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Tribal Resilience Fellowship
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center
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The Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network (AK TRLN) invites applications for an Alaska Tribal Resilience Learning Network Fellow. This full-time, nine-month position has an expected start date of 1 September 2021 and will be located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The AK CASC is not able to sponsor HB1 visas for this position.

The AK TRLN is a system of support focused on learning, sharing, technical assistance, and training for Alaska Tribes, leadership, and Indigenous communities as they respond and adapt to the current and future impacts of climate change. The AK TRLN is designed for Alaska Tribes and Indigenous communities that are working towards their climate adaptation priorities, especially those that have received the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program funding.

The AK Tribal Resilience Learning Network Fellow will join the learning network as a team member and assist in strengthening support for Alaska tribes addressing climate impacts through proactive adaptation planning. Specific duties may vary depending on the strengths and interests of the applicant.

Required qualifications include:

Background and experience working with Indigenous Peoples of Alaska;
Experience with cross-cultural communication skills and a desire to build and expand upon these skills;
Willing to work collaboratively as a team member and desire to learn;
Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with ability to build cooperation, resolve problems, manage projects, and implement appropriate solutions;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Ability to work independently, be reliable without daily direct supervision, and manage time well; and
Intermediate to advanced computer and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) skills.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, two letters of reference, and two additional references for potential reference check.

Application materials should be submitted via email to Mimi Lesniak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Scott Rupp, and copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application deadline: Open until filled


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