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Monitor, gather, analyze, interpret, and evaluate data to determine if land management, economic, and social goals and objectives identified for the land involved are being achieved.
  • Conduct short- and long-term monitoring of plant community change, trends, grazing impacts; precipitation; soil erosion hazards; and correlate other rangeland resource activities and uses.
  • Gather and assemble rangeland health, trends, ecological status of vegetation communities, site potential, and desired plant community data.

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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

Agri Program Manager

Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Location: Little Rock, AR

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance.
  • Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts.
  • Develops and monitors federal grants used to fund special projects within the program by preparing grant proposals, establishing evaluation methods, and reviewing and approving expenditures.

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Seasonal Organic Inspector

Montana Department of Agriculture

Location: Hinsdale, Havre, Chinook, and Glasgow, MT

Closing Date: Ongoing

Duties Include:

  • Plan, prepare, and implement inspections for agricultural programs.
  • Maintain standard operating procedures, manuals, reports, data, and other relevant documentation for agricultural programs and operations.
  • Provide information or recommendations to best use land, promote plant growth, and avoid or correct agricultural problems.
  • Respond to inquiries for agricultural programs and requirements.

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Staff Counsel Attorney

California Department of Agriculture

Location: Sacramento County, CA

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Performs complex legal assignments;
  • Provides legal counsel and representation to the Executive Office; policy review, research, and expertise to the Division Directors;
  • Reviews Public Records Act requests for necessary redactions when necessary.

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Grant Specialist

Texas Department of Agriculture

Location: Austin, TX

Closing Date: February 21, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Analyze and process a high volume of program contracts applications, renewals and updates based on established F&N policies and procedures.

  • Ensure grantee’s compliance with conditions of grants by monitoring and analyzing agreements, contracts, expenses, activities, and federal and state regulations.

  • Prepare work plans and timelines to ensure submission of state or federal grant applications and program reports in a timely manner.

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Nutrition Grants Specialist

Texas Department of Agriculture

Location: Austin, TX

Closing Date: February 16, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Develop the grant’s objectives and implement grant’s MyPlate-focused activities and ensure activities meet established performance measures.

  • Provides regular status updates to Project Coordinator.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of contracts, including procurement, contract management and performance documentation.

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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

Regenerative Agriculture Curriculum Specialist & Technical Advisor-Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Location: White Cloud, KS

Closing Date: March 22, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Design and build out CERNA’s regenerative agriculture curriculum, including syllabi,
    presentations, activities, assessments and learning tools for in-person and virtual delivery
    • Provide training instruction during 10-day intensive producer workshops held twice annually,
    utilizing place-based, experiential learning approaches
    • Develop customized climate smart transition plans for individual producers’ operations and
    cropping systems
    • Offer ongoing on-site and remote technical assistance to support adoption of regenerative
    practices
    • Track implementation progress and collect climatic, ecosystems services, business viability and
    yield data

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Agriculture Technician – Native Care

Red Lake Nation

Location: Red Lake, MN

Closing Date: March 1, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Assist with cultivation, production & manufacturing of cannabis products.
  • Assist with crop maintenance, including but not limited to weeding, harvesting, identifying needs & and abnormal characteristics of the crops.
  • Assist in ensuring that the growth requirements of plants are consistently met through constant monitoring and responsiveness.

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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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Tribal Food Program Coordinator

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Location: Portland, OR

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  •  Maintain and lead the coordination of a nutritious, culturally appropriate, and accessible food program.
  • Create a plan to purchase fresh produce to complement the nutritional content of food box distribution.
  • Identify needs of operations and develop plans to fix and address issues. Discuss and implement changes with the department manager.

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Jr. Environmental Research Attorney

White Earth Reservation

Location: White Earth, MN

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Serve as junior attorney on the White Earth Nation’s three-year LCCMR project assessing impacts and proposed solutions to irrigated agriculture/long-term sustainability of hunting, fishing, and gathering rights. on environmental and natural resources matters.
  • Provide new legal research on policy options for better-protecting hunting, fishing, and gathering rights from harms caused by over-population/pollution of ground and surface water.
  • Conduct regular, organized meetings with local, state, federal and tribal stakeholders on issues/harms and potential solutions to long-term sustainability of water resources and hunting, fishing and gathering rights.

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Conservation Planner

Cherokee Nation

Location: Tahlequah, OK

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Overview:

  • Grant funded and contingent upon funding availability
  • Coordinates Cherokee Nation Conservation District that allows for self-governed management of land, water, local plant, and animal species, and other national resources within the Cherokee Nation’s jurisdictional area.

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Finance Corporation Director

Minnesota Chipppewa Tribe

Location: Cass Lake, MN

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Drive the services, strategy and direction of the MCTFC.
  • Manage teams, liaise with stakeholders, manage the Finance Corporation board, and provide expertise and guidance on housing and economic development matters.

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Registered Dietitian

Lummi Nation

Location: Bellingham, WA

Closing Date: February 16, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Work with clinic providers and community partners to provide both individual and community-wide nutrition education.
  • Coordinates nutrition education including breastfeeding promotion and support that is responsive to the identified needs/interests of each high-risk participant.
  • Provides required appointments and develops individual care plans for high-risk WIC participants.

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Economic Development Project Manager

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Location: Prior Lake, MN

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for development, planning and management of community and economic development projects.
  • Works as a liaison between public and private sectors and the SMSC.
  • Assumes responsibility for community and economic development project performance including costs, schedule, quality, and project status.

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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

Grants Associate

Intertribal Agriculture Coucil

Location: Remote

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Supports all administrative duties associated with the grant development and management process.
  • Creates grant proposals and report templates for the grants team.
  • Tracks grant portal login information and keeps grant portals up to date.
  • Coordinates all grant-related meetings for the Development, Programs, and Finance teams.

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Indigenous Communities Liaison

Pasa Sustainable Agriculture

Location: Lancaster, PA (Remote allowed)

Closing Date: Open until Interviews start on April 1, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Build relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations to ensure their perspectives and needs are included in Pasa’s Climate-Smart programs
  • Timely and consistent communication with supervisor and sub-awardee program leads
  • Engage with project partner organizations to support their outreach efforts to Indigenous farmers and communities

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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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Program Officer

Akiptan

Location: Eagle Butt, SD or Remote

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Duties Include:

  • Develops, coordinates and reports on programs, services, curriculums and grants. Maintain and update account records. Report on impacts made. Technical reading and writing, data analysis. Search for grant opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members. Ability to manage goals and follow plans.
  • Work with all demographics of clients and provide training as necessary to program participants. Assists in building professional relationships and partnerships with the Executive Director.

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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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Senior Domestic Policy Advisor

BREAD for the World

Location: Washington, DC
Closing Date: Open until filled

Duties Include:

  • Provide organizational leadership and policy expertise on U.S. food security, nutrition, and the root / structural causes of domestic hunger, and advise on policy advocacy strategies related to the U.S. federal government and administrative agencies.

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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

Instructor, Lecturer, or Assistant Professor of Practice – Environmental Sustainability

University of South Dakota

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Closing Date: February 5, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Contribute to the undergraduate sustainability curriculum by teaching Sustainable Environment (SUST 113) and Sustainable Environment Lab (SUST 113L) online and potentially at the University of South Dakota Sioux Falls campus and by mentoring undergraduate sustainability majors through academic advising.
  • May contribute to teaching in the master’s and PhD degrees in sustainability. At the APP level, the position would have a research appointment that would include mentoring graduate students in research.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who conduct food systems and/or Native American-led or -informed research.

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Public Service and Leadership Development Fellow

Arizona State University

Location: Washington, DC (or Other Regional / Field Offices)

Closing Date: January 16, 2024 (Initial closing date; Applications will continue to be accepted until the search is closed)

Duties Include:

  • Engage in an ongoing study on the value of public service through coursework, participation in leadership groups, mentorship, and outreach for 90 days followed by a transition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel for two years of legal work under an Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement.
  • Once transitioned to USDA after 90 days, the primary purpose of the position is to provide professional legal services to major components of USDA and its agencies during a 24-month period.

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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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IFAI Jobs

Director of Tribal Enterprise

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative

Location: Fayetteville, AR (Remote work is an option)

Closing Date: February 6, 2024

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for participating in developing, executing, and maintaining a comprehensive portfolio of programmatic development opportunities and training in areas including but not limited to food safety, agricultural economic development, regulatory and code development related to tribal agricultural endeavors, governance, operational consultation, and advice, and federal, public and private resources.
  • Work directly with Tribal governments and Tribal organizations providing consultation, support, compliance, and capacity development regarding Tribal agribusiness enterprises.
  • Supervise the Tribal Enterprise Team including Tribal Enterprise Specialists, Food Safety Specialists, and other staff on the team, ensure the provisions of food safety training and outreach efforts for Tribal enterprises and Tribal producers, groups, and organizations.

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